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DeafDigest – 30 May 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 30, 2012

— A “Deaf Duggar Family”

Melody Frink, who just graduated from NTID, told a NTID
staffer that she is from an all-deaf family of 11 children in
Ohio. The children range from age 25 to 6. As we all know,
there are 19 children in the Duggar Family, stars of their
own TV series on the cable network. Is the Frink all-deaf
family the largest in USA? Do not know for sure but
probably so.

 

 
— A newspaper prints recipe by a deaf student chef

Jonathan Vargas attends a culinary program in Florida.
He hopes some day soon to become a chef at a nice
restaurant. His recipe for a fruit pie was published
in a Florida newspaper. Is it the first time a newspaper
prints a recipe by a deaf chef? Don’t know.

 

 
— Hearing aid waiting list: 5 years, but a big shock!

A deaf woman, Cork, Ireland, needs a hearing aid, but
cannot afford it. Ireland provides free hearing aids for
those in need – but the waiting list is five years. It was
embarrassing for the Irish government, Why? The deaf woman
is 92 years old and has to wait until she is 97 to get the
hearing aid!

 

— a member of a rock band is a lucky Coda

Ed Chaney, a drummer with the Dead Flowers rock
band, is a lucky Coda. His father owned a deaf devices
business in the basement of his house. One customer, a former
drummer who became deaf because of loud music, saw Ed play
with drums in the living room. They became friends and Ed
learned everything about drumming from him and has become
a good drummer. Currently Ed plays with his band in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area night clubs!

 

 
— Famous actor Johnny Depp is not telling the truth

DeafDigest mentioned that famous actor Johnny Depp used ASL badly
when doing a song. He “blamed” his ASL instructor for teaching
him the wrong ASL (signing ‘enemy’ instead of the word ‘Valentine’).
The ASL instructor who taught Depp was Bill Pugin, who is
considered one of Hollywood’s best ASL interpreters. There is no
way Pugin would have given Depp wrong instructions. So Depp
is lying about it.

 

 
5/27/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

5/27/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 27 May 2012

DeafDigest Gold – May 27, 2012

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/hearing-angry-at-deaf-captioned-movie/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/animal-zoo-and-deaf-zoo/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-avoid-writing-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/service-for-deaf-in-new-zealand/

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For Speed Demons: LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE is built for speed inside and out. A 1.2GHz dual-core processor helps you quickly switch between apps and enjoy super-fast Web browsing.

The Viper uses the Android 2.3 platform and has access to the hottest apps, games and widgets. Want to try Google Wallet[tm]? The Viper offers the latest Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, so you can pay on-the-go at participating retailers.

Now priced at $99.99, after $250 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and 2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE 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_ddg052712

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

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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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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– THE OLD FOGEYS made its online premiere on DEAF DIGEST on June 16, 2002. They first appeared in print as a comic book in early 2002 which caught the attention of DEAF DIGEST editor Barry Strassler who suggested wider distribution through DEAF DIGEST.

THE OLD FOGEYS celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 17, 2012. Creator David H. Pierce thanks his fans and supporters of the strip. Without them, there would be no strip.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A blind man helping the deaf with voice relay calls?
Yes. Emory Finefrock, of Oklahoma,  a World War II veteran, who is now blind, is now qualified to make relay calls for deaf veterans. Some of these deaf veterans can hear but cannot speak or cannot hear but can speak or even in some cases cannot hear and cannot speak. These training sessions were given by the Veterans Workshop, a national organization that
helps out American veterans.

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission combined
six cases of individuals that claimed deafness and
have been refused hearing aids by the Accident
Compensation Corporation. These cases were filed
by The National Foundation for the Deaf on behalf
of these late deafened individuals. The mediation
sessions failed to resolve this issue. Next step is a hearing with the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

– Very Hot News

The Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois, was
the scene of picketing by deaf protesters. The issue
was video remote interpreting (VRI) services (not video
relay interpreting services, two completely different
things). The protesters are saying nothing has been
right with the VRI provided by the hospital.

– Thursday May 24th

Debate was waged within the Scottish Government on how
to best create public awareness on the needs of the
deaf. Promoting the debate was the Public Health Ministry

– Friday May 25th

A practice disaster drill was performed by Florida’s
Department of Children and Families at Tallahassee.
The goal was to have food distributed to families
impacted by disasters. A group played deaf roles
so that the state employees would be familiar with
the needs of the deaf in disasters.

– Saturday May 26th

The art work by Caleb Wimble, a student at the
Austine School for the Deaf (Vermont) was personally
recognized by U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. He was
hosting the 31st Annual Congressional Art Competition
for Vermont high school students.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Google at it again with a bright idea, possibly,
for the deaf. Google is working on Project Glass.
Inside it could feature flashing alerts. It would
tell the deaf person that danger is near – such as a
fire truck coming by. Another possibility is speech
recognition, allowing the deaf to communicate with
the hearing person. Google has applied for a patent
with this special eyeglasses.

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A HEARING PERSON CAN WRITE BUT DOESN’T WANT TO
You are deaf and you wish to communicate with
a hearing person by note and pen.
The hearing person, who can read and write, does
not want to. He avoids note and pen. Why?
Afraid of the deaf? Too lazy to write? Embarrassed
by bad handwriting? Embarrassed with his slow handwriting?
Maybe there are reasons why hearing people don’t
want to write?
Very frustrating!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-avoid-writing-deaf/

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

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Deaf people can get lifetime National Parks pass at no cost

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national parks pass for deaf no cost/

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SIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION SERVICE IN NEW ZEALAND
In New Zealand, there are deaf people that have
problems understanding a newspaper story or a contract or
a letter or emails, etc.
What do they do? Sometimes they get help from deaf friends,
or they use services of Seeflow.
Seeflow? It is a sign language translation service through
the video internet. People at Seeflow will use sign language
to explain to the deaf customer what the printed words mean.
Not sure if we have that service in USA?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/service-for-deaf-in-new-zealand/

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

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Deadline: May 31st

Experienced deaf mountain climber Heidi Zimmer invites interested
deaf mountain climbers to join her in a future mountain climb.

For more information, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf mountain climbing/

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FAILING THE BAR EXAM 7 TIMES
Many attorneys fail the bar exam once or twice
before finally passing. Many other applicants fail
several times and give up and never become
attorneys.
A deaf attorney failed the bar exam seven times
before he finally passed on his 8th try.
That attorney is Tamon Hiroshi, who has his own
deaf clientele practice in the Okinawa Prefecture
in Japan.
He gave this talk “My steps to becoming a lawyer”
at a workshop recently. He said he spends a little
time in the courts; much of his time is at his
office working with deaf clients on their financial
problems (taxes, debts, payment plans, etc).

CONFESSION OF A LATE DEAFENED NURSE
In a newspaper story, a late deafened nurse said
that she did not realize for years that she had a
hearing loss.
It was only when doctors communicated with each
other behind surgical masks that the nurse realized
that she subconsciously relied on lipreading all
the time along. She was completely lost in the operating room!
She has since then used hearing aids and then
CI’s.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafbusiness/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/rad/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid does no good to my image

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He defied hearing loss to achieve great things

Huh! Deaf people can do anything except to hear, and
so, a successful deaf person is not really “defying”
his hearing loss

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I have seen this phrase:

deaf and dump

Dump?

A. A misspelled word for “dumb” – which is insulting
in the first place.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Wireless telecommunication.

Recently I gave up using my Blackberry as it was too difficult to
read the screen.

There are some good choices available for people with low vision like
myself.

Examples of these are iPhone and Android products.

I already own an iPad which is WiFi only.

I found a Mobile WiFi (MiFi)

It is a wireless mobile WiFi and small enough to put it in your
pocket.

I now am able to use my iPad on the road with MiFi for email,
messages and video!

The monthly charge is the same as most of us pay for  our iPhone
service!

I have also add a Bluetooth keyboard for easy typing.

Hey I can allow up to 10 devices on my MiFi

I can picture all my friends joining me via MiFi and chatting just
about anywhere!

I feel like I have a giant Blackberry!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

That every country in the world would have free
video relay services for the deaf. USA offers it free
but not that so on other countries.

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DeafHistory:

Year 120,000,000 BC – A mammal fossil, called Liaocondon hui, found in China, was discovered by scientists to have a middle ear – which, to this day, has evolved into our human being middle ears!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

16,000

members in the RID

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DeafLibrary Resources

Places in USA with deaf names:
http://deafdigest.com/places-in-usa-with-deaf-name/

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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services 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.

PAHrtners 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:

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental Health
direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf Culture.
Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs
of consumers, primarily children, 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. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

– 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; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; 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
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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

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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

REPONSIBILITIES:
–    Provide the following services:  peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
–    Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports. –    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organization/agencies in the city of San Jose and Santa Clara County that provide services to the Deaf community, as well as other agencies primarily serving deaf community.
–    Represents DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events.
–     Provide Deaf culture sensitivity trainings or  other related presentations at locations outside  the office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

Salary & Benefits
Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

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

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(2) Classroom Assistant – Secondary Department
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Classroom Assistant(s) – Summer Session
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) and three letters of recommendation and/or three references.

Send complete application packet to mailto:inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
or to the address below:

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

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

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

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for students, and a well respected Outreach program.

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in pre-school through grade 12.

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby. Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD’s Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social studies are encouraged to apply now

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 May 2012

DeafDigest Blue – May 27, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-difficult-deaf-choices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ashamed-to-sign-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lipreading-teeth-braces/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-oral-deaf-person/

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New DVD! “WinK Presents: S.E.E. Me Fail”

This new DVD includes bits from Wink’s (Windell Smith, Jr.) on-the-road stand-up comedy performed in American Sign Language with additional in-studio videos for a one-to-one mentoring experience.

Available at Harris Communications, Wink will have you laughing about Signing Exact English, forced oralism and just plain ignorance.

According to Wink, his DVD is “Perfect for recovering S.E.E. signers, ignorant Alexander Graham Bell members, interpreters whose all day job just got cancelled, ASL students (no joke here, they are fragile), and of course Deaf clubs to be able to entertain young CODAs at 2 am.”

Find “WinK Presents: S.E.E. Me Fail” (DVD387) at Harris Communications for only $19.99. (DVD is 85 minutes long with stand-up voice interpreted.)

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB052712

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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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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 Adele J Krug,
who departed us at the age of 104. She was pretty much a Gallaudet library legend during her much younger days, always shushing the noisy students
to quiet down, to help students find the material
they need to do their term papers. And most important
of all, she trained many Gallaudet students to become
librarians in libraries across the USA. At that time,
Gallaudet offered Library Science, a popular major
before it was shut down. She was the wife of Walter
Krug, himself a Gallaudet legend in his own right.
A few weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned a Coda judge
– Warren Krug; his mother was Adele and the father
was Walter.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Carolyn Pimentel,
psychologist at Indiana School for the Deaf, who
departed us. She was actively involved in discussions
over the internet concerning rights and needs of
deaf children in schools for the deaf. Knowing
these deafness issues came naturally to her because
her father was Al Pimentel, a past NAD CEO.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Do we have a deaf-owned private museum? Yes, there is one
in South Lismore, a small town in Australia. This museum has
an unusual name – Recycled Building Materials, and is owned by
Peter Robertson, who is deaf. It originally was a store that
sold antique stuff, but which later on was converted to a
museum. All interesting tales must come to an end because
the building’s owner would not renew the lease, forcing
Robertson to get out soon. He plans to put up all of his
stuff for sale online.

We’ve had many deaf theaters in the past, some national
and mostly local. Many of these theaters have closed up.
Yet we are having a new one – the Las Vegas Deaf Theatre,
founded by Aaron Coulson. It has debuted last week with
much dancing and singing in ASL.

– Very Hot News

The Rocky Mountain Deaf School will most likely have a permanent home.  Despite fierce neighborhood opposition,
the Lakewood Planning Commission agreed to the land
rezoning for the school. It is now up to the City
Council to seal the deal.

