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DeafDigest – 28 November 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 27, 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/deaf-people-looking-for-jobs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheap-or-expensive-cart-or-interpreters-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-research-difficulties/

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Super Sale at the Superstore

Harris Communications is the sign language superstore with hundreds of books, DVDs and novelties about sign language, interpreting and deaf culture.

From November 29 – December 4 save 15% on ALL our books,

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In addition, all orders over $100 will receive free shipping.

Our selection is huge and you will find both new and popular titles for all age groups.

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or contact 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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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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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,
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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A CI Catch-22 situation is taking place in Scotland
right how. Adel Wilson is a 14-year old musician,
already deaf in one ear and slowly losing the hearing
in her other ear. She wants a CI, but the government
told her she is not deaf enough to get implanted.
But if she is not implanted, she would lose her
musical skills. Her mother is currently fighting
the government.

The USA Today ran a piece titled “Schools lack interpreters for deaf students.” Quoted in the
story was Jeanne Prickett, superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf. She said:

It’s the individual student whose education may be compromised by less-than-qualified professionals.

Prickett, incidentally, will be leaving Iowa to take
over the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind at
the end of the school year.

– Very Hot News

The judge threw out the lawsuit in Alabama filed
by the Alabama Public Service Commission against
the state. This lawsuit was about $30 million dollars
that the Alabama Dual Party Relay Board collected
from landline telephone customers to fund the relay services. The state wanted the money to be used
for education, and the relay group said no.

– Thursday November 24th

The U.S. Department of Education is funding, to the tune of
$1.1 million for five years, a program for 40 Florida speech
pathologists to teach the Spanish-speaking deaf children how to hear. Will it work?

– Friday November 25th

The Silent Network is back. To read the press release, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/silent-network-is-back/

– Saturday November 26th

A deaf man, who was jailed for 25 days with no charges, and without
an interpreter around, has filed a lawsuit against the Adams County
in Colorado. He was living in a motel with his fiancee two years ago and they had an argument. He raised his voice during the argument;
the cops heard it and immediately arrested him.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Teacher Eowyn Glass, not deaf, is caught in a tug of war
between parents and school administrators with the
West Perry School Board in Pennsylvania. This teacher
has many skills, including ASL, and she has been
shuttled back and forth between different classes at
different schools. It was pointed out that this school
district has one deaf student, and that the teacher was
a perfect fit in that situation.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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FREE GROUND SHIPPING IN NOVEMBER

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LIES IN STORE ADS
Sometimes we see ads which mention “ASL speaking
staff” in shops or stores.
Are these ads honest? Many times the “ASL hearing
person” will struggle with fingerspelling – when trying
to spell:

Hi, my name is ……………”

Are these stores and shops liars? You decide.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/

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

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Call for papers 5th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness
Monterrey, Mexico
May 23-25, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mental-health-conference/

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DEAF HISTORY AND DEAF CULTURE RESEARCH IS VERY DIFFICULT
Is it easy to research Deaf History and Deaf Culture?
Just go to any library and find books on deafness? Just
go into any web site and google the word “deaf history”?
Very difficult. Information in books and web site
is not enough. A deaf researcher must pick little
bits and pieces of information from as many as 15-20
different books or web sites and put them together.
It is the same as putting together 1,000 piece
jigsaw puzzle in one hour! It is impossible.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-research-difficulties/

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

WHY WAS THE DORM NAMED AFTER GALLAUDET?
Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned that a dormitory
on the campus of Central Connecticut State University
was named after Gallaudet. Why?
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was one of the founders
of the State Normal School (a college for future
teachers). And he gave the inaugural address
at the college just before he died in 1851.

CLERK, FLUENT IN ASL, COMMUNICATING VIA NOTES
This is a true story. A clerk, fluent in ASL,
was waiting on a father-and-son customers
at the counter of an auto supply store

They wrote a note that said:
We want to buy some auto parts

The clerk signed in ASL:
Yes, what parts are you looking for?

The customer whispered to his son (that the clerk overheard):
Why does he think I’m deaf?

The clerk interrupted and said:
Oh, I’m sorry. I thought you were deaf because you passed
the note to me

The customer said:
How dare you think I am disabled?

The clerk said:
I’m sorry, but why did you pass the note to me?

The customer said:
You’re an immigrant. How was I supposed to know that you
could speak English?

They walked out of the store!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-half-deaf-actors/

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:

Oregon Association of the Deaf

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/oregon-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXPLOITED DEAF FOOTBALL PLAYER
About 25 years ago a school for the deaf had a great
football player. His play attracted offers from some
colleges, including CSUN.
That player went to a community college and played
two seasons. The CSUN coaches offered him a football
scholarship – but there was a complication.
The complication was that the CSUN coaches wanted
him to be accommodated by the National Center on Deafness
(NCOD) which provides interpreters and support services for
its deaf students.
The NCOD said no, because the football player was not
academically qualified and refused to accept him.
This deaf player played two seasons and the coaching
staff had to advise him on classes to take! Needless
to say, he never graduated. And he is struggling in
everyday life.
CSUN football? Yes, before this sport was dropped
in 2001.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

too much static goes to my hearing aid

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A hearing-impaired nonhearing person

This is not a joke. This phrase was written up
in a newspaper story. If one wishes to write
proper English – then it is:

a deaf deaf person!

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– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
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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!

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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.

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.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Deaf people getting “artificial” hearing, whatever that
is supposed to mean? Well, researchers from Japan’s Kyoto
University crafted an artificial membrane implant that is supposed to mimic what the real membranes are supposed
to do. Their findings were published in a Japanese
medical journal.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it often front page news when a deaf person
gets implanted?

A. The newspaper reporters think it is so sensational that
a deaf person would “automatically” become a hearing person
after years of deafness!

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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Wish List of the Week:

the state of North Carolina will permanently keep open
North Carolina SD and Eastern North Carolina SD. While
both schools will continue for the foreseeable future,
what are the long term prospects?

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Let the Holiday Shopping begin!

When I need to do Christmas shopping, a ride and an SSP are needed.

When gift shopping for my wife, she has to bring me to the stores or
shopping malls.

That’s no secret!

Shopping on-line is OK though it can be slow for us Deaf-Blind
people.

I once read a note posted on a listserv for Deaf-Blind people.

One Deaf-blind woman had to spend hours on one specific website to
find a book for her young son.

Once she succeeded, she was happy and felt independent!

How can you help individuals who are Deaf-Blind in your community?

Offer them your volunteer service to bring them Holiday Shopping.

Your help can make us happy and more than that it allows us to make
some independent decisions!

Happy Holidays Shopping!

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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DeafHistory:

Year 1937 – a Springfield, Ohio newspaper mentioned a deaf resident
with a great invention – a bed shaker that helps the deaf person
wake up in the morning

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

2

years that a deaf person would find a job in the
vocational rehabilitation field during the early
sixties. VR offices did not want to hire the deaf!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Golden Era of Deafness of Fifties through Seventies

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/golden-era-of-deafness-of-fifties-thru-seventies/

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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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December 1, 2011 deadline

position opening
Director
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services,
Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Austin, Texas

December 1, 2011 deadline

full position description and application instructions at:
http://deafdigest.com/texas-deaf-director-position/

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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December 1, 2011 deadline

Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Closing Date:           Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Executive Director
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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Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS:
To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D. terminal degree in their field.  Applicants without a terminal degree may be granted up to three years in a pre-tenure track position to work toward such terminal degree prior to being awarded a tenure-track position.

The following departments and programs are accepting applications for one or more faculty positions:

ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
– Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
– Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
– Teacher – Walden School
– Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:
http://deafdigest.com/open-positions-walden-school-tlc-deaf/

Please apply online http://www.tlcdeaf.org

OR

Send resume packet to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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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

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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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.

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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

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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:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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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:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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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

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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:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

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/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 27 November 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 27, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-people/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology-of-deafness/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

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

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

DeafDigest has mentioned Mojo Mathers of New Zealand who is hoping to become the nation’s first deaf elected
MP. Present polling trends have been favorable to her
Greens political party. If her party gets at least
12 percent of vote, then Mathers gets in as the new MP.

Love of lizards was what led Trent Bell, a deaf New
New Zealander to a growing business operation in
the field of herpetology (lizards, frogs, etc).
His company, EcoGecko Consultants has won two years
of consulting contracts with clients. He advises
clients with ecological concerns and issues.

– Very Hot News

One of the North Carolina’s two schools for the deaf was
supposed to be shut down for good, but at the last minute
the state administrators crafted a Solomonic solution.
The Eastern North Carolina SD would take over the operations
of the school for the blind in Raleigh. This blind school
would then function as a satellite campus. And the North
Carolina SD would continue as is. And both deaf schools would
be encouraged to lease out empty space for other educational
programs. This was important because the Morganton and
the Wilson economies would plunge overnight if both schools
closed.

– Sunday November 20th

How often is it that a TV station will reach out to the
Deaf Community to address captioning concerns? KSL-TV,
in Salt Lake City, did – and it has resulted in improved
captions. And going one up, the TV station has inserted at the
bottom of its web site – a “Closed Caption Assistance” link.
That way when there are no captions, the deaf person could
link and follow whatever the screen says.

– Monday November 21st

Nearly 200 deaf Filipinos rallied in front of the House of
Representatives to demand the passing of two bills, for interpreters for the deaf in the court room, and for captioning of TV news.

– Tuesday November 22nd

If the state of Virginia has its way, the following agencies
will be consolidated – Department of Rehabilitative Services,
Department for the Aging AND Department for Deaf and Hard
of Hearing. Already, the deaf community is upset about it.

