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DeafDigest – 30 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 30, 2015

 

 

— a deaf woman is accused because of an assumption

Sehriban Sertkal, a deaf Turkish woman, has been formally
accused of terrorism because of street riot last October.
She was shot by police and badly injured at that time.
What made the Turkish government think she was the
suspect? The government checked the hospital records
amd learned that she was the only woman admitted
that day! She will have her day in court.

 

 

— scientist Kirk Langstrom liked to study the bats

Scientist Kirk Langstrom was said to be gifted for
his knowledge of bats, and their ability to hear
underwater sounds. He experimented with bats’
blood to help humans hear better under water.
The experiment went bad, and Kirk became deaf,
and his body became deformed! It left Kirk
very bitter about it. Fantasy? Yes, it was
part of the Batman comics. A comic book
critic said deaf Kirk is #1 on the long list
of Batman villains.

 

 

— the “great” Kanye West cannot be captioned

Kanye West gave a recent performance at Glastonbury,
in Great Britain. His language was not appropriate,
and as a result much of his songs were not
captioned. Deaf English people were not too happy
about it, because the hearing could catch every
word whereas the deaf couldn’t!

 
Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
new job announcements every day

 
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 
6/28/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 30 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 30, 2015 morning

 

— a sad hearing testing story

Just hard to believe but it is happening to one
audiological center at a hospital in southern Odisha,
India. The testing machine is broken. It has been
broken for over a month. And for some reason, it is
not being repaired. And the hospital has not ordered
a new testing machine. In the meantime, the line of
patients needing to get hearing tests gets longer
and longer.

 
— a question by a deaf Japanese person

A group of deaf Japanese people attended the recent
Hearing Loss Association of America convention.
One of them was puzzled about the CI. He asked if
the Americans have CI insurance then why some
of them need to raise funds in the first place?
He said his nation the national health care
system completely funds these implants.

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 

6/28/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 29, 2015

 
— no, says a famed fertility doctor

Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg is a famed Hollywood fertility
doctor. One of his patients are Kim Kardashian
and Kanye West. They wanted a baby boy, and Steinberg
worked on it. But when a deaf couple wanted a
deaf baby, Steinberg said:

No. We can’t do it because it may cause harm.
We need to do things right

 
— a crazy TV commercial about life insurance

There was a commercial on TV about life insurance.
It was about an angry deaf teenager accusing
her hearing father for allowing her to be
born deaf. She was running around, very
upset about it. The hidden message was
to urge families to purchase life insurance!
Geico? No way! It was a Thai life insurance
company showing its commercial on Thai TV
network.

 

 

— pictures of USA national deaf basketball teams

These teams will compete at the 2015 World Deaf
Basketball Championships

the USA men’s team didn’t win the past Deaflympics;
so the goal is to win the world championship this time

pictures are at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-usa-national-deaf-basketball-teams-pictures/

 
Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
new job announcements every day

 
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 
6/28/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 29, 2015 morning

 

 

— something we didn’t know about Helen Keller

Even though Helen Keller died in 1968, she continues
as one of the world’s most admired individuals. Yet
there is a dark side to her that many people don’t
know. She was an advocate – pushing for women’s
voting rights, for birth control and for rights
of workers. While she helped set up the American
Civil Liberties Union, she was a member of two
organizations, considered radical in these days –
Socialist Party of America and Industrial Workers
of the World. She, however, was a great person.

 
— pictures of USA national deaf basketball teams

These teams will compete at the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships

the USA men’s team didn’t win the past Deaflympics; so the goal is to
win the world championship this time

pictures are at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-usa-national-deaf-basketball-teams-pictures/

 
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 

 

6/28/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 June 2015

DeafDigest Gold – June 28, 2015

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; 19th year

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

Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

TTY Call
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-tty-call/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-skateboarding/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-sad-story/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-town-with-deaf-ada/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-coda-embarrassment-with-deaf/

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New TCL Pulse Bluetooth Vibrating Bed Shaker and Sound Alarm

The TCL Pulse is a new wireless shaker and timer that you use with
your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The downloaded app allows you to
create 10 different alarm notifications-based on vibration strength,
sound level patterns and snooze. Be alerted to vibration, sound or
both.

You can pair up to 5 different TCL Pulse units on your iOS device
using a Bluetooth connection. Turn off the iOS device-or not have it
in the vicinity-and the alarms will still go off at the set time! A
great feature if you want to turn off your phone at night and still
be alerted in the morning. Buy several devices to use for different
family members throughout your house.

Small and compact, the TCL Pulse is also great for travel and comes
in its own carrying pouch.

The TCL Pulse (HC-TCLPULSE) is available at Harris Communications for
$39.95. (Colors include pink, white, or black.) Free ground shipping
available for those within the contiguous U.S.

To see the TCL Pulse, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG062815

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Sailing for the deaf

do enjoy the thrill of traveling on water with sails
http://deafdigest.com/sailing-for-deaf/

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What is Trauma?

An informational video.  See the attached  vlog in ASL.

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

Trauma is defined as any situation that shatters your sense
of security or makes you feel unsafe or vulnerable.

A person is most likely to have emotional suffering from the
event if it was not expected or the person felt unprepared or
powerless.  Learn more about how trauma can affect a person
and where you can find treatment in the video below.

The HealthBridges website offers information about social
services, advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources
for persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing

Happy summer from the HealthBridges Team

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Lost and Found Department at Harrogate, a town in
Great Britain, reported a lost hearing aid, left on a public
bus. To date, it has been unclaimed.

Smith College has closed its Masters in Education of the
Deaf Program. Reason was lack of funding.

It was already bad enough that the British Access to Work
has cut its payments to deaf recipients (sort of like
SSDI) let alone learning that this agency has not
spent all of the funds it was allotted by the
government. The unspent funds could have been
given to these deaf recipients.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development
issued a press release detailing how the deaf
face discrimination in their efforts to rent
apartments.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
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A LUCKY SMALL TOWN
A small town of 76,000 people in Indiana is lucky.
This town is rebuilding a new downtown with new buildings,
new shops, new stores, etc. The town officers and developers
know nothing about ADA. Hiring a ADA consultant would be
expensive.
A man that lives in the small town volunteered to serve
on the ADA Task Force as a consultant for free. He explained
everything about ADA with these officers and developers,
making sure these buildings and shops were deaf friendly with
interpreters, signalers, captions, etc.
This town is lucky. Other towns are not so lucky.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-town-with-deaf-ada/

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10 things hearing people don’t know about the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/ten-things-hearing-people-dont-know-about-deaf/

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AN EMBARRASSING CONVERSATION WITH A CODA
A long time ago, DeafDigest editor introduced a
Coda friend to his mother.
The mother was amazed as the “perfect” oral speech
of that Coda.
She did not realize that he was a Coda that used
ASL fluently. She thought he was deaf.
It was a very embarrassing moment for the DeafDigest
editor, the Coda and the mother.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-coda-embarrassment-with-deaf/

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Gallaudet and the deaf

a newspaper write up

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-and-deaf/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

The deaf at gas stations
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gasstations/

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Central Oklahoma Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc

http://deafdigest.com/central-oklahoma-deaf/

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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Deaf Book of the Week

The Silent Garden

by Paul W. Ogden

Raising your deaf child; published 1996
by the Gallaudet University Press

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-books-silent-garden/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– heavy machinery mechanic

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. We hear the comment “deaf can do anything except
to hear.”  Is this always true?

A. In most cases, yes – but there are certain jobs
deaf cannot do, because hearing is critical.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

When I attend social gatherings with SSPs or interpreters

I often find out later that several friends had attended.

I have told my friends that I could not find them!
You have to find me!

Their responses were “I was too busy”, and
they thought I was too busy chatting with SSPs!

So, I missed out chatting with them face to face.

I guess I need to come up with a “deaf seeking” radar
device to find and chat with them!….

If my invention fails, can you all make the commitment to
find and talk to your DeafBlind friends during each and
every Deaf social you go to?

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

Q. That a deaf person can become a commercial pilot
and allowed to land at big metropolitan area airports

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DeafHistory:

Year 1976-1977 – Billy Donckers, a quarterback with
a serious hearing loss, played for St Louis (now
Arizona) Cardinals.

The coach had to make sure Donckers was facing him
directly in the eye when communicating with him

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3,000

people that attended Japanese National Deaf
Conference (just like our own NAD)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Trent Jarrett

The rising senior at Illinois-Chicago qualified for the NCAA
Championships as an individual on the still rings and as an
alternate on parallel bars this past season.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Stefan Markolf is playing soccer professionally for
KSV Hessen Kassel in Germany. At age of 31 he probably
does not have too many productive seasons remaining

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DeafSports Library:

NTID all-time elite athletes that played professionally

http://deafdigest.com/ntid-elite-deaf-athletes/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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Attention:

the employment ads section is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

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DeafDigest
Copyright 2015 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest – 28 June 2015

DeafDigest Blue – June 28, 2015

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; 19th year

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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scared-by-new-people-in-store/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-leader-with-disabled-group/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-watching-telephone-call/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-avoid-open-house/

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Save on new Gael Hannan Book

Gael Hannan is a public speaker, humorist and hearing health advocate
who grew up with a hearing loss that is now severe to profound. In
“The Way I Hear It”, she explodes one myth after another in a witty
and insightful journey into the life with hearing loss at every age.

Part memoir, part survival guide, “The Way I Hear It” is a witty and
insightful account of the life with hearing loss.

“The Way I Hear It” (B1306) is a book for people with hearing loss
but also for their families, friends and the professionals who serve
them.

Pre-order now from Harris Communications and save! Regularly $17.99,
now only $16.19.  Free ground shipping in the contiguous U.S.

Sale ends July 2, 2015.

To find out more, go to:
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Contact us at:
imailto:info@harriscomm.com

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introducing Deaf Man’s BBQ

fascinating short story with a picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-man-bbq-sauce/

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What is Trauma?

An informational video.  See the attached  vlog in ASL.

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

Trauma is defined as any situation that shatters your sense
of security or makes you feel unsafe or vulnerable.

A person is most likely to have emotional suffering from the
event if it was not expected or the person felt unprepared or
powerless.  Learn more about how trauma can affect a person
and where you can find treatment in the video below.

The HealthBridges website offers information about social
services, advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources
for persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing

Happy summer from the HealthBridges Team

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Margaret Jean Cordano that
departed us. After graduating from Gallaudet she made
hospital administration her career, rising through the
ranks from medical technologist then chief medical technologist
and then as administrative director of the clinical laboratory.
She was the mother of two successful deaf daughters
Mary S. Dall and “Bobbi” Cordano. Her late husband was
the well known Waldo Cordano, a legend at Wisconsin
School for the Deaf.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Chaz Pedersen,
the well-known member of the Fremont Deaf Community,
that departed us. There were four things that Chaz
loved – sports, friends, helping out people and
cars. He was also involved in a range of local
activities and was always encouraging his four
children to do well.

Top stories about the deaf:

New Zealand deaf MP Mojo Mathers has expressed concern
about hearing aid dealers pushing hearing aid sales
on hearing people that don’t need these devices!

The 63rd National Deaf Conference of the
Japanese Federation of the Deaf has come up with
a series of resolutions asserting the first class
rights of deaf citizens.

Mirchi and Mime, a restaurant in Mumbai, India
was praised in a newspaper story for hiring
the deaf as restaurant workers.

The Maryland State Division of Library Development
and Services has selected the Montgomery County Public
Libraries to showcase the State’s Deaf Culture Digital
Library.

There is a push in Oregon to move the bill that
promises the deaf equal access to goods and services.
This bill is stuck in Ways & Means, and they
want it to move into the House and Senate for a vote.

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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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READ WHAT THEY SAY

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV . for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html .

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening
devices we offer, email:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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SERIOUS ON TELEPHONE OR JUST FOOLING AROUND?
A deaf employee’s desk is next to a hearing employee’s
desk.
The hearing employee is planning to retire. He has to train
a new employee about the job duties and tasks.
The retiring employee picked up the telephone, talked for a
long time, laughing all the time, etc.
The new hearing employee waited a long time for the
telephone conversation to stop. This new employee probably
knows if it was a business call or if it was a personal call.
The deaf employee, watching the whole thing, cannot tell
if it was a business or a personal call.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-watching-telephone-call/

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Deaf Relay Hang-up survey
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-relay-hang-up-survey/

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WORTH IT TO ATTEND OPEN HOUSE?
A new store had an open house, offering free refreshments
and free wine for visitors.
A deaf person reads the open house invitation. Should he come
in and get free refreshments for himself? Or should he stay out
and ignore the invitation?
He knows if he walks in, the salesman will come to him and
hope to sell him the store products – and there will be
awkward conversation. The deaf person cannot speak and the
salesperson does not know ASL.
This is the reason why DeafDigest editor ignores these
Open House invitations.

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

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Deaf professional dancer Sam Edwards

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-professional-dancer-sam-edwards/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked this question –

How long will it take me to learn sign language?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a relatively new
profession, and people may not know some of the differences from and
similarities to using sign language interpreters.

What people need to remember is that most of the time CART providers are
attempting to write everything that is going on as close to verbatim as
they possibly can.  Many times people speak quickly and on top of one
another.

If a speaker is being very dramatic and says, “I had a wonderful,
fantastic, magnificent, awesome trip,” the CART provider is usually trying
to write all four of those words, “wonderful, fantastic, magnificent,
awesome.” Because ASL interpreters primarily are interpreting concepts,
they may only use one sign for all four of those words.

Sometimes a speaker is speaking in sentence fragments and not completing
his sentences. The CART provider is still trying to write it verbatim, so
the text may appear a little difficult to read or confusing on the screen.
Once again, an ASL interpreter would be conveying the concept, so people
may not realize that the speaker is speaking in fragments.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

people always telling the deaf they are lucky
they do not have to hear sirens, screaming
kids, construction machinery, etc

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

– waitress not understanding why your dish is served before your drink

this site was started last week. The site is being updated
every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-horrors-nightmares-at-restaurants/

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

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

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DeafLaw

Deaf expectant mom Margaret Weiss has filed a lawsuit
to force the hospital in Florida to provide her with
an interpreter when time comes up next month for
the delivery.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Many deaf-related rallies carry easy-to-remember
slogans.
The most famous slogan of them all was the
Gallaudet’s “Deaf President Now” rally that eventually
launched a deaf man – I. King Jordan as Gallaudet’s
first deaf president.
And now this in Wisconsin – there is a DSNM
rally going on. DSNM?
It stands for “Deaf Silence No More” rally that is
trying to ensure sufficient state funding for the
Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Despite including sign language interpreters on British TV
news, regional deaf factions are complaining it is
not what they want. They are claiming less British deaf
rely on signed news and that more of them rely on
captions.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Do we have deaf legislators that are interested
in the needs of the hearing? Or are they just
interested only in the needs of the deaf?

Mojo Mathers, New Zealand, is one deaf legislator
that has shown interest in the needs of the
hearing (as well as with the deaf)

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Copyright 2015 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest conditions and terms
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Attention:

the employment ads section is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 28 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 28, 2015 morning

 

 

— a big issue at a Texas interpreting workshop

It is always hated when a deaf person says something
or fingerspells something only to have the interrpeter
botch it up by saying differently. It has happened
one time too many over the years with DeafDigest
editor that uses an interpreter. This was the hot
issue brought up in a workshop hosted by the
exas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative
Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Services. This applies to interpreters, both
certified and not certified!

 

— a newspaper columnist scolds the FCC

Bob Dyer, a columnist with the Akron Beacon
Journal, a newspaper, ran a column that
was titled:

Is FCC serious about closed captioning?

He was referring to one Cleveland news
station that had serious real time
captioning issues, leaving deaf viewers
confused. He said that while FCC has a long
list of captioning rules and mandates,
it is not really enforced – worst thing
is just a slap on the wrist! This
columnist is correct.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 28 June 2015

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DeafDigest – 28 June 2015

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DeafDigest – 27 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 27, 2015 morning

— a twist in the story of a deaf man jailed for 6 months

Abreham Zemedagegehu, a deaf immigrant, was accused of
stealing someone’s iPad at an airport terminal. He
was put into jail for six months – with no access to
an interpreter and with no formal charges. He has
always denied the theft. Now – the twist – the
hearing person who accused the deaf man, admitted
he was not telling the truth. The Virginia judge
immediately freed the deaf man.

 

— requests for interpreters backfiring against deaf

A deaf woman wanted to learn how to drive in California
but ran into no-interpreter issues at driving schools.
And there is another one – a deaf woman from New Mexico
was given the run around twice when she showed up to
obtain her driver’s license. They told her she must
have an interpreter – and rescheduled her appointment
for that reason. She showed up, but the interpreter
didn’t! She is very angry about it. Times have
changed. Years ago a deaf person would write notes
back and forth at the Department of Motor Vehicles
offices – and were able to get licenses. It is a
barrier right now – because of interpreting issues!
Very troubling.

 

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DeafDigest – 27 June 2015

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DeafDigest – 26 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 26, 2015

 
— a woman that Jerry Seinfeld “dated”

There was a story posted on the web on all of Jerry Seinfeld’s
“TV dates” – and what became of them nowadays. One of his
dates was Laura, The Lip Reader. It was played by Marlee Matlin,
and he wanted her to read the lips of one of his past girl
friends at a party. It sort of went badly when Jerry asked
if he could pick her up at six, and Marlee mis-read the lips
thinking he was asking about something else. What was
interesting was that just about all of Jerry’s TV dates
are still unknown actresses, except for Marlee!