– Sunday May 20th

the below statement last week, in DeafDigest, is not correct:

It was announced by the Postal News that the
Juliette Gordon Low commemorative stamp
will be issued on June 9th. Low, who was deaf,
founded the Girl Scouts.

correct statement is as follows:

It was announced by the Postal News that the
Girl Scouts, celebrating its 100th anniversary,
will be issued a commemorative stamp. This
group was founded by a deaf woman, Juliette Gordon Low

Apologies all around for this erroneous News of the Day
announcement

– Monday May 21st

Deaf Australians are having their first video relay
service – only that it won’t be in the privacy of
their homes. These services will be at kiosks at
public facilities. This service is being provided by
the Australian Communication Exchange.

– Tuesday May 22nd

India has now recognized testimonies in sign language
by deaf witnesses in the court room. The Indian Supreme
Court made this ruling, saying that the deaf can be a
competent witness and should not be prevented from making
a testimony.

– Wednesday May 23rd

Victoria, a state in Australia, shuts down interpreter training
programs. Why? The state is broke. Sounds familiar in USA?

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The FCC issued a ruling on internet captions.
Are we, the deaf, jumping with joy? Well, a list
of organizations are not too happy with it and
have asked the FCC to reconsider.

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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TRYING TO LIPREAD THROUGH TEETH BRACES
A hearing friend, with teeth braces, tried to say
something to a deaf person.
The deaf person tried to lipread and could not
understand the hearing person.
The hearing person “apologized” and said that
teeth braces prevented him from clearly mouthing
the words.
Teeth braces preventing a hearing person from
mouthing words clearly?
DeafDigest editor does not know!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lipreading-teeth-braces/

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

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Disability Hiring Fair

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Richardson, Texas

updated information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-disability-and-deaf-hiring-fair-richardson-texas/

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A FRUSTRATED ORAL PERSON
An oral deaf person is frustrated. He never saw
a deaf person in his life but he learned ASL in high
school and in college.
Result? He forgot almost all of what he has learned.
Why?
Because he has no deaf friends and could not use
ASL with them!
This is why he is very frustrated.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-oral-deaf-person/

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

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NAD welcomes submissions for proposed priorities

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 national association of the deaf priorities/

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THE QUEEN OF MEAN HELPING THE DEAF-BLIND
When she was living, Leona Helmsley, not deaf,  had this reputation as the Queen of Mean.
She built up a huge hotel empire in New York City but
would not pay taxes and sometimes would not pay the hired
help.
She went to jail for nearly two years because of her
misdeeds.
When she died, a foundation was established – The Helmsley Trust. And guess what, this foundation gifted the Helen
Keller Center for the Deaf-Blind with six million dollars!
Maybe Leona was mean to her own hearing people, but
certainly not with the deaf-blind.

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MORE LAW FIRMS TRY TO HELP INJURED VETERANS
We have a number of injured veterans that also
became deaf during combat.
A big issue is military compensation, called
Traumatic Service Members’ Group Life Insurance.
Many veterans, especially those that became deaf,
have been reluctant to apply for this compensation,
thinking it may jeopardize their disability benefits.
This is why there are more attorneys interested
in serving the needs of the injured vets.

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN LAW FIRM AND AGENCY SERVING THE DEAF
The Olinsky Law Group, a Syracuse, NY law firm, specializing
in disability rights, has announced a partnership with the
Aurora of Central New York, a service agency that works
with the deaf.
Both groups hope this partnership will lead to better services for the deaf, and the disabled.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to interpret a speech that is not relevant to deaf client’s needs

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you ever experienced your hands shaking when you have had to do
some sort of performance in public?  What many people may not realize
is that nervousness may play a role in the accuracy of some court
reporters, captioners, and CART providers.

As a court reporting/captioning student sits down at the steno
machine to take a speed test, that person may find that as the
dictation begins, his or her hands begin to shake, and it may become
difficult for that person to hit the correct keys.

Just like it may happen with public speaking or performing, the
captioner’s hands may shake or tremble in new or unfamiliar
circumstances.  The first time a captioner goes on air, it may take a
few seconds or a few minutes for that person to calm down and to
become more accurate.

Some court reporters or captioners learn different techniques in an
attempt to eliminate the nervousness.  They may practice relaxation
exercises like meditation, yoga, visualization, and deep breathing.
Some have tried hypnosis to eliminate the anxiety.

Usually after a short period of time, the person will settle down and
be able to write cleanly and accurately, but it’ that first few
minutes in a new or unfamiliar environment that are very difficult
for some court reporters or captioners.

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

At a restaurant, a waitress asks the deaf patron
if he wants a Braille menu

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

In the payroll department of one big company, there
was a high turnover of entry level high school
graduates who could not master the complicated
payroll system. Out of desperation, the company
hired a deaf person, himself a college graduate,
for this task. The turnover immediately stopped!
And the company executives were raving about that
deaf employee performing a task that hearing people
could not do.

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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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The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf employee does not use sign language to
communicate. The employer finds passing notes is
nonproductive, and wants to deaf employee to learn
signs to make communication much easier. The
deaf employee refuses to learn signs. Can he lose
his job for that reason? No, according to the ADA
(notes is a reasonable accommodation) and the EEOC
also said deaf employees cannot be forced to learn
signs.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Closed but never forgotten is Central North Carolina
School for the Deaf. Nearly a year after it closed permanently
on June 30th, the alumni association is hosting a picnic on
June 22nd.
Same thing with Nebraska School for the Deaf. The school
closed few years ago but the alumni continues to get together
from time to time to cherish the good old Nebraska days.
Politicians can close schools but cannot remove rich memories
of former students.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How long does it take for a charter school for the
deaf to win approval by the county school board of
trustees?
In the case of the Las Vegas Charter School of the
Deaf, it took six years.
Said charter school board president Elaine Haines:

a very long onerous 6 year process

The school will open its doors this fall in rented
facilities this fall.
Keep in mind Nevada is one of the few states without
a residential school for the deaf. There are mainstreamed
programs in Las Vegas and in Reno, though.

(editor’s note: this school, unfortunately, has run into
financial problems and has filed bankruptcy)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Feeling sorry for the parent of a deaf child?

Here is this comment, found in a newspaper –

Siobhan Corcoran, mother of three-year-old Steven, says that when he was diagnosed as deaf at the age of 16 months, the audiologist who tested him said to her:

Don’t be upset, or sad. He is going to have a fulfilling
life. He will drive, have a girlfriend, go to university. The person I feel most sorry for is you, because you will spend the rest of your life battling for him!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A chat between a hearing person and a very non-lipreading
deaf person

The deaf person guessed that the hearing person said:

Do you want milk?

The deaf person said yes.

The hearing person actually said:

Do you want beer?

The non-lipreading deaf person, who did not like
beer, was forced to drink it, out of politeness.

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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:             $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED:                May 23, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

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.  The current service load is approximately 215.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (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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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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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:  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 May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

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

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence 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 notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

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

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

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

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

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

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 – 23 May 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 23, 2012


— A difference between Ashley Fiolek and Marlee Matlin

Ashley Fiolek is a famous deaf motocross champion.
Marlee Matlin is a famous deaf actress. What is the
difference between these famous deaf women? Marlee
requires all of her movie and TV appearances to be
captioned. Ashley performed in a recent Red Bull/Honda
commercial – that was not captioned! Did Ashley ask
the TV people to caption the filming?

 
— ASL could instruct computer what to do!

A deaf person using ASL to tell the computer to do
something? Yes, as Microsoft engineers may make it
possible with the new SoundWave software. SoundWave
can recognize hand gestures. With more software
improvements, SoundWave may later recognize
ASL. If successful then we can use ASL with our
tablets and smart phones!

— Times Square’s CBS Super Screen shows important deaf message

New York’s Times Square has the CBS Super Screen. Everyone
looks at it while walking through. And it is showing
a deaf message – the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services
and its Public Service Announcement about rights and
needs of deaf women in domestic situations. These messages
are 15 seconds long and rotates with other messages.

 
— Insulting the deaf while seeking help from the deaf

A hearing person posted on a deaf web site this message:

I am not deaf, and very thankful for that. I wish to
learn ASL. Please tell me where are the ASL classes
being held?

Not a surprise; no deaf person helped that hearing person.
No one should ever say in front of a deaf person that he
is thankful for not being deaf! It is very insulting.

 

 

— Fire alarm at theatre that showed captioned movie

A moviehouse in Abingdon, MD was showing the captioning of
the movie “Avengers.” An angry hearing patron, who did not
want captions, complained to the theater general manager.
The manager offered a refund, but the man turned it down
and then watched the captioned movie. When the movie ended,
the man, still upset, demanded his money back. The manager said
no because he already saw the film. The angry man then pulled
the fire alarm! He was arrested and may be fined $5,000!

 
5/20/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

5/20/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 20 May 2012

DeafDigest Gold – May 20, 2012

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 asl in the courtroom/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv captions for deaf in restaurant/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-angry-at-deaf-captioned-movie/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/animal-zoo-and-deaf-zoo/

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Galaxy Nexus[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store

The sophisticated, stylish and speedy Galaxy Nexus[tm] is now at the
Deaf Pager Store.

Android 4.0 lovers who want an ultra-fast performance can zip around
the web, download movies in a flash and multitask like a madman with
4G LTE speeds and dual-core processor.*

The brilliant display and super speeds make for an epic entertainment
experience.

With massive amounts of storage and optional Mobile Hotspot
capability supporting Wi-Fi for ten devices, you can power serious
productivity from virtually anywhere.

The Galaxy Nexus[tm] is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant
Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and 2 year
agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the Galaxy Nexus[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_DDG052012

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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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HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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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?

Joanie Grondin, deaf and a single mother of two young
kids, is a newly minted graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a degree in nursing.
She is hoping to find a job at a hospital but worries
that hospitals may be reluctant to hire her because of
her deafness.

We have had a good number of Coda politicians. Most,
however, don’t do too much for the deaf when it comes
to legislative matters.
David Gibson, a Coda, just resigned from his position
as MP for the Gympie locale in Australia. The newspaper
said he was a strong advocate for issues involving the
deaf in the Parliament.
Why did he resign? He was caught driving with a
suspended license!

– Very Hot News

The Uganda Communications Commission has directed all television broadcasters to provide sign language interpretations in their programming or being shut down
by the government

– Thursday May 17th

The Trillium Family Solutions, which serves deaf clients in
Canton, Ohio, may merge with Greenleaf Family Center, another
such agency in Akron. Deaf community leaders are not too
happy with the possible merger, saying they were never
consulted about it. An upset member of the Canton Deaf
Community said:

Our Deaf Center in Canton is gone!

– Friday May 18th

Leveson Inquiry is one of the functions of the British
government. This inquiry looks into how the British
newspapers operate and to study its way of thinking.
Keep in mind these newspapers are notorious for its
screaming front page headlines about famous people’s
scandals. Anyway deaf leaders are saying this inquiry
does not look into the needs of the deaf community,
especially when disability payment program is threatened
with shutdown.

– Saturday May 19th

It was announced by the Postal News that the
Juliette Gordon Low commemorative stamp
will be issued on June 9th. Low, who was deaf,
founded the Girl Scouts.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The internet closed captioning rules was inserted in a recent edition
of the Federal Register; effective dates of these FCC rules were
set for April 30, 2012.

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WAR AT MOVIE THEATER
There was a “war” at a movie theater. A group of deaf
people went to a movie because it was advertised as
captioned.
But the movie showed no captions. The deaf group
went to the general manager’s office and complained
about it.
The general manager apologized – and stopped the movie,
turned on the captions and started the movie again all
over from start.
A hearing person complained about the captions and
about starting the movie all over again, and told the
deaf group to get out.
The general manager told the hearing person to get out,
explaining to her that he advertised the movie as
captioned and that the deaf group paid for tickets.
The woman got angry. The general manager gave her
refund and told her to get out and never come back again!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-angry-at-deaf-captioned-movie/

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

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International Week of the Deaf 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 international week of the deaf

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ANIMAL ZOO AND DEAF ZOO?
In a zoo in Sweden, a chimpanzee hates to be watched
closely by visitors. This chimp will throw rocks and
sticks at zoo visitors. The zookeepers are not happy
about it but the chimp is stubborn.
Do we, the deaf, like to be watched closely by
hearing people?
No. We hate it. Example – hearing people staring
at us at restaurants!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/animal-zoo-and-deaf-zoo/

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

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HUD Makes Available $85 Million to Fund Housing for Extremely Low-Income
Persons with Disabilities

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/hud low cost deaf housing/

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A LEGEND IN DENMARK
Morten Olsen is a soccer legend in Denmark, having
served his nation as a player and as a long time coach.
This 62-year old individual is pretty much loved by the
soccer fans in this nation.
He has been deaf for almost 40 years. This is a fact
that very few people knew about it until he publicly revealed
his hearing loss.