– Wednesday November 23rd

Kathi Johnson is no longer the superintendent of
the Jean Massieu Academy, a charter school for the
deaf in Texas. No reason was given for her departure.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

You can watch mtvU’s Quiet Campus (Gallaudet) series
on video. The link is:
http://www.mtvu.com/category/shows/quiet-campus/

The series are as follows:
An Unseen Look Inside Deaf Culture
Welcome to Gallaudet
Anticipation
Homecoming
Epilogue

The series are both in ASL and with captions.

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

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

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AN UGLY DEAF INCIDENT AT MCDONALDS
A deaf husband and wife couple, both of them
anti-hearing extremists, walked into a local
McDonalds. They used ASL to order their food.
Of course, the woman behind the counter
did not understand ASL. She called for her manager
to help. Yes, the manager also did not understand
ASL.
It only made the deaf couple angrier and angrier.
At this point, another deaf couple entered McDonalds
and saw this incident. They were so embarrassed that
they quickly left the place.
DeafDigest does not know what happened afterwards.
But signing ASL with hearing people that does not
know ASL is the worst example of Deaf Extremism!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/

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

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ADARA Breakout Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
June 28-30, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-adara-conference/

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WHY DID A DEAF GENERAL MANAGER QUIT HIS JOB?
A deaf man was a general manager of a pizza place,
which is part of a well-known pizza chain. He was the
top boss at the pizza place. Everybody reported to
him.
One day he quit. Why? He had no interpreter and
the job was stressful. Customers complaining. Kitchen
staff arguing. Waiters arguing. Health inspectors show
up without warning. Executives from the national
chain headquarters show up without warning. Truck
drivers arrive and complain about not being paid
for the deliveries, etc, etc.
Hearing managers face the same thing, but they
can communicate. The deaf manager, without interpreter,
was almost helpless in communications!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

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

A VIETNAMESE HERBALIST HEALING THE DEAF?
There was a newspaper story of Vo Hoang Yen, a
herbalist in Vietnam. A herbalist works with plants
to try to heal paralysis, spinal issues AND deafness.
Is deafness actually being healed? The story said
that Nguyen Thi Hang, a 14-year old deaf girl,
is now hearing, thanks to sessions with this herbalist.
Fact or fiction? You decide!

INTERRPETERS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS
After watching the video last week (Cheap or Expensive),
a veteran administrator of a deaf agency said:

The issue is not the cost but the quality of classroom
interpreters. Some schools can hire high quality
interpreters for the rates they offer and others cannot.
The real issue is to hire interpreters who can provide
quality interpreting and are qualified at the
Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) state required level. Many states allow schools to hire interpreters below the state EIPA level of 3.5. That
means the state considers the deaf to be of low priority
in the education totem pole. The cost does play a factor
but is not the only factor.

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A DEAF ARTIST WITH A RARE SKILL IN NEW YORK CITY
New York is considered the capital of art. Many
hungry artists move to New York and hope to strike
gold.
Striking gold, in a way, is what deaf artist
Jerry Pagane was able to accomplish. He is a gold
leaf artist, a skill so rare that only a few of them
can be found in New York City.
Before making it great in the world of art, Pagane
attended NTID.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

losing job as a school interpreter only because the sole deaf child in the district graduates!

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another question I frequently hear is:  Aren’t you going to be
replaced soon by tape recorders or other newer technology?

This has been a question that has been asked for over 40 years.  As
far back as the 1960s, people were predicting that court reporting
was a doomed profession because tape recorders would soon replace
court reporters.  When videotape came upon the scene, some people
were sure that videotaping proceedings would soon take the place of
court reporting.

The key to success for court reporters, CART providers, and realtime
captioners has been that they have embraced technology over the
years.  Rather than simply fearing that they would be replaced by
technology, they have used technology to change the way that they do
their jobs.

When you see a realtime reporter writing on a steno machine today,
the one thing that remains basically the same is the layout of the
steno keyboard.  Other than that, the look is quite different.
Instead of steno paper flowing out of the back of their steno
machines, for realtime reporters you will find computers connected to
their steno machines.

Court reporters can synchronize their transcripts with the video or
audio that has been recorded, and they can provide compressed and
e-mailed transcripts.  Captioners and CART providers provide an
instantaneous translation of what is being said to provide access for
the consumers who rely upon their services. Court reporting is a
career where people have taken advantage of changes in technology to
make sure that their profession continues to stay in demand.

WHAT IS IEP?
IEP stands for the Individualized Education Plan.
It was created by the law called the Individualized Education Plan
IEP is a “road map” for a deaf child to meet its
specific educational goals, with assistance of
school district (or school for the deaf) services
and accommodations.
Is it possible that a deaf child, moving from one
school district to another, would have different IEPs?
Yes, but DeafDigest does not want to get into that!

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/

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 deaf girl, the smartest student in her mainstreamed classes, was sheltered by her domineering mother everywhere she went. She was not allowed to go out
on her own to mingle with people. As a result, her
personality has become fragile, unable to deal with life’s setbacks – demanding college courses, broken romances, employment frustrations, etc.

next week – another example

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

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Researchers, from Children’s Hospital Boston and the
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, are saying that a new gene therapy is available
that could just possibly reverse deafness in some people.
This type of gene therapy was not made available in the
past.

…….

The Deaf and the Law:

The IEP stands for the Individualized Education Plan.
The law states that deaf and disabled students must
be guided by IEP, which is a legal piece of paper.
The IEP is a plan on for the mainstreamed student to
be educated with assistance of services and accommodations.

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Tennessee Council for the Hearing Impaired is no more!
Whoa – not what you may think – that agency has formally
changed its name to Tennessee Council for the Deaf and
Hearing Impaired/
Said the agency officer “finally!”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There are serious behavioral problems on the
Mackworth Island, which houses the Governor Baxter
School for the Deaf, in Maine, not too far from
Portland.
Serious behavioral problems, yes, but whoa –
it has nothing to do with human beings!
The island is overrun with wild, unruly turkeys,
the source of these behavioral problems. The
state fish and game officials stocked the island
with birds two years ago as part of a conservational
program. This plan backfired since these birds
block the road and deposit their droppings everywhere.
The school officials need to make a decision to
solve this behavioral problem.
And this is not a new problem. Way back in the
late eighties the island was overrun with menacing,
wild dogs!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest has said it before and will say it again,
that Rochester is the world’s most Deaf Friendly city.

Yet why is the police living in the Dark Ages?

A newspaper story said:
According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Helfer: “The TTY has been the industry standard for many
years and is still widely used”

Huh! We, the deaf use video phones and text pagers. TTY?
Get real!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

During the employee Thanksgiving lunch, I asked what
did she bring for us?

I thought she said:
whatnot pie

She actually said:
walnut pie

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December 1, 2011 deadline

position opening
Director
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Austin, Texas

December 1, 2011 deadline

full position description and application instructions at:
http://deafdigest.com/texas-deaf-director-position/

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Closing Date:         Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Executive Director
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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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

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

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

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

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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

Full-Time

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

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

Schedule: Full Time

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

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

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

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living skills training in individuals. homes and other locations throughout the Eastern shore.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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position opening
Clinical Psychology Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick
Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at: mailto:Patrick.Brice@Gallaudet.edu

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

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/other-deaf-jobs/

DeafDigest – 22 November 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 23, 2011

 

— Cops beat up Occupy Portland ASL interpreter!

Interpreter Justin James Bridges was on duty during
the Occupy Portland (Oregon) activities when the
cops came in and beat him up. The cops wanted to
clean up the park and to kick out the occupants.
For some reason, Bridges was beaten up. He was
badly injured during the beating.


— Cops arrest a deaf NTID professor at Occupy Rochester

A deaf professor with NTID was arrested for participating
at Occupy Rochester. She was handcuffed behind her back,
preventing her from being able to communicate. She
claims this is the wrong way to arrest a deaf person.
But Rochester police said everyone, deaf and hearing,
must be handcuffed behind their backs because of a
safety issue. Interesting because Rochester has a
reputation for being the world’s most Deaf Friendly
city!

 

— A deaf club not allowed to sell “private club” permit

In Pulaski County (Arkansas) there are 23 private club
permits. It allows these clubs to serve liquor until 5 AM
closing time. One of the 23 clubs is the Little Rock
Association for the Deaf. This deaf club no longer wants
the permit and wants to sell it to a hearing club. In two
special hearings, the county said no. Reason was burden on
police and public safety. This issue may go to the courts,
and in the meantime the deaf club is stuck with a permit
they no longer want.

 

— What happens if a deaf person on SSDI wins a big lottery?

Suppose you are deaf and receive SSDI checks and you win a
one million dollar lottery, will you lose your SSDI benefits?
A tax attorney said that the deaf person will keep his
SSDI checks and his Medicare, but will lose his Medicaid.
Why Medicaid? Because if you have new money, you can
afford to pay for your medical care and assistance.

 

 
— IRS and IRS/DEAF group wants to help the deaf taxpayers

The IRS and IRS/DEAF group is working with a consultant on how
to best help deaf taxpayers. They have come up with a survey
for you to fill out. There is a video that explains the whole
thing but it is not captioned. DeafDigest refuses to post
non-captioned videos because many DeafDigest subscribers do not
know sign language. If you wish to see the video and the
survey, email President@IRSDEAF.net

 

— Job opening, Executive Director position, New Mexico

pls visit:
http://deafdigest.com/job-opening-for-deaf-executive-director/

DeafDigest – 20 November 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 20, 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/codas-hard-to-get-along/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hiding-rumor-from-the-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-looking-for-jobs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheap-or-expensive-cart-or-interpreters-for-deaf/

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Do Everything with the Samsung Galaxy Tab[tm]

The Samsung Galaxy Tab[tm] is a 7″ touchscreen mobile tablet that takes multi-tasking to the extreme.