 

 

— another deaf baseball player signs a pro contract

A third deaf baseball player signed a contract this year;
two were from Gallaudet, but the third one was a
non-Gallaudet player – Skip Flanagan, a NTID student
that played for the RIT baseball team. He will play
for the Old Orchard Beach Surge that is playing
in the North Country Baseball League. He is not the
first NTID athlete to become a professional athlete.
The others are at:

http://deafdigest.com/ntid-elite-deaf-athletes/

 

— a deaf model on America’s Next Top Model

Nyle DiMarco, who is deaf and a young man at the
age of 25, will be on the America’s Next Top Model
TV show (The CW network). This program starts on
August 5, 2015; seven males and seven women
will compete against each other for the top
prize – $100,000 cash and an  opportunity
to advance in a lucrative modeling career.
It is not known if Nyle is the first-ever
deaf model to appear on a contest on TV.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 26, 2015 morning

— encouraging the deaf to go above their doctorates

University of Rochester, RIT and NTID have been awarded
a grant from Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry
through National Institutes of Health to encourage deaf
with doctorates to aim higher.

Full story at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-pushing-deaf-with-doctorates-to-go-higher/

 
— deaf man’s family getting 150 death sympathy cards

Philip Nixon, a deaf man, passed away in Maryport, a small town
in England. People liked him; he was involved in a range of
community and civic activities. Upon his death, his family
received over 150 sympathy cards. What was amazing was that
most of the cards were from strangers, these people that
Philip didn’t know while he was alive!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 25, 2015

 

 

— a deaf boxer hoping to make it in the Olympics

A recent USA boxing tryouts for the Olympics involved
a deaf boxer – Julian Smith, of Illinois. He won
his first bout in the welterweight division. Lets’
hope he will advance in that tournament and get to
box in the Olympics.

 

 

 

— a busy deaf tycoon finds time to play poker

There was a newspaper story about deaf poker tournaments.
It mentioned a participant – Jarrod Musano. He is a
busy tycoon – involved with extensive real estate
properties in New York and as a CEO of a national deaf
relay provider. Good money at deaf poker tournaments?
Not really. It is not same as a big time TV poker
tournament where winnings go into millions of dollars.
A recent deaf poker tournament netted the winner
$3,000. For many deaf players, they must pay for
transportation and lodging. For them it is a
hobby, not a full time profession.

 
— a restaurant policy about the deaf

The Argonaut is a restaurant located on H Street NE
in Washington, DC, not too far from the Gallaudet
campus. It is popular with deaf patrons – hence
the restaurant policy! Owners Scott Magnuson
and Shaaren Pine have established a policy –
that at least one ASL-knowledgeable staffer
must be on duty at all times! The owners
do not want to be caught offguard if a deaf
person comes in and there is no one around
that knows ASL!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 25, 2015 morning

 
— many cities refuse to post up Deaf Child signs

A deaf child is part of a family in Dayton, OH. The
family had been begging the city to post up
the Deaf Child signs. For quite some time the
city refused, but finally put up the Deaf Child
sign. Why did the city refuse in the first
place? Two reasons. First reason is cost.
Second reason if the street has no sidewalks!

 
— a shock about a health center

Augusta Health Center in Fisherville, VA,
lacks an interpreter for the deaf. And
when deaf patients come in, the Center
has to call an interpreting agency to
send in an interpreter. What is the
big shock? That for some of the deaf
patients, they have to wait more than
four hours for an interpreter to show
up! Yes, there is a video remote
interpreting, but it is quite unpopular
with the deaf.

 
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DeafDigest – 24 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 24, 2015

 

 

— an interesting comment by Derrick Coleman re Tom Brady

Deaf NFL player Derrick Coleman was interviewed on TV.
He was asked if Tom Brady should have been allowed to
play because of his suspected involvement with the
Deflategate scandal. Derrick said:

I’m glad he played in the Super Bowl. We were the
best team and they were the best team and
we’re playing against each other

This comment is interesting because Derrick did not
play in the Super Bowl. He was injured and lost
for the season.

 
— hearing aid pictures prevent hearing bullying

Msny deaf teens have said they were afraid to wear
hearing aids because of peer pressure and
bullying by their classmates. A movement started
in San Antonio to encourage deaf teens to show
pictures of their hearing aids on social
media outlets. A hearing person offered $20.00
per hearing aid social media posting, and as a result
this movement took off few weeks ago. Will it last?
Attention span of teenagers, both deaf and hearing,
tend to be short and they would move on to other things.

 
— comparing a disability with another disability

We have heard too many jokes about the blind trying
to communicate with the deaf. Well, in Tokyo, recently,
four members of the Japanese Assembly compared their
disabilities during a public forum. One was deaf.
One was blind. One was in a wheelchair. The fourth
one was blind but using a guide dog. They agreed
that society must change to accept all types of
disabilities.

 

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 24, 2015 morning

 
— a big academic pressure for a deaf man in past

There are hearing stories about a girl claiming that
Harvard and Stanford both offered her big academic
scholarships. This story proved to be false. Another
story about a boy being accepted in all 8 Ivy League
schools. What about the deaf? During the fifties
a deaf man – Lowell Myers attending two colleges
in the Chicago area at the same time; one was for his
bachelor’s degree and the other one for his
masters’ degree. When he applied for his masters,
he lied about getting his bachelors! Both
colleges found out about it and were not too
happy about it. Myers became an accountant and
an attorney, yes, at the same time! He passed
away few years ago.

 

 

— waiting five weeks for a welfare check

Christopher Shay, a deaf man, ran out of money
while unsuccessfully seeking employment. Worried
about getting evicted from his apartment for
non-payment of his rent, he applied for
income assistance with the Ministry of Social
Development in British Columbia. In what
would have been a one-day wait, dragged out
to five weeks. He has since then filed a lawsuit
with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, accusing
the ministry of discriminating against the deaf.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 23 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 23, 2015

 

 

— 83 is a Deaf Magic Number

Ofcom, which is same as FCC to us, ordered 83 more British
TV broadcasters to caption all of their programs by 2016.
These broadcasters had been avoiding captions for years
until Ofcom ordered them to caption or else. Some of
thsee programs are sports (like ESPN) and even one
Fox network!

 
— signing came easy for ASL student

One ASL student took sign language classes for four
college semesters. She said it came “easy” to her
for two reasons. She works at a restaurant that
is popular with the deaf. And while she talks with
hearing people, she gestures a lot with her hands.
So, it was not difficult for her to convert gesture
to ASL!

 
— faxing not texting

To fax and not to text? The Matsuyama-shi Fire
Prevention and Control Administration in Japan has
been teaching the deaf how to use the fax machine.
Reason is that they could fax the police & fire
department in case of emergencies. Fax faster than
text? It is puzzling.

 

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DeafDigest – 23 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 23, 2015 morning

— a deaf embarrassment in Maryland

Martin O’Malley, who is hoping to become the
next President, said that the Confederate flag
should be taken down in South Carolina. But
he, being from Maryland, said nothing about
an insulting line about the deaf in the
Maryland My Maryland official state song.
One line says:

She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb

 

— a big role for a deaf dancer

Simone Botha is a deaf dancer from South Africa.
She is a role model in the Deaf Community, always
trying to motivate the deaf to do their best
everywhere. She is now dancing in the lead role of
Phrygia in a big dance production – A Spartacus
of Africa. So far it has been her biggest
dancing role.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 22 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 22, 2015

 

 

— a special picture on a governor’s desk

Dennis Daugaard is the governor of South Dakota.
He said he has a special picture on his desk
in the governor’s suite at the Capitol. This
picture is of his deaf father. He said that
he really did not really appreciate how great
his father was until years later!

 

 
— waiting 71 years for a hearing aid

Hard to believe, but a man, who became deaf
at the age of 15, did not get a hearing
aid until he was 86. He was attending a
community event in Charleston, Missouri
when he located a hearing aid that was
donated and ready to be picked up by
anyone that wanted it! Again, hard
to believe.

 

 
— managing a race track

A popular race track for motorbike racers
is the Searls Park in Rockford, Illinois.
It just hosted a big race that better
racers from all parts of USA came in to
compete. This race track has been
managed for the past 32 years by
Jake and Candy Karau. Why were they
involved with it in the first place?
Their son Brandon is deaf and they
felt it was a perfect sport for him!
Jake is no longer racing but very much
involved – as a trainer for his hearing
son, age 11!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 22 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 22, 2015 morning

 

 

— deaf legislator worries about the hearing

Do elected deaf public officials worry about the
needs of their hearing constituents? Well,
Mojo Mathers, the deaf MP in New Zealand,
worries about her hearing people. She feels
the hearing aid industry are taking advantage
of hearing people by selling them hearing
aids that they don’t need!

 

 
— An amazing Tough Guy

Terry Richards is an amazing tough guy. He will
be taking part in a 6 km race that includes
running over fences, crawling under barbed wire,
climb up a net, jumping down a mud slide,
crossing a swamp and then toeing on a
rope bridge. What is the big deal? Not
only he is deaf but is also deaf-blind.
This race is taking part in Canada.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 21 June 2015

DeafDigest Gold – June 21, 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Travel Memories
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-travel-memories/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-leader-sorry-leaving-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scared-new-employee/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-skateboarding/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-sad-story/

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What is Trauma?

An informational video.  See the attached  vlog in ASL.

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

Trauma is defined as any situation that shatters your sense
of security or makes you feel unsafe or vulnerable.

A person is most likely to have emotional suffering from the
event if it was not expected or the person felt unprepared or
powerless.  Learn more about how trauma can affect a person
and where you can find treatment in the video below.

The HealthBridges website offers information about social
services, advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources
for persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing

Happy summer from the HealthBridges Team

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Top stories about the deaf:

Donaldson’s School, Scotland’s national deaf school,
is closing its nursery, thus upsetting many
parents. The closing is because it was not a
profitable operation.

UK’s National Registers of Communications Professionals
working with Deaf and Deafblind People is complaining
that the British Ministry of Justice is not
doing enough to ensure the quality of interpreters

Mark Gandolfi, not deaf, will serve as temporary
administrator of the West Virginia Schools for the
Deaf and Blind – until the new superintendent is
selected. He is the school finance director.

Nippon Foundation which has been operating the
Japanese national deaf relay service, as a
public service, has asked the government to
take over the operations.

After serving as interim superintendent for a year,
Pat Trice has been selected to the permanent position
at Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.

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A SAD STORY ABOUT A DEAF EMPLOYEE
About 25 years ago, a deaf woman quit her job at
NAD because she wanted a better job with better pay.
She got a new job at the post office.
She was told to go a training class at the post office.
She showed up at the training class. There was no
interpreter for her.
Angry, she quit her new job with post office on first
day and went back to NAD. hoping to get her old job back.
The NAD said no, sorry!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-sad-story/

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Apply to the Gallaudet University Peer Mentoring
Certificate Program – Deadline July 20

more information at:
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EASY WAY FOR LONELY MAINSTREAMED KID TO MAKE FRIENDS!
Many mainstreamed kids have lonely lives at home because of
too few deaf friends.
Some of these kids make easy friends with hearing kids. How?
Sports such as youth football, youth basketball, youth baseball?
Yes and no.
The most popular activity among young kids, age 17 and younger,
is skateboarding. Every town has a group of young kids always
skateboarding together. Some deaf kids join these hearing skateboarders
and they are always welcome. They communicate easily via gestures.
This is the reason why some of these deaf kids quickly go out
for skateboarding after they arrive home from school!

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

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John Goodricke, famous deaf astronomer
http://deafdigest.com/john-goodricke-famous-deaf-astronomer/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

old Arizona captioning case

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearingorganizations/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

New Mexico Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/new-mexico-association-of-the-deaf/

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Deaf Book of the Week

Sporting Heritage

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-sporting-heritage/

This book is the story of the Southern Deaf Sports Association (United
Kingdom); published in 1990 by Scottish Workshop Publications; It mentions
two deaf soccer players that have played for teams in the British Premier
Soccer League (like our NFL)

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— real estate developer

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. The College Baseball World Series at Omaha
is now 100 percent ADA-compliant (captions,
loops, interpreters). Why did TD Ameritech
agree to it?

A. They have many deaf and hard of hearing
clients; besides it is good publicity for them.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Vacation up in the mountains!

My family and I are vacationing at Big Sky, Montana.

Going up on top of the mountains was “Wow”.

My SSP (my wife), seemed to be afraid of height!

I wanted information that was printed at the edge of
the observation deck.

I guess I need to inquire about an SSP who is not
afraid of heights!

Who’s volunteering? Lone Peak was 11,166 feet, but I may
be able to beat that.

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

That the American newspapers print more deaf-related
human interest stories

this was the comment made by a DeafDigest subscriber
who noticed many deaf-related stories from English-speaking
nations. For some reason the American newspapers don’t
write many of these such stories!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1971 – at some kind of conference of TV
executives, a demonstration was given by
TV developers on how the TV captions would
work. It was not until nine years later when
captions was established on ABC and NBC (not
CBS, the sole hold out)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

4

number of times Marlee Matlin has been nominated
for the Emmy awards

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Spring Arbor – Shoshanna Smith, FR, track

not among team’s top tracksters

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tasha Lemke, DC Divas, women’s pro football

no longer on the roster

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DeafSports Library:

female pro basketball player Kirsten Cummings

http://deafdigest.com/kirsten-cummings-former-deaf-woman-pro-basketball-player/

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DeafDigest – 21 June 2015

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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scared-by-new-people-in-store/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-leader-with-disabled-group/

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What is Trauma?

An informational video.  See the attached  vlog in ASL.

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

Trauma is defined as any situation that shatters your sense
of security or makes you feel unsafe or vulnerable.

A person is most likely to have emotional suffering from the
event if it was not expected or the person felt unprepared or
powerless.  Learn more about how trauma can affect a person
and where you can find treatment in the video below.

The HealthBridges website offers information about social
services, advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources
for persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing

Happy summer from the HealthBridges Team

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Raymond
Kolander, Frederick, MD, that departed us.
Before he retired, he was a long time
professor of Math at Gallaudet, and was
one of the most popular faculty members.

Top stories about the deaf:

At the United Nations-sponsored event hosted by
the Arab Organization for Disabled people, a
big shocker was lack of interpreters for the
deaf in audience!

The Hamsadhwani School for Hearing and Speech Impaired
has been taken over by the government of Bangalore.
No real reason was given.

Human Rights Commission will review Saskatchewan
services for the deaf. Why? People are saying
that this province is the worst place in Canada
to bring up a deaf child!

There was an article in a Canadian newspaper
saying that many hearing people are “shocked”
that a deaf person can drive a car!

Despite Franklin Graham pulling out his money
out of anger of Wells Fargo advertising
two single-sex women adopting a deaf girl,
the big bank won’t pull its ad.

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WORKING WITH THE DEAF OR WORKING WITH THE DISABLED
Almost all deaf leaders work with their deaf organizations.
But there are a few deaf leaders that work with disabled
organizations and not with deaf organizations.
They do not want to work with the deaf, and prefer
the disabled. Why?
A deaf person involved with a disabled organization said
disabled groups are more powerful with politics and with
community contacts. And that deaf organizations are weak
with politics and community contacts!

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International Catholic Deaf Association Conference

July 2630, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio

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ALWAYS SCARY WHEN YOU SEE NEW PEOPLE IN A STORE
You go to a store for a long time to buy things. The sales people
in the store know you, know that you are deaf and know how to
gesture with you. You feel comfortable.
Suddenly the boss fires everyone and hires new people. You
enter the store, confused by all these new faces. You are scared
that these people do not know how to deal with a deaf person
and how to communicate with you!

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

The school, placing all types of disabled children in
one classroom, instructing the interpreter to “help”
all of them.

Said an angry interpreter:

I am an interpreter, not a teacher’s aide or health care
aide

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing that I think some people don’t consider when they are working
with CART captioners is where the CART captioners will sit or how they
will position themselves to the proceedings so that they can hear what is
going on.

I read somewhere that a person who was a CART consumer thought that, as a
group, sign language interpreters had better hearing than CART captioners.
I really don’t believe that that’s true. I think, as a group, our hearing
is about the same.

I believe that one of the differences might be that interpreters are many
times right in the middle of what is being said, but a CART captioner
might be positioned over to the side. A sign language interpreter is often
able to look directly at the person speaking, while the person speaking is
often behind or out of sight of the CART captioner.

Sometimes a CART captioner might be more looked upon as a machine rather
than as a person who has to be able to see and hear what is going on.
People have to remember that, just because a CART captioner is using a
machine, it is not the machine that is inputting the information to be
translated. The person sitting behind the keys has to hear, understand,
and input what is being said.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

listening to this sick joke –

if blind people wear sunglasses, why don’t deaf
people wear earmuffs?

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

– a waitress, so nervous on serving the deaf, dropped her plate

this site was started last week. The site is being updated
every weekend:

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DeafLaw

Could a driver wear a hearing aid while
driving?

Minnesota State Statute says: 169.471 Subd.
2. Use of headphones in vehicle
(a) does not prohibit: (1) the use of a hearing aid device

so, in plain English, the answer is yes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Sotheby’s, a venerable 260-year old auction house, is
putting up material of Edward Miner Gallaudet for the highest
bidder.
As many of us know, Gallaudet was founded by Edward Miner
Gallaudet in 1864. It is the nation’s only stand-alone university
of the deaf.

note: DeafDigest does not know what has become of that
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

the deaf community in Michigan is getting the
impression that keeping Tom Izzo, as the basketball
coach at Michigan State University is more important
than the consequences of dropping the university’s
Deaf Education Program! The battle goes on – sports
versus academics.

note: Sports is still #1 in Michigan, for good or
for bad!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A school for the deaf at Shelburne Falls, MA?