A STATES DISABILITY CHAMPION
Three individuals are hoping to become the States
Disability champion.
Paralympics? No. In Guernsey, a tiny island nation,
in the English Channel, there is a public office, up for
election, called States Champion for Disabled People.
That person advocates the rights and needs of the
disabled, the deaf included, in the Guernsey Assembly.
We do not have this such special political office
anywhere in USA. It is not the same as State Commissions
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

A DEAF-BLIND OWNER OF HIS REPAIR BUSINESS
Frank Levine is deaf-blind and owns his own business –
Atlanta Brailler Repair, in Smyrna, Georgia.
He repairs broken Braille typewriters. He was deaf all
his life and he lost is vision as he got older because of
Usher syndrome.
He was trained to repair Braille typewriters – and it
led him to operating his own business.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

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

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Asian Deaf Congress

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/national-asian-deaf-congres/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid stresses me out

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

I now wear a hearing aid that protects me from any more hearing damage

A hearing aid preventing any more hearing damage?

A hearing aid is supposed to help the person to hear better,
and not to prevent hearing damages. There are other ways of
preventing hearing damages, but a hearing aid is not one
of them!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. A newspaper story said “Not many colleges offer a program
for deaf students.”  Is it correct?

A. No. Many colleges do – with support services. The quality
of such support services, however, vary wildly. Some colleges
offer excellent services; other colleges offer poor services.
The alternatives are Gallaudet, NTID, SWCID and CSUN.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Interpreter services and Specialized Support Providers (SSP)

I am starting to need specialized support services.  I use interpreter services via tracking and tactile method.

In many situations,  SSP services are needed.

There have been confusion about when to use an SSP, or hearing ASL interpreter or Deaf interpreter.

It all depends on each event.  It is still a learning experiences for me to figure out my needs.

I once attended an event where I was the only Deaf-Blind person.

A hearing interpreter and a Deaf interpreter were working together to support my needs.

It did confuse the folks at the event.  I felt like I had bodyguards.

So, in a similar situation, I might have done it differently.

It is very important that a Deaf-Blind person is always in charge of his own accessibility needs.

I will now research future events before making requests for interpreter and/or SSP services.

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

that hearing people would stop asking us this question –

could the deaf person drive a car?

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DeafHistory:

Year 1837 – Evi Backus becomes the first deaf editor
of a regular newspaper – the Canajoharie Radii, a weekly newspaper serving the Rome, NY community.
This newspaper lasted about 10 years

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

9,611 – interpreters in USA that are certified

280 – CART captioners that are certified

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DeafLibrary Resources

these moon craters named after the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/moon-craters-named-after-deaf/

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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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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

JOB TITLE:    Client Support Specialist DEPARTMENT:       Client Support Services
LOCATION:    San Jose
REPORTS TO:    Director of Client Support Services
DATE:        May 2012
STATUS:        Non-Exempt
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   No

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position involves specialized primary focus on health related issues, work with deaf, hard of hearing, deafened individuals and deaf senior citizens. The Outreach Specialist provide services including, but not limited to, peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skill, information & referral, and community education in relation to health issues, youth & senior citizen issues, entitlement benefits and daily living issues.

Outreach Function:
–    Work with Director of Outreach Services to develop linkages and working relationships with health related   agencies in the City of San Jose and other deaf and hearing agencies serving the deaf community –    Develop and implement workshops, seminars, forums, and classes focusing on health related issues, SSI, SSDI, transportation, use of an interpreter in a medical setting, and other daily living issues.
–    Develop and send a quarterly benefits and health tips newsletter
–    Implement on-going support groups to follow-up on workshop topics and provide peer support to Youth & Seniors
–    Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events –    Provide the following services: communication assistance, counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral and community education –    Feeding intakes and daily log in database system
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Outreach Services

Minimum Qualifications Required  (Education, Experience and Skills Abilities):
–    Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player. –    3 years of documented experience in public relations or any related field, BA degree preferred
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture
–    Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior  citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others –    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred
–    Able to travel to appointments within the work week and must own a vehicle

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers competitive benefits.

DEADLINE: June 8, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under employment) cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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Job announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(2) Classroom Assistant – Secondary Department
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Classroom Assistant(s) – Summer Session
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) and three letters of recommendation and/or three references.

Send complete application packet to mailto:inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
or to the address below:

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

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

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

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for students, and a well respected Outreach program.

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in pre-school through grade 12.

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby. Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD’s Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social studies are encouraged to apply now

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr

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Job announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

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

Education and Experience requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

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

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

Fax: (405) 951-3543

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 – 20 May 2012

DeafDigest Blue – May 20, 2012

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; 16th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/free-law-clinic-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-different-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-difficult-deaf-choices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ashamed-to-sign-with-deaf/

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“Flying to the Light” at Harris Communications

In the book, “Flying to the Light”, seventeen-year-old Michael
Anderson and his deaf younger brother, Danny, find themselves in
mortal danger after their parents are kidnapped. Michael discovers
Danny has a special gift – he knows what happens after a person dies
– and now others want to know too.

The brothers must outwit and outrun Samuel Herrington, a lethal
biophysicist, the FBI, and even fellow Americans in a harrowing
cross-country chase, because whoever gets to Danny first will have
the power to rule the world.

A story that will keep you in suspense, “Flying to the Light” (B1213)
is available at Harris Communications for only $12.99.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddb052012

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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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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 Colin McIntyre,
not deaf and a Briton, who departed us. As a long
time employee with the BBC, a leading TV network,
he developed the Teletext. This service provided
TV captions for the deaf. It preceded our Line 21
captions. A number of deaf American leaders had
proposed that Teletext, instead of Line 21, be
the TV captioning standard. It was not to be –
but this is besides the point – for it met the
captioning needs of the deaf in Great Britain.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Jennifer Hennderson, 53, a deaf woman from Jamaica, passed
away after leading a rather ordinary life. But she has become
the focal point of a family feud that led to police intervention.
The issue was where would she be buried. One group wanted her buried in their cemetery whereas the group wanted her body in
their own cemetery. It led to violence between these family
members! At this point, this issue has not been resolved.

One program at Purdue University is of interest to the
deaf and disabled would-be pilots. It is the Able Flight
program, founded by pilots that believe that deaf and
disabled individuals should have opportunities to
fly airplanes. This group offers summer program scholarships.
One recent deaf recipient is Jason Jernigan, a student at
Florida State University Panama City, who majors in
criminology.

– Very Hot News

Deaf people in Ireland are angry with the Broadcasting
Authority of Ireland (BAI is the equivalent of our own FCC). The BAI has proposed new rules that the deaf
believe would reduce the number of captioning hours.
The BAI says the new rules would be to the advantage
of the deaf, but the Deaf Community does not believe it.

– Sunday May 13th

The United States Department of State hosted an event –
Leadership Conference on International Disability Rights.
Over 100 participants from everywhere in the world
attended this event. The goal was to support inclusion
for the disabled and to push for rights of the disabled.
Were there deaf participants? Were deaf issues discussed?
Do not know!

– Monday May 14th

The Oregon State Police department said that hearing loss
is the second most reported injury among its employees

– Tuesday May 15th

Ambrose Murangira is campaigning to win election in Uganda’s
East African Legislative Assembly. He is deaf.

– Wednesday May 16th

Lulu Xingwana, the South African Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, is angry.
She has accused the police of not learning sign
language to be able to communicate with victims of
crime.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Marja Brandon has been appointed as the interim head
of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Her first day on
the job is July 1st. Her husband is deaf.

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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ALWAYS 3 SCARY CHOICES FOR HEARING PARENTS
When hearing parents have a deaf baby, they face three
scary choices:

1. sign language or oral
2. hearing aid or cochlear implant or nothing
3. mainstream school or state school for the deaf or hearing school

And there are always opposing organizations that push these parents
to make these choices.
Not easy to be a parent of a deaf child!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/three-difficult-deaf-choices/

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

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National Alliance of Black Interpreters for Deaf Conference

June 20-24, 2012

Indianapolis, IN

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-alliance-of-black-interpreters-for-deaf-conference/

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ORAL DEAF FRIEND
DeafDigest editor had an oral friend, that signed
poorly.
When they both are alone, such as eating at a restaurant,
then there is a lot of conversation back and forth. It was
fun and enjoyable.
But when there is a hearing party, the oral deaf friend
would ignore DeafDigest editor to mix with hearing people
(struggling to communicate with them).
When DeafDigest editor wanted to chat with the oral
deaf friend during hearing party, he was ignored all the
time. Seems the oral deaf friend was ashamed to communicate
with deaf with sign language?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ashamed-to-sign-with-deaf/

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

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Want to serve the National Association of the Deaf?

If so, do visit
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-of-the-deaf-call-to-candidates/

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THE CAPTIONING CHALLENGE
The Final Cut Pro X is a video editor for use in
Apple computers.
After giving a lecture at Gallaudet, the company owner
Larry Jordan felt that his Final Cut Pro X training videos
needed to be captioned.
It was quite a challenge:

– over 90 separate video files had to be captioned
– over 11 hours of viewing in these 90 video files
– making sure that captions do not block the video viewing
– five months of captioning work
– 20 people were involved

Yes, Larry Jordan was successful with this captioning
mission.

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DEAFNESS AS PUNISHMENT
In the poorer parts of Nepal, hearing people believe that
they are being punished for having deaf children.
The punishment is for the wrong things hearing people have
done while much younger years ago.
It is sad to see this way of thinking among some hearing
Nepalese people.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Always feeling nervous, feeling unprepared, feeling
anxious, feeling not ready – before start of major
interpreting assignments.

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

A SMALL TOWN BEAUTY SHOP OWNER
How many deaf individuals own beauty shops, especially
in small towns?
There is one – in Maysville, Georgia, a town of less than
2,000 people, located not too far from the Georgia/South
Carolina border line.
DeafDigest editor does not know her full name but it an
experienced owner, with nearly 30 years in the business.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In addition to competing in the National Court Reporters
Association’s annual speed contest at speeds up to 280 words per
minute, court reporters, CART providers, and captioners have competed
at even higher speeds.

In 2004, Mark Kislingbury, a court reporter and broadcast captioner
from Houston, Texas, set a Guinness World Record when he successfully
transcribed dictation at 360 words per minute with over 97% accuracy.

Over the years, Mark studied how many strokes per second he was able
to achieve.  He found that by trying to shorten how many strokes he
wrote per word and by writing more strokes per second, he was able to
write faster than anyone else.

When he set the world record at 360 words per minute, he did it by
averaging .8 strokes per word and 4.8 strokes per second.

Mark and other fast writers from around the country are currently
making plans to attempt to break the world record once again, this
time by writing at 400 words per minute.

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

A misguided hearing friend accompanying a deaf person
at a store, says:

Let me help you around because you cannot hear

The angry deaf person says:
Yes, I can’t hear but I can see

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series
old

Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

The workplace was “stuck” with pretty much outdated
software – it works very well but still too outdated.
The only employee that knows how to fix software
problems is a deaf person!

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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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The Deaf and the Law:

Could CI mapping sessions be covered under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)?

No, according to the Circuit Court (Petit v. U.S. Dept. of
Education case).