Read a book, take pictures, video conference, watch
movies, email, post to Facebook or surf the Web, with no desk required. Cutting-edge technology includes Swype[tm], TouchWiz 3.0 and Android 2.3

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

Find the Samsung Galaxy Tab[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG112011

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

From time to time in the past DeafDigest has mentioned

the possibility of a robot communicating in sign language.
Well, Honda, the famous automobile manufacturer, has come
up with a new robot that can communicate in sign
language. How proficient is it in signs remains to be seen!

At St. Charles HS in Missouri, the librarian is Mary Stodden.
She is deaf. She was written up in a local newspaper, which
said that she uses her hearing impairment to motivate students.

– Very Hot News

Optus, a leading Australian mobile communications carrier, is
staging a contest – the Optus Business apps face-off. The
winner would get a full range of support services in use
of its mobile communications. It attracted 100 applications,
but most of them were eliminated. Still surviving and hoping
to win is the Deaf Services Queensland, an agency serving
the deaf in this Australian state. If this agency wins, they
would develop on-line job search opportunities for the deaf.

– Thursday November 17th

Justin Osmond, of the famous Osmond singing family,
wishes to have hearing aids distributed, at no cost,
to deaf children of Idaho. He is trying to work this
out with the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind
Foundation. Justin is not deaf, but there are two
deaf members of the Osmond family – George Virl Osmond, Jr. (Virl) and Tom Osmond.

– Friday November 18th

In a meeting in Wilson, NC, among community and business
leaders, the sole issue was “how to save Eastern North
Carolina School for the Deaf from being closed.” It was
moderated by a state legislator. She said “think outside
the box.” Many ideas came out during that meeting – all
in agreement that the school could be converted for
many different purposes – community recreation, independent
living center, family weekends, cooperative programs
with local school districts, etc, etc.

– Saturday November 19th

Those that loved watching the TV pilot series
Switched at Birth can relax. This program will
continue for the next TV season. First showing
will be January 3rd, 2012

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The FEMA, concerned that the deaf may be out of loop
in case of disasters, has come up with a relay set up.
This was the result of efforts by FEMA’s bilingual and multilingual Community Relations specialists. This
group identified ASL as a language that deaf survivors
use.

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

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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LOOKING FOR A JOB
When deaf people look for a job, sometimes results are
funny, and even sad.
A Coda boss may refuse to hire the deaf. Or a boss, that
knows sign language, may also refuse to hire the deaf.
Yet, there are bosses that are not Coda or ASL signers
but are happy to hire the deaf.
Why? Good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-looking-for-jobs/

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

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HLAA Convention 2012
June 21-24, 2012
Providence, Rhode Island

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/hearing-loss-association-of-america-convention/

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CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE
Many states are broke; many school systems are
broke.
They have a hard time deciding – to hire cheap
interpreters or expensive interpreters. Also, to
hire cheap CART operators or expensive CART
operators.
A cheap interpreter and a cheap CART operator
may show low quality with many mistakes. An
expensive interpreter and an expensive CART
operator will show best quality with very
few errors.
What is the best choice? It is hard to
decide, but DeafDigest prefers expensive
interpreters and expensive CART operators
because of less errors.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheap-or-expensive-cart-or-interpreters-for-deaf/

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

INCORRECT EXPLANATION WITH A NEWSPAPER REPORTER
In an interview, an interpreter told the newspaper
reporter:

When a deaf person goes to a store or restaurant, they still have to write everything down

The interpreter is wrong. When a deaf person knows
where the stuff is in the store that he wants, he will
not write it down. Instead he will pick it up off the
shelf and then go to the checkout counter.
When a deaf person goes to the restaurant, he will
simply point to something on the menu.
A deaf person will write it down only if he needs
assistance or wishes to explain something different.

A STRANGE COMPANY NAME
There is a company in New York with the name of
Two Deaf Frogs.
It is an educational consulting and support company,
and it has nothing to do with the deaf or of Deaf
Education.
Why Two Deaf Frogs? A mighty good question!

A CHANGE OF LOGO BY A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
The New York School for the Deaf has changed its
logo.
The new one is at:
http://deafdigest.com/fanwood-deaf-athletics-new-logo/

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/garbage-is-money-for-deaf-school/

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:

Oklahoma Association of the Deaf

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/oklahoma-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

too much bother having to make hearing aid adjustments all the time

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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?

He is deaf and she is mute

It was a short newspaper story of the Mass 11/11/11
marriage ceremony in China. It emphasized that of
the mass marriage ceremony, one couple was deaf.

Yes he is described as deaf and she is described as
mute.

Mute and deaf? Or Mute and hearing?

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

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

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

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

$10 per page.

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

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

– Pah! For fun I Also provide:
Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00
Full Card Reading – $47.00
One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(new web site)
http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

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

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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

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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.

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.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC is asking for new standards on compatibility
with wireless hearing aids.

More information at:
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db1101/DA-11-1707A1.doc

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. All RID-certified interpreters are skilled, master interpreters?

A. No. Almost all RID-certified interpreters are skilled, master
interpreters. Unfortunately, just a few of them do not sign very
well, despite their RID certification. They were certified even
though they were not supposed to be. This is an issue that RID
is dealing with right now.

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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Wish List of the Week:

that the Harkins Theatres chain will caption movies in other
states than just Arizona only.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

The Holidays are approaching! We are readying ourselves for visiting friends and families.

Many of us who are Deaf-Blind individuals do attend these functions.

One frustrating thing when we are with friends or families is that
they want to help guide us.

Often this means just grabbing our hand and pulling!

YIKES!

It is important to let the Deaf-Blind individual choose the way they want to be guided.

The best way is to ask “May I guide you to the table?”  Then, the Deaf-Blind person will ask for your elbow.

Just remember that guiding an individual is like pulling a wagon.

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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DeafHistory:

Year 1961 – Helen Muse, a deaf teacher at Georgia School for
the Deaf, had her novel “Green Pavilions” published. This
book, not deaf-related, focused on the French and Indian War.

It was her first and last novel.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

400

deaf mainstreamed students in West Virginia

70

interpreters serving them

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DeafLibrary Resources

Do we have a Deaf Culture? The late prominent Deaf Psychologist
disagreed. Why?

Do visit;
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-disagreement-by-larry-stewart/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Closing Date:           Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Executive Director
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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Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS:
To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D. terminal degree in their field.  Applicants without a terminal degree may be granted up to three years in a pre-tenure track position to work toward such terminal degree prior to being awarded a tenure-track position.

The following departments and programs are accepting applications for one or more faculty positions:

ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
– Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
– Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
– Teacher – Walden School
– Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:
http://deafdigest.com/open-positions-walden-school-tlc-deaf/

Please apply online http://www.tlcdeaf.org

OR

Send resume packet to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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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

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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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:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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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

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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:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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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:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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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

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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:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
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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 – 20 November 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 20, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/refusing-to-attend-interpreted-event/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-people/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology-of-deafness/

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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 Vinette Fern Doree,
a Minnesota deaf woman, that departed us. Do mention
her name with national deaf leaders and the chances
we should shrug our shoulders as to say “we never heard
of her.” She was a local mover and shaker, in her quiet
way in the Twin Cities area – fighting for rights and
needs of the deaf – be it new laws, more interpreters
and more money, etc, etc. Said her daughter:

She was a pioneer in the deaf community long before it was popular, and she fought very hard for deaf rights

Thank you, Vinette Fern.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

At risk is the shutting down of the well known wildlife park,
the Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park in United Kingdom.
Funds needed to keep the park operating and to feed the
animals is desperately short. The owners of the park are
John Denerley and wife Kathryn. They are deaf.

How to best integrate Gallaudet University with the
neighborhood has been a topic of considerable debate
with the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Program
panel. We care about Deaf Culture that Gallaudet fosters,
but the neighbors basically do not care about it. The
big question is – how to pull Gallaudet out of its isolation and be a major part of the neighborhood,
especially the thriving Farmers Market across the street.
The panel is suggesting deaf-owned rental properties and
deaf owned stores and shops. But there is no silver
bullet answer.

– Very Hot News

The School Sports Australia lost and Deaf Sport Australia
won. It was a lawsuit to allow a visual starter to be used
in a track meet so that a deaf runner would know the race
has started. Without it, the hearing runners would already
have taken off by the time the deaf runner realized the
race has started! The Australian Human Rights Commission
ruled in favor of the deaf runner.

– Sunday November 13th

After spending 18 years as director of Texas Office for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, David Myers has announced
his retirement. His last day of work is December 31st. David
is the last of the Old Guard, those who started in the vocational
rehabilitation field during the sixties as one of the first
deaf counselors in USA. Over the years he has moved on to
a number of administrative positions in various agencies
serving the deaf.

– Monday November 14th

Did the FCC emergency broadcast warning test of last
week perform well? According to a deaf resident of
Houston, TX, there was an ASL interpreter on the
TV screen. That interpreter, however, was pictured
“half on the screen, half off the screen”!

– Tuesday November 15th

The deaf people of Cebu, a province in the Philippines,
have been urging each store to designate one hearing
employee to learn sign language in order to communicate
with deaf customers.