A google search failed to come up with it.

Why is this a question? A newspaper story
said that public servant Walter Kostanski
passed away at the age of 91. It said that
one of his many accomplishments was setting
up a school for the deaf at Shelburne Falls, MA!

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DeafDigest – 21 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 21, 2015 morning

— Coda brothers surprised about TV

Years ago, two Coda brothers lived with their
deaf parents. They watched TV a lot at home,
but without sound. They did not know that the
old fashioned TV had a knob, used to change
channels, was also used for sound. The deaf
parents always turned off the sound on the
knob, and the Coda brothers thought it was
always that way! Friends had to teach them
how to turn on the sound!

 

 

— Cleveland TV fooled Cleveland Browns football fans

There was a complaint today in a Cleveland
newspaper about lousy local captioned news.
There was a story about football player
Johnny Manziel saying something in voice
that the captions left out completealy!
Manziel apologized to the fans for his bad
behavior last year – and deaf fans watching
that program would not know what he said!

 
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DeafDigest – 21 June 2015

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DeafDigest – 21 June 2015

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DeafDigest – 20 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 20, 2015 morning

 

 

— best classmate for deaf students

A newspaper story said:

Virtual Assistant: a 3-D avatar, the best classmate for deaf students

Best classmate? There is no such a thing as perfect software
that will convert voice to sign language. This story was
written up in a newspaper in Honduras, and if the software
is 90 percent accurate, it will cause 10 percent confusion
among deaf students!

 

 

— a big reason for expanding a business

Darran Smith, not deaf, owns a company in Great Britain
that cleans driveways and patios. He was satisfied
with his business and had no plans to expand with hiring
of more employees and purchasing additional equipment
and vehicles. But he did – because Jak Barton, who is
deaf, had no luck in finding a job. He applied at 100
different places and all turned him down. Darran liked
Jak, and for that reason, he decided to expand his
business.  So far Jak has been a productive employee

 

 

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DeafDigest – 20 June 2015

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DeafDigest – 19 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 19, 2015

 

 

— NAD’s new Cued Speech attorneys

The NAD, which has been visible with these recent
deaf-related lawsuits, has hired two attorneys
with Cued Speech backgrounds. They are part of NAD’s
Law and Advocacy Center. Is it same as NAD’s past
Legal Defense Fund? Probably so. Inasmuch as everyone
hates lawsuits, we can just hope powers of
persuasion will do the trick (hint – TD Ameritrade
Stadium in Omaha).

 
— Emergency scenes: Hearing vs Deaf

A speaker at a recent conference gave this theme –
Emergencies can be different for the deaf.
An example – at an accident, a deaf person stands
with his back to the cop and does not respond to
commands. Cop is afraid the person is violent,
not realizing he is deaf. Or upon approaching
the deaf, hearing person talks very loud or
exaggerates the movement of his lips, without
realizing an interpreter is needed and so on.
Hearing eye and deaf eye are both different.

 

 

— Deaf to save lousy TV ratings

In India, there is SAB TV, an entertainment
television network. Recently, ratings have
been bad. To try to save the network,
actress Varun Khandelwal, not deaf, has
been given a new role – as a deaf alien
(from outer space) in a comedy sitcom!
Will audience laugh or boo at this
fake-deaf actress?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 19, 2015 morning

 

— new FCC rules on non-captioned videos

More and more videos are captioned, yet there are always
some that are not captioned. FCC has warned all
distributors that their videos MUST be captioned.
And these distributors must tell the video programmers
that they must caption within 30 days – or else.
What is “or else”? Good question.

 

— helping older people to use computers

Keith Patterson has been honored by the
British government for helping teach older
people to use computers. Patterson is
83 years old. And he has been deaf all his
life. His web site is at:

www.silverhairs.co.uk

 
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DeafDigest – 18 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 18, 2015

 

 
— a hearing movie critic on a Deaf Movie

A hearing movie critic watched The Tribe without knowing
what it was all about. He didn’t even know the film
was in sign language, without voice and captions.
For the first 15 minutes, he panicked, afraid he had
nothing to write up the movie in his newspaper column.
He hated the movie, and couldn’t wait for it to end.
He would not recommend anyone to watch that film,
but admitted it was an effective, daring and
fascinating story!

 

 

 

— most unusual historic London building is a surprise

The British National Trust properties has 510 London
buildings listed as landmarks. The Arts & Entertainment
editor listed 10 most unusual buildings. #2 on the list
is St Bede’s Catholic Church on Clapham Road. It was
built in 1924, and designed to help the deaf worshippers –
floor with slope for easy vision, perfect lighting
and pulpits on both sides of the church. Why is it
a surprise? It is the first Deaf House concept –
many years before deaf builders and deaf architects
dreamed of this concept!

 

 
— Six video relay providers agree to agree

We have six video relay providers. Rarely would
all six agree to anything – but there is a hot
issue right now, that all of them have agreed
on one thing. It is to oppose the FCC on its
plan to reduce funding for them. The less
money the relay providers receive, the more
likely they would close up. And if this
happens, the Deaf Community will be hurt.

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 18, 2015 morning

— Deaf Restaurant not perfect

There was much publicity abut SIGNS, the deaf
restaurant, in Toronto. No restaurant is
perfect, and the SIGNS is no exception.
Service was too slow. The menu was limited
and the food was OK. Bad timing in serving
dishes; the main dish was served before the
diner had a chance to finish his appetizer.
Requests for water were ignored. What
did the hearing owner of SIGNS say about
these problems?

It was the first full time job for many of
our staffers and we need to train them more.

This restaurant has 45 employees, with
nearly 30 of them deaf.

 

 

— Microsoft and its Skype Translator app

Microsoft’s Skype Translator app already
has four langauges to support – Italian,
Chinese, French and German. This is in
addition to text English and voice
English. Who worked on this Skype
language project? It is Ted Hart.
He is deaf.

 

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DeafDigest – 17 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 17, 2015

 

 

— AT&T wants to stop TTY use

AT&T has asked FCC last week to replace the old fashioned TTY
with text for relay calls. This is interesting. When the
first TTY was developed in the early sixties, it was AT&T
that helped set up the national deaf TTY network. Now
AT&T wants to end it!

 
— Crown Equipment refuses to help train deaf forklift drivers

Crown Equipment is a forklift truck manufacturer. Their
training videos are not captioned. A class support teacher,
training the deaf, at a local techical school, asked
Crown why their videos are not captioned. Crown replied:

Deaf people shouldn’t drive forklifts

Already there are people furious enough to consider legal
action against Crown!

 

 

 

— Deaf Bribery in Mumbai

The Bombay School for the Deaf is located in Mumbai,
India’s largest city. This school serves deaf kids,
age 5 and 16. It did not stop a 25-year old deaf
man from enrolling at the school. How and why?
His father sort of bribed the school to admit
the deaf man. Why that late in age? He never
went to school in his life even though his father
is well-to-do. Strange things in India!

 
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DeafDigest – 17 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 17, 2015 morning

 

— Deaf Russia as usual

Going on right now is European Deaf Soccer championships.
Russia just forfeited the game with Great Britain. Why?
They were using an ineligible player, who was fake-deaf.
This is an old story; Russia for years have been caught
using fake-deaf athletes in Deaflympics and in
international deaf sports championship events. And
making it worse is that the Deaflympics president
is a Russian!

 
— 45 years too late at Omaha baseball stadium

Yesterday’s DeafDigest mentioned that TD Ameritrade
agreed to caption, install loops and provide
interpreters at its baseball stadium in Omaha
(College Baseball World Series). It was 45 years
too late. Two deaf brothers went to a ball game
in Omaha. The public announcement system gave
a message warning fans to leave the game early
to catch the last bus. The two deaf brothers
didn’t know. It was late at night; bus
service stopped – and they had to walk
several miles in darkness to get to their home.
Their deaf parents stood up all night worried
about their missing deaf sons!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 16 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 16, 2015

 
— college world series and the deaf

College World Series is a big annual event
in Omaha. Nation’s best college baseball
teams try to become the national champions.
Many deaf fans love to watch these games
but have been frustrated! No captions, no
loops, no interpreters. A Coda complained
about it and it led to three local and state
organizations to work together, convincing
T.D. Ameritrade Stadium management to
make it ADA-compliant on everything.
They agreed. Said a happy deaf leader:

That is a FIRST and without having to
resort to a lawsuit.

 
— a millionaire deaf developer

Vanessa Addison is deaf. It did not stop her from
investing in a property she felt would be successful.
It became a success, and it led her to buying more
properties in the area. The property is not for
business buildings or apartments, but for houses.
So far she owns 40 plots, but she’s not
stopping there, always looking for more to buy.
It is not in USA, but in United Kingdom. The
name of her business is Green Bee Homes.

 
— deaf adopting a deaf dog without an interpreter

A dog shelter in Colorado had a deaf puppy
that no one wanted to adopt. It was shown
on TV. A deaf man, watching the program,
wanted to adopt the dog. He went to the
shelter without an interpreter. With
notes written back and forth, he was
able to bring home this adopted deaf
puppy!

 

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DeafDigest – 16 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 16, 2015 morning

 

— a deaf man puts ketchup on his face

In Dublin, Ireland, a 73-year old deaf man put
ketchup on his face and told the police that
a hearing neighbor (they hated each other)
assaulted him. The cop smelled ketchup and
knew the assault was a fake. The judge fined
him 200 euros and ordered him to stay away from
that hearing man at all times.

 

— a new word for a deaf person that becomes hearing

Is there a new word (or a new phrase) for a deaf
person that becomes hearing? Is it “Trans-Abled”?
Is it a joke? Well, an angry person wrote an
article in the publication of the Illinois Family
Institute about many people becoming “trans”!

 
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DeafDigest – 15 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 15, 2015

 

 

— dangerous to be deaf

Is it really that dangerous to be deaf?
For many deaf people, it is not dangerous.
There was a headline in the article in
the Paediatrics magazine, a British
medical publication which said –

Leaving childhood deafness untreated can be dangerous

Many deaf people have untreated deafness yet they
don’t feel that their lives are in danger!

 

 

 

— recognized for restoring an old movie projector

David Pierce (The Old Fogeys, http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/ )
has a hobby – restoring old movie projectors
(film, not digital) and preserving these in the
Cine Museum, Sequin, TX. He and Dan, a friend
recently restored a 50-year old movie projector.
Their work was aired on local Fox News program
(San Antonio, Texas). Said David:

This museum is a labor of love and Dan and I are
appreciative of the recognition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpsvjVFpyt0

 
— Franklin Graham and the orphaned deaf girl

Franklin Graham was so angry that Wells Fargo
aired a commercial involving a deaf girl
adopted by two single-sex women that
he pulled his money out of that bank,
wanting to punish it. A recent TV talk
show showed this headline:

Franklin Graham hates orphaned little deaf girls

Does he?

 

 

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Latest deaf jobs postings will go to
http://35.182.75.222/category/jobs/

One new job has come in today.

Please click on the above link. The
newest job is on the top of the
page

DeafDigest – 15 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 15, 2015 morning

 

— to fake deafness

An angry critic of film and stage said that because
producers often do not hire deaf actors, the
hearing actors must learn how to fake their
deafness! This comment was made during an interview
in a newspaper that was posted on a web site.

 
— confusing Dixie Carter with another Dixie Carter

Deaf fans of pro wrestling that were watching the
captioned wrestling event may either got confused
or got a big laugh. During the wrestling show,
the captions showed a picture of the wrong
Dixie Carter. There are two Dixie Carters –
one is involved with pro wrestling, the other
is involved with political talk show. But
the deaf fans were showed the picture of the
non-wrestling Dixie Carter!

 
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

6/14/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 June 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Mountain Top Question
http://deafdigest.com/comics/old-fogey-mountain-top-question/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-thirds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/anti-deaf-job-applicants/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-leader-sorry-leaving-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scared-new-employee/

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“Silent Count” on Sale Now

“Silent Count” is the true story of a hearing coach who starts
coaching the country’s only deaf football team. The book is an easy
read that will make you smile, chuckle and laugh. It will also bring
a frown to your face, at times.

The author, Jim Overmier, coached the Gallaudet University football
team in 2007. Read about his unique journey and how football became a
bridge between the deaf and hearing cultures.

To introduce “Silent Count” (B1307), Harris Communications has it on
sale for $15.25*. Free ground shipping is available for those within
the contiguous U.S.

*Sale ends June 18, 2015.

To find out more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG061415

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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introducing Deaf Man’s BBQ

said a customer – his sauces are delicious
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-man-bbq-sauce/

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What is Trauma?

An informational video.  See the attached  vlog in ASL.

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

Trauma is defined as any situation that shatters your sense
of security or makes you feel unsafe or vulnerable.

A person is most likely to have emotional suffering from the
event if it was not expected or the person felt unprepared or
powerless.  Learn more about how trauma can affect a person
and where you can find treatment in the video below.

The HealthBridges website offers information about social
services, advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources
for persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing

Happy summer from the HealthBridges Team

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil
Rights and Urban Affairs reached agreement
with the prison systems in Maryland and
Kentucky to give deaf prisoners their
rights, meaning communications and
interpreters.

The Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement
of the Deaf has posted a public list of concerns
regarding issues at the Pennsylvania School for
the Deaf. The biggest issue is lack of
funding.

Mike Phillips is retiring this summer as the
superintendent of Arkansas School for the Deaf.
A search for his replacement is underway.

While it was announced few weeks ago that
Illinois School for the Deaf superintendent
Janice Smith-Warshaw will be leaving,
the state has not decided to hire an
interim superintendent or to leave it
vacant until a permanent superintendent
is hired.

The British Columbia education minister has
expressed his disagreement with Ottawa’s
decision to keep a deaf girl out of the
country because her deafness is a “medical”
condition the nation does not want. The
deaf girl, in fact, has already been
accepted to the deaf school in British
Columbia.

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DEAF LEADER SORRY FOR LEAVING GALLAUDET
A young deaf man enrolled at Gallaudet. He did not know
ASL, and after one semester he transferred to Gallaudet,
telling friends hearing college is better for him.
Years later he became a leader in the deaf community
even though he did not learn much ASL. He attended deaf
conventions and deaf events and everyone ignored him.
He realized that leaving Gallaudet was his big mistake!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-leader-sorry-leaving-gallaudet/

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A deaf man and his Deaf Car

http://deafdigest.com/a-deaf-man-and-his-deaf-car/

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ALWAYS SCARED AT YOUR JOB
A deaf person is always scared at his job. Scared at his
boss? No. Scared with his job tasks? No. Scared of being
fired? No.
What is he scared of? A new employee! Is the new employee
deaf-friendly or deaf-unfriendly? These new employees never
saw a deaf person in their lives. So, how will they react
to a deaf employee on the first day of their job?
This is what the deaf person is scared of!

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

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unsung hero of TV captions

http://deafdigest.com/julius-barnathan-deaf-tv-captions-unsung-hero/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

Lincoln’s Fingerspelled signs

http://deafdigest.com/videos/lincolnsigns/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Junior NAD

http://deafdigest.com/junior-national-association-dea/

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

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

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Deaf Book of the Week

British Sign Language

A beginner’s guide

by Dorothy Miles

published by BBC Books, year 1988

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-british-sign-language/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— heavy machinery mechanic

 

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it difficult for a deaf baseball catcher
to play this position in pro baseball?

A. Because pitchers cover their mouths while
communicating, and it is impossible to lipread
through the pitcher’s glove!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

New vibrating alert accessible for the DeafBlind!

I am on a DeafBlind Techie group.  We share and support
each other on technology.

There are not many devices that are accessible for us,
who are DeafBlind

Recently several of us bought a new device and it is very portable.

I was surprised to find it is accessible via our smartphones,
tablets, etc.

It is connected via Bluetooth and our smartphone becomes our
“bedside clock”.

The vibrating unit is so small and is very portable.

It also has a timer, which is good for the cook!

Take a look in this link:
http://www.tclpulse.com/collections/all

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the state of Arkansas stop playing politics
as far as Arkansas School for the Deaf is
concerned

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DeafHistory:

Year 1942 – Because of World War II, the Royal Cambrian
School for the Deaf in Wales closed up. It never re-opened
when the war ended

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

4

final tally of deaf individuals sentenced to prison
terms because of the deaf relay scandal of few
years ago.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Marcus Pointer has accepted a rugby scholarship
to play for Wheeling Jesuit University. He is
a graduate of Model Secondary School for
the Deaf

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Chase Smartt was drafted by Atlanta Braves.
He has to decide between playing for his father,
a coach at Troy University or to sign a contract
with the Braves. He is a catcher in a sport
where pitchers hide their lips with their
gloves while communicating with catchers!

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf players on all levels of pro football that
came from Gallaudet

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-deaf-players-in-pro-football/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

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:gladhr@gladinc.org

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Position Announcement
Office Coordinator
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Reno, Nevada

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is seeking a
full time Office Coordinator to serve as the point contact person for all
information and referral incoming calls, walk ins, email responses to
various questions about services and community resources; carry out
functions required to manage overall office environment for the Reno and
Las Vegas offices; to include, maintaining stocked supplies and materials,
scheduling and coordinating events, and serves as the communication
liaison between the offices.  Travel between offices and performs complex
and simple secretarial and clerical duties.  Routine data entry and
compilation of reports.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, bachelors
preferred.  Two to three years of experience in secretarial, customer
service, data entry and office coordination in a nonprofit environment.
Fluency in sign language or the willingness to learn.   Ability to work in
a fast pace environment with minimal supervision.  Must be organized, have
the ability to multi-task and prioritize several projects at one time.