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Golondrina Timewell, a pro motorcycle racer with the
NHRA, feels that because of the loud environment, sign
language would be the perfect means of communication
during the races.
Golondrina is trying to work with the NHRA to bring
the deaf and hearing community together during the races.

(editor’s note: nothing came out of it)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Well known evangelist Jerry Falwell passed
away this week.
What was his connection to the deaf? In the
early eighties he opened a TTY Medical Relay
hotline center in a building on the campus of
University of Virginia at Charlottesville.
Deaf people in need of medical assistance
could call the TTY hotline from anywhere in USA
to get medical emergency personnel dispatched
to their homes.
This center lasted for few years before
funding shortages closed it up for good.
This center was viewed with mixed acceptance
by the Deaf Community because of Falwell’s
background.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A Deaf Briton brought this up. He asked “What good is
Deaf Awareness Week? if hearing people forget about
the deaf 51 weeks of the year and remember the deaf
for one week”

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought an angry hearing person said, while pointing
his finger at someone:

he is some and I hate him

some?

He actually said:
he is scum and I hate him

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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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:  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 May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

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

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence 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 notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

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

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

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

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

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

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 – 20 May 2012

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DeafDigest – 16 May 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 16, 2012

– A big scandal among “deaf” teachers in India

Six hundred hearing teachers obtained medical certificates
of their “deafness”. They did not want to be transferred
to different school districts, wanting to teach in their
own districts. The law in India only says hearing teachers
can be transferred while deaf and disabled teachers can stay.
As a result, all of these 600 “deaf” teachers were fired
because of fraud!

 

 

– The Susan G. Komen Race and the deaf

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure organizers asked a group
of interpreters for free interpreting services. Many interpreters
refused – because the Komen group collected $400 million dollars
in donations and race fees, but not a penny for interpreters!

 

 

– Biggest Loser won’t apologize

Margie Cummins, not deaf, won the 2012 British TV Biggest
Loser contest. During one of these Biggest Loser TV shows,
she laughed and insulted the deafness of contestant Selena
Brown. When Selena was upset about it, Margie refused to
apologize. She still refused when friends asked her to
apologize! Why? Margie does not care.

 

 

– Deaf chefs cannot hear the frying pan

We have several deaf chefs in USA that serve best meals.
Do they have to hear to cook these great dishes? A hearing
chef told a newspaper reporter that he listens for the
popping sound of hot olive oil in the frying pan. When he
hears it pop, he knows the pan is ready for frying. Hearing
chefs cook better than our deaf chefs? No! Deaf Chefs use
eyes; hearing chefs use ears – same results with great meals!

 

 

– You can buy a voice weather radio that alerts deaf

Last week DeafDigest mentioned a NOAA voice weather
radio that can help the deaf with alerting signal
device. It was learned that Harris Communications
sells this special radio.

Do visit it at: http://www.harriscomm.com/index.php/equipment/signaling-systems/weather-alert.html

 


5/13/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

5/13/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

DeafDigest – 13 May 2012

DeafDigest Gold – May 13, 2012

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; 16th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-actors/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-panic-attacks-with-deaf-people/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf asl in the courtroom/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv captions for deaf in restaurant/

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For Speed Demons: LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE is built for speed inside and out. A 1.2GHz
dual-core processor helps you quickly switch between apps and enjoy
super-fast Web browsing.

The Viper uses the Android 2.3 platform and has access to the hottest
apps, games and widgets. Want to try Google Wallet[tm]? The Viper
offers the latest Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, so you
can pay on-the-go at participating retailers.

Now priced at $99.99, after $250 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and
2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE 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_DDG051312

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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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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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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Lara Steward, a deaf British woman, is an actor. But
acting alone does not support a full time living.
She tried farming, but again it did not work out.
She is now a pet shop owner in Hibaldstow, a small town. Already she has seen hearing customers come
to her shop to make purchases.

Some hospitals have this habit of misplacing patients’
personal possessions – such as watches, wireless
devices, eyeglasses – and – hearing aids! In the case of
a hospital in Great Britain, the administration had to reimburse the patients £131,000 for lost hearing aids.
That is $211,255 in American dollars.

– Very Hot News

A new group, the European Deaf Geographies Summit, had
first meeting at England’s Bristol Centre for Deaf
Studies. Their press release was vaguely worded but
it has a lot to do with research on deafness-related
topics.

– Thursday May 10th

Gallaudet senior Zach Ennis is serving as an intern for
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican. Yoder has a special
interest in the deaf because Kansas School for the Deaf
is located in his jurisdiction.

– Friday May 11th

Actor Johnny Depp laughed very hard when he was told
of his ASL errors during the Sir Paul Mccartney’s My
Valentine video. It was mentioned by DeafDigest a couple
of times. This shows his lack of sensitivity towards
our sign languages everywhere in the world.

– Saturday May 12th

Deafness among children in China is often because of
improper use of antibiotics such as streptomycin, kanamycin and gentamicin. As a result, China’s State Food and Drug Administration has approved use of a
gene detector in hopes of curbing deafness in future
children.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, in Chennai, is a famous eye treatment center in India. This hospital is
experimenting with a new gene therapy in which the staffers
hope will improve chances of sight among those with Usher syndrome. They’ve already experimented with a 24-year
old patient and they are seeing some improvement with him.

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BE CAREFUL IF YOU USE ASL IN THE COURT ROOM
A Coda and his deaf father were sitting in the court room,
just watching the court session.
The Coda used sign language to explain to the father
what the attorneys and defendants were saying.
The judge saw it and told the Coda to stop signing.
The Coda explained that he was interpreting for his
deaf father.
The judge then told both of them to go to the back
of the room and sit there so that the signing would
not interrupt the session.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf asl in the courtroom/

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

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Disability & Hiring Fair
June 26, 2012
Richardson, TX (in Dallas & Collin counties)

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-disability-and-deaf-hiring-fair-richardson-texas/

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TV CAPTIONS AT A RESTAURANT BAR
DeafDigest editor was eating at a restaurant
bar and asked the bar tender to turn on the captions.
He struggled for a long time and failed, and then
asked the editor to move to another table where
captions were shown.
The bartender explained that captions are easy
to turn on with old TV sets but with new TV sets,
it is very difficult to turn on the captions!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv captions for deaf in restaurant/

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

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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research .
asks for your comments on Proposed Long Range Plan Comment

Period for your comments end June 18th

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 deaf comments with national disability rehabilitation research/

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AN ISSUE WITH THE SEMESTER AT SEA
There was some discussion regarding interested deaf students
wanting to participate in the Semester at Sea programs.
This organization, under the sponsorship of University of
Virginia, enables students to spend a semester studying while
on a cruise ship.
Could a deaf student participate? Yes, if he is accompanied
by an interpreter(s).
But who pays for interpreters is another thing. There were
several suggestions that were thrown back and forth.
Still, no solution. Interpreters won’t interpret for free
even if rich once-in-a-lifetime experience is offered as
an incentive.

A CAREER EDUCATOR OF THE DEAF RESPONDS TO THE TEXAS OPTIONS
This weekend’s Blue edition said that Texas has these
three options in Deaf Education:

Local education agency
Regional Day School Programs
Texas School for the Deaf

A career educator of the deaf said Texas is, indeed, the
only state to make these options as simple and as clear
to hearing parents that know nothing about the deaf, much
less education of the deaf.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops forgetting deafness/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

World Federation of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/world-federation-of-the-dea/

TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THE NEW YORK BIGS
Many would-be actors leave behind the small towns they
grew up all their lives to make it in the New York theatrical
community.
One such individual is Tad Cooley, who will move to
New York from Vanderbilt, Texas to study acting at the
New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He has been
involved with high school drama, small films, small theatre
and Internet theater – taking such lessons in acting,
vocal and dancing.
What about it? He is deaf. He does not know sign language.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I am very comfortable without my hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

the university serves students with all types of hearing disabilities

this means mildly deaf, moderately deaf, severely deaf and profoundly deaf

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are many deaf people more tense than hearing people
when it comes to home appointments (cable technicians,
electricians, plumbers, etc)?

A. They have to constantly watch the flashing signalers
to make sure the visit is not missed. If they leave the
room for a few minutes to go to the bathroom, they are
afraid the lights would flash and the tech person will
think no one is home and leave!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Mobility

Traveling independently is important for many of us.

Being Deaf-Blind is a challenge.  We are the brave ones!

Anyway, let’s talk about the white cane that we use to
feel our way around.

Some sidewalks are built with bricks or cobblestones
to look pretty!

Having that thin tip at bottom of our cane can get us
caught in the crack!

It feels like being stabbed!

Here are a few other cane tips that we can change.

Marshmallow – Yeah it looks like it, plastic and can
roll

Tear drop – Yeah tear coming down our cheeks! Another
good tip.

Mushroom – umm not edible again it does the job!

Ever wonder why we are always hungry?

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

That all TV sets are required to be outfitted with a push button
captions. Fiddling around with the remote or with on-screen
instructions can be extremely frustrating!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1975 – Jack Ashley, the deaf British MP, made the first
TTY call across the ocean, from England to USA.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100

number of days to determine where a deaf person
stands with his new CI; is he making progress
or he is not making progress or he is at a standstill!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Dr Peter Hauser’s Deaf Brain:
http://deafdigest.com/the deaf brain/

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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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Job announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(2) Classroom Assistant – Secondary Department
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Classroom Assistant(s) – Summer Session
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) and three letters of recommendation and/or three references.

Send complete application packet to mailto:inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
or to the address below:

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

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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Job search
Director of the American Sign Language Program
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

We are pleased to announce a job search for the position of
Director of the American Sign Language Program at the
Ohio State University.

Position start date is August 1, 2012.

See the job description below.

The deadline for submission of applications is June 1, 2012.

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State
University offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the
university’s undergraduate requirement for a general education
sequence in modern/foreign college credits. The Program is
administered under the Foreign Language Center within the
College of Arts and Sciences. (See: http://asl.osu.edu/ )
The Ohio State University is located in the heart of
Columbus, which is a thriving city with a large and active
Deaf Community.

Detailed Job Description:
Plans and manages the OSU American Sign Language (ASL) Program.
reporting to the Director of the Foreign Language Center;
coordinates curricular development for the ASL program,
including all ASL course offerings; teaches up to 4 courses
annually; leads ASL instructor meetings; develops and
implements program assessment; coordinates training and
professional development for ASL instructors; evaluates all
ASL instructors in conjunction with the Foreign Language
Center Director; oversees and develops content for ASL
program website; coordinates interpreting ASL for all
program events; assists in identifying and applying for
grant and funding/development opportunities; completes an
annual report for the ASL program; assists in preparing
and monitoring expenses for the annual ASL budget.

Duties Description:

40 percent of job:
Plans and Manages ASL Program: Coordinates the curricular
development for the ASL courses; participates in establishing
policies as they relate to the program. Develops and implements
program assessment, reviews and makes recommendations for
updates on program curricula. Acts as liaison to faculty, students, units, and community members inquiring about the
program; oversees ASL website. Oversees technology integration
in the ASL classroom. Coordinates placement testing, transfer,
and EM credit; plans and manages the preparation of articles,
proposals, reports and educational materials for publication.

30 percent of job:
Manages ASL Instructors and Staff: Convenes and leads ASL
instructor meetings; plans and supervises the scheduling of
events, special assignments, and outreach activities for the
program; coordinates training, evaluation, and professional
development of all ASL instructors; develops and selects
training materials upon recommendations from the faculty
oversight group; coordinates interpreting for ASL for
program events; interviews and trains support staff.

15 percent of job:
Budget and Operations: Assists in preparing budgets and
monitoring expenses for ASL budget; evaluates and
authorizes payments for materials, facilities, and
staff as appropriate; assists in identifying and
applying for grants and funding/development
opportunities; completes an annual report on the program.

15 percent of job:
Teaching: Teaches up to 4 ASL courses annually.

Experience:
Required: Master’s degree in relevant discipline or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in program planning and administration.

Desired: Three years ASL teaching experience in
postsecondary institutions; administrative and
managerial experience in postsecondary education.
Doctoral or terminal degree in relevant discipline
preferred.