– Wednesday November 16th

CI manufacturer Advanced Bionics has been slapped with
lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Texas, Kentucky and
Oklahoma, on basis of product malfunctioning. It was
alleged that patients had to go through another surgery
to have the implants exchanged.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Jobs are so hard to find that a job at a casino is one
to be cherished. Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino has been praised for hiring seven deaf individuals. Said an appreciative employment placement specialist for the deaf:

They’re not hesitant to hire our candidates

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

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TO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE FAMOUS DEAF
Who is Dummy Hoy? A famous baseball player.
Who is Beethoven? A famous musical composer.
Who is Thomas Edison? A famous inventor.
We have many other famous deaf people.
Is this an old story to us?
No, because many hearing people and also
many deaf people never heard of these famous
deaf people !
This is a shame.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-people/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Announcement

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TWO GROUPS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS OF THE DEAF
Psychologists always disagree on many
things. It is the same with psychologists
that work with the deaf.
One group of psychologists working with the
deaf would look on the deaf from a cultural
point of view. Another group of psychologists
that work with the deaf look on the deaf from
a medical and audiological point of view!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
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A FULL STORY ON THE DEAF BRAIN
The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition showed a picture of
the “Deaf Brain”.
The full story is at:
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/news/unlocking-mysteries-deaf-brain

A MISLEADING NEWSPAPER STORY
There was a story of a woman, who “became” deaf overnight
upon birth of her third child.
But upon reading the story further, it said that with each
birth (two of them) she lost more and more of her hearing. And that the third delivery made her “completely” deaf.
It was not as if she quickly became deaf after being
hearing all her life.
At any rate, she can hear again – thanks to a CI.

A PLAYGROUND FOR PRE-SCHOOL DEAF CHILDREN
There was a story in the papers about deaf pre-school
kids in Monterey, California getting a new playground.
This makes DeafDigest editor wonder. Is there such
a thing as a Deaf Playground – as opposed to a regular
playground for all kids?
A Deaf Playground means total visibility; nothing
would block deaf kids from seeing everything. If
there is a Deaf House, then there should be a
Deaf Playground?

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told by a hearing client:

I feel sorry for your client because of his deafness. His future is bleak

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

THERE IS A GALLAUDET DORM
There is a number of dormitories on the
Gallaudet campus.
But one dorm is interesting. The name of that
dorm is:

Gallaudet Residence Hall

No, it is not on the Gallaudet campus. It is on
the campus of Central Connecticut State University!
How and why is there a Gallaudet dorm on that campus?
DeafDigest does not know. Probably because of its
proximity to the American School for the Deaf,
West Hartford, CT, which has a strong Gallaudet
heritage.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people see me providing CART services, I am frequently asked how
someone becomes a CART provider or realtime captioner and how long it
takes.

CART providers and realtime captioners use the same basic skills as
court reporters, so you would attend a school that teaches court
reporting.  The National Court Reporters Association has a list of
NCRA certified schools and participating programs.  You can get that
information on their website at www.ncraonline.org

As far as how long it will take you to get through court reporting
school, that is a more difficult question to answer.  Every person is
different.   First you will learn the shorthand theory, and then you
will spend time building your speed.  It is essentially up to you how
long it will take.  It may take between two to five years, depending
on what school you attend.

The programs in the schools are set up so that you must pass one
speed to progress to the next higher speed.  For example, you must
pass tests at 100 words a minute in order to progress to the next
class at 120 words per minute.  If that takes you six weeks or six
months, it is totally up to you.  Most schools require that you pass
tests at 225 words a minute in order to complete your training.

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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 high school football star was recruited to play for a
hearing college, and was praised for ignoring Gallaudet’s
recruiting efforts. And after he finished his football
eligibility at the hearing college, no one was willing
to help him find a job or to get funding for his
hearing aid. He contacted DeafDigest editor, very bitter
about the way he was being “used” at the hearing college
for his football skills.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A new book is being marketed –  Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II, as
written by Philip Eade. The book said that Philip’s mother
was Princess Alice of Battenberg, a deaf woman, who did not
sign and relied on lipreading. She married Prince Andrew, but
during the marriage ceremony, the Orthodox priest asked
her if she agreed to the marriage. Not understanding what
he was asking, she said no! The marriage took place, anyway.
Princess Alice, as the mother, and Philip, as the son, were
not close. They hardly knew each other. This explains why
Philip had a reputation for being insensitive to the needs
of the deaf and of the disabled, often mouthing off bad jokes
about them.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Third Complaint (non-ADA) with the District of Maryland against the
Maryland Government (specifically Child Support Enforcement). The Court granted my motion for appointment of counsel AND a motion for extension of time (for allowing time to see if the Maryland General Assembly would pass my SB 928).  The case was
honorably dismissed after the Governor signed SB 928 into law.

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-child-support-enforcement-lawsuit/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Do parents of the deaf in the Ontario province of Canada care?
Schools for the deaf in Brantford, Belleville, Milton and London
are threatened with closing. The government staged meetings
throughout the province to hear out parents. Yet at one meeting
just one parent showed up!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A true story, though hard to believe. A
certain movie theater in Texas ran into
sound problems. A deaf man ran to the rescue
and restored the theater sound system!
A joke? No. The sound problem took place at
the Palace Theatre in Sequin, Texas. The only
person who knew how to fix the problem was
out of town. The only other person who knew how
to fix it was a deaf man. Not a hard of hearing
person with a hearing aid but a bonafide deaf
person. As deaf in deaf.
The deaf person was David Pierce who
rushed to the theatre. It took him two hours of
tinkering but got the sound system restored.
Said Pierce “Funny how hearies are depending
on a Deafie to fix the sound system.”
When DeafDigest expressed surprise that a deaf
person could fix sound, David said “One does not
have to hear to work with sound equipment.”
David Pierce? Palace Theatre? Sequin, Texas?
Sounds familiar?
Yes – David Pierce, a man of multiple skills,
is the one that owns Davideo Productions, draws
up weekly Old Fogeys for DeafDigest and promotes
these Deaf Film Festivals at the Palace Theatre
in Sequin, Texas.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The judge turned down Netflix’s motion to dismiss the
case filed against them by a group of plaintiffs in a
Massachusetts courtroom. A win for us? Not really,
unless the FCC changes its regulations to require
internet web sites to provide captions. If the FCC
does not change the regulations, then Netflix may
likely win the lawsuit!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At the house of the in-laws, I thought the daughter-in-law
asked me:

Do you want June?

Puzzled, I asked her again.

She actually asked me:

Do you want juice?

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Closing Date:         Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Executive Director
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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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
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used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

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

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

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

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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

Full-Time

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

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

Schedule: Full Time

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

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

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

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living skills training in individuals. homes and other locations throughout the Eastern shore.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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position opening
Clinical Psychology Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick
Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at: mailto:Patrick.Brice@Gallaudet.edu

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position openings in Rehabilitation field
in Georgia

–  Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deafness
program is seeking a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) serving
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing caseload in Dublin and surrounding
counties.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082276
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-15.05.05.916369

–  Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Life Adjustment
Supervisor responsible for the direction and operation of the 52 bed
dormitory and the coordination of Independent Living Skills Training
for the students. Duties include supervision of the dormitory staff,
coordinating the staff’s work schedules and activities, managing the
physical maintenance of the dormitory, and ensuring the safety and
accountability of all students.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00155920
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-10.42.34.584892

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

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/other-deaf-jobs/

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com/

DeafDigest – 16 November 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 16, 2011

— Did Marlee Matlin break her own captioning rule?

Famous deaf actress Marlee Matlin requires captions
on all of her TV and movie performances. Well,
there was a YouTube presentation – “Hollywood
Laundry” that she had a role. And it was not
captioned!

 

— First living beings on earth were deaf!

A research team from the University of Southern
Denmark said that all hearing people on earth
came from the deaf! The first living being
on earth, 385 million years, ago was the deaf
lungfish. Since then, the lungfish evolved into
many different types of living beings, including
different animals, hearing human beings and
deaf human beings.

— Will sign language continue forever or will it die?

In 1880, people said Sign Language will die because of
the Milan Convention that did not allow it in the
classrooms. It never died. Yet there are two sides.
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is afraid sign
language will die. But China feels sign language
will never die. WFD hosted a 21-nation conference,
discussing how to protect sign language. China wants
to make sign language perfect for its deaf people!
So, will sign language continue or will it die?
DeafDigest says Sign Language will never die!



— A deaf woman cycling on the street

Anni Leigh, a deaf Australian woman, loves to go cycling
on the streets. Cars, however, have almost hit her
and her cycle several times. What did she do? She wrote
the word “deaf” in capital letters on the back of her vest.
As a result, these reckless drivers have respected her
and have been careful with her!



— RIT says Deaf Brain not same as Hearing Brain

Deaf Brain same or different from Hearing Brain?
Peter Hauser, RIT’s deaf neuropsychologist, wanted
to know. He experimented with over 1,000 people to
see if the brain adapts, or ignores, our deafness!
He said yes, there is a Deaf Brain and a Hearing Brain.

To take a look at Peter’s brain, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-brain/

DeafDigest – 13 November 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 13, 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/deaf-pointing-at-menu/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/book-on-deaf-actors/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/codas-hard-to-get-along/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hiding-rumor-from-the-deaf/

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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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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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options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

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

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

There are always tales about voter fraud in every
election. A small voter fraud took place in Memphis.
A deaf woman wanted to register to vote, but the poll
worker turned her away, telling her she was not eligible
to vote. A hearing voter saw the whole thing and
intervened, and forced the poll worker to allow the
deaf woman to vote!