If interested, email a cover letter with a resume to
Humanresources@dhharc.org and put in the subject line, “Office Coordinator
Position”.  Position located in the Reno office and will be open until
filled.  Only qualified applicants will be considered.

DHHARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Available Opportunities
Advocates
Framingham MA

. Direct Care Counselor (Awake/Overnight): Supervises daily
activities, provides ongoing support, guidance and role modeling in
personal, behavioral and social situations.
o Qualifications: BA/BS in related field; or HS diploma/GED and
1 year experience.

. Clinical Program Manager: Provides supervision and direction to
Direct Care Counselors and clients; directs the program. Performs all
functions of a Direct Care Counselor, and includes emergency on-call.
o Qualifications: MD in social services or related field; or BA in
related field plus 3 years. related experience.

. Community Crisis Stabilization Clinician: Provides mental health
and substance abuse services.
o Qualifications: MD in Social Work, Counseling, or a related
field.

. Direct Care Counselor: Supervises daily activities, provides ongoing
support, guidance and role modeling in personal, behavioral and social
situations.
o Qualifications: BA/BS in related field; or HS diploma/GED and
1 year experience.

. Director of Clinical Services: Administers and manages clinical,
o Qualifications: MD in Social Services or related field plus 5
years. supervisory experience; or BA/BS plus 6 years. related
experience and/or training, including 5 years. supervisory
experience.

. Senior Direct Care Counselor: Supervises daily activities, provides
ongoing support, guidance and role modeling. Coordinates and
monitors administrative and clinical functions.
o Qualifications: BA/BS in related field and 2 years. experience;
or HS Diploma/GED and 3 years. experience.

Minimum Qualifications for Opportunities Include:
. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
. Possession of a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
. Sensitivity to the needs of the population.

Advocates champions people who face developmental, mental health, or other
life challenges. First, we listen. Then, we partner with individuals and
families to create life-changing opportunities that help people thrive.

Please visit our website to apply:
http://www.Advocates.org

Contact for more information:
http://www.advocates.org/services/deaf-services

VP: 774-999-0609

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position opening
Vice President and Associate Provost for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
& CDO
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University invites applications for the position of Vice
President and Associate Provost for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
(VPAPEDI). The VPAPEDI will serve as the campus Chief Diversity
Officer (CDO), aligned with a .hybrid. collaborative, unit-based, and
portfolio style CDO leadership model. The VPAPEDI position is a senior,
cabinet-level position jointly reporting to the university President
and Provost, and independently consulting with the Board of Trustees.

In reporting to the President, the VPEDI will address staff and
administrative concerns; in reporting to the Provost, the APEDI will
engage student, faculty, curricular, and scholarship concerns.

The ideal candidate for the VPAPEDI position will have excellent
relational skills and bring renewed energy, fresh perspectives,
and innovative ideas. The campus has prioritized hiring a community
builder who can be described as open-minded, approachable, empathetic,
having heart, flexible, a listener, adaptive, an ambassador, and
collaborative, as well as courageous, resourceful, adept at conflict
negotiation, action-oriented, and an advocate.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and written English are strongly
preferred. Willingness to work toward the development of ASL proficiency
and English literacy within two years of assuming the VPAPEDI position
is required. To facilitate this development, the university will provide
the selectee intensive ASL and English literacy instruction and on-campus
housing to create as close to a second language learning immersion
experience as is possible.

The ideal candidate will possess a doctorate, with areas of primary
expertise in diversity-related higher education leadership, multicultural
organizational development, diversity training, social justice
education, language learning, international relations, intergroup
dialogue, cross-cultural counseling, and/or related fields. She/he will
also have an academic profile (including an established, relevant
research agenda and success in collegiate teaching) worthy of tenure at
the rank of associate or full professor. The candidate will also have
demonstrated effective experience in: evidence-based decision making;
budgeting; grant-making; staff supervision and management; policy
development; equity compliance, mediation, conflict resolution,
collective bargaining, and risk reduction; employee and student recruitment,
retention, and programming; faculty, staff, and student development;
public relations and marketing; purchasing and supplier diversity;
multicultural curriculum development and implementation; and
diversity-related assessment and evaluation.

Candidates who can demonstrate competency in all twelve of the
Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers (CDO)
established by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher
Education (NADOHE) in 2014
(http://www.nadohe.org/standards-of-professional-practice-for-chief-diversity-officers),
but who may not possess all of the afore-referenced ideal candidate
credentials will be considered.

The VPAPEDI must employ a walk around style of leadership in engaging with
university stakeholder and constituent groups, both on and off campus. It
is of paramount importance that the selectee makes herself/himself
available to students, and is willing to dedicate time to interacting with
students in the residence hall context, as well as during evening and
weekend activities and events.

The VPAPEDI position search will begin in April of 2015 and conclude in
December of 2015.

Applications/nominations will continue to be accepted until the position
is filled. Screening of candidates will begin in August of 2015. Candidate
finalists will be invited for campus interviews in November of
2015. The selected candidate will begin work at the outset of the Spring
2016 academic semester.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest that carefully addresses the
afore-referenced qualifications for the position, along with a Curriculum
Vitae or Résumé inclusive of the names and contact information for at
least five references (at least one supervisory and one academic). Application
materials should be electronically submitted to:

Ms. Rita B. Jenoure
Board Liaison/Presidential Support Specialist
Office of the President
mailto:rita.jenoure@gallaudet.edu

Questions about the search timeline or the position profile should be
directed to:

Dr. Christine Clark
Search Consultant
mailto:christine.clark@gallaudet.edu

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job openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Many wonderful job opportunities are available at
The Learning Center for the Deaf.

Please visit http://www.tlcdeaf.org for full details
and how to apply.

Daycare Teachers (Full-time & Part-time)
Licensed Teachers of the Deaf
Staff Interpreters
Occupational Therapist
Substitute Teachers and Assistants
Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School Family Partner
Walden School ILS Specialist
Day, Residential & Overnight Child Care Workers
Staff Nurse
Wraparound Family Partner
Daycare Substitute Teachers and Assistants
Coaches

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Job Posting Description
General Manager
Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Flint, MI

Position Description
Actively collaborating with the Board of Directors, the general manager
will fulfill the mission of providing services to the Deaf community, have
overall strategic and operational responsibility for CAC’s staff,
programs, and execution of the annual plan.  They will initially develop
deep knowledge of the field, core programs, operations, and business plans
for programmatic and financial expansion.   The candidate must be
experienced in supervision, coordination and advocacy for the Deaf
community.  BA required, MA preferred, preferably in the field of human
services or social work. Two or more years of non-profit administrative
experience preferred.  ASLPI Level 4 or higher required.

Duties
.       Administer and evaluate the effectiveness of CAC’s programs
.       Supervise day to day operations
.       Negotiate, review and approve contracts
.       Prepare annual operating budget
.       Ensure compliance of federal, state and local regulations
.       Maintain relationships with Deaf community and stakeholders
.       Develop and implement new marketing plans and strategies
.       Perform other duties as directed

Qualifications and Requirements
.       BA/BS required, preferably in the field of human services or
social work
.       American Sign Language (ASL) Fluency at ASLPI 4 or higher
.       Knowledge of Deaf community and its culture
.       Strong communication and public speaking skills
.       Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to people with
disabilities (i.e. Michigan PA 204, Civil Rights, ADA)
.       At least 2 years of non-profit administrative experience preferred

Salary commensurate with experience.  Application will be accepted until
the position is filled.  Please submit cover letter, 3 contact information
of professional references and resume to mailto:cacdhhhr@cacdhh.org

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employment opportunity
Distance Learning/Media Technology Specialist
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to
visit CSDB’s website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job
announcement for Distance Learning Media / Technology Specialist
(Principal Consultant) may be found in its entirety, including major
duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment.  This job
announcement is open until the position is filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION
This position reports to the Director of Outreach Programs, and is
responsible to provide support to students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing,
who are blind/low vision, or who have dual sensory needs and works with
the Distance Learning team to plan, develop, and disseminate information
related to the education of students in this population. This position is
also responsible to assist in providing training for staff in the use of
distance learning technology and to support the efforts of staff to
deliver training for parents and service providers in topics related to
the education of students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or
blind/visually impaired throughout but not limited to the state of
Colorado.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
.       Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Educational / Media / Information
Technology, Education, or closely related field from an accredited college
or university, with specialization in Educational / Media Technology.
.       Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator
license/endorsement (preferred) in the State of Colorado or must be able
to document successful experience in using technology/media to support
instructional services/distance learning.
.       Three (3) years of professional technology experience; work
experience in the occupational field of Educational / Media Technology.
.       Experience teaching / working with children/staff (in an
educational environment).
.       Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Intermediate
skill level, or applicants must be willing and able to achieve proficiency
at this level within a specified period of time as demonstrated through an
appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy.

Terms of Employment:
Full-Time (1.0 fte); scheduled to work 260 days (July through June).
Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed, or implied contract.
The base salary shall be based upon appropriate qualifications.  Excellent
benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of current educator
certification, if applicable.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org
(719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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employment opportunity
American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor/Consultant
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to
visit CSDB’s website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job
announcement for American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor (Consultant) may
be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under
Non-Classified employment.  This job announcement is open until all
positions are filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION: These positions report to the Director of
Outreach Programs (or designee), and are responsible to provide support to
students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing and their hearing siblings,
parents, CSDB staff, and community members related to activities sponsored
by Outreach Programs that include or focus on the development of knowledge
of ASL and bilingual (ASL/English) education (through a distance learning
/ online delivery model).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
.       Bachelor’s Degree or higher in ASL / Linguistics, Teaching ASL,
Deaf Studies, Education or closely related field from an accredited
college or university, or documented work experience which provided an
equivalent knowledge base related to ASL instruction.
.       Desired:  hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure
in the State of Colorado, endorsed as a Special Education Specialist:
Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, or comparable endorsement.
.       Desired: American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
Certification.
.       Three (3) years. experience teaching / working with students (in
an educational environment) who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing and/or adults
in ASL learning environments.
.       Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Superior skill
level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according
to school policy.

Terms of Employment:
Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed, or implied contract.
The base salary shall be based upon appropriate qualifications.  Excellent
benefits.

.       ASL Instructor (Part-Time (0.5 fte); scheduled to work 20 hours
per week (July through June).
.       Distance Learning ASL Instructor (Full-Time (0.75 fte); scheduled
to work 195 days during the academic year, as per established School
Calendar (August through June).

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, a copy of current educator
certification (if applicable), and a copy of ASLTA Certification (if
applicable).  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org
(719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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updated posting

current/anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted
for current / anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the
2015-2016 school year, as follows:

.       Current (known) vacancies:
o       Preschool
o       English / Language Arts (Secondary)
o       Outreach Programs
o       Transition Teacher / Employability Center . 2 vacancies

.       Possible vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at .
http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment.  Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 195 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator
certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org;
call skype logo(719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

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

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

Teaching (90%) Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching
courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705).
The individual appointed will prepare, revise and develop course content
and curriculum using technology, evaluate student performance, and meet
with individual students as needed.

Other Duties (10%) The individual appointed will complete professional
development assignments, participate in department and program meetings as
expected, and engage in all aspects of the ASL Program.  In addition,
appointee will provide external support services/outreach and other duties
as assigned.

Responsibilities:
.       Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate
level per Academic year.
.       Prepare, revise and develop course content and curriculum using
technology
.       Evaluate student performance
.       Meet with individual students as needed
.       Complete professional development assignments
.       Participate in department and program meetings
.       Provide external support services and outreach
.       Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
.       BA/BS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or
related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered
only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time
teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally and/or MasterASL Curriculum)
.       American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) Certification
or the ability to obtain certification within one year of hire.
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of professionals and
colleagues in a variety of environments in an open, honest and
professional manner to promote an effective instructional team.
.       Extensive knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and
English.
.       Extensive knowledge of Deaf culture.

Preferred qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
.       MA/MS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, and Linguistics.
.       Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum:
Levels 1-3.
.       Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Community organizations on
local, state and/or national levels.
.       Experience in curriculum development and digital pedagogy.
.       Knowledge of and ability to use various software programs for
teaching and research not limited to: PowerPoint Presentation, Keynote and
Final Cut Pro X.

Appointment Details: The person hired will be appointed to a full time
position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 31, 2015 through May
29, 2016.

Application Process:  This position will remain open until filled, however
the search committee will review complete applications on June 26, 2015.
Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job
Center at:

https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=300635&PostingSeq=1

or

http://tinyurl.com/mndto9m

Complete applications will consist of the following:
1.      A letter of application
2.      Curriculum vita
3.      Official transcripts that substantiate degree
4.      Three letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar
with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this
position
5.      A 5-minute video introduction of applicant.
a.      Criteria for the 5 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can
be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job
posting.

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

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
background check.

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

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position opening
ASL Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) is recruiting an ASL
Specialist for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

Salary: $44-66K per year based on 185 days and dependent upon
qualifications. Benefits package for employee and spouse/partner
and dependents includes medical, dental, vision, retirement,
paid sick leave, life insurance, disability insurance and more!

Requires fluency in ASL, WA State certification, MA degree in
ASL Linguistics or Deaf Ed, professional ASL teaching experience,
knowledge of Deaf culture.

Recruitment is open until filled. Projected start date is August
24, 2015.

Keep a look out for an Outreach ASL Specialist position that
will serve deaf and hard of hearing students statewide – coming
soon! WSD is also recruiting an ASL Interpreter Coordinator to be
filled immediately. Salary is $3918/month + benefits. Learn more
about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov

Click on official agency name “Center for Childhood
Deafness and Hearing Loss” in the department search field.

EOE

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three available positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Job Openings
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

*  Behavioral Health Therapist- Morganton, NC

*  Behavioral Health Therapist- Greensboro, NC

*  Behavioral Health Therapist, Wilmington, NC

To learn more about RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing,
please visit our website:
http://www.rhabehavioralhealth.org/programs_services/our_deaf_and_hard_of_hearing_services/

If interested in positions above, please contact:

Lindsey Gray
Business Manager
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
2527 E. Lyon Station Rd.
Creedmoor, NC 27522

call skype logo919.518.9293 (Office)
919.528.2971 (fax)

mailto:LGray@rhanet.org

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open positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus in Vancouver, Washington
announces the following openings for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year:

.       Classroom Teacher – Math/Science
.       School Counselor
.       Educational Audiologist

Requires: ASL, WA State Certification, Criminal Background Check
Salary Range: $40,820 – $67,739 based on school year assignment + benefits
package.

Recruitments are open until filled. Projected start date is August 24,
2015.

Learn more about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov
under official agency name “Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing
Loss”

School website: http://www.wsd.wa.gov

Questions? Contact mailto:human.resources@cdhl.wa.gov

EOE

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updated posting

position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions:

– Education Program Tech (newest addition)
– School Counselor
– Dormitory Teacher- Full time Middle School
– Part-time Audiologist
– Secondary Math Teacher
– Paraprofessional 1 on 1- Temporary
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm
– Special Education Teacher

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: www.kcmo.org/ and
www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler,
Human Resources Office, at call skype logo(913) 645-5358 (V/TTY) for further details on
the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/621-2310

An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent
college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the
field of human services, we have a career building position waiting
for you! E.O.E.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:bclass@pahrtners.com Fax: 215-884-6301

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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DeafDigest – 14 June 2015

DeafDigest Blue – June 14, 2015

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; 19th year

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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-abusive-email-messages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-angry-voices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-party-groups/

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New TCL Pulse Bluetooth Vibrating Bed Shaker and Sound Alarm

The TCL Pulse is a new wireless shaker and timer that you use with
your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The downloaded app allows you to
create 10 different alarm notifications-based on vibration strength,
sound level patterns and snooze. Be alerted to vibration, sound or
both.

You can pair up to 5 different TCL Pulse units on your iOS device
using a Bluetooth connection. Turn off the iOS device-or not have it
in the vicinity-and the alarms will still go off at the set time! A
great feature if you want to turn off your phone at night and still
be alerted in the morning. Buy several devices to use for different
family members throughout your house.

Small and compact, the TCL Pulse is also great for travel and comes
in its own carrying pouch.

The TCL Pulse (HC-TCLPULSE) is available at Harris Communications for
$39.95. (Colors include pink, white, or black.) Free ground shipping
available for those within the contiguous U.S.

To see the TCL Pulse, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB061415

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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introducing Deaf Man’s BBQ

said a customer – his sauces are delicious
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-man-bbq-sauce/

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What is Trauma?

An informational video.  See the attached  vlog in ASL.

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

Trauma is defined as any situation that shatters your sense
of security or makes you feel unsafe or vulnerable.

A person is most likely to have emotional suffering from the
event if it was not expected or the person felt unprepared or
powerless.  Learn more about how trauma can affect a person
and where you can find treatment in the video below.

The HealthBridges website offers information about social
services, advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources
for persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing

Happy summer from the HealthBridges Team

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Paul Miller,
not deaf, that departed us. He was entrusted
with the development of the brand new NTID
when it was formed in the late sixties.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to William
Howard Poe, Little Rock, AR, that departed us
at the age of 84. He owned his Howard’s
Upholstery Shop, a landmark in the city since
1958. He was still working in his own shop until his
most recent illness. Upholstery is a dying trade,
and upholstery shops have become less and less.
This was the reason people in the Little Rock
area valued Howard’s upholstery services. He
learned his trade at Arkansas School for the
Deaf, which no longer teaches this course.

Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf New Zealander wrote in a newspaper that
every deaf person deserves a CI. He was
complaining that very few deaf get CIs in
New Zealand.

The Gary, NC police department now has set up
Text-to-911 for the benefit of deaf residents.

Another Text-to-911 service has been set up by
the Henderson (NV) police department. They are
saying they’re the first in Nevada to do so.

Barclays, a huge banking chain in Great
Britain, is now offering SignVideo
communications for benefit of deaf customers.

Are deaf people too expensive for the
government to support them with disability
checks? This is the issue being brought up by
the deaf in Great Britain.

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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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HEARING PERSON ANGRY OR NOT ANGRY?
A hearing person, listening to someone’s voice, will know
if the other hearing person is angry or not.
When a hearing person talks “rough” the deaf person may think
the hearing person is angry. Not always, there are many hearing
people that talk rough but are not really angry!
Often very hard to tell.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-angry-voices/

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Pennsylvania School for the Deaf issues & concerns

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-pennsylvania-school-for-the-deaf-concerns-issues/

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DEAF PARTY SAME AS HEARING PARTY?
You are deaf and you go to a deaf party. You notice
many different groups talking with each other but ignoring
other groups – example Gallaudet ignoring NTID, orals
ignoring ASL, etc.
What about hearing parties? It is the same thing – if
you look hard you will find many different groups that
stay with each other all night, and not mixing with others.
So – deaf party or hearing party? Same thing – groups
ignore each other!

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

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looking for deaf that have no TTY access

http://deafdigest.com/2015-gallaudet-deaf-no-tty-access/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Interference by school authorities at a graduation ceremony.
Interpreter is not allowed to arrive early to “warm up”
signs with the deaf client. And on the stage, interpreter
is hidden from view of the deaf client. As a result, the
deaf client was not able to get much, if any, of what was
being said on the stage.

Said the angry interpreter:

who is wasting what money there?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Today, captioning is not only for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of captioning and
its many uses.

The primary purpose of captioning is to provide equal access for people
with a hearing loss, but many hearing people are using it in different
ways. Most of us have probably seen captioning on the television screens
in health and fitness clubs, hospitals, airports, and bars and lounges.
Captioning can also be used to help people who are learning English as a
second language and children who are learning to read. It can increase the
literacy skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and hearing students
alike.

Even people who read very well can use captioning to help them hear,
understand, and remember the details of a television show, movie,
convention, or seminar. Studies have been done that show that people
remember more of what they see.

All of us should work together to get the very best captioning possible
because it is helping all of us to become better at what we do.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people assuming deaf people cannot get
good jobs

they are wrong – look at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

A big Deaf Nightmare took place at a Toronto
restaurant recently. A deaf couple entered
the restaurant and were led to a table. A
waiter came over and took the orders that
the deaf couple pointed at the menu. They
waited about an hour for the dishes to be
brought to their table. Suspicious, they
looked around the restaurant and found the
waiter “hiding” in the backroom, not wanting
to continue serving the deaf. The couple
confronted the manager, who then ordered
the dishes to be immediately served.
The check was paid – but without the
customary tip!

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafLaw

Deaf people that look for apartments to rent often do not
realize what The Fair Housing Amendment Act is all
about. While the law looks complicated, there is a
rule – that landlords are not allowed to ask
questions about the renters’ deafness. If they
ask questions, they may be subject to a $50,000 fine
or five years in jail!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Next time you are raising a glass of wine to toast
a deaf friend, do it with Deaf Wine.
Deaf Wine? Not talking about wine produced by
Deaf Vintners. But the Deaf Wine itself.
The bottle – 1997 Ballet of Angels, by Sharpe Hill
Vineyard, Pomfret, Connecticut – has a painting “Francis
O. Watts with Bird” on the label. The 1805 painting was
done by deaf artist John Brewster (1766-1854).

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Famous comedian Joan Rivers made a joke about Helen Keller.
The audience roared with laughter; one person did not laugh.
He shouted at her saying that it was not funny because his
son was deaf.

Sad to say, in the world of comedy, one person’s joke is
another person’s insult.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is there such a thing as Sign Language police?

They insist on “perfect” ASL and would scold anyone
not using ASL correctly, even if it is understood
by everyone.

A graduate student in Deaf Studies made that
complaint!

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Deputy Director – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) – Riverside, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter –  West Covina, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

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:gladhr@gladinc.org

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employment opening
Lecturer in Deaf Education and American Sign Language
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa program in American Sign Language invites
applications for a non-tenure-track lecturer position for Spring semester
2016, renewable for an additional two years (2016-18) and then renewable
in three year increments pending positive teaching reviews and college
authorization.  Responsibilities include teaching 4-5 sections of ASL per
year (maximum 22 students per section) using an immersion curriculum
(Signing Naturally), 1-2 Deaf Education methods course per year (6 courses
total per academic year), and contributing to curriculum and materials
development for the American Sign Language Program. Duties also include
partnering with the University of Iowa College of Education to supervise
and advise students pursuing the Teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing
endorsement. A successful candidate will be involved in revising and
growing the Teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing program.

Summer employment possible if desired, dependent upon program needs and
resources. Starting Date:  January 13, 2016.

Required: fluency in ASL; Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or related
field; American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) certification or
willingness to obtain certification once employed.

Desired: PhD in Deaf Education or related field, language teaching
experience at the college level; 3-5 years of elementary or secondary
teaching experience.

Candidates must submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/  Do
not mail paper applications.  Initial screening of applicants begins June
8th and will continue until the position is filled.  Refer to requisition
number 66678.  Attachments to the application should include cover letter,
curriculum vitae, and three current letter of recommendation (not older
than 2 years).

The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the
strategic plans of the University, College, Division, and Department
reflect this commitment.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply
and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on
the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, pregnancy,
gender orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion,
associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran.  The University of Iowa is
an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf Services
Sound Mental Health
Seattle, WA

Sound Mental Health, a non-profit agency, seeks a full time Mental
Health Clinician for its Deaf Services program. This is a full-time
position with full benefits, and is located in Seattle.  The
Clinician will provide individual, group and family counseling;
mental health evaluation and case management for Deaf, hard of
hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals of all ages. Collaborate with a
multi-disciplinary Deaf Services team. Applicants must be fluent in
ASL & knowledgeable about Deaf Culture. Master’s in Counseling,
Social Work or related field required.  Licensure and/or chemical
dependency experience a plus.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental
Health, Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #15-090, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle,
WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to AnneB@smh.org

Please visit us at http://www.smh.org to learn more about who we are.

SMH is an EEO/AA Employer.

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position openings
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, RI

– Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
– Math Teacher

https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1520022

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position openings
Classroom Teaching positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus of the Center for
Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL) is recruiting for
Classroom Teaching positions for the 2015-2016 school year! Math and
Technology Teacher, Language Arts Secondary Teacher, ASL Teacher, and
Language Arts Teacher with a focus on Transition Duties. Jobs require
Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, WA State teaching certificate, and
fluency in ASL and written English. Training and experience in use of
bilingual ASL-English strategies in the classroom preferred. Jobs are
open until filled. Projected start date is August 17, 2015. Salary
range: $42,000 – $66,000 per year based on 186 days + full benefits
package beginning September 1, 2015. Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov
under agency official name “Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing
Loss” and join the team in the beautiful Vancouver – Portland area!

EOE

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position opening
Resident Care Associate for the Deaf and Deaf-Blind
Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham
Gresham, OR

At Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham, the Deaf community comes first. We’re
one of only two Assisted Living communities in the United States
specializing in care for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. In
fact, Chestnut Lane was specifically designed to enhance and enrich the
lives of Deaf seniors with spacious open areas, wide hallways, private
alcoves and a staff fluent in American Sign Language.

The Resident Assistant provides resident care duties under the supervision
of licensed nursing personnel and to assist in maintaining a positive
physical and social environment for the residents who are Deaf and
Deaf-Blind.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements
. Successfully complete training as required by state regulations
. Ability to read, write and speak English and communicate in American
Sign Language (ASL)
. Obtain Food Handlers Permit (as required by state regulations)
. Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff,
vendors and the general
public
. Must meet all health requirements, including TB
. Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities (Essential Job
Functions) with or without
reasonable accommodation
. Must pass criminal background check
. Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly

Essential Functions
Customer Service
. Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers
. Perform job duties for residents and with team members in a courteous
and professional manner
. Take initiative to ensure resident safety and satisfaction is a priority
. Meet and greet visitors in a friendly, helpful manner (Visitors include
anyone who visits the
community; specifically, current residents’ families and friends,
prospective residents and their
families, referral sources, vendors and regulators)
. Answer phones appropriately, according to company and community
standards
. Communicate professionally and cooperate with supervisor and all
community personnel
. Ensure compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding
residents’ rights

Personal care and nursing
. Assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing,
dressing, grooming, toileting,
changing of bed linens, positioning, transfer, mobility, and incontinence
care
. Keep proper records of care
. Report observations to licensed nurse
. Immediately report any changes in resident’s condition to the supervisor
. Vital sign monitoring will be performed as needed by personnel with
current license/qualification (as
required by state regulations)

Medication Assistance
. May assist with and document medications, following accepted practices,
and in accordance with
State regulations under the supervision of a Licensed Nurse

Dining Services
. Focus on customer service to residents in dining services
. Work as a team with dining services to assist in:
o Setting up serving carts for each meal
o Serving meals to residents’ tables according to Emeritus procedures
o Bussing tables and preparing dishes for washing
o Cleaning dining room, including wiping tables and chairs
o Setting tables for the next meal
o Delivering trays to resident apartments as needed
o Understand and follow dining services safety and infection control
policies and procedures

Safety and Sanitation
. Monitor the phone, front door, call and alarm systems
. Understand and follow safety and infection control policies and
procedures
. Respond to emergency call signals promptly
. Report incidents and completes appropriate paperwork

Laundry/Cleaning Functions
. Collect, laundry, and distribute linens, garments, etc. in accordance
with Community procedures
. Help to properly maintain all equipment, ensure work areas are clean and
safe, and ensure policies
covering infection control, health and safety, etc. are strictly followed
. Assist in cleaning resident rooms, dining areas, public areas

Training
. Attend all required in-service trainings

Other
. Promote and encourage residents to participate in activities
. Follow & communicate company policies and procedures
. The job description provides a framework for the job, other duties may
be assigned as necessary

Physical/Sensory Requirements (with or without the aid of mechanical
devices)

Medium Work — Ability to exert 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10
pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move
objects.

Please send resume to Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham  to the attention of
Tom Galey at mailto:Thomas.Galey@brookdale.com

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job opening announcement
Paraprofessional – Kindergarten
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY: Salary paid by the Blue Valley School District;  and will be
commensurable with experience

SCHEDULE:       Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

EMPLOYMENT DATE:    Open until filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Provide one-on-one instructional assistance to
individual student(s) and/or groups of students with disabilities under
the supervision of a certified special education professional. Creates,
adapts, or modifies classroom activities, assignments and/or materials
under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of
supporting and reinforcing student learning.  Monitors individual in a
group setting for purpose of providing a safe and positive learning
environment. Implements, under the supervision of the supervising teacher,
behavioral plans for student with challenging behaviors.  Collects and
records student data. Follows written work schedule, arriving and leaving
on time.  Maintain appropriate communication with student, teachers,
parents and other professionals.  Participate in activities designed to
increase knowledge and improve skills related to performance of
job-related responsibilities.  Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ability to communicate effectively in American Sign
Language and English with student, staff, parents. Ability to work
cooperatively.  Ability to correctly operate school machines, tools, and
equipment.  High School diploma or GED.  AA or higher degree or training
working with students preferred.  ASL and English assessments will be
given at the time of interview.

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).

CONTACT:    Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Office, 913/210-8113 v/tty,
E-Mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org Fax: 913/621-2310

KSD Embraces Diversity

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updated announcement

job opening announcement
– Teacher – Social Studies & Post High School Program
– Teacher – Elementary (newly added announcement)
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

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

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   181 School Days / 2015- 2016 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE:        Immediate

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state
and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other
materials/tests deemed necessary.  Perform work associated with student
instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials,
direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain
classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students
on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use
appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as
determined by the ASL/English evaluation.  Complete and turn in to the
designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub
plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written
reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as
mandated by the State.   Provide direct instruction to group of students
in High School and Post High School Program (PHSP), and conduct group &
individual job coaching, training, and counseling for students in the
PHSP.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for
Secondary and Hearing Impaired (1911); Education/Deaf/HH with emphasis in
Social Studies (7-12).  Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of
Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract.  (ASL and
writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are
required, 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 DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Send resume and copies of all
college transcripts.  For consideration request an official KSD
application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

CONTACT:  Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Director; Phone: call skype logo913/210-8113
E-Mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org  Fax: 913/621-2310
Or Linda Thompson, HR Assistant 913/210-8114, email: mailto:lthompson@kssdb.org
or Tom Burdolski, HR Professional, 913/305-3004 , E-mail
mailto:tburdolski@kssdb.org
Fax 913/621/2310

KSD Embraces Diversity

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career announcement – No 03-10-084
Program Director II – Client Services
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to pass an
FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

Status                  Exempt – Full-Time

Position Purpose
Supervises the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring
programs which provide the following services to New Mexicans who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities:  case management/service coordination, advocacy, emergency
support, tutoring, job development and placement, skills training, 1:1
support services, access technology, etc.  Assures that programs comply
with contractual requirements of funding sources.  Plans, develops, and
conducts professional development trainings to ensure high quality service
delivery and compliance with established Agency policies and procedures.
Conducts community outreach and training activities which promote
awareness of services as well as local capacity.  Assists in program
budget development. Position may from time to time be stressful and
require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as
assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Oversees the daily operations of the Vocational, the Deafblind and
Special Services, Tutoring programs which provides case management/service
coordination, advocacy, job development/placement, tutoring, vocational
skills, job coaching, Support Service Provider/Community Intervener
services, technology, and other services to eligible clients who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant
disabilities
.       Monitors both programs to assure the delivery of high quality
services and contractual requirements of funding entities
.       Works with staff and prepares monthly reports required by
contracts which fund the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and
Tutoring programs.
.       Assists in the billing for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs.
.       Assists in the developing of administrative and operational
policies and procedures for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special
Services, and Tutoring programs
.       Supervises the programs. staff (e.g., Program Coordinators,
Vocational Personnel, Schedules, Support Service Providers/Community
Interveners, Tutors/Learning Specialists, etc.) to assure that the
quantity (i.e., billable unit counts) and quality  of work meets
contractual requirements as well as SCS standards of service delivery
.       Monitors and manages work/caseloads of the staff in all programs
to ensure quality of services and the meeting of any contractual
requirements
.       Plans, coordinates, and/or conducts personnel development
trainings so that direct service staff in all programs are knowledgeable
of effective practices in deafness, hearing loss, deafblindness,
vocational programming, driving vehicles, as well as CCS./SCS. policies
and procedures, and other content areas to ensure high quality services as
well as compliance with Federal, New Mexico, and local laws and agency
policies and procedures.
.       Has responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating,
providing constructive performance feedback and separating for the staffs
in those programs
.       Recommends adjustments in staffing patterns for the programs in
response to clients and contractual needs.
.       Develops and implements, with staff assistance, a single, central
system that manages referrals to CODP-NM as well as the coordination of
client services for all three programs (which includes intake and
assessment (which should include both ecological assessments and true
person centered planning) development and implementation of service plans
(which includes staffing, regular/periodic review of plan implementation,
etc) for clients receiving services from the Vocational, Deafblind and
Special Services, and/or Tutoring/Learning Specialist programs.
.       Oversees the management of the client services process.
.       Conducts intakes, assessments, and other components of the client
services process.
.       Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to identify
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including those
with significant disabilities . who would be eligible for services from
COPD
.       Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to develop
supports as well as social and educational opportunities in the community
for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including
those with significant disabilities
.       Provides advocacy for clients for services and supports provided
by federal, state, and local agencies and organizations as needed
.       Assists Agency Director in the developing of budgets for the
programs
.       Assists Agency Director in the planning of agency wide staff
development trainings
.       Participates in the Agency’s Administrative team
.       Provides supervision to interns/practicum students in bachelor and
graduate programs
.       Attends meetings of stakeholder groups and agencies (e.g., the New
Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and various consumer
organizations) as needed/required
.       Collaborates with the Agency’s Administrative Team, the Agency’s
Advisory Board, and funding sources to foster the enhancement and growth
of the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs
to meet the needs of New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or
deafblind
.       Assists the Agency Director in securing funding for direct
services to New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or/deafblind
.       Plans and conducts outreach activities, as required by contractual
obligations, to promote services and supports for New Mexican who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind
.       Plans and conducts trainings and workshops in the community to
increase awareness of services and to increase local capacity to identify
and serve New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind
.       Conducts site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for
compliance
.       May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
.       Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or
related field
.       American Sign Language Fluency
.       3 years of supervisory experience
.       5 years. experience in providing vocational services to
individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind; OR 5 years.
experience in providing education and/or rehabilitation services to
individuals who are deafblind or deaf with significant disabilities; OR 5
years. experience in working with individuals who are deaf, hard of
hearing, and/or deafblind in a counseling capacity
.       Ability to plan and conduct outcome oriented trainings and
presentations
.       Ability to produce clearly written reports and other written
communication in English (emails, training materials, promotional
materials, memos, employee performance evaluations, etc.)
.       Pass drug screening
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Obtain a New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and Motor
Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities
and/or rehabilitation skills training (e.g., activities of daily living,
technology, orientation and mobility, communication, low vision, etc.)
.       Fluency in Spanish
.       Fluency of Braille
.       Experience in using other communication modes (i.e., other than
ASL and/or Braille) used by individuals who are deafblind
.       Experience working with individuals with developmental
disabilities