Compensation:
Salary: $50,000-$58,000. The Ohio State University offers
a comprehensive package of benefits, state retirement
options and access to the cultural resources at one of
the nation’s largest universities.

Applications:
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and provides reasonable accommodations under
the Americans with Disabilities Act. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The job will be posted on the OSU Human Resources website
on May 1st; see https://www.jobsatosu.com/
The complete application package includes a letter of interest
and a curriculum vita (resume) and must be submitted online.
Application deadline is June 1, 2012 or until the position
is filled or closed.

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job announcement
Director of Employment Services (Full Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont and San Leandro, California

DCARA has a full-time job opening for the position of Director of Employment Services.  This position has two major responsibilities:  1. Manage the Employment Services Department which is charged with the task of working with Deaf and hard of hearing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area to enhance their vocational skills, increase their employability, place them in jobs, and work with them to retain their employment; and 2. Develop and implement the Deaf Employment Training Center, a pre-employment skills training and development program for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.   This position will report to the Executive Director and will occupy an office at the Fremont EDD office (primarily) and at DCARA Headquarters in San Leandro.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Oversee the compliance of contracts that fund Employment Services department within the agency
–    Provide training and supervision to all Employment Services staff
–    Work with Executive Director and Program Developer to develop funding opportunities to implement Deaf Employment Training Center
–    Develop linkages and working relationships with other agencies serving the deaf and hard of hearing community
–    Conduct evaluations of services offered within Employment Services Department to ensure that services are meeting the current needs in the community
–    Advocate for employability and communication access for clients with employers
–    Monitor department budget
–    Facilitate regularly scheduled department meetings
–    Participate in management team meetings to support department as well as agency operations
–    Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    Bachelor’s degree in vocational services, social services, counseling, or related areas.  MA degree preferred
–    Experience in supervision and management
–    At least three years’ experience in employment service delivery
–    Demonstrated organizational, analytical and writing skills
–    Knowledge of MS Windows software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
–    Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
–    Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people
–    Able to travel during the week (and occasional weeknights/weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area

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

DEADLINE:  Friday, May 18, 2012, 5:00 p.m. PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

DCARA – Human Resources
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

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

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for students, and a well respected Outreach program.

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in pre-school through grade 12.

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby. Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD’s Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social studies are encouraged to apply now

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr

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Job announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

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

Education and Experience requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

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

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

Fax: (405) 951-3543

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 May 2012

DeafDigest Blue – May 13, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/innocent-discrimination-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-person-with-artificial-finger/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/free-law-clinic-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-different-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

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New VP Remote Control at Harris Communications

Are those buttons on your VP remote control a little hard to see? Do you end up pushing the wrong button because you get the buttons
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The VP Remote Control (HC-VP/REMOTE) is only $20 at Harris
Communications. It works with Sorenson, D-Link, and Blackcrow
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For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB051312

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

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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 George Johnston
who departed us. Better known as GJ, this native of
New Jersey, he was many things – teacher, one-man comedy
show performer, athlete, deaf youth leader, sign language
instructor, and others too numerous to mention. And
most important of all, he was the pillar of the New Jersey
Deaf Community.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The National Deaf Children’s Society, in Great Britain, is
saying that deaf teenagers are not part of the family
communications loop – simply because they are deaf. This
group is trying to encourage hearing teenagers to always
involve the deaf in communications at all times.

If deaf tourists visit Jamaica they could stop at the
Sandals Royal Plantation, in St Ann, considered to be
one of the best hotels on the island. And to take in
a dinner. One of the chefs is Lorenzo Stephenson. He
is deaf, and just 20 years old. The hotel general
manager thinks highly of Lorenzo and feels he could move
up in the chef ranks.

– Very Hot News

Dr. Dimitri Kanevsky, a deaf noted inventor, was honored
by the White House, being awarded as Champion of Change.
With 150 patents to his credit, he is noted for his work
with real time captions.

– Sunday May 6th

University of Louisville has graduated its first ten
students that majored in the American Sign Language Interpreting Studies Program. Currently over 50 students are in that
program.

– Monday May 7th

The National Theatre of the Deaf is back to its roots, moving
its headquarters to the home grounds of the Eugene O’Neill
Theatre Center. This was when the deaf theatrical group
began operations in 1967.

– Tuesday May 8th

by Aziza Jackson Seven Alabama School for the Deaf seniors are members of
the first class of students to graduate from a dual enrollment program
between ASD and Central Alabama Community College. The students studied
college biology with instructor …

– Wednesday May 9th

A settlement was reached between the deaf and the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Department of Social Services over lack of interpreters. Both agencies agreed
to provide interpreters in addition to other improvements
in its operations while dealing with the deaf patients.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A warning for would-be-deaf thieves. There are burglar alarms
everywhere. A deaf British burglar broke into a school,
totally unaware that the alarm went off. Made it much easier
for the police to nab him in the act!

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

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DO DEAF PEOPLE WANT FREE LEGAL CLINICS?
An agency serving the deaf started legal services because
deaf clients needed attorneys to help them.
Yet, that agency had to cancel the clinic. Why? Because
there were no deaf clients that showed up to meet with
attorneys!
Do deaf people really want free legal clinics or is
it just all talk?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/free-law-clinic-for-deaf/

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

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Usher Syndrome Family Conference
July 7th, 2012
St. Louis, Missouri

ideal for professionals that work with the deaf-blind

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 usher syndrome family deaf conference/

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A FUTURE HEARING AID
For many years we have seen different types of hearing
aids – big boxes in our pockets, small boxes hidden
in our shirts, behind-the-ear hearing aids, inside-the-
ear hearing aids. Even the CI is really a hearing aid.
It is possible that we will have a new type of
hearing aid that is different. It is hidden in a person’s
tooth!
DeafDigest editor is not sure if it is a good idea –
if a dentist pulls out that bad tooth, maybe it has a
hearing aid inside it!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-different-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Call for papers

Deaf World/Hearing World Conference
Berlin, Germany
December 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 deaf world hearing world conference/

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A FACT THAT MOST STATES WON’T TELL
As far as Deaf Education is concerned, we have 50 different
states, and therefore 50 different state deaf education laws,
not to mention district by district laws!.
This being said, there was a posting on a web site which
explains Deaf Education programs in Texas.
It says that there are three options in Texas:

Local education agency
Regional Day School Programs
Texas School for the Deaf

Many states won’t even include a state school for the
deaf as an option!

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DON’T DRIVE AND DEAF-TEXT AT SAME TIME
It is costly in Spain to drive and text at the same
time, never mind if the driver is deaf or hearing.
Well, in Leon, a city in northwest Spain, a deaf
driver was fined 200 euros for that reason. He is upset
and plans to appeal the court ruling.
200 euros means almost $260.00.

THESE HIGH MAINTENANCE HEARING AIDS
A late-deafened group raised the issue of these
high maintenance hearing aids. Specifically they were talking about senior citizens, because of limited
use of hands, struggling just to change batteries
in their hearing aids. Another issue is difficulty
in taking out and then putting in their hearing aids
on a daily basis.
The easier options are:

– hearing aids with large battery size
– in-the-ear-hearing-aids
– using magnets to move batteries around

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Having to come up with creative interpreting to come up
with signs for words to prevent misunderstandings.

An example by a speaker is:

I hear that

a wrong sign may give the impression that the speaker is not deaf

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A question that people often ask me when they see me with the steno
machine is how fast someone can write with “one of those machines.”

Most captioners and CART providers start off as court reporters, and
so they have passed the same tests that court reporters take in court
reporting school.

In many states, court reporters must pass a test at 225 words per
minute in order to be certified.  In order to achieve the Registered
Professional Reporter certification offered by the National Court
Reporters Association (NCRA), a court reporter or captioner must pass
tests at speeds up to 225 words per minute.  To obtain the Registered
Merit Reporter certification, one must pass tests at speeds up to 260
words per minute.

At the NCRA annual convention, there is a speed contest where
contestants compete at speeds up to 280 words per minute.

A REASON TO BE ENVIOUS
A hearing person that works in the Wall Street, said:

I maintain job and sales leads because a lot of the social contacts were over meals, cocktails, playing squash and golf, and that one must have money for these endeavors

Yes, we have interpreters – but it is not the same thing!
So, should we be envious of those that are not deaf?
Well, all depends – every case is different.

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

during high level meetings of financial services
representatives, a deaf representative knew much more than hearing representatives in subject matter – and they
always deferred to his deep knowledge!

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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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The Deaf and the Law:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) does not
only cover the deaf, deaf-blind and hearing impaired students. It also covers hearing students under 10 other different disabilities.

These are:

autism, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury and visual impairment..

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Ronda Jo Miller, the greatest athlete of either gender
ever to play on Gallaudet athletic grounds, is now on the
pre-season roster of the Washington Mystics in the WNBA.
She just came back to the states after being voted as
the best foreign women’s basketball player in Denmark.

(editor’s note: she played one pre-season game before
being let go)

……

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Forbes magazine, May 21st edition, featured a
story titled “Royal Boom.” It is about a relatively
new spectacle – called dB Drag racing. These dB road
racers drive with a goal, to steer autos with the
loudest stereos.
How loud? The goal is 194 dB, which, according
to physicists and sound engineers, would shatter
the stereo equipment!
Crazy? Yes, but it is becoming a popular event,
attracting sponsors such as Best Buy, XM Satellite
Radio and Circuit City. And some drivers spend
as much as $250,000 on the loudest stereo
equipment they could tinker with.
Do these drivers become deaf? Driving with
unprotected ears, some of them suffer from
ear ringing. And interestingly enough they
refuse to blame it on high dB levels but blame
it on something else!
Self-denial? Yes.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Many hearing people, with deaf children, suffer from
this Magic Bullet Syndrome. The dictionary defines
this phrase as follows:

Something regarded as a magical solution or cure

They want deafness eradicated through different
methods or different ways or different types of
equipment.

A deaf child is a deaf child, no matter what!

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought my friend said:

My jest is hurting

Jest? Yes, it is a word but it does not fit with
what he was trying to say.

He actually said:

My chest is hurting

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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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:  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 May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

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

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence 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
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

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

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

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

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

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

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 May 2012

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DeafDigest – 12 May 2012

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DeafDigest – 10 May 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 9, 2012

— A fake-ASL song?

Seems we are having problems with entertainers trying to use fake-ASL in their acts. A Mark Nakhla video tried to mix ASL with the song “No Church in the Wild.” Mark says it is ASL, but the Deaf Community says it is sign nonsense. Only few weeks ago Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman made a huge mess of the signs they were trying.

 

— A weather radio being used as an alerting signal device

The NOAA Weather Radio is voice only but it could help the deaf! This radio tells hearing people of weather warnings – tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, etc. The voice is no help to the deaf – but it can be connected to an alerting signal device or a bed visbrator. And the deaf would know the there is a weather emergency. DeafDigest is not sure how it works, but the NOAA says it works.

 

— Will a hidden CI lead to cheating in sports?

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned an invisible CI, hidden in the user’s ear tube. Deaflympics has a strict rule that all athletes must take off their hearing aids and CI’s on the playing field. Will we see cheating among deaf athletes that hide their CI while in competition?

 

— England’s planned World Wide Deaf Cultural Center

The Deaf Way, held twice in Washington, DC in the past, showed everyone what is Deaf Culture. But at end of Deaf Way, all the exhibits and events disappeared. Well, A deaf group in England wants a “permanent” Deaf Way. They want to call it “Embassy to the world’s deaf community.” And it would be in Preston, Lancashire. Will it succeed? The project needs money for a big exhibit hall and staff. But the location is a big if – because it is not in London.

 

— A 7-sign statue in a restaurant

If you dine at Rasika West in Washington, DC you will see a statue of a hand that shows the sign for seven. A sign for seven, not really, but in India, that “seven” sign means prosperity. Take a look at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-for-seven-in-india/

 

5/06/12 Blue edition at: http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

5/06/12 Gold edition at: http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

 

 

DeafDigest – 06 May 2012

DeafDigest Gold - May 6, 2012

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; 16th year

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Last week's ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-one-ear/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-actors/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-panic-attacks-with-deaf-people/

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Galaxy Nexus(tm) at the Deaf Pager Store

The sophisticated, stylish and speedy Galaxy Nexus(tm) 
is now at the Deaf Pager Store.