While DeafDigest mentioned that the Harkins Theatres chain
(of Arizona) has agreed to put in captions, the deal was
sealed this week. The chain agreed to install captions in
the state’s 25 theaters and that the task will be completed
in summer 2012. Legal fees filed by the Center for Disability Law
will be paid by Harkins. This story, however, does not mention
that Harkins’ theaters in other parts of USA  may not have
captions! This deal was for Arizona only.

– Very Hot News

Years back, we had several non-profit law centers that worked
with deaf clients on a variety of cases. Now it seems that the
Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf (MCLD), based in Chicago, is the only one around. And word is that this center may close,
due to lack of funding, unless there is a last minute funding angel. MCLD sounds familiar? Yes, Howard Rosenblum founded
that agency before leaving it to become the NAD CEO.

– Thursday November 10th

A mediator will determine if Ariel Depp, deaf West Virginia girl, could attend a nearby high school that lacks supportive
services rather than a distant high school with supportive
services that the county wanted. Depp’s mother has been at
odds with the school board and as a result, has been homeschooling the girl.  DeafDigest has mentioned this
in previous editions.

– Friday November 11th

Could deaf athletes, competing against hearing athletes,
get a level playing field, at least electronically? Yes,
if the NTID’s Innovation Lab team has its way. This deaf
team came up with a wristband vibrating device that
would vibrate at the starter’s gun. That device can also
be attached to any part of the uniform. The deaf lab team
won second place at the Shark Tank, out of 50 competing
hearing teams.

– Saturday November 12th

Nepal’s deaf leaders has asked the national legislative body
to make sure that the rights and the needs of the deaf and
of the hard of hearing are being upheld.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced its
list of 735 enforcement actions for the past 12 months.
Listed on one of the actions was “swindlers of the deaf”

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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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THE DEAF NETWORK CAN HURT SOME CODAS
Many Codas, growing up, want to work in the Deaf
Community – interpreters, teachers, social workers,
counselors, etc.
Most qualified Codas get jobs. But there are a few,
just a few, Codas that cannot find jobs in the Deaf
Community?
Why? Some of these Codas are hard to get along with.
And the word gets around – and as a result, some of
them cannot find jobs.
It is very important to get along – no matter if the
person is deaf or hearing.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/codas-hard-to-get-along/

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

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Pre-Registration For Career Expo For People With Disabilities
The Ronald Reagan Center
Washington, DC
November 18, 2011

visit: http://deafdigest.com/job-seeking-expo-for-the-deaf/

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SPREADING A RUMOR BY A HEARING PERSON
A hearing person wants to tell another hearing person
about a rumor. He comes to that person to spread the
rumor. His hands are in his pockets.
This same hearing person sees another hearing man
with a deaf man. That hearing person covers his mouth
with his hands to tell about that rumor.
Why is he doing that? Bad manners? Or he thinks
a deaf person is not a nobody?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hiding-rumor-from-the-deaf/

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

THE DEAF GIFT OF MAGI?
The Gift of the Magi is a famous short story. You can
look it up at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_of_the_Magi
There was a recent TV movie, a twist on the Gift of the
Magi. Both the husband and wife were broke and struggling
to pay the bills. The husband received a new set of driving
wheel for his hobby car, but he sold the car beforehand
without the wife knowing it. The wife received an expensive
camera lens for her photography hobby but she sold the
camera beforehand.
What about us, the deaf? A simple tale would be like this:

– The deaf husband received a box of hearing aid batteries,
but he already sold the hearing aid

– The deaf wife received a box of bulbs, but she already
sold the alerting devices

NEPAL IS DIFFERENT FROM US
Nepal is a mountainous nation, landlocked and nestled
next to China and India. And it is different from us
for one reason.
We have our own National Association of the Deaf.
We also have other hearing loss-related national associations.
Not that so in Nepal. Their premier organization is
called:

National Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

We cannot imagine our NAD being named the same as the
one in Nepal.

LIPREADING IN SEATTLE
Seattle Seahawks play at the CenturyLink Field, which
has the reputation for being the loudest stadiums around.
It is so bad that opposing teams must use hand gestures
or to lipread in order to get signals.
One coach said:

Just read the quarterback’s lips

Lipreading in football? Could football players lipread
through face guards? Could they lipread that well when they’re
5 or 10 yards away from the quarterback on the line of scrimmage?

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/captions-in-france/

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:

Ohio Association of the Deaf

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/ohio-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

too much cross talk in the room; I can’t keep up with it

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

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

just saw an expression which said:

mom was deaf as a stobb

stobb? Not knowing what it meant, looked it
up and it is a wood post dug into the ground

and so, the above expression is the same as

mom was as deaf as a post!

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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!

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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.

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.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A group of students of Columbia University is trying
to come up with a toy-liked device that would help
implanted deaf children with their voice recognition
training.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Many TV programs show excellent captioning;
again many TV programs show lousy captioning.
Why?

A. To save money, some TV people do not care about
the quality as long as they comply with the law
that captions be shown.

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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Wish List of the Week:

that there is a new law requiring that all captions on TV
be of the best quality possible!

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

You have noticed those long dark hours outside!

We lose 2 minutes of day light each day until December 20th.

Strangers (and even our friends and family) get confused about
those of us with Usher Syndrome.  It is very difficult to understand the impact of night-blindness.

During the day many of us do not use a white cane, yet at night we may be literally “lost” without one.

While some of our friends may not notice our tunnel vision during the day, our inability to get around easily in the dark is usually obvious.

For my Deaf-Blind friends, the National Federation of the Blind is giving away free white canes!

It is a good idea to use a good glowing refection canes during the “dark” season.

Follow the link below to obtain yours!
http://www.nfb.org/freecane/forms.asp

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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DeafHistory:

Year 1861 – during the Civil War, fighters stayed at the
Missouri School for the Deaf, but did not respect the
property, taking everything with them from the school
rooms!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

70

different sign languages used across the European continent

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DeafLibrary Resources

What are the different issues that divides the Deaf Community?

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

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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best in the nation.

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
– Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
– Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
– Teacher – Walden School
– Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:
http://deafdigest.com/open-positions-walden-school-tlc-deaf/

Please apply online http://www.tlcdeaf.org

OR

Send resume packet to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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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

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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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:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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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

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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:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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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:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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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

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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:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

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/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 13 November 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 13, 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/deaf-people-eat-at-diner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-communications-struggle/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/complicated-job-training-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/refusing-to-attend-interpreted-event/

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See It and Sign It Board Game at Harris Communications

Learn sign language with a board game that is both fun and educational.
“See It and Sign It: Level II” will help you learn 120 new signs about
transportation, animals, family and more! Game includes an instructional
DVD that demonstrates every sign. As a bonus, you will receive Spanish
translations for each sign!

See It and Sign It: Level II (N500) is regularly priced at $29.95. Buy
it now for only $24.95!.

Sale ends November 18, 2011.

For more detailed information, including a video clip, go to
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB111311

or contact 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

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A panel was hosted by the American Sign Language department
at Alamo College in Texas. Topic was discrimination that
the deaf and hard of hearing people face in the real world.
Several panelists, each explaining their versions of how
they face and deal with discrimination.

Not really about the deaf specifically, but it might as
well as be deaf-related. Many local governments are broke,
and as a result, some of them are beginning to charge
drivers responsible for accidents. Many of these accidents
send fire trucks and police to the scene – and it costs
money. Now – the big question is – what if the driver
is deaf and gets into an accident? Does he have to pay
for interpreters that are sent to the scene?

– Very Hot News

Many companies in many nations would not hire the deaf.
But Take One Animation Studio, based in the Philippines,
was willing to hire the deaf to become animators. Yes,
these deaf candidates had to be trained to learn how to
become animators. And after a group of seven deaf
individuals completed the training sessions, they were
hired.

A lawsuit has been filed against the state of Maryland
on basis of the state’s new congressional districts.
It was charged that the new district has lumped together
the Western Maryland farming communities with the urban areas of Montgomery County, which sits above
the District of Columbia. The individual that filed
the lawsuit is Howard Gorrell. He is deaf. And he
received good news when Iowa’s Legacy Foundation
has jumped into the lawsuit with financial support!

– Sunday November 6th

An article re CI said that the best CI candidates are:

* those without hair cells in the inner ear
* those that have been recently late-deafened
* those with good speech and English skills
* those that are willing to trained to learn new skills
* those not afraid of anesthesia and surgery
* those that want to function in hearing world
* those that are realistic about CI’s limitations

Bottom line – people who want CI may not necessarily be
best qualified

– Monday November 7th

Not a good time to be in North Carolina because the decision to close either North Carolina School for the
Deaf or Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf or
the Governor Morehead School for the Blind lies with
the state education department. As a result, instead of
working together, the blind groups are fighting the
deaf groups! Decision must be made “soon”.

– Tuesday November 8th

Janet Gordon has been appointed as the interim superintendent
of Ohio School for the Deaf. She previously served as the
school principal.

– Wednesday November 9th

What we, the deaf, take for granted in USA, will be something
new to the deaf Filipinos. It is the relay center. Plans are
underway to set up the first relay center in the nation.
Already 30 to-be relay operators are going through training
sessions to learn how to operate the brand new relay center.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Could sign language video clips not be captioned for
the benefit of non-signers that want to learn signs?
This is happening in United Kingdom. The sign clip
presentation was a partnership between the
Sign Health and the National Health Service. Already
many late-deafened people are upset about it.