Salary  $19.50 – $24.86 depending on experience

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

How to Apply    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

call skype logo520-623-0344

Fax resume and cover letter . call skype logo520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter . mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org

Closing Date            When Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate
Director of Human Resources at call skype logo520-623-0344 ex 7068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families,
supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for
excellence.  For more information visit our website at:  www.ccs-soaz.org

We encourage our Veterans to apply

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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career announcement – No 03-10-086
Interpreter/Interpreter Referral Specialist
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to pass an
FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

Status                  Non Exempt . Full-Time

Position Purpose
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing
consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including
medical, mental health, vocational and social services.  Responsible for
agency community interpreter referral services.  Processes interpreter
requests, schedules staff and contract interpreters, and confirms
interpreting schedules for all three cities in the Supercenter. Documents
interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs payroll/billing data
for processing. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a
high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.       Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and
Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings
including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
.       Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services
.       Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
.       Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as
schedule permits
.       Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment
agreement
.       Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID
Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for
the Hearing and Deaf consumers
.       Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and
contracted interpreters     matching interpreting skill level and
experience with the demands of the situation with consideration given to
the preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
.       Assists with after-hours coordination of Emergency Requests as
needed
.       Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers
and businesses or   organizations
.       Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer
and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
.       Prepares Estimates or Bids for services for various government and
private entities
.       Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and
legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
.       Maintains current information for contracted interpreters,
consumers and billing actions
.       Assists department with other assignments or special projects
related to the interpreting service program
.       May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not
be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be
inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
.       Graduate of an ITP or Associates Degree (directly related
experience may substitute for education requirements)
.       Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
.       1 year of interpreting experience, community interpreting
preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of
50 weeks per year)
.       Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.       Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and NM Motor
Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
.       Bachelor’s degree in related field
.       Customer service experience
.       EIPA 3.5 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 3.5
constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 3.6
provides one DQ credit; EIPA 3.7 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
.       National Certification
.       Completion of formal internship/mentee program
.       Additional years of directly related experience
.       200 documented mentee hours

SALARY  $12.90 – $16.13 depending on experience

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

How to Apply    Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107

call skype logo505-255-7636

Fax resume and cover letter . call skype logo505-255-8029

Email resume and cover letter . mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org

Closing Date            When Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate
Director of Human Resources at call skype logo520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families,
supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for
excellence.  For more information visit our website at:  www.ccs-soaz.org

We encourage our Veterans to apply
Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children
and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational
services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become
self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their
communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado
Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to
consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted
for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school
year, as follows:

.       Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not
limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language
Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at:
http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the
Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties /
responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified
Employment.  Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon
the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per
established School Calendar; currently 185 days, August to June),
beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Base salary shall be
established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon
appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the
CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job
announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete
on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to
upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of
interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with
signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator
certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind /

33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.orgcall skype logo(719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)

Interviews will be conducted on-site at the
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position openings
Two BSW Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Department of Social Work
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

(Instructor or Assistant Professor Rank)

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

General Information:  The Department of Social Work has graduate (MSW) and
undergraduate (BSW) programs, both accredited by the Council on Social
Work Education (CSWE).  The BSW program has approximately 50 majors
enrolled annually who represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, learning
styles, and educational experiences.  The overwhelming majority of the
undergraduates are deaf or hard of hearing.  The position is contingent
upon funding.

Responsibilities:  There are two available positions.  Both are full time,
nine-month, tenure track BA Social Work faculty positions.  Under our
current department model, incumbents will be responsible for oversight and
instruction of the micro and macro practice sequences in the curriculum.
Incumbents will be responsible for infusing research-based content and
multicultural content into practice courses at all levels to reflect
evidenced based practice.  Incumbents are responsible for ongoing course
development for both on campus and distance education, for assessment
purposes for the Office of Academic Quality and CSWE reaffirmation and
other compliance-related activities, advising students, service to the
department, university, and community; and, involvement in scholarly and
professional activities. The instructor rank requires an MSW and the
assistant professor rank requires a Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications:
1.      Candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program
with three (3) years post-MSW social work practice experience.  If an
incumbent does not have a completed Ph.D., (s)he will be expected to
complete a doctoral program prior to all tenure and promotion actions; a
plan for obtaining a Ph.D. should be addressed in the application.
2.      Candidates must provide evidence of teaching ability (e.g., higher
education courses, professional workshops, presentations, online
teaching).
3.      Candidates must have experience working with linguistic and
culturally diverse Deaf communities.
4.      Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable;
if not already proficient a new faculty member must develop proficiency in
ASL in accordance with Gallaudet University guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:
.       Current, valid Master-level social work licensure or
license-eligible (for the micro-practice position, a license is required
within 1 year of appointment).
.       Expertise in teaching a diverse student population, including Deaf
and hard of hearing students with various learning styles and learning
needs.
.       Experience in active social work research and record of scholarly
activities (e.g., publications, presentations, program assessments and
evaluations, grant-writing activities).
Application: The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, April
26, 2015.

Please submit an application package via email containing the following:
1)      A cover letter of application specific to this position.  In your
application include a summary list succinctly explaining the depth of your
experiences in meeting each of the minimum and preferred qualifications
and job description criteria.
2)      Curriculum vita or resume
3)      One sample of a scholarly work
4)      Three letters of professional reference sent via email to the
Search Committee Chair, Dr. Barbara White, from the individuals serving as
references.  The Chair of the search committee may contact your references
directly.

Email the complete package electronically to Dr. Barbara White, Chair of
the Search Committee, at mailto:Barbara.White@gallaudet.edu with the
subject “BSW Practice Faculty Application..

Review of applications begins immediately after closing date. Position
begins August 16, 2015.

Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer
and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally
underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to
apply for open positions.  Per faculty guidelines, Gallaudet University
has expectations for American Sign Language fluency and base personnel
actions on achieving proficiency.  Any faculty who scores below 3 must
take the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) every year
until a 3 or better is achieved; individual departments may establish
higher criteria for ASL proficiency.  Beginning in August 2016, all
faculty actions for promotion and merit increase decisions will be based
upon ASL fluency and classroom discourse competence (Gallaudet Policy
6.8.6).

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent
college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the
field of human services, we have a career building position waiting
for you! E.O.E.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services,
614 N. Easton Road,
Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:bclass@pahrtners.com Fax: 215-884-6301

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President –
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position – This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

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DeafDigest – 14 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 14, 2015 morning

— FBI needed expert deaf lipreaders

There was a story in today’s newspaper about
Sue Thomas, famous for reading people’s lips
for the FBI. It was learned that after graduating
from college, she spent a long time trying to find
a job. She finally got a job with the FBI because
expert deaf lipreaders were needed. What we do not
know is – was she successful in reading the lips
of people whose lips do not move at all?????
We may never know the truth.

 

— expensive closed captioning

Austin, Texas has many deaf residents. This city
is considered to be one of the nation’s biggest
Deaf Communities. There was a newspaper story
of closed captioning of the City Counsel
meetings costing the city $10,000 per month.
It went up from about $4,000 per month.
Are city officials complaining? The newspaper
story didn’t say.

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DeafDigest – 14 June 2015

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DeafDigest – 13 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 13, 2015 morning

— Little Rock loses a deaf legend

A landmark in Little Rock is the Howard’s Upholstery
Shop, in business since 1958. The deaf owner,
William Howard Poe passed away at the age of 84.
He was still working in his own shop until his
most recent illness. Upholstery is a dying trade,
and upholstery shops have become less and less.
This was the reason people in the Little Rock
area valued Howard’s Upholstery Shop. Howard
learned his trade at Arkansas School for the
Deaf, which no longer teaches this course.

 

 

 

— police learning a lot from the deaf

Bray is a town of 32,000 people in Ireland.
Wanting to connect to the community, the police
officers set up a temporary headquarters
in downtown Bray. A deaf man took advantage
of the oppourtunity to sit down with a police
officer to explain the needs of the the
deaf community. Many police officers have
never met a deaf person in their lives and
are often at a loss on what to do with
them – despite so many hours of training
at the police academy!

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DeafDigest – 12 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 12, 2015

 
— deaf person to open up a micro brewery

Sometime next year the Lochiel Brewing, Mesa, AZ,
will open up for business. The owner is Ian Park,
and he is deaf. To take a sneak peek at his
brewery, go to:

http://lochielbrewing.com

it is still early so wait till time nears for
its Grand Opening.

 

 

— Orange Is the New Black actress is deaf

Orange Is the New Black is a popular TV series.
The leading actress is Taryn Manning and she
is deaf (but functions as a hearing person).
She had speech problems, related to her
hearing loss. Casting directors, after
seeing her audition, thought she cannot
talk! In due time she overcame these
problems to become the success she is
nowadays.

 
— a group pushes for captioning law in a big city

Maryland and San Franciso have laws that require captions
to be turned on at public facilities (bars, restaurants,
gyms, train/bus stations, hotels, sports venues, etc).
There is a group in Portland, Oregon that is pushing
for this same captioning law, except that they want
it to be the strongest law in the nation. Will it
pass? The Portland City Council will discuss this
motion and vote on it next month.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 12 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 12, 2015 morning

 

 

— a busy deaf mime

We have had deaf mimes; the most notable mime was
Bernard Bragg, who had his own TV show in San
Francisco during the early fifties before he
changed his focus to acting. The latest
deaf mime is a busy person – JJ Jones, out
of Missouri. In addition to teaching mime
at a community college, he travels, giving
performances and workshops at schools
and colleges, state fairs, deaf events, etc.

 

 
— a deaf-owned ramen restaurant overcomes a bad start

Tokizawa Tadayoshi, a deaf resident of Takasaki-shi,
a town near Tokyo, quit his job with the auto parts
factory to open his own ramen restaurant. Because
of communication problems with his hearing customers,
business was terrible for the first few months.
Eventually he developed a special paper menu where
the hearing customers could just pencil in their
orders. Business then improved – and customers
liked him. One customer even shared a secret
recipe with him to sell more ramen orders!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 11, 2015

 
— a deaf “prisoner” excused from jury duty!

Hard to believe but it is true. James Lowe,
who is deaf, showed up for jury duty in
Vermont. He was dressed like a “prisoner”
by wearing black and white striped clothing!
The judge didn’t like it and immediately
excused him from jury duty. Was he a
prisoner? No, but for some reason he
wanted to look like a prisoner.

 

— a deaf ballplayer is drafted

Deaf basebal player Chase Smartt accepted
a baseball scholarship offer from Troy University
as his father coaches baseball there. He,
however, was drafted by Atlanta Braves as
a catcher. Will he play for his father
or play for the Braves? And for a catcher,
communications with the pitcher is very
important. Could Chase communicate if the
hearing pitcher covers his mouth with
a glove? Chase, by the way, is not the
first deaf player to be drafted. There
were others in the past, including
Curtis Pride.

 

 

— relay interpreting versus in-person interpreting

Which is more stressful – relay interpreting or
in-person interpreting? An interpreter said
relay is more stressful because of rapidfire
telephone communications with the hearing
voice. In-person interpreting is slow paced.
And also when the interpreter and the deaf
client both know each other then it may
make the relay communications a bit awkward!

 
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DeafDigest – 11 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 11, 2015 morning

 

 

— new hope for deaf mother that had baby taken away

Last year a deaf mother had her newly born baby taken
away by the Department of Human Services. The
Floyd County District Court in Iowa agreed with the
Department of Human Services. The mother sued,
and the Iowa Court of Appeals reversed the decision
and had the case sent back to the district court.
Why? She had no interpreter and the social worker
communicated with her in writing. What started
the whole thing? The mother was depressed upon
birth and the department decided she was unfit.

 

 

— praising a comic book publisher

DC Comics is a well known publisher among
people that read comics. It was just praised
for introducing new types of characters.
One such character was deaf Pied Piper. He
was portrayed as the first openly gay DC
villain. But as the plot evolved, he
was implanted and he “became” hearing,
no longer deaf! And also retiring
from a career of crime!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 10 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 10, 2015

— a deaf woman hoping to be USA’s #1 bartender

Zulcoralis Rodríguez is deaf and is one of the best
bartenders in the San Antonio, Texas area. She will
be competing against other bartenders for the
national bartending honors in New York this weekend.
She functions as a hearing person thanks to her CI
and her hearing aid, and is able to communicate with
patrons in noisy and crowded bars!

 

 
— a picture of Deaf Wine

When DeafDigest mentioned Deaf Wine, deaf researcher/
historian Ron Nomeland dug out a picture of this wine.
DeafDigest thanks Ron for this picture.

You can take a look at the wine at:
http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-wine/

 

 

— a traumatic experience for a 6-year old deaf child

Alfie Durant, a six year old British deaf child, was
traumatized because of a dumb order by his school.
The kids gathered together for a class picture, and
he was ordered to take off his hearing aid! Why?
So that he would look “good” in the class picture.
Alfie came home in tears, and his angry mother
confronted the school officials and forced
them to apologize to him.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 10 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 10, 2015 morning

— Two special interpreter request cards

It is always that many health care professionals
struggle when a deaf patient comes. Four
British social service organizations came up
with two special cards that the deaf patients
carry with them at all times.

One card says:

I am deaf. I need a British Sign Language
interpreter for all appointments please

Other card (for staff) says:

Do you know how to find an interpreter?
Please search your organization website
for listing of interpreters

Do we have something like that in USA?
Good question!

 

— Two nations involved in a Cochlear war

Among deaf rugby players in Australia and
New Zealand, there is a Cochlear War.
Actually it is Cochlear Cup – which goes
to the winner of the annual rugby match
between teams from both nations.
New Zealand’s The Deaf Blacks will
play against Australia’s Silent Knights
for this honor. Why Cochlear Cup?
Because the sponsor of this annual battle
is Cochlear, the huge Australian
corporation. And there is a bit of
irony – many deaf New Zealanders are
complaining that they are not getting
the CIs that they want!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 09 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 9, 2015

 

 

— a group of angry deaf students at a college

A group of deaf students at Ontario’s Fanshawe College
are angry. They were taking classroom exams with
interpreters standing around. Suddenly the interpreters
left in the middle of the exam, leaving the deaf students
feeling stranded! This led to a showdown between
the deaf students and the college administration.
The students asked for a face to face meeting, in
which the adminstration has been avoiding so far!

 

 
— budget cuts may or may not hurt SWCID

Howard College in Texas is where the
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
is located. And Howard College is being hit with
a big budgetary cut, possibly forcing them
to lay off people or shut down departments.
Will it affect SWCID? Nothing has been said
about SWCID cuts but it is making people
nervous and uneasy.

 

 

 

— The ADA generation

ADA being 25 years old, the younger deaf/disabled
people are now saying they are part of the ADA
Generation! Their viewpoints are much different
from older deaf/disabled people that survived
for many years without ADA oversight. The
older deaf people are used to being without
interpreters whereas the younger deaf people
require interpreters and so on.

 
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DeafDigest – 09 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 9, 2015 morning

 

 

— a big nightmare at a Toronto restaurant

A big Deaf Nightmare took place at a Toronto
restaurant recently. A deaf couple entered
the restauant and were led to a table. A
waiter came over and took the orders that
the deaf couple pointed at the menu. They
waited about an hour for the dishes to be
brought to their table. Suspicious, they
looked around the restaurant and found the
waiter “hiding” in the backroom, not wanting
to continue serving the deaf. The couple
confronted the manager, who them ordered
the dishes to be immediately served.
The check was paid – but without the
customary tip!

 
— agreement with Maryland and Kentucky prisons

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil
Rights and Urban Affairs reached agreement
with the prison systems in Maryland and
Kentucky to give deaf prisoners their
rights, meaning communications and
interpreters.

 

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DeafDigest – 08 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 8, 2015

 

— deaf looking for apartments must realize a law

Deaf people that look for apartments to rent often do not
realize what The Fair Housing Amendment Act is all
about. While the law looks complicated, there is a
rule – that landlords are not allowed to ask
questions about the renters’ deafness. If they
ask questions, they may be subject to a $50,000 fine
or five years in jail!

 
— difficult to pass a deaf bill in legislation

How difficult is it to pass a deaf bill in
legislation? Difficult if it is a deaf-specific
bill. A bit easier if deafness is included with
other disabilities. In Connecticut five
bills were introduced; three were deaf-specific
and two were deaf with other disabilities.
Three deaf-specific bills did not pass.
Two deaf with other disabilities bills both
passed. Legislators against deaf-specific
bills? Don’t know.

 

— best wine in New England is Deaf Wine

Best Wine in New England is Deaf Wine! It is
the 1997 Ballet of Angels, Sharpe Hill Vineyard
in Pomfret, Connecticut. Why the Best? This
wine won many honors in international wine
tasting contests. Why Deaf Wine? Because
the painting on the wine label was drawn by
a famous deaf artist – John Brewster (1766-1854).

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 
6/07/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 8, 2015 morning

 
— deaf people having bad experiences in jail

Do deaf people have bad experiences in jail? Many of them
do – and the Oregon Association of the Deaf is trying
to do something about it – to collect bad experience
stories from the deaf people that have been arrested.

 
— a judge gives unusual punishment for a deaf person

Sean Young, a member of the Irish Deaf Men’s soccer team,
was arrested for dealing with drugs. The judge felt
the hearing were taking advantage of Sean’s deafness.
Still, Sean had to be punished. The judge ordered
Sean to donate 750 euros to charity in order to
avoid going to jail! Sean accepted the deal.