Android 4.0 lovers who want an ultra-fast performance 
can zip around the web, download movies in a flash and 
multitask like a madman with 4G LTE speeds and dual-core 
processor.* The brilliant display and super speeds 
make for an epic entertainment experience. With massive 
amounts of storage and optional Mobile Hotspot capability 
supporting Wi-Fi for ten devices, you can power serious 
productivity from virtually anywhere.

The Galaxy Nexus(tm) is priced at $199.99, after $350 
Instant Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) 
and 2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. 
Until 4G LTE coverage is available, you'll enjoy 3G coverage 
nationwide.

Find the Galaxy Nexus(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_DDG050612

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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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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?

Everyone in Arkansas roots for the Razorbacks football
team of University of Arkansas. Each game is an
event, much helped by the marching band. One of the
members of the band will be Mitchell Moore, an
incoming freshman. Moore is deaf.

Sarah Hajjar is a medical school student at University 
of Calgary. She is deaf and a product of mainstreaming
programs in Edmonton. How did she overcome problems
with the stethoscope? She connects it to a visual
display. Another method is to connect it to her CI.
After she graduates with a medical degree she is
contemplating a career in audiological sciences.

- Very Hot News

Georgia did not follow the ADA when it comes to the
needs of deaf residents of group homes. This was
what U.S. District Judge Richard Story ruled.
He said there are no mental care workers that know
ASL, thus placing the deaf residents at risk.

- Thursday May 3rd

Andy Bonheyo has stepped down from his position as
football coach at Maryland School for the Deaf.
It was not an easy decision for him to make. At
Maryland he produced ten teams that were #1 among
deaf schools during his 11-year run. He previously 
coached at Model Secondary School for the Deaf and 
Texas School for the Deaf and also produced these
national #1 teams at both schools. He continues as 
the school athletic director, saying he has some 
unfinished projects and goals. Both of his sons
are Gallaudet football players. Will Andy return
to coaching? He has not ruled it out!

- Friday May 4th

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Smith Personnel 
Solutions, a temp staffing agency, discriminated against a
deaf applicant that was seeking a position as a stock clerk.
The agency told her that because of her deafness her work at
the warehouse would be at risk. She filed with the EEOC and won.

- Saturday May 5th

Gallaudet has always stressed academics, especially among
many students that play on athletic teams ranging from
football to track. And speaking of football, we had a 
football player - Jeff Kurz winning the 1992 National Football
Foundation scholarship award. This was a big time honor
especially when Gallaudet had problems winning football
games during the early nineties. And now this, by this
very same National Football Foundation has honored
Caleb Hinton to its National Honor Society. Caleb was
one of the important, but unsung, offensive linemen
that helped Gallaudet to a football resurgence in
these past seasons. Congrats, Caleb!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Food and Drug Administration is being dragged
into a feud between The Hearing Industries Association
and the hearing aid providers. Seems the manufacturers
do not want personal sound amplification devices to
portray themselves as "hearing aids" - whereas the
providers say these are important hearing aid accessories.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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IMPORTANT DEAF ACTORS
   We have a few deaf actors that are very important.
Important? Why?
   They play deaf roles in police, fire and SWAT
emergency training films. These hearing officers
watch the training films to learn how to deal with
a deaf person.
   They learn that deaf hands are most important
of all - for writing notes, for gesturing and
for using ASL with interpreters.

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

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

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NAD Call for Awards Nominations

to be presented at NAD Conference

July 3-7, 2012

Louisville, KY

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-deaf-awards/

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HEARING EMPLOYEE'S PANIC ATTACKS
   A hearing employee works in the same room with
a deaf employee. This hearing person is friendly,
always laughing and always joking around.
   But when there is a need for a simple communication
with a deaf employee to discuss a routine work
matter, then this hearing employee suffers panic
attacks.
   He never has panic attacks with other hearing
employees, always with that deaf employee.
   Fear? Scared? Nervous? Don't know why.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-panic-attacks-with-deaf-people/

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

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 - 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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IT ALMOST NEVER FAILS
   It almost never fails - that a deaf person grows
up avoiding the deaf, going to a hearing college,
avoiding sign language and then graduates and then 
goes job seeking.
   And where do they find their jobs - either at
Gallaudet or NTID or a deaf school or a deaf agency!
   One must get a job in order to have a roof over
his head and food on his dinner table!

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

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Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
treatments?

* The Wand - It's a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
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* Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
   Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can't see a dentist at least
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* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
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Our dental offices are located in College Park, 
MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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THE 888 OPTION
   What is the 888 option? We have no such option on our
TV sets in USA. But in Great Britain, every deaf person knows
what is the 888 option.
   It is a special button on the TV sets to turn on or to turn off
captions.
   And speaking of turning off captions, there was a debate
among some British deaf people - some want captions only and
to suppress the sign language window. Others want the other
way around.
   Sounds familiar in USA!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

Two surprised deaf cousins
http://35.182.75.222/videos/video-cousins/

   Do enjoy viewing that video! 

A DEAF POLITICAL CANDIDATE
   From time to time we read of deaf individuals wanting to
run for an office in public elections. A few of them have won
elections.
   The list of deaf political officers is at:
http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/
   The latest deaf person is Simeon Hart, a deaf British
man, who is running for election as a Green Party candidate
for a Central Ward in Liverpool.
   He was recently interviewed for a newspaper story.
He admitted his chances for winning is dim because his
political party is not a popular one in his Ward.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

USA Deaf Sports Federation

visit
http://deafdigest.com/usadsf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I know what I hear without 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?

he is highly hearing impaired

Highly hearing impaired? As if he is almost
hearing (mildly deaf) or he is very deaf
(profoundly deaf).

So vague that this statement is.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it possible for a deaf person to run a business
whose clientele is 100 percent hearing?

A. Yes, but it is not easy. The most successful deaf
business owners that DeafDigest editor knows hires
hearing employees to deal with hearing clients -
whereas the deaf owner stays in the background but
always staying on top of things.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin's corner: 

Reading the menu at a restaurant is difficult these days.

I have very narrow tunnel vision, so the low vision specialist 
didn't recommend stronger bi-focal glasses.

I would need to hold the menu closer to my face and it is too narrow
to read the words.

So he recommended a hand held magnifier with a light.  It's a work for
me.

But I need to remember to bring it with me!  One day I forgot to pack
it!

I had to ask my wife for some recommendations from the menu.

But, with an iPhone, you don't need a magnifying glass! 

There are free or low cost Apps available from the Apple store!

It is neat and who is willing to forget their iPhone? 

 Free App link herehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magnifying-glass-light-digital/id406048120?mt
=8

Oh, by the way, who else overlooks the Today's Specials?!!

Rene's show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

that an inventor will come up with a police bull horn
that has a captioned display

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DeafHistory:

Year 1956 - the first CI operation took place. Yes, it was not
until the late eighties when CI took off, and the Deaf
Community was never the same!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

more than 100

art galleries in USA where the late deaf artist
Robert Peterson had his works exhibited

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DeafLibrary Resources

a Bill Clinton additional tidbit.

Look at:
http://deafdigest.com/usa-presidents-link-with-the-deaf/

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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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position opening
Mental Health Clinician - Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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Job search
Director of the American Sign Language Program
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

We are pleased to announce a job search for the position of
Director of the American Sign Language Program at the
Ohio State University.

Position start date is August 1, 2012.

See the job description below.

The deadline for submission of applications is June 1, 2012.

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State
University offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the
university's undergraduate requirement for a general education
sequence in modern/foreign college credits. The Program is
administered under the Foreign Language Center within the
College of Arts and Sciences. (See: http://asl.osu.edu/ )
The Ohio State University is located in the heart of
Columbus, which is a thriving city with a large and active
Deaf Community.

Detailed Job Description:
Plans and manages the OSU American Sign Language (ASL) Program.
reporting to the Director of the Foreign Language Center;
coordinates curricular development for the ASL program,
including all ASL course offerings; teaches up to 4 courses
annually; leads ASL instructor meetings; develops and
implements program assessment; coordinates training and
professional development for ASL instructors; evaluates all
ASL instructors in conjunction with the Foreign Language
Center Director; oversees and develops content for ASL
program website; coordinates interpreting ASL for all
program events; assists in identifying and applying for
grant and funding/development opportunities; completes an
annual report for the ASL program; assists in preparing
and monitoring expenses for the annual ASL budget.

Duties Description:

Duty PCT (%) 40
Plans and Manages ASL Program: Coordinates the curricular
development for the ASL courses; participates in establishing
policies as they relate to the program. Develops and implements
program assessment, reviews and makes recommendations for
updates on program curricula. Acts as liaison to faculty, 
students, units, and community members inquiring about the
program; oversees ASL website. Oversees technology integration
in the ASL classroom. Coordinates placement testing, transfer,
and EM credit; plans and manages the preparation of articles,
proposals, reports and educational materials for publication.

Duty PCT (%) 30
Manages ASL Instructors and Staff: Convenes and leads ASL
instructor meetings; plans and supervises the scheduling of
events, special assignments, and outreach activities for the
program; coordinates training, evaluation, and professional
development of all ASL instructors; develops and selects
training materials upon recommendations from the faculty
oversight group; coordinates interpreting for ASL for
program events; interviews and trains support staff.

Duty PCT (%) 15
Budget and Operations: Assists in preparing budgets and
monitoring expenses for ASL budget; evaluates and
authorizes payments for materials, facilities, and
staff as appropriate; assists in identifying and
applying for grants and funding/development
opportunities; completes an annual report on the program.

Duty PCT (%) 15
Teaching: Teaches up to 4 ASL courses annually.

Experience:
Required: Master's degree in relevant discipline or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in program planning and administration.

Desired: Three years ASL teaching experience in
postsecondary institutions; administrative and
managerial experience in postsecondary education.
Doctoral or terminal degree in relevant discipline
preferred.

Compensation:
Salary: $50,000-$58,000. The Ohio State University offers
a comprehensive package of benefits, state retirement
options and access to the cultural resources at one of
the nation's largest universities.

Applications:
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and provides reasonable accommodations under
the Americans with Disabilities Act. Qualified women, 
minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The job will be posted on the OSU Human Resources website
on May 1st; see https://www.jobsatosu.com/
The complete application package includes a letter of interest
and a curriculum vita (resume) and must be submitted online.
Application deadline is June 1, 2012 or until the position
is filled or closed.

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job announcement
Director of Employment Services (Full Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont and San Leandro, California

DCARA has a full-time job opening for the position of Director of 
Employment Services.  This position has two major responsibilities:  1.  
Manage the Employment Services Department which is charged with the task 
of working with Deaf and hard of hearing residents of the San Francisco 
Bay Area to enhance their vocational skills, increase their employability, 
place them in jobs, and work with them to retain their employment; and 2.  
Develop and implement the Deaf Employment Training Center, a 
pre-employment skills training and development program for Deaf and hard 
of hearing individuals.   This position will report to the Executive 
Director and will occupy an office at the Fremont EDD office (primarily) 
and at DCARA Headquarters in San Leandro.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-	Oversee the compliance of contracts that fund Employment Services 
department within the agency
-	Provide training and supervision to all Employment Services staff
-	Work with Executive Director and Program Developer to develop 
funding opportunities to implement Deaf Employment Training Center
-	Develop linkages and working relationships with other agencies 
serving the deaf and hard of hearing community
-	Conduct evaluations of services offered within Employment Services 
Department to ensure that services are meeting the current needs in the 
community
-	Advocate for employability and communication access for clients 
with employers
-	Monitor department budget
-	Facilitate regularly scheduled department meetings
-	Participate in management team meetings to support department as 
well as agency operations
-	Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

REQUIRED SKILLS:
-	Bachelor's degree in vocational services, social services, 
counseling, or related areas.  MA degree preferred
-	Experience in supervision and management
-	At least three years’ experience in employment service delivery
-	Demonstrated organizational, analytical and writing skills
-	Knowledge of MS Windows software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 
Outlook)
-	Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
-	Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people
-	Able to travel during the week (and occasional 
weeknights/weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area

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

DEADLINE:  Friday, May 18, 2012, 5:00 p.m. PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:	Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under 
"About"/"Jobs"), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email 
or fax to:

DCARA - Human Resources
14895 E. 14TH Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the 
third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier 
provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and 
hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful 
employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention 
programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school 
program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary 
and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 
faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 
and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior 
administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing 
services to students with special needs.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, 
and list of five references should be sent to Jean Lamont, 
mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, 
mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com  

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont 
(203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY 

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 
Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to 
fill a full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with 
an individual whose particular strengths are focused on a 
variety of technical and aesthetic aspects of photography. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or 
tutoring all aspects of:

- Digital photography technology and processes
- Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, 
Photojournalism, Fine Arts
- Biomedical photographic illustration
- Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction 
in the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs, 
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for 
a variety of content areas relating to photography. Facilitate 
application and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing 
students interested in obtaining a bachelor's degree and/or 
master's degree in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: 
http://apptrkr.com/243489 - Faculty search for IRC57319. 