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JOB TRAINING UNFAIR TO THE DEAF?
Sometimes a deaf employee is being trained to do a
complicated job task. A hearing employee trains the
deaf employee but gives up because of communication
problems.
But this same hearing employee shows patience with
a new hearing employee that is being trained for this
same complicated job task.
Is it fair to the deaf? No, but we now have ADA,
interpreters and job coaches. In the past we didn’t.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/complicated-job-training-for-deaf/

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

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Deaf Seniors of America 2013 Conference Dates Changed

more information at:
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DON’T ALWAYS ASSUME DEAF PERSON WANTS AN INTERPRETER!
A deaf employee told a hearing employee that he did not
want to attend an event.
The hearing employee told the deaf employee that they will
hire an interpreter for that event.
The deaf employee said “No, because I will not attend the
event.”
The hearing employee did not listen and hired an interpreter.
The deaf employee did not show up. The hearing employee had to
pay the interpreter for nothing.
If a deaf employee says no, then hearing people must listen
and respect.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/refusing-to-attend-interpreted-event/

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

THE DEAF OF ERITREA
The Eritrean National Association of the Deaf has asked the government to encourage the deaf to pursue higher education.
This is a good goal, but one thing troubles DeafDigest.
Eritrea is not a thriving nation in Africa. Many hearing
people of Eritrea have problems getting jobs. If they could not
find jobs then what are the chances of the deaf, even those
with degrees in higher education.
Just something that is a concern.

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COUGHLIN’S DEAF PLAYERS
Every football fan knows who Tom Coughlin is. He was voted
#1 as the most hated coach in the NFL, according to a recent
poll among pro football players.
Tom Coughlin’s deaf players? Yes. Way back in the early
eighties, RIT had a football club. Several players on
the club team were NTID students.
Said one deaf player, in an interview few years ago:

Tom was tough, but fair!

RIT football? Not any more. RIT disbanded its football
team after operating the program for only a few years.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

How did your client become deaf?

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

A DEAF CANDIDATE IN NEW ZEALAND
Mojo Mathers, a deaf woman, is running for election, on behalf
of the Green Party.
Many deaf candidates make deafness an agenda while campaigning.
But Mojo is different.
Her agenda is to clean up New Zealand’s rural waterways by
forcing the farmers to clean up waste.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have asked why captioning sometimes appears when a program is
aired on one channel and then disappears when the program is later
broadcast on a different channel or on the Internet.

Just because something is captioned once does not mean it will remain
captioned in future broadcasts.  Sometimes a television program is
shown in different forms on different stations.  The program may be
shown on broadcast TV, cable, satellite, in-home video, or
syndication.

Many times the program may be re-edited for later broadcast.  If a
program is re-edited, it needs to be captioned again.  Sometimes a
new distributor of a program may be unaware that the program was
captioned when it first aired and may show it without captions.

Another problem occurs when shows are broadcast on TV and later
appear on the Internet.   Even though the programming was captioned
when shown on TV, most times it will not be captioned on the
Internet.  While the FCC requires closed captioning for most
television broadcasts, that is not true for the Internet.  The FCC
does not currently require captioning on the Internet, DVDs, or video
games.

THESE GOOD OLD NEWSPAPER DAYS
Years way back, printing was a great profession for the deaf.
Many schools for the deaf taught printing as part of their
vocational programs.
Was there a reason for printing as a great profession for
the deaf? Possibly, noise as the reason.
Newspaper plants were so noisy that hearing printers
had problems communicating with each other. Not so with
deaf printers.

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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:

One day during the 1960’s a deaf man, probably a drifter,
was passing through Frederick, MD and stopped at a house,
across the street from Maryland School for the Deaf. He had no sign language skills, and basically communicated
via gestures. The landlord “felt sorry” for him and
allowed him to stay at a room in her house, rent free,
meals provided on one condition – that he do work
around the house (yard work, painting, fixing up things,
etc). The deaf man did not understand that he had to do
the work around the house to earn his keep. Communication
difficulties took place. The concerned landlord then asked for communication help from two deaf teachers at the
school. After much struggling the deaf man managed to
understand what he was supposed to do. The next day, however, he disappeared and was never seen again!

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Tennessee attorney Tim Edwards, not deaf, has filed a
lawsuit on behalf of his clients, alleging that the Advanced Bionics HiRes90k cochlear implant device, with this AstroSeal feedthru, has been failing at an unprecedented rate and that
the manufacturer ignored the problem from way back in 2004.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Lawsuit #1, as explained by Gorrell:

First Complaint (ADA) with the District of Delaware against the Legal Aid of Delaware for ignoring deaf applicants. The Court granted my motion for appointment of counsel and so, the case was settled and then the Legal Aid started to
accept deaf applicants.

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-deaf-rights-lawsuit-1/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If Teleportec, a Dallas high tech company, has its way
then interpreters and TTY relay services may be obsolete – perhaps
not in this lifetime, but in the next!
Teleportec proposes to transmit holographic images of people
through high-speed digital circuits.
What this means is we can communicate in sign language with
friends 3,000 miles away by watching each other on huge screens.

(pretty much looks like our Deaf web cam/video cam network
that is thriving these days)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What does DeafDigest feel about Sen. John McCain’s
resignation from the Gallaudet Board of Trustees?
For one thing, he rarely attended the board
meetings. And another thing, instead of using his
political powers to broker a peaceful solution to
the presidential selection dispute, he chose to
stay away and to remain silent. He spoke up only after
the board voted to terminate the presidential-
designate appointment.
Apparently he was more concerned with his chances
in the 2008 presidential elections than to worry
about Gallaudet’s needs. Keep in mind he is from
Arizona, a state with an interlinking network of
cooperating regional programs for the deaf and two
anchor-based state schools for the deaf in Tucson and
Phoenix.
His biggest mistake was not to get fully involved
while on the Board of Trustees. A huge shame!

(fast forward five years to now; peace is the rule
on the Gallaudet campus)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In some states, a high school diploma is only required for
people that sell hearing aids, in addition to passing
the required state exams.

But audiologists must have a masters’ degree.

Hearing aid sellers and audiologists do some things that
are basically the same. A high school diploma for some
and a masters’ degree for some?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Football talk between deaf man and his hearing son-in-law

Deaf man thought son-in-law asked:
Do you like the Colts?

Deaf man was puzzled because both of them are not Colts fans
and never talk about Colts at all. Colts are way there in
Indianapolis, and this was on the East Coast.

He actually asked:
Do you like the coach?

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

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

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

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

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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

Full-Time

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

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

Schedule: Full Time

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

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

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

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living skills training in individuals. homes and other locations throughout the Eastern shore.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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position opening
Clinical Psychology Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick
Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at: mailto:Patrick.Brice@Gallaudet.edu

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position openings in Rehabilitation field
in Georgia

–  Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deafness
program is seeking a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) serving
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing caseload in Dublin and surrounding
counties.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082276
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-15.05.05.916369

–  Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Life Adjustment
Supervisor responsible for the direction and operation of the 52 bed
dormitory and the coordination of Independent Living Skills Training
for the students. Duties include supervision of the dormitory staff,
coordinating the staff’s work schedules and activities, managing the
physical maintenance of the dormitory, and ensuring the safety and
accountability of all students.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00155920
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-10.42.34.584892

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

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 – 09 November 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 9, 2011


— Twitter comes to the rescue of the deaf in Australia

Twitter has many values, including helping the deaf
Australians! In USA, you watch a TV program that is
supposed to be captioned, But if captions disappear,
you need to make a relay call with the TV station to
tell them to turn it on. but with the TV station NBN
in Newcastle, New South Wales, it is different.
Deaf viewers can send a twitter message to tell the
TV station to turn on captions! The twitter is @nbntech.


— An embarrassing national emergency test!

The FCC told everyone, the deaf included, that a national
emergency test would be held last week. But two things
went wrong. First, people thought it was an actual
emergency, and not just a test message! Second, for us,
the deaf, the test emergency warning was NOT captioned
or even NOT texted.

Hmm, we know this famous phrase:
The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry

 

— A confused hard of hearing judge can be a scary judge!

Judge Jamie Tabor, himself hard of hearing, of the
Gloucester Crown Court (United Kingdom), was questioning
a defendant, arrested because of a public incident with a
police officer.

The judge asked the defendant:
What is your job?

The defendant said something. The judge though the
defendant said:
I am a burglar

Not believing what the defendant said, the judge asked:
Did you say you were a burglar?

The defendant said:
No. I am a ground worker (same type of job as construction
subcontractor in USA).

Whew! The judge then gave the defendant a community
service sentence.

DeafDigest says the judge needs a CART!

 

— It is piracy if bad captioning quality is improved!

Yes, the FCC requires providers to caption their
programs. But what if the captioning is lousy? And
that the second provider removes first provider’s
bad captions and replaces it with better captions?
The FCC would call this – piracy! Why? These complicated
copyright laws.



— Comparing a Deaf House in USA and a Deaf House in Japan?

What is a Deaf House in USA? Look at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/

What is a Deaf House in Japan? Look at:
http://www.dezeen.com/2011/09/28/room-room-by-takeshi-hosaka/

Many pictures; husband and wife are both deaf.

DeafDigest – 06 November 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 6, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaflympics-deaf-culture/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/book-on-deaf-actors/

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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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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available through other VRS providers.

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
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?