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

6/07/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 June 2015

DeafDigest Gold -⁠ June 7, 2015

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com -⁠ updated every Monday

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Self Help Seminars
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-self-help-seminars/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-banker-not-help-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-last-minute/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-thirds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/anti-deaf-job-applicants/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A $39,000 settlement was reached in a federal civil trial in which two Michigan police officers were found guilty of excessive force with a hearing man who was defending
a deaf cousin.

Alaska has problems with the state budget. If there is
a government shutdown, then the Alaska School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing only has enough money for just
three months.

Drisana Levitzke-⁠Gray, a fifth generation member of her
deaf Australian family, was selected by The Advocate
newspaper as the Young Australian of the Year 2015.
She was lauded for her work in advocacy on behalf
of the deaf.

Susan Ruzenski, who works with the deaf-⁠blind at the
Helen Keller Center, said that the deaf-⁠blind
population is under-⁠identified

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DEAF ONE-⁠THIRD, ONE-⁠THIRD, ONE-⁠THIRD GROUPS
One-⁠third, one-⁠third and one-⁠third groups?
What is it?
Of deaf people that graduate from Gallaudet and
from NTID, then it is one-⁠third, one-⁠third and
one-⁠third!
One third of these people you will see often
at deaf clubs or at deaf bowling leagues or
at deaf picnics or at deaf churches, etc.
One third of these people you see once every
five or ten years. They rarely go out and mingle
with the deaf.
One third of these people just disappear. We
don’t know if they are still alive or have died!

-⁠ for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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ANTI-⁠DEAF JOB APPLICANTS AND THE LIE DETECTOR EXAM?
The police chief of Coopertown, a small town in
Tennessee, is using a lie detector exam for one
reason. He wants to know if job applicants are
racists. He will not hire them if they are racists.
DeafDigest editor wonders. Could a lie detector
exam be used to find out if job applicants are
anti-⁠deaf? If they are, maybe they should not be
hired!

-⁠ for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/anti-deaf-job-applicants/

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more information at:
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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:

You are stopped by the police on some driving infraction.
You sit in your car – the police officer does not come near you – but shouts at you from behind for you to step out of the car. Because you are deaf and because the police officer never approached you face to face, you are arrested for insubordination!
It happens anywhere in USA and could happen to any of us – even to the most law abiding in all of us.

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

The deaf at gas stations

http://deafdigest.com/videos/gasstations/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

New Jersey Association of the Deaf

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Deaf Book of the Week

by Trenton W Batson and Eugene Bergman

a collection of literature by and about the deaf

The Merriam-⁠Eddy Company, year 1973

need the link?????????????????????

need the link????????????????????

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/⁠was a

-⁠ school crossing guard

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. If a hostile employer asks a deaf employee to
come in for an annual job performance review,
what should the deaf employee do?

A. Request the presence of a third party neutral
observer.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Those stickers on food from the grocery store are a pain!

They have the codes to help the cashier get the price right.

There are times when I overlook them and eat them!

Even when I find them, they are hard to remove!

Another issue are those papers between slices of cheese.

One time I did not feel it and it ended up in my sandwich packed for a trip.

Oh darn, my SSP had to remove it for me.  Bye, bye fancy Vermont maple mustard!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-⁠Blind.

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that Canada will pay full tuition and fees for deaf
Canadians that attend Gallaudet and NTID

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DeafHistory:

Year 1915

students at Arkansas School for the Deaf, without
the knowledge of the superintendent, signed
a petition, asking the state to let him continue
in this position.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100 percent

of hearing aids built in USA were done by
3D printing

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Ohio State -⁠ Donovan Robertson, so, track

2015 Second Team All-⁠American (60m hurdles)

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tyson Gillies, San Antonio Missions (AA affiliate of
San Diego Padres)

not a starter but so far has played 29 games, hitting
.271 (19 of 70). Lacking power, he has drove home only
five runners

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DeafSports Library:

A Dummy Hoy Hall of Fame update

http://deafdigest.com/2015-dummy-hoy-fall-of-fame-update/

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-⁠mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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* For more information, send E-⁠mail to
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-⁠ EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -⁠

*  Deputy Director -⁠ Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter -⁠ Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) -⁠ Riverside, CA

*  Job Developer/⁠Interpreter -⁠  West Covina, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

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:gladhr@gladinc.org

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job openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Many wonderful job opportunities are available at The Learning Center for the Deaf.

Please visit http://www.tlcdeaf.org for full details and how to apply.

Daycare Teachers (Full-⁠time & Part-⁠time)
Licensed Teachers of the Deaf
Staff Interpreters
Occupational Therapist
Substitute Teachers and Assistants
Walden School Clinical Director
Walden School Family Partner
Walden School ILS Specialist
Day, Residential & Overnight Child Care Workers
Staff Nurse
Wraparound Family Partner
Daycare Substitute Teachers and Assistants
Coaches

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Deadline-⁠ June 10, 2015

job opening
Washington Relay Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay
state of Washington

Hamilton Relay has a full time position open for Washington Relay Outreach Coordinator

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

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 Washington Relay.  The position requires independent travel throughout the state of Washington.

Education, Experience and Skills:
.    Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience required
.    Experience in fields related to telecommunications, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus
.    Ability to communicate fluently through the use of American Sign Language (recommended)
.    Excellent presentation skills .    Experience in the planning, coordination and delivery of  public relations activities .    Excellent English writing skills
.    Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
.    Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
.    Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects
.    Ability to understand  and follow directions
.    Ability to work beyond normal business hours (evenings and weekends)
.    Capacity  to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator, organizations within the public, private and non-profit sectors
.    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users .    Familiarity with the communities that could benefit from relay service: o    People with Speech Difficulties
o    Senior Community o    Hard of Hearing Community
o    Deaf Community .    Able to travel alone .    Be able to lift up to 50 lbs
.    Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply

For the full job description and application visit http://www.workforhamilton.com . Deadline- June 10, 2015

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits. For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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Job Posting Description
General Manager
Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Flint, MI

Position Description
Actively collaborating with the Board of Directors, the general manager will fulfill the mission of providing services to the Deaf community, have overall strategic and operational responsibility for CAC’s staff, programs, and execution of the annual plan.  They will initially develop deep knowledge of the field, core programs, operations, and business plans for programmatic and financial expansion.   The candidate must be experienced in supervision, coordination and advocacy for the Deaf community.  BA required, MA preferred, preferably in the field of human services or social work. Two or more years of non-profit administrative experience preferred.  ASLPI Level 4 or higher required.

Duties
.    Administer and evaluate the effectiveness of CAC’s programs
.    Supervise day to day operations
.    Negotiate, review and approve contracts
.    Prepare annual operating budget
.    Ensure compliance of federal, state and local regulations .    Maintain relationships with Deaf community and stakeholders
.    Develop and implement new marketing plans and strategies
.    Perform other duties as directed

Qualifications and Requirements
.    BA/BS required, preferably in the field of human services or social work
.    American Sign Language (ASL) Fluency at ASLPI 4 or higher
.    Knowledge of Deaf community and its culture
.    Strong communication and public speaking skills .    Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to people with disabilities (i.e. Michigan PA 204, Civil Rights, ADA)
.    At least 2 years of non-⁠profit administrative experience preferred

Salary commensurate with experience.  Application will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please submit cover letter, 3 contact information of professional references and resume to mailto:cacdhhhr@cacdhh.org

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employment opportunity Distance Learning/Media Technology Specialist
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement for Distance Learning Media / Technology Specialist (Principal Consultant) may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment.  This job announcement is open until the position is filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION This position reports to the Director of Outreach Programs, and is responsible to provide support to students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing, who are blind/low vision, or who have dual sensory needs and works with the Distance Learning team to plan, develop, and disseminate information related to the education of students in this population. This position is also responsible to assist in providing training for staff in the use of distance learning technology and to support the efforts of staff to deliver training for parents and service providers in topics related to the education of students who are Deaf/hard-of-hearing and/or blind/visually impaired throughout but not limited to the state of Colorado.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
.    Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Educational / Media / Information Technology, Education, or closely related field from an accredited college or university, with specialization in Educational / Media Technology.
.    Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator license/endorsement (preferred) in the State of Colorado or must be able to document successful experience in using technology/media to support instructional services/distance learning.
.    Three (3) years of professional technology experience; work experience in the occupational field of Educational / Media Technology.
.    Experience teaching / working with children/staff (in an educational environment).
.    Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Intermediate skill level, or applicants must be willing and able to achieve proficiency at this level within a specified period of time as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy.

Terms of Employment: Full-Time (1.0 fte); scheduled to work 260 days (July through June). Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed, or implied contract. The base salary shall be based upon appropriate qualifications.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification, if applicable.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/
E-⁠mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org
(719) 578-⁠2114 (phone);  (719) 578-⁠2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-⁠site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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employment opportunity
American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor/⁠Consultant
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at . http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement for American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor (Consultant) may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment.  This job announcement is open until all positions are filled.

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION: These positions report to the Director of Outreach Programs (or designee), and are responsible to provide support to students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing and their hearing siblings, parents, CSDB staff, and community members related to activities sponsored by Outreach Programs that include or focus on the development of knowledge of ASL and bilingual (ASL/English) education (through a distance learning / online delivery model).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
.    Bachelor’s Degree or higher in ASL / Linguistics, Teaching ASL, Deaf Studies, Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university, or documented work experience which provided an equivalent knowledge base related to ASL instruction. .    Desired:  hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado, endorsed as a Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, or comparable endorsement.
.    Desired: American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Certification.
.    Three (3) years. experience teaching / working with students (in an educational environment) who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing and/or adults in ASL learning environments. .    Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Superior skill level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy.

Terms of Employment: Employment is at-will, with no actual, expressed, or implied contract. The base salary shall be based upon appropriate qualifications.  Excellent benefits.

.    ASL Instructor (Part-Time (0.5 fte); scheduled to work 20 hours per week (July through June).
.    Distance Learning ASL Instructor (Full-Time (0.75 fte); scheduled to work 195 days during the academic year, as per established School Calendar (August through June).

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, a copy of current educator certification (if applicable), and a copy of ASLTA Certification (if applicable).  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street;
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/
E-⁠mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org
(719) 578-⁠2114 (phone);  (719) 578-⁠2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-⁠site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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updated posting

current/anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted for current / anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school year, as follows:

.    Current (known) vacancies: o    Preschool
o    English /⁠ Language Arts (Secondary)
o    Outreach Programs
o    Transition Teacher /⁠ Employability Center . 2 vacancies

.    Possible vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at . http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.  Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per established School Calendar; currently 195 days, August to June), beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)

interviews will be conducted on-⁠site at
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

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

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

Teaching (90%) Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare, revise and develop course content and curriculum using technology, evaluate student performance, and meet with individual students as needed.

Other Duties (10%) The individual appointed will complete professional development assignments, participate in department and program meetings as expected, and engage in all aspects of the ASL Program.  In addition, appointee will provide external support services/outreach and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
.    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
.    Prepare, revise and develop course content and curriculum using technology
.    Evaluate student performance
.    Meet with individual students as needed
.    Complete professional development assignments
.    Participate in department and program meetings
.    Provide external support services and outreach
.    Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
.    BA/BS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally and/or MasterASL Curriculum)
.    American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) Certification or the ability to obtain certification within one year of hire. Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of professionals and colleagues in a variety of environments in an open, honest and professional manner to promote an effective instructional team.
.    Extensive knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English.
.    Extensive knowledge of Deaf culture.

Preferred qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position: .    MA/MS degree in ASL Education, Deaf Studies, and Linguistics.
.    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum: Levels 1-3.
.    Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Community organizations on local, state and/or national levels.
.    Experience in curriculum development and digital pedagogy.
.    Knowledge of and ability to use various software programs for teaching and research not limited to: PowerPoint Presentation, Keynote and Final Cut Pro X.

Appointment Details: The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning August 31, 2015 through May 29, 2016.

Application Process:  This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on June 26, 2015. Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at:

https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=300635&PostingSeq=1

or

http://tinyurl.com/mndto9m

Complete applications will consist of the following:
1.    A letter of application
2.    Curriculum vita
3.    Official transcripts that substantiate degree
4.    Three letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position
5.    A 5-minute video introduction of applicant. a.    Criteria for the 5 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

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

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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

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position opening
ASL Specialist
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) is recruiting an ASL Specialist for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

Salary: $44-66K per year based on 185 days and dependent upon qualifications. Benefits package for employee and spouse/partner and dependents includes medical, dental, vision, retirement,
paid sick leave, life insurance, disability insurance and more!

Requires fluency in ASL, WA State certification, MA degree in ASL Linguistics or Deaf Ed, professional ASL teaching experience, knowledge of Deaf culture.

Recruitment is open until filled. Projected start date is August 24, 2015.

Keep a look out for an Outreach ASL Specialist position that will serve deaf and hard of hearing students statewide – coming soon! WSD is also recruiting an ASL Interpreter Coordinator to be filled immediately. Salary is $3918/month + benefits. Learn more about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov

Click on official agency name “Center for Childhood
Deafness and Hearing Loss” in the department search field.

EOE

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three available positions
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Job Openings
RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
state of North Carolina

*  Behavioral Health Therapist-⁠ Morganton, NC

*  Behavioral Health Therapist-⁠ Greensboro, NC

*  Behavioral Health Therapist, Wilmington, NC

To learn more about RHA Behavioral Health for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing,
please visit our website:
http://www.rhabehavioralhealth.org/programs_services/our_deaf_and_hard_of_hearing_services/

If interested in positions above, please contact:

Lindsey Gray
Business Manager
RHA Behavioral Health for the DHH
2527 E. Lyon Station Rd.
Creedmoor, NC 27522

919.518.9293 (Office)
919.528.2971 (fax)

mailto:LGray@rhanet.org

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open positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus in Vancouver, Washington announces the following openings for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year:

.    Classroom Teacher -⁠ Math/⁠Science
.    School Counselor
.    Educational Audiologist

Requires: ASL, WA State Certification, Criminal Background Check
Salary Range: $40,820 – $67,739 based on school year assignment + benefits package.

Recruitments are open until filled. Projected start date is August 24, 2015.

Learn more about the positions and apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov under official agency name “Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss”

School website: http://www.wsd.wa.gov

Questions? Contact mailto:human.resources@cdhl.wa.gov

EOE

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(revised posting)

Job opening
Programs Manager
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

FT position with benefits managing residential and community support
services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; Experience in
residential services, Medicaid waiver and developmental disabilities funding
agents; supervising and training staff and must be able to handle crisis
situations; familiarity with DDA regulations.  Responsible for reports,
scheduling staff and make quick sound decisions.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree preferred with 2-⁠5 years experience in
Human Services with preference in residential support services.  Must have
excellent people, organizational and time management skills; professionally
build teams among staff, be an initiator, detail oriented, organized, a
problem solver; demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory skills and
effectively delegate and follow up on assignments.  Must be willing to be on
call 24/⁠7. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)  preferred. Valid
driver’s license and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume & 3 business references
to mailto:dila@dila.org ; fax 410-⁠543-⁠4874; or mail to Deaf Independent Living
Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  Only qualified
applicants will be considered.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job opening
Independent Living Advisor (ILA), Full Time or Part Time
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA)
Salisbury, MD

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, etc. throughout the Eastern Shore.  Shifts varies within a team oriented environment.

Qualifications:   Fluency in ASL; 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 approach environment.  Ability to teach, advise
and motivate people.  Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation
and good driving record required.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume and three
business references to dila@dila.org, fax 410-⁠543-⁠4874 or mail to
Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury,
Maryland 21804.  DILA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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updated posting

position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is
currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions:

-⁠ Education Program Tech (newest addition)
-⁠ School Counselor
-⁠ Dormitory Teacher-⁠ Full time Middle School
-⁠ Part-⁠time Audiologist
-⁠ Secondary Math Teacher
-⁠ Paraprofessional 1 on 1-⁠ Temporary
-⁠ Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm
-⁠ Special Education Teacher

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon
professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits
(Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most
highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session.
Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the
USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on
excellent schools and affordable housing check out: www.kcmo.org/ and
www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions,
please refer to our website at www.ksdeaf.org or contact Teresa Chandler,
Human Resources Office, at (913) 645-⁠5358 (V/⁠TTY) for further details on
the positions.  E-⁠mail:  mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/⁠621-⁠2310

An Equal Employment/⁠Educational Opportunities Agency

Tobacco Free Campus

KSD Embraces Diversity

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/⁠HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent
college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the
field of human services, we have a career building position waiting
for you! E.O.E.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:bclass@pahrtners.com Fax: 215-⁠884-⁠6301

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/⁠Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-⁠educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/⁠or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/⁠BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President -⁠
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position -⁠ This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/⁠supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/⁠or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/⁠trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

DeafDigest – 07 June 2015

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/restaurant-both-friendly-unfriendly/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-network/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-abusive-email-messages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

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In addition, each clock has a bed shaker and a convenient USB port
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introducing Deaf Man’s BBQ

said a customer -⁠ his sauces are delicious
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What is Trauma?

An informational video.  See the attached  vlog in ASL.

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

Trauma is defined as any situation that shatters your sense of security or makes you feel unsafe or vulnerable.

A person is most likely to have emotional suffering from the event if it was not expected or the person felt unprepared or powerless.  Learn more about how trauma can affect a person and where you can find treatment in the video below.

The HealthBridges website offers information about social services, advocacy and behavioral health topics and resources
for persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing

Happy summer from the HealthBridges Team

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf people in Vermont, still stung by the closing of
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, are
saying that the state is not doing enough to serve
their needs.