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the 
work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified 
individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, 
color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender 
orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national 
origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, 
educational programs and activities. 

The following persons have been designated to handle 
inquiries regarding RIT's non-discrimination policies:                               
Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 
5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President 
for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman 
Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of 
Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: 
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address 
and phone number of the office that serves your area, 
or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, 
helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple 
products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all 
inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and 
dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any 
customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative 
style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services 
suit the end user's needs better than competitor's products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
- Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
- Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
- Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
- Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
- 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on 
customer satisfaction
- Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
- Requires an energetic and outgoing person
- Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be 
able to multi-task effectively
- Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via 
VideoPhone
- Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical 
demands for extended periods of time:
- Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
- Keyboarding (40-60%)
- Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision 
(40-60%)

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

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and 
energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive 
organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve 
as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will 
build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the 
outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 
after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced 
educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep 
commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an 
outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation 
that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional 
needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was 
founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf 
children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow 
Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in 
the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model - 
combining English-based sign language with spoken language - underscores 
the school's prioritization of individual student needs above any 
particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings 
in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition 
to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and 
educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western 
Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has 
become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to 
take the next step in its evolution.  

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that 
enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach 
division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, 
faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. 
The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an 
institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he 
should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, 
parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating 
children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to 
assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and 
resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in 
confidence to: 

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal 
Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who 
contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012 

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

- Interior Design
- Industrial Design
- 3D Arts
- Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
- Computer Aided Design/Drafting
- 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor's degree and/or master's degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399. 

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012 

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

- Graphic Design
- Media Arts & Technology
- Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor's degree and/or master's degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. 

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400. 

EO/AAE

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video 
Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed 
programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student 
Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team 
at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for 
students, and a well respected Outreach program. 

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as 
preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written 
English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access 
needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to 
special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, 
athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, 
leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in 
pre-school through grade 12.  

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse 
neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city 
with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major 
sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple 
museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby.  
Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild 
winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD's 
Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very 
reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social 
studies are encouraged to apply now 

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD 
teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the 
SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 
month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits 
package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face 
interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official 
posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and 
enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: 
http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr 

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Job announcement 
Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) - Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

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

Education and Experience requirements:
A master's degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in 
Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

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

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

Fax: (405) 951-3543

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services 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.

PAHrtners 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:

- ASSISTANT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR for RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: (Full Time
Position) The qualified candidate shall possess: Bachelor's degree in
Human Services field with two years of supervisory experience in
behavioral health and/or developmental disabilities program; OR a HS
with 5 plus years of experience working in the mental health field,
two of which must be in a supervisory role. Advanced ASL fluency
required.  Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and
interpersonal communication skills (both in person and in writing)
required. Strong ability to manage and complete multiple tasks,
priorities and projects as well as the ability to lead, teach, advise
and motivate staff and consumers. Responsibilities include:
Regulatory Compliance -Insure compliance with the health, safety, and
occupancy regulations and contract requirements of all relevant
Governmental and professional accreditation entities. Assure the
maintenance of DPW and other licensures as required. Budget -Insures
that program expenses are kept within budgetary limits. Work with
Operations Director and other fiscal management personnel to develop
yearly budgets.. Supervision -Maintain a supervisory process
including both individual and group meetings of all program staff for
direction, guidance and support. Communicate agency policies and
procedures, client information, and all other relevant information to
staff as needed. Personnel -Oversee and recruit, hire and train
qualified staff to provide sufficient supervision and support to meet
client needs, agency standards, and contractual or regulatory
requirements. Develop department/division standards in compliance
with agency policies. Liaison - Maintain effective working
relationships with clients, officials, families and agency personnel.
Insure full participation in an interagency planning process for
individual clients as well as for service system development and
problem solving. Provide ongoing communication with psychiatric
service providers such as the psychiatrist, therapists and
specialized consultants or practitioners as well as county and state
governmental agencies.

- INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides
resources and support to clients and their families who reside in the
community.  Duties: Responsibilities include assessing services needs
of consumers, primarily children, 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. Qualifications: BA/BS degree
in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12
credit hours in human/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.

- RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications: 
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

- 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; valid drivers'
license; advanced fluency in ASL; 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
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

-  Staff Interpreter - Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

-  Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

-  Staff Interpreter - Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 – 06 May 2012

DeafDigest Blue – May 6, 2012

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/what-is-ada-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tours-at-museum/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/innocent-discrimination-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-person-with-artificial-finger/

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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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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?

Jamie Howell, an Australian deaf teenager, is one of
the six finalists for the national 2012 Girlfriend of the Year honor. It honors outstanding teenagers
that contribute much to the community. She has become
a role model while representing her nation in the
world deaf athletic events. The winner will be
announced in the June edition of the Girlfriend
magazine.

Kentucky Monthly is a magazine and a regular feature
is “Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes”. This month’s hero is
Jamie Vaught, a lifelong Kentuckian and a rabid fan of U KY basketball. He is an author, a newspaper
columnist and a college professor, teaching business
classes at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Vaught is deaf, but functions as a hearing
person with help of his hearing aid.

– Very Hot News

A scare deaf ad? Yes, there is one in England. The
Action for Hearing Loss, in its campaign to reduce
excessive noise, came up with a new ad, while working
with an ad agency. The ad picture shows a human ear
being hit hard by a power drill and a hammer! The
message is self-explanatory.

– Sunday April 29th

Deaf people that use Cox Communications email services
will now be able to read their voice messages, the
company spokesperson announced. Since DeafDigest is
not a Cox subscriber it is hoped that the announcement
is exactly what it says – that deaf people can read
their voice messages.

– Monday April 30th

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing In Government has
announced that the next National Training Conference
will take place in Washington, DC on April 8-10, 2013.
More details are forthcoming.

– Tuesday May 1st

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission is looking into
how the sign language is used by the deaf. They are saying
that discrimination against the deaf needs to be wiped
out. DeafDigest is not exactly sure how this is going to
work because deaf people are always discriminated against,
sign language or not.

– Wednesday May 2nd

The city of Kozhikode, in India, will be launching
hearing screening exams for newborn babies – and
will especially be focusing on low income families.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A research team headed up by Dr. Henning Frenzel and Professor Gary R. Lewin, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany, came up with a complicated
discovery. Bottom line is – gene mutations have a lot
to do with hearing and touch issues (two of five senses).
Because it is so complicated and so confusing, it is
best to leave it at that.

…….

(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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HARD TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAF
Many hearing people say they never discriminate
against the deaf.
Yet, when something very important comes up,
no matter – family, workplace, neighborhood,
emergency, etc – then deaf is always the last
to know about it.
Hearing people will realize and apologize to
the deaf for not letting them know quickly.
If this is not discrimination, then what is it?

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

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

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1st Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Diversity & Inclusion
and Disability Awareness & Employment Training Symposium

Baltimore, MD

June 6, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/baltimore EEO workshop for deaf/

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A DEAF INVENTOR IN FLORIDA
Dan Didrick, of Florida, is a deaf inventor.
He knows how to build many things as a craftsman.
One day he saw his deaf friend without a
finger and knew he could not sign ASL very
well without full five fingers on both hands.
Didrick invented an artificial finger
for the deaf man and won a US patent for it.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-person-with-artificial-finger/

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

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The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
needs peer reviewers on deafness issues

if you are interested, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/peer-reviewers-on-deafness-issues/

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IS THE COMMENT SO TERRIBLE?

A mother told a newspaper reporter:

Without the CI surgery, my son, who was born deaf, would be
reliant on sigh language for life

Is that really supposed to be so terrible – to be
sign-language reliant for life?
Of course, not!

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REMEMBERING A KRUG AT GALLAUDET
For years Walter Krug was a Gallaudet legend – a student,
athlete, coach, teacher, administrator and so on. He passed away
in 1962.
The Gallaudet dormitory – Krug Hall was named after him. He
had hearing twin sons. One of them was Warren Krug. What has become of him?
He became a Maryland Calvert County Circuit Court judge 18 years ago and continued on the bench until he was forced to retire at the age of 70. He, however, will continue as a part time judge from time to time.
What does he have to say about his days at Gallaudet,
growing up there?
He said:

I had a very interesting childhood

And speaking of Krug Hall, that dormitory was renamed
the Ballard Residential Complex.
Did Judge Krug face deaf defendants during his years
on the bench? Do not know!

DEFINING HEARING IMPAIRMENT
A report, posted on a web site, said:

The human hearing impairment begins at 90 decibels

This is not correct. While 90 decibels define
profound deafness, there are also other degrees of
hearing impairments at lower decibel levels.
The Deaflympics, for one, allows participants to
compete if they have at least 55 decibels hearing
loss in the better ear.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

irresponsible mainstreamed students that do not inform
the interpreter of their whereabouts

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Even though CART providers often play a role very similar to the role
of sign language interpreters, certain things may be handled a little
differently.

Some CART consumers would prefer to speak for themselves rather than
have the CART provider speak for them.  They may prefer that the CART
provider occasionally use parentheticals like (inaudible) or
(indiscernible) rather than interrupt because the CART consumer may
want to be the one to ask the person who is speaking to speak up or
repeat if they feel that the information is important.

Some CART consumers want the CART provider to remain as inconspicuous
as possible, while other CART consumers may want the CART provider to
interrupt and make sure every little word is communicated.

If you are working with a CART provider in a one-on-one situation,
make sure you let the CART provider know if you would prefer that the
CART provider interrupt if something that is being said can’t be
heard or understood or if you would rather do it yourself and
interrupt to ask the speaker to repeat what was said.

A LOT GOING ON THAT MANY OF US DO NOT KNOW ABOUT
Are there big corporations doing a lot for us that
we do not know about?
Some say yes; some say no. An example of a yes is that biggies such as Google and Microsoft and Apple are doing things with their systems and operations that
are deaf-friendly.
An example of a no – is that these biggies still
do not hire enough deaf people and do not promote
many of them to very high administrative level jobs.

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(new series)

A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE
Deaf employees in the hearing workplace are often
discriminated against and are often underemployed.
But there are exceptions. One such exception is:

when written reports are required, the deaf employee
is asked by his supervisor for this task because his
command of language and grammar is much better than
his fellow employees!

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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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The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf employee was fired from his job at
a bank because of attendance issues. He
filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of
discrimination – and lost!

Why? Because he did not request an
interpreter during staff meetings and
during one on one discussions with his
supervisor.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Supreme Court has decided that an employer does not have to tweak its seniority system to give disabled employees their promotions.
In other words, if it is between a career employee, #1 on the seniority list and a disabled (deaf) employee that is deserving of a promotion, then the career employee will win.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Robert Davila is being formally installed as the
ninth president. DeafDigest congratulates Davila.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A late deafened magazine writer wrote a great story about a deaf person’s accomplishments in the hearing community.