Are the deaf of Australia more interested in
deaf videos as opposed to hearing videos that are
either signed and/or captioned? This was an issue
raised in Australia. There seems to be little or
no interest in getting hearing videos accessible
to the deaf, but a big interest in deaf-only videos!

We have an average of 16 hours per day of pre-recorded
captioned TV shows. Cost of these pre-recorded captions
range between $400 to $1000 per half hour. In comparison,
real time TV captions may cost five times more. In USA, we only have just about 400 professional
captioners that do broadcast captions, and the demand
may triple within the next few years. It is not a get-rich-quick proposition for professional captioners,
as they get between $50 to $75 per hour.

– Very Hot News

We, in USA, have it so lucky. We enjoy unlimited use of
video relay services. Not that so in the United Kingdom.
Hours are limited and even worse, free video relay
is offered just for 30 minutes per month! Deaf Britons
are not too happy about it.

– Thursday November 3rd

Canada has been long envied by Americans for its
cradle to grave national health insurance plans.
Not everything is all that so rosy, as far as
deaf Canadians are concerned. Those in need of
medical attention often do not get such medical
services. This issue was raised in a newspaper story.

– Friday November 4th

A new museum has come on board in Seguin, Texas,
not too far from San Antonio. Deaf-owned Davideo Productions and hearing-owned Palace Theatre joined forces to establish the Seguin Cine Museum. It
debuted during the Seguin Film & Arts Festival
this weekend. The museum features old movies,
old cameras and other old photographic equipment.
Said Davideo owner, and museum curator
David H. Pierce:

it’s important to document and preserve these historical artifacts of motion picture history and to show what the equipment looks like that has helped create memorable moving images since the late 1800’s.

The museum opens when there are showings at
the theatre. But one can tour by appointments
if the theatre is closed.

Contact mailto:david@davideo.tv or visit
http://www.davideo.tv or http://www.seguintheatres.com

– Saturday November 5th

AgBell is probably starting a trend that other
national associations of the deaf may follow.
AgBell has outsourced its exhibit, sponsorship
and advertising sales to The Townsend Group.
This deal should allow AgBell to focus more on
missions and goals instead of worrying too much
about sales.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Singapore School for the Deaf will close
up for good in 2016 when the sole surviving
students graduate. At present, only sixteen
students remain at the school. The problem is
the same in USA. Parents do not want to send
their deaf children to a deaf-only school.

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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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Deaf Seniors of America 2013 Baltimore
Aug. 22-27, 2013

http://www.dsa2013baltimore.org/

Facebook:
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RISK WITH RESTAURANT MENU
You go to a restaurant, and point to the menu
the food you want.
It is a risk. Most waiters will catch your
food order and you are happy with the food
brought to your table.
Some waiters may read wrong with your finger pointing. Some may look at the food above what you pointed, or look at the food below what you pointed. And you get angry when the wrong dish is brought to your table.
Just because a waiter smiles and nods his head
does not always mean he got your order correctly!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pointing-at-menu/

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

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Pre-Registration For Career Expo For People With Disabilities
The Ronald Reagan Center
Washington, DC
November 18, 2011

visit: http://deafdigest.com/job-seeking-expo-for-the-deaf/

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A BOOK ON THE DEAF IN HOLLYWOOD
In 1988, former Gallaudet provost John S. Schuchman
wrote a book – Hollywood Speaks.
It was probably easier to write a book at that
time because we really did not have that too many
deaf actors and deaf actresses in Hollywood movies
and TV shows.
If someone wants to write a book right now about
the deaf in Hollywood, it will be very difficult
because there has been a big increase of deaf actors
since 1988.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/book-on-deaf-actors/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
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Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
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If you have any more questions, contact us at
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FEATURING A DEAF REALTOR ON A TV NEWS PROGRAM
This week a deaf realtor was featured on a local
news program. Two things wrong with the airing.
It was not captioned. And the anchor did most
of the talking and most of the viewing time.
We, the deaf, only caught a brief glance of the
deaf realtor.
Seems many TV news programs are not well thought
out in advance.

PUTTING WORDS INTO LEGISLATIVE BILLS
The language in legislative bills are often
worked up by committee members that argue and
debate on these wordings.
Always? Not always! In the example of the
The Amateur Sports Act of 1978, signed by
President Carter, one word was important but
no one thought much about it. Out of desperation
a committee member asked a deaf employee of a
national political party, which word was better
– handicapped or disabled.
During the late seventies, the word handicapped
was more fashionable and so, the deaf person
suggested it. Alas, it was inserted into the bill
with no debate.
Explained that deaf person:

In these days there were insufficient TTY machines,
no pagers, no cell phones and so, the word
handicapped was more appropriate.

Eventually, when the second The Amateur Sports Act
was enacted in 1998, handicapped was changed to
disabled!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/scared-of-legal-asl-interpreting/

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 Dakota Association of the Deaf

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/north-dakota-association-of-the-deaf/

NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTED BY DEAF SENIORS
The Deaf Seniors of America has just distributed a
newsletter.
You can view it at:
http://www.deafseniorsofamerica.org/images/stories/nhfall2011.pdf

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I do not need the hearing aid to do my job well

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story was titled:

For a Baby Born Different

It was about a baby born deaf. Is it saying that
to be born deaf is to be born different? Deaf
people can do anything, except to hear, you know!

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Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

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

$10 per page.

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Years ago, users of landline telephones had to contribute
to the Telecommunications Relay Services Fund. Times have
changed – and those making these VoIP calls must also
pay! This was the ruling FCC enacted this week. VoIP?
A hint – Skype.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why was it important for Gallaudet to maintain its identity
when the Metro subway system changed the name of the station
near the campus?

A. The name was changed from New York Ave-Florida Ave-
Gallaudet U  to just  NoMa-Gallaudet U a few days ago.

It was important because most other colleges in the
District of Columbia have had metro stops named after
them. It would not be fair to Gallaudet if the name
was removed whereas other colleges have kept their
station names.

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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Wish List of the Week:

that every deafness resource and referral centers
(both nonprofit and private) maintain its neutrality
while explaining to perplexed parents of deaf babies
the “facts of deaf life” – Deaf Culture, oralism,
Cued Speech, CI, ASL, etc. Many centers are not
neutral and will steer perplexed parents towards
certain paths, much to the detriment of the
innocent deaf children.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Daylight Saving Time – Turning the clock back one hour

For me and people with Usher Syndrome, we are impacted by more dark time.

There is a lot of pressure to “beat the clock” and get home from work before dark.

Communication becomes more difficult outside in public places.

We are more restricted on traveling.

Many of us will be using our white canes more often.

Please remember your friends might need more support during these times.

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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DeafHistory:

Year 1937 – Marcus Kenner, a deaf New Yorker and owner of
a big printing shop, served as president of the NAD. He
wrote a letter to President Roosevelt asking that hiring of the deaf by hearing employers be mandated.

Yes, Roosevelt did not take him up on it.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100

false text messages in Japan by a hearing woman sent
to police via cellular texting service for the deaf

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DeafLibrary Resources

Cochlear Implant Facts we may not realize

http://deafdigest.com/cochlear-implant-facts/

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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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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
– Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
– Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
– Teacher – Walden School
– Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:
http://deafdigest.com/open-positions-walden-school-tlc-deaf/

Please apply online http://www.tlcdeaf.org

OR

Send resume packet to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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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

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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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:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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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

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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:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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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:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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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

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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:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 06 November 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 6, 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/slow-deaf-communications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sports-fans/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-eat-at-diner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-communications-struggle/

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Sign Language Storytelling for Children: 3-DVD Set

Nine beloved childrens’ stories are brought to life in this 3-DVD set available at Harris Communications.

Stories include “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”, “There’s Something in My Attic”, “Little Quack”, “Goodnight Moon”, “A Creature Was Stirring”, “Gladys Goes Out to Lunch”, “A Pocket for Corduroy”, “Blue Burt and Wiggles”, and “Big Al”. With free children’s activity guides and lesson plans, this DVD set is a several hour learning experience.

Colorful illustrations with voice, sign language and music scores make it suitable for all children— they will watch these stories over and over again.

Regularly priced at $24.95, Sign Language Storytelling for Children (DVD370) is now on sale for $19.95!

Sale ends November 18, 2011.

For more detailed information, including video clips, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB110611

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

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

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Elaine Bromka, who is not deaf, is a professional
actress, been performing for 30 years. She has
credited working with deaf actors years ago
for helping improve on her body language. She
said that if not for her involvement with deaf
theater as a hearing actress, she would not be
what she is nowadays!

Tina Lannin, a deaf British woman, makes her
living as a professional lipreader. She has
been asked to read lips of famous soccer players
on TV, of highly publicized marriages of famous
people. She even admits she can only lipread
with a 30-40 percent accuracy. How much are
professional lipreaders paid? Between $50 to
$150 per hour, depending on supply and demand
and degree of difficulty. And for a full day
of lipreading, it is about $950.00

– Very Hot News

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind has a new
president. It is Jeanne Glidden Prickett, the
current superintendent at Iowa School for
the Deaf. Full press release is at:

http://www.fsdb.k12.fl.us/news/board-of-trustees-names-new-fsdb-president/

The FCC is now telling the churches that they
must caption their TV programs. A few years back
the FCC allowed 300 churches to get away without
captions – but not any more.

– Sunday October 30th

How to help the deaf get jobs and to have them stay
in school? This is what the Center for Results in Education and Employment for Deaf Students is trying to do. This group won a $1.3 million federal grant for that purpose.