The possibility of selling off parts of the land occupied by Texas School for the Deaf was
discussed by members of the legislative
budget committee. No action, however, was taken, yet.

Janice Smith-⁠Warshaw has stepped down from her
position as superintendent of Illinois School for
the Deaf to take a new teaching position at
Fresno State University in California as an Assistant Professor

Gallaudet was overlooked when DeafDigest mentioned
last week that NTID has become the FCC subcontractor.
Gallaudet is also a subcontractor.

New Zealand Sign Language Board members, 10 of them,
have been appointed by the government Disability Issues minister.

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ABUSIVE DEAF EMAIL MESSAGES
From time to time DeafDigest editor receives abusive
email messages from a few deaf people.
DeafDigest editor has noticed one thing -⁠ that these few
deaf people have serious problems with their life -⁠ in trouble
with law, problems making friends, problems with their spouses,
problems with their jobs, etc, etc.
Do happy deaf people send abusive emails? Or is it unhappy
deaf people that send abusive emails?
Don’t know -⁠ it is a good question!

-⁠ for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Gallaudet wins FCC subcontract to improve VRS access

story at:
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A BIG KETCHUP HASSLE
You go to a fast food restaurant with your hearing
friend.
But before you enter the counter to place your order,
your hearing friend excuses himself to use his cell phone.
You point and gesture and tell the counter person that
you order a hamburger.
The counter person says something you do not understand,
and you tell him you are deaf. The counter person stubbornly
repeats the same thing and you continue to tell him you are
deaf.
So much hassle. You get tired of it -⁠ so you run to your
hearing friend and grab him towards the counter to find out
what the counter person was saying.
He was just asking -⁠ do you want ketchup? Frustrating
and embarrassing? Yes -⁠ but why didn’t the counter person
just point to a ketchup bottle and gesture at it?

-⁠ for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

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ASLTA 2015 Professional Development Conference

June 24 -⁠ 27

Minneapolis, Minnesota

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-aslta-conference/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

grumbled one veteran interpreter, a Coda:

-⁠ I do none of the things an aide would do
-⁠ Do aides know sign language?
-⁠ Do aides know how to do a hearing aid check?
-⁠ Do aides know how to admininister the “Ling” test?
-⁠ Do aides know how to work the FM system?
-⁠ Do aides know the difference between ASL and SEE?
-⁠ Do aides have their CEU’s to maintain interpreting
certification?

In a final parting, the interpreter said:

I am not an aide and an aide could not do my job?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR -⁠ continuing series

The software program that a realtime captioner or CART provider uses must be trained to translate the captioner’s brief forms in the proper manner. All steno strokes must be entered into a computer dictionary and matched to an English translation.

Mistakes are sometimes made by stenocaptioners who may think they have certain strokes defined in their dictionary in a certain way, but they really do not. Sometimes they may fail to load a dictionary in their software program that has the required entries in it. Occasionally there may also be a computer malfunction that fails to load the proper dictionaries.

For instance, if the name of the former president of Iran were to come up, the captioner may have a brief form designated for that. He or she might have determined the name Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could be written using the steno PHAUPL/PHAUPL.

Unfortunately, if for some reason that information wasn’t properly entered in the computer, that steno might translate as former president “Mom Mom.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people assume that every single deaf person
is on SSDI!

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-⁠deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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

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

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DeafLaw

Richard McGann, Brookline, PA, who is deaf-⁠blind,
filed a lawsuit against Cinemark USA, saying
they would not provide him with ASL tactile interpreter
when he wanted to watch a movie.

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News of the Week -⁠ Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Do we care that the Rehabilitation Services
Services is proposing a severe cut to services for all
of us?
Well, at a rally, staged on May 26th in Washington,
DC to protest these cuts, nearly 1,500 people showed up.
Almost all of these people were not deaf.
We do care about these cuts, but we are not telling
these federal officials that we care. We need to do a
much better job of showing them that we care!

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News of the Week -⁠ Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Lega del Filo d’Oro, a group in Italy, that fights
for the rights and needs of the deaf-⁠blind, won a
big victory.

The European Parliament, in the past would treat
the deaf-⁠blind as two separate disabilities. Not
any more, because of pressure exerted by the
Italian group, it is now recognized as a disability
on its own.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is GoFundMe effective, raising funds for deaf
projects and programs?

Impression is that it is not too terribly
effective in most cases!

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* YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION

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

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

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-⁠ EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -⁠

*  Deputy Director -⁠ Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter -⁠ Los Angeles, CA

*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions available) -⁠ Riverside, CA

*  Job Developer/⁠Interpreter -⁠  West Covina, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

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:gladhr@gladinc.org

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position openings
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, RI

-⁠ Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
-⁠ Math Teacher

https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1520022

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position openings
Classroom Teaching positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) campus of the Center for
Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL) is recruiting for
Classroom Teaching positions for the 2015-⁠2016 school year! Math and
Technology Teacher, Language Arts Secondary Teacher, ASL Teacher, and
Language Arts Teacher with a focus on Transition Duties. Jobs require
Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, WA State teaching certificate, and
fluency in ASL and written English. Training and experience in use of
bilingual ASL-⁠English strategies in the classroom preferred. Jobs are
open until filled. Projected start date is August 17, 2015. Salary
range: $42,000 -⁠ $66,000 per year based on 186 days + full benefits
package beginning September 1, 2015. Apply at http://www.careers.wa.gov
under agency official name “Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing
Loss” and join the team in the beautiful Vancouver -⁠ Portland area!

EOE

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position opening
Resident Care Associate for the Deaf and Deaf-⁠Blind
Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham
Gresham, OR

At Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham, the Deaf community comes first. We’re one of only two Assisted Living communities in the United States specializing in care for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. In fact, Chestnut Lane was specifically designed to enhance and enrich the lives of Deaf seniors with spacious open areas, wide hallways, private alcoves and a staff fluent in American Sign Language.

The Resident Assistant provides resident care duties under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel and to assist in maintaining a positive physical and social environment for the residents who are Deaf and Deaf-Blind.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements
. Successfully complete training as required by state regulations
. Ability to read, write and speak English and communicate in American Sign Language (ASL)
. Obtain Food Handlers Permit (as required by state regulations)
. Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, vendors and the general
public
. Must meet all health requirements, including TB
. Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities (Essential Job Functions) with or without
reasonable accommodation
. Must pass criminal background check
. Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly

Essential Functions
Customer Service
. Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers
. Perform job duties for residents and with team members in a courteous and professional manner
. Take initiative to ensure resident safety and satisfaction is a priority
. Meet and greet visitors in a friendly, helpful manner (Visitors include anyone who visits the
community; specifically, current residents’ families and friends, prospective residents and their
families, referral sources, vendors and regulators)
. Answer phones appropriately, according to company and community standards
. Communicate professionally and cooperate with supervisor and all community personnel
. Ensure compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding residents’ rights

Personal care and nursing
. Assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting,
changing of bed linens, positioning, transfer, mobility, and incontinence care
. Keep proper records of care
. Report observations to licensed nurse
. Immediately report any changes in resident’s condition to the supervisor
. Vital sign monitoring will be performed as needed by personnel with current license/qualification (as
required by state regulations)

Medication Assistance
. May assist with and document medications, following accepted practices, and in accordance with
State regulations under the supervision of a Licensed Nurse

Dining Services
. Focus on customer service to residents in dining services
. Work as a team with dining services to assist in:
o Setting up serving carts for each meal
o Serving meals to residents’ tables according to Emeritus procedures
o Bussing tables and preparing dishes for washing
o Cleaning dining room, including wiping tables and chairs
o Setting tables for the next meal
o Delivering trays to resident apartments as needed
o Understand and follow dining services safety and infection control policies and procedures

Safety and Sanitation
. Monitor the phone, front door, call and alarm systems
. Understand and follow safety and infection control policies and procedures
. Respond to emergency call signals promptly
. Report incidents and completes appropriate paperwork

Laundry/⁠Cleaning Functions
. Collect, laundry, and distribute linens, garments, etc. in accordance with Community procedures
. Help to properly maintain all equipment, ensure work areas are clean and safe, and ensure policies
covering infection control, health and safety, etc. are strictly followed
. Assist in cleaning resident rooms, dining areas, public areas

Training
. Attend all required in-⁠service trainings

Other
. Promote and encourage residents to participate in activities
. Follow & communicate company policies and procedures
. The job description provides a framework for the job, other duties may be assigned as necessary

Physical/Sensory Requirements (with or without the aid of mechanical devices)

Medium Work — Ability to exert 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Please send resume to Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham  to the attention of Tom Galey at mailto:Thomas.Galey@brookdale.com

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job opening announcement
Paraprofessional -⁠ Kindergarten
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY:    Salary paid by the Blue Valley School District;  and will be commensurable with experience

SCHEDULE:       Hours: Monday -⁠ Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

EMPLOYMENT DATE:    Open until filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Provide one-on-one instructional assistance to individual student(s) and/or groups of students with disabilities under the supervision of a certified special education professional. Creates, adapts, or modifies classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing student learning.  Monitors individual in a group setting for purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment. Implements, under the supervision of the supervising teacher, behavioral plans for student with challenging behaviors.  Collects and records student data. Follows written work schedule, arriving and leaving on time.  Maintain appropriate communication with student, teachers, parents and other professionals.  Participate in activities designed to increase knowledge and improve skills related to performance of job-related responsibilities.  Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ability to communicate effectively in American Sign Language and English with student, staff, parents. Ability to work cooperatively.  Ability to correctly operate school machines, tools, and equipment.  High School diploma or GED.  AA or higher degree or training working with students preferred.  ASL and English assessments will be given at the time of interview.

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).

CONTACT:    Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Office, 913/210-8113 v/tty, E-Mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org Fax: 913/621-2310

KSD Embraces Diversity

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updated announcement

job opening announcement
-⁠ Teacher -⁠ Social Studies & Post High School Program
-⁠ Teacher -⁠ Elementary (newly added announcement)
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

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

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   181 School Days /⁠ 2015-⁠ 2016 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE:    Immediate

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Perform work associated with student instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials, direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation.  Complete and turn in to the designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as mandated by the State.   Provide direct instruction to group of students in High School and Post High School Program (PHSP), and conduct group & individual job coaching, training, and counseling for students in the PHSP.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for Secondary and Hearing Impaired (1911); Education/Deaf/HH with emphasis in Social Studies (7-12).  Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract.  (ASL and writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are required, 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 DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Send resume and copies of all college transcripts.  For consideration request an official KSD application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

CONTACT:  Teresa Chandler, Human Resources Director; Phone: 913/⁠210-⁠8113
E-⁠Mail: mailto:tchandler@kssdb.org  Fax: 913/⁠621-⁠2310
Or Linda Thompson, HR Assistant 913/210-8114, email: mailto:lthompson@kssdb.org or Tom Burdolski, HR Professional, 913/305-3004 , E-mail mailto:tburdolski@kssdb.org
Fax 913/⁠621/⁠2310

KSD Embraces Diversity

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career announcement -⁠ No 03-⁠10-⁠084
Program Director II -⁠ Client Services
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to pass an FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

Status            Exempt -⁠ Full-⁠Time

Position Purpose
Supervises the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs which provide the following services to New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant disabilities:  case management/service coordination, advocacy, emergency support, tutoring, job development and placement, skills training, 1:1 support services, access technology, etc.  Assures that programs comply with contractual requirements of funding sources.  Plans, develops, and conducts professional development trainings to ensure high quality service delivery and compliance with established Agency policies and procedures. Conducts community outreach and training activities which promote awareness of services as well as local capacity.  Assists in program budget development. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.    Oversees the daily operations of the Vocational, the Deafblind and Special Services, Tutoring programs which provides case management/service coordination, advocacy, job development/placement, tutoring, vocational skills, job coaching, Support Service Provider/Community Intervener services, technology, and other services to eligible clients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind including those with significant disabilities
.    Monitors both programs to assure the delivery of high quality services and contractual requirements of funding entities
.    Works with staff and prepares monthly reports required by contracts which fund the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs.
.    Assists in the billing for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs.
.    Assists in the developing of administrative and operational policies and procedures for the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs
.    Supervises the programs. staff (e.g., Program Coordinators, Vocational Personnel, Schedules, Support Service Providers/Community Interveners, Tutors/Learning Specialists, etc.) to assure that the quantity (i.e., billable unit counts) and quality  of work meets contractual requirements as well as SCS standards of service delivery .    Monitors and manages work/caseloads of the staff in all programs to ensure quality of services and the meeting of any contractual requirements
.    Plans, coordinates, and/or conducts personnel development trainings so that direct service staff in all programs are knowledgeable of effective practices in deafness, hearing loss, deafblindness, vocational programming, driving vehicles, as well as CCS./SCS. policies and procedures, and other content areas to ensure high quality services as well as compliance with Federal, New Mexico, and local laws and agency policies and procedures. .    Has responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating for the staffs in those programs
.    Recommends adjustments in staffing patterns for the programs in response to clients and contractual needs.
.    Develops and implements, with staff assistance, a single, central system that manages referrals to CODP-NM as well as the coordination of client services for all three programs (which includes intake and assessment (which should include both ecological assessments and true person centered planning) development and implementation of service plans (which includes staffing, regular/periodic review of plan implementation, etc) for clients receiving services from the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and/or Tutoring/Learning Specialist programs.
.    Oversees the management of the client services process. .    Conducts intakes, assessments, and other components of the client services process.
.    Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to identify individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including those with significant disabilities . who would be eligible for services from COPD
.    Collaborates with other agencies and organizations to develop supports as well as social and educational opportunities in the community for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind . including those with significant disabilities
.    Provides advocacy for clients for services and supports provided by federal, state, and local agencies and organizations as needed
.    Assists Agency Director in the developing of budgets for the programs
.    Assists Agency Director in the planning of agency wide staff development trainings
.    Participates in the Agency’s Administrative team
.    Provides supervision to interns/practicum students in bachelor and graduate programs .    Attends meetings of stakeholder groups and agencies (e.g., the New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and various consumer organizations) as needed/required
.    Collaborates with the Agency’s Administrative Team, the Agency’s Advisory Board, and funding sources to foster the enhancement and growth of the Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Tutoring programs to meet the needs of New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind
.    Assists the Agency Director in securing funding for direct services to New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or/deafblind
.    Plans and conducts outreach activities, as required by contractual obligations, to promote services and supports for New Mexican who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind
.    Plans and conducts trainings and workshops in the community to increase awareness of services and to increase local capacity to identify and serve New Mexicans who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind
.    Conducts site visits and perform qualify and safety reviews for compliance
.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
.    Master’s in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation or related field
.    American Sign Language Fluency
.    3 years of supervisory experience
.    5 years. experience in providing vocational services to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind; OR 5 years. experience in providing education and/or rehabilitation services to individuals who are deafblind or deaf with significant disabilities; OR 5 years. experience in working with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind in a counseling capacity
.    Ability to plan and conduct outcome oriented trainings and presentations
.    Ability to produce clearly written reports and other written communication in English (emails, training materials, promotional materials, memos, employee performance evaluations, etc.) .    Pass drug screening
.    Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
.    Obtain a New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

Desired Qualifications
.    Additional years of directly related experience
.    Training, experience and skill in various treatment modalities and/or rehabilitation skills training (e.g., activities of daily living, technology, orientation and mobility, communication, low vision, etc.)
.    Fluency in Spanish
.    Fluency of Braille
.    Experience in using other communication modes (i.e., other than ASL and/or Braille) used by individuals who are deafblind
.    Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities

Salary    $19.50 -⁠ $24.86 depending on experience

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

How to Apply    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

520-⁠623-⁠0344

Fax resume and cover letter . 520-⁠770-⁠8505

Email resume and cover letter . mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org

Closing Date        When Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 7068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at:  www.ccs-soaz.org

We encourage our Veterans to apply

Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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career announcement – No 03-10-086 Interpreter/Interpreter Referral Specialist
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to pass an FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary

Status            Non Exempt . Full-⁠Time

Position Purpose
Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational and social services.  Responsible for agency community interpreter referral services.  Processes interpreter requests, schedules staff and contract interpreters, and confirms interpreting schedules for all three cities in the Supercenter. Documents interpreting hours for billing purposes and inputs payroll/billing data for processing. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
.    Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
.    Assists with in-⁠house and walk-⁠in interpreting services
.    Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
.    Assists with educational interpreting and emergency coverage as schedule permits
.    Meets the productivity requirements as outlined in the employment agreement
.    Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
.    Receives and processes interpreter requests; schedules staff and contracted interpreters     matching interpreting skill level and experience with the demands of the situation with consideration given to the preference of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing consumers
.    Assists with after-hours coordination of Emergency Requests as needed
.    Confirms interpreting schedule with interpreters, deaf consumers and businesses or   organizations
.    Enters interpreter payroll and billing information into computer and documents interpreting hours for billing purposes
.    Prepares Estimates or Bids for services for various government and private entities
.    Receives and processes requests for information regarding ADA and legal obligations for the provision of interpreters
.    Maintains current information for contracted interpreters, consumers and billing actions
.    Assists department with other assignments or special projects related to the interpreting service program
.    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Minimum Qualifications
.    Graduate of an ITP or Associates Degree (directly related experience may substitute for education requirements)
.    Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
.    1 year of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
.    Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary .    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and NM Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report Desired Qualifications
.    Bachelor’s degree in related field
.    Customer service experience
.    EIPA 3.5 or greater (each tenth of a point increase above EIPA 