The irony?

This writer has refused to seek accommodations
for his deafness, and, yet he has members of his
family that are deaf.

Why wouldn’t he ask for assistance with his
deafness inasmuch as he is very supportive of the
needs of the deaf?

Go figure!

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the person said:

he made that comment in just

Just?

He actually said:

he made that comment in jest

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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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:  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 May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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job opening announcement
Teacher – Secondary Mathematics
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

Over a century of service – established 1861

Position title: Teacher – Secondary Mathematics

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending on professional background and experience.  Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days /  2012-2013 School Year

EMPLOYMENT DATE:     August 2012/ Open Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Teaching students with special needs at the appropriate level utilizing SAT tests, teacher-made tests, and other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Directs and monitors student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintains classroom control, keeps students on task, and supervises students outside of instructional time.  Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation, in order to effectively communicate with all individuals. Complete and turn in all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P.s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned.  Attend school/Instructional meetings as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree.  Deaf /Hard of Hearing with emphasis in Mathematics.   Possess or able to obtain Kansas Certification by KSDE for assigned level and area.  Fluency in manual communication; ability to understand and use English and ASL in appropriate modes. Ability to listen to and to be empathetic to students; ability to be a positive role model.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.  Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via Kansas Department of Education, Certification Department prior to the issuing of a contract.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION:  Send cover letter along with the application and resume. including three references.  Attach copies of ALL college/university credits and current certifications held.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Offices; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail: mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org

Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator – Georgia Hamilton Relay, Inc.
state of Georgia

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
–  Senior Community
–  Hard of Hearing Community
–  Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by April 25, 2012.

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

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence 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
Technical Theater Instructor/Technical Director / Lecturer
Rochester Institute of Technology, College of NTID
Rochester, NY

PC# 000056 IRC55060
NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Starting Date: Late August, 2012

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Teach two technical theater courses per quarter/semester in scenic,
lighting and/or costume technology and serve as technical director
for two productions per quarter/semester. Oversee construction,
mounting, rigging, general theater maintenance, scenery, lighting,
sound and costume elements of theater productions. Insure overall
safety. Coordinate load-ins, technical rehearsals, and
post-production strikes. Must be available during run of productions.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in
contributing to RIT?s core values, honor code, and statement of
diversity

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/240078
Faculty Search: IRC55060. Please submit your cover letter addressing
the listed qualifications; a vita; and the names, addresses and phone
numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position
at: mailto:emtnpa@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012, and will continue
until an acceptable candidate is found.

EO/AAE

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Director of Deaf Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has an opening for an individual to provide leadership in the development and delivery of appropriate mental health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.  This position is currently a full-time position with statewide responsibilities domiciled in Jefferson City, but the Department may consider hiring two half-time employees with regional responsibilities domiciled in St. Louis and Kansas City.  The successful incumbent(s) will:

Responsibilities:
1. Be responsible for coordinating the system of care for deaf services including any specialized inpatient or outpatient units;
2. Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of mental health services to deaf individuals receiving services from the Department;
3. Work with members of the deaf community and deaf advocacy organizations to identify the available resources and unmet needs relative to mental health;
4. Work with leadership within the Department to develop an awareness of the unique needs of the deaf population;
5. Develop systems within the Department and its contracted providers to appropriately address mental health needs of deaf individuals served by the Department;
6. Monitor compliance with appropriate Department policies and procedures;
7. Prepare various reports including reports on services provided to deaf individuals, interpreter services, and special training programs;
8. Develop and monitor training programs related to deaf services;

This position is subject to state merit system selection procedures. Applicants must meet the merit system education and experience requirements of Mental Health Manager.  The requirements for Mental Health Manager can be found at this website: http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/8146.htm

In addition, applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language and have a Masters Degree in a Clinical discipline.  Clinical or administrative experience in the delivery of mental health or other services to deaf individuals is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or fax to: Dianne Sackett, Personnel Analyst, 1706 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

fax 573/526-4561 by March 30, 2012 at the end of the business day.

You may also email the information to mailto:dianne.sackett@dmh.mo.gov

EO/AA Employer

Salary Range:  $60,000 to $75,912 commensurate with experience and education

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Job description
Title: NTID Director of Alumni Relations
Division: NTID Office of the President
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

General Description:
The NTID Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing
and managing an alumni relations program for the college, managing
all activities, volunteers, communications, and liaising with college
faculty, staff and students.

Major Responsibilities:
– Working closely with the Office of the President, Senior Director
of Development & Special Funding, staff and faculty, the Director of
Alumni Relations develops engagement strategies for alumni, current
students, parents, faculty, staff and corporate friends. Plans and
implements strategies for engaging these constituents through social
and professional development events and other activities, both
campus-based and in targeted regions.
– Works closely with the RIT Senior Director of College of Alumni
Relations to ensure NTID based alumni activities/initiatives align
with the goals and objectives established by the central Alumni
Relations office. Participates in College Alumni Relations activities
as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison to College-based student organizations; includes
coordination of and /or participation in select events.
– Participates in all aspects of Institute-wide programming and
operations (e.g. Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT Festival,
Commencement, etc.).
– Manages or supports signature College events and programs as
assigned by the President (e.g. golf tournaments, career programs,
community-building initiatives, etc.).
– Recruits and engages alumni for meaningful involvement in: College
advisory boards, alumni relations, admissions, cooperative education
and career services, development, and student interaction.
Manages and engages the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors in
programs and activities that support institute priorities as
identified by the President of NTID.
– Conducts and tabulates alumni surveys; conducts benchmarking
exercises, coordinates communication initiatives with central Alumni
Relations office. In conjunction with the NTID Department of
Marketing Communications, develops, updates, and maintains
college-based web pages and other social media forums for alumni, and
produces the NTID alumni electronic newsletter. Serves as College
alumni liaison to University News Services.
– Identifies prospective donors through frontline alumni relations
activities. Qualifies prospects (through personal visits), completes
contact reports and systematically supplies information to the
development and research offices.
– In cooperation with the Senior Director of Development & Special
Funding, manages development-focused, college-based events and
participates in other development activities as appropriate.
– Serves as liaison between the Director of Donor Stewardship and the
college scholarship representative for disclosure of college-based
scholarship recipients.

Required Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
– Five to seven years experience in institutional advancement or
marketing, event planning, volunteer management, or higher education
administration
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Excellent writing skills
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Strong time-management skills
– Commitment to RIT?s mission
– Strong familiarity with Deaf culture

Desired Skills:
– Experience with Advance software or other CRM database
– High energy, creativity and flexibility

The NTID Office of the President operates in a team-oriented
environment and works to maximize fundraising and alumni involvement
in the life of the university.

For complete job description or information on how to apply, visit:
http://apptrkr.com/239659

RIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background
check is required for employment in the NTID Office of the President.

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open positions
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
Wilson, NC

– School Vocational Educator – position # 60039320, closes 04/09/2012

– Safety Officer II – position # 60039236, closes 04/13/2012

To view and apply for the above positions, please link to http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=522:1:4209949041657290 to access our online application system.  Once linked in, the applicant would choose the position number interested in above to view and apply.  Please note that once the closing date has
expired applicants will no longer be able to apply for the positions, therefore please notate closing dates on the above positions.

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job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Utah) Hamilton Relay, Inc
position based in Salt Lake City area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Outreach Coordinator-Utah

Location:  Salt Lake City area

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

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

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 16, 2012.

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

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator (Georgia)
Hamilton Relay, Inc

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator

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

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Familiarity with the users communities that could benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing Community
– Deaf Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

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

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

Apply online at:  http://www.workforhamilton.com  or contact our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by March 19, 2012.

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

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Call for nominations
Provost
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

HOWARD COLLEGE
Office of the President
“Education. . . For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

February 25, 2012

To the Deaf Education Community:

We are seeking nominations for the Provost position at the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.  After three years of successful service, Dr. Mark Myers is returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.  We are requesting nominations to this crucial position for the future of our institution.  You may refer to our website at www.howardcollege.edu for the complete position notice.

To propose a candidate for this program, please submit a letter of recommendation to Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President, Howard County Junior College District, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX  79720. The letter should summarize the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of individuals who may be willing to comment upon the candidate’s fitness for the position.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

“Education – For Learning, For Earning, For Life”

Cheryl T. Sparks, Ed.D.
President

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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position opening
ASL Mental Health Counselor/Practitioner
VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Faribault, MN

Salary range: $13.10 – $18.34 hourly / $27,248 – $38,147 annually

Are you are passionate about combining your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health with youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity in Faribault, MN for an innovative mental health practitioner to provide therapeutic skill sessions serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. This unique position is a collaborative effort between the highly acclaimed MN State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and VOA-MN Mental Health Clinics Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional, this role will facilitate individual, group, and family sessions in order to help clients develop appropriate psychosocial skills to enrich their interpersonal relationships and prosper in the community. This position offers growth and career development for the practitioner as well as significant home / work life balance. This role will work full-time during the academic year with school breaks and summers off. Relocation costs reimbursed up to $2,000.00.

Faribault, MN:
Founded in 1852, this historical and dynamic community is known as .Athens of the West. due to its national recognition as an educational and religious center.  With over 29,000 residents, the community enjoys the proximity of being just 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area while being surrounded by comforts such as a relaxed lifestyle, main street connections, and the serenity of nature. Faribault successfully blends the small town experience with the excitement of growth and prosperity. Minnesota, also known as the .Land of the Lakes., ranks at or near the top in quality-of-life ratings including education, medical facilities, social services, and cultural amenities such as entertainment and recreation.

Qualifications:
–    M.A. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed (or working toward licensure) as a mental health professional in the state of MN –    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experience in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovation that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn up to 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org
We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference ASL Mental Practitioner in the subject line):
Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

Mental Health Program Consultant (Mental Health Specialist)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 May 2012

 

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DeafDigest – 05 May 2012

 

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DeafDigest – 02 May 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 2, 2012

— the future CI will be different from today’s CI

Today’s CI has microphone and other equipment outside the
user’s ear. The future CI will be invisible – hidden inside
the user’s middle ear. This is what a group of engineers
from Utah and Ohio is working on. A big reason is that
today’s CI is too visible, and attracts attention. The
future CI is a secret!

 

— A 3rd deaf player in NFL?

Two deaf players played in the NFL – Bonnie Sloan (1973)
and Kenny Walker (1991- 1992). Who will be the 3rd deaf
player? Will it be Derrick Coleman? He was not drafted
but signed a free agent contract with Minnesota Vikings.
At UCLA he was mostly a sub running back. He does not
know ASL and not fingerspelling, and depends on lipreading.
Hopefully he will make it with the Vikings, but it won’t
be easy. Most free agents do not make it in the NFL.

 

 
— A famous hearing model using sign language in TV commercial

Saskia De Brauw, not deaf, is a famous Dutch model, with the
Chanel nail polishes. Recently she used sign language to show
her “Magic Fingers” in a recent TV commercial. DeafDigest
did not see the commercial and does not know if she signed
smoothly or sloppy like Johnny Depp! Also, does not know
if it was ASL or Dutch Sign Language.

 
— no experience necessary for deaf agency chief position

A deaf agency wants to hire a deputy chief executive.
The employment ad says past experience working with the
deaf is not required. Also that knowledge of sign
language not required. The ad also said new chief
will learn sign language and on how to deal with the
deaf. Where in USA is that crazy deaf agency? No, it is
in the United Kingdom!

 

 
— desperately needing a professional lipreader!

A newspaper reporter wanted to hire a deaf lipreader.
He wanted to know what the baseball announcer
said about the baseball fan that grabbed the ball
and kept it, refusing to give it to a crying child that
was sitting next to him. The announcer said something
bad about that selfish fan, making the reporter curious.
This lipreading request was advertised in a deaf
e-newsletter! Do not know if this last minute
request was successful.

 

 
4/29/12 Blue edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-blue-newsletter/

4/29/12 Gold edition at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/newsletter/newsletter-gold-newsletter/

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