– Monday October 31st

Becky Clark, a deaf woman, who once played basketball
for the legendary Pat Summitt at University of
Tennessee, will serve on the New York City Marathon Psyching Team for the big race on November 6th.
She is a licensed psychologist, and for the big race
she will help the runners with their mental and
emotional needs.

– Tuesday November 1st

The Nucleus 5 recall by the Cochlear Ltd is probably
going to cost this Australian company $160 million.
Already the stockholders are not too happy with it.

– Wednesday November 2nd

There are things we take for granted but without
realizing the facts. Well, in the case of SWCID,
Howard College has never owned the deaf college
property! This college leased the deaf land from the US Department of Education for years. This will change since Howard College is reaching a
deal to buy the land from the US government.
This means the deaf land be SWCID’s own.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A controversy has erupted over United HealthGroup’s
plan to provide low cost hearing tests and hearing aids.
Critics are saying this provider is bypassing the
physicians and audiologists.

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EATING AT A DINER
When hearing people go to a diner to eat, they often
sit on the counter.
When a group of deaf people enter a diner, they always
sit at a table, not at a counter.
Why? Because deaf people don’t like to move their
head and neck to chat with friends. At the counter
hearing people just use their ears to chat!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-eat-at-diner/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Upcoming consortium

The Path to Bilingualism:
The Child and Family

March 16-17, 2012

Newark, DE

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-bilingualism-consortium/

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PREFERING THE DEAF OR PREFERRING THE HEARING?
An oral deaf person struggles with ASL with
a deaf friend.
That oral deaf person and that ASL deaf person
were invited to a hearing party.
That oral deaf person rejects the ASL deaf
person during that party because he wants to
communicate with hearing. The funny thing is that
he struggles while communicating with hearing.
Which is better for oral deaf person? To
struggle with ASL with a deaf person or to struggle
to communicate with the hearing?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-communications-struggle/

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

SCARY TO BE DEAF AND TO LIVE IN SMITHFIELD
If you are deaf and live in Smithfield, NC,
then it is time to be scared.
The town police force has threatened to ignore
911 calls because of lack of funding.
A hearing person can find a way to overcome
a 911 shutdown by using a quick series of
telephone calls. But for the deaf person, it is
scary.
If the town has no deaf residents, then
this issue is moot.

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SHALE OIL BOOM BYPASSING THE DEAF IN NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA
In the lower New York and upper Pennsylvania areas, there
is a shale oil boom, which helps the economy. While workers
from Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma move to the region to
work in the shale oil industry, some local workers are
hired to help out.
Is the boom helping the deaf find jobs? Hard to say but
in a way, yes and no.
Deaf people are not being hired for these dangerous
jobs because of safety concerns. But the deaf people could
be hired by restaurants, hotels, Big Box stores – but
only on entry level positions where wages are minimal.
This was the impression DeafDigest editor while
visiting Elmira, NY over this past weekend.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person:

can this deaf person see?

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

SOMETHING WE, THE DEAF, OFTEN DO NOT REALIZE
Hard of hearing people are more concerned with an
issue, that we, the deaf, are vaguely aware of.
It is the loop. The loop works with hearing aids
to help the hard of hearing people to hear better,
at least in public facilities.
The trend has been to install more and more
loop systems everywhere. This is the reason why
more hard of hearing people are smiling.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Game 6 of the 2011 World Series may have been one of the most
exciting World Series games in history.  The St. Louis Cardinals’
11-inning victory over the Texas Rangers received great television
ratings.  It was a thrilling event that took 4 hours and 33 minutes
to complete.

What most people do not realize is the impact that it had on realtime
captioners across the country.  Many television stations delay their
local news until the completion of the game.

Captioners who were scheduled to caption those news broadcasts had to
wait patiently for the game to be over in order to complete their
evening assignments.  Some of those captioners were scheduled to
caption early morning news and other programming the following
morning, and they certainly missed out on sleep that night.

For those captioners who were Cardinals fans, I suppose it was
definitely worth the wait.

AN ACCOMPLISHMENT AT A BIG BOX CHAIN
Big Box chains (Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, etc)
have many, many deaf employees. Unfortunately for most of them
they work at entry level positions and promotions with fat
pay raises are rare. It is not that they cannot handle
important jobs – they can, but they are not given opportunities.
But for one deaf person, he just won a job transfer with a
big promotion (and big pay raise). He started in one state,
was transferred to a second state, and then just recently
transferred to a third state – and is now a mid-level
administrator, in charge of his own department.
He is not “hard of hearing” but an “ASL/Deaf Culture”
person!
For reasons of privacy, DeafDigest is not mentioning that
person’s name.

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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 student at a hearing college, who thought he
was too good for either Gallaudet or NTID, realized
how bad it was at his hearing college. Lonely, isolated
and feeling abandoned, he came home every weekend. He
made no effort to try to fit into the weekend collegiate social life and events. He gave up after a semester and
enrolled at Gallaudet.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A while ago when the BART, the rapid train system serving the
California’s Bay Area, blocked passengers’ use of their
cell phones, it upset the Deaf Community. It was because deaf
passengers have no one to turn to in case of emergencies.
Well, it was announced that the BART board has decided to
postpone the voting of this anti-cellphone policy. Is it
good news for us, the deaf? Time will tell!

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The Deaf and the Law:

The ADA regulations constantly change – either for improvement
or to keep up with the changing times, but the principle remains
the same. the Department of Justice says:

The ADA’s fundamental requirement remains for businesses and agencies to ensure effective communication by providing appropriate auxiliary aids and services; updates range from expanded definitions that reflect advances in technology to clarification about how businesses and agencies facilitate face-to-face interactions.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Brentwood post office in Washington, DC, hit by the
anthrax, has nearly 30 deaf employees. Inadequate interpreting
services for these deaf employees has been the issue raised
by civil rights group. The postal officers claimed they have
complied the interpreting needs of the deaf. Not so, says
the deaf group.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Metuchen Library in New Jersey is putting up for
auction a rare book, titled “Herball, or General History
of Plantes,” that was published in 1633. The value of
this book is estimated to be $2,500 or higher.
This book is about 2,800 woodcuts of medicinal plants
and is written in Elizabethan English.
What about it? Well, this book was donated by
Gertrude Rohdenburg way back in the early 20th
century.
Gertrude was deaf and her donation somehow got lost
in the library archives and was not discovered until
recently. Because the library has no use for that book,
it is being put up for auction.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

An incident took place at an open air market in Zimbabwe. A deaf man, selling his wares from his
stall, had a sign posted in front – saying that
the vendor is deaf. And beneath that sentence
are listed prices. Yet it did not stop a customer
from verbally abusing him. An upset observer had
to intervene on behalf of the deaf vendor.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person said:
I am going out to buy some shoot

buying some shoot?

He actually said:
I am going out to buy some shoes

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

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

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

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

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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

Full-Time

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

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

Schedule: Full Time

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

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

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

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living skills training in individuals. homes and other locations throughout the Eastern shore.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

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

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

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

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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position opening
Clinical Psychology Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick
Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at: mailto:Patrick.Brice@Gallaudet.edu

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position openings in Rehabilitation field
in Georgia

–  Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deafness
program is seeking a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) serving
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing caseload in Dublin and surrounding
counties.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082276
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-15.05.05.916369

–  Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Life Adjustment
Supervisor responsible for the direction and operation of the 52 bed
dormitory and the coordination of Independent Living Skills Training
for the students. Duties include supervision of the dormitory staff,
coordinating the staff’s work schedules and activities, managing the
physical maintenance of the dormitory, and ensuring the safety and
accountability of all students.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00155920
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-10.42.34.584892

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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 – 02 November 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 2, 2011

— Deaf people wearing DEAT?

If Sony has its way then we, the deaf moviegoers, will be wearing DEAT while watching movies. DEAT? Spelled in full, it is Dubbed Entertainment Access Technology, and is sort of a special glasses. Does it look like 3D glasses? In a way, yes. Wireless signals from DEAT help pull in captions for you. Those without DEAT will not see the captions at all. Will it succeed? All depends on how it succeeds in the marketplace and if Sony thinks DEAT will succeed in the long run.

— The Gallaudet/NTID connection with the Hammer

The Hammer, a movie profiling deaf Ultimate Fighter and past 3-time NCAA wrestling champion Matt Hamill, has strong Gallaudet and NTID connections. Matt attended NTID and wrestled for RIT. Actors Russell Harvard and Shoshonnah Stern have attended Gallaudet. When Matt wrestled in the Deaflympics, many of his fellow wrestling teammates were Gallaudet wrestlers. So, this movie was a great publicity for both Gallaudet and NTID.

— New anti-deaf abuse law in South Korea

The National Assembly, of South Korea, just passed a new law with a perfect 207-0 vote to make it illegal for hearing people to abuse the deaf. The maximum penalty is life in jail.

— A school hires a blind teacher to teach the deaf!

In Assam, a region in India, the school board hired a blind woman to teach the deaf at the regional school for the deaf! Deaf leaders of the Assam Association of the Deaf are very upset about it. They said there were several available deaf candidates for the vacant teaching position. For some reason, the board rejected the deaf candidates and chose the blind candidate.

— A Coda exposed to different sign languages

Branton Stewart, a ASL comedian,  was a well-exposed Coda while growing up. He watched deaf adults sign in the following languages:

SEE

Cued Speech

oralism

PSE

ASL

This is unusual because most Codas are exposed
to just one or two languages, but not all of them.
Yet, Branton saw them all.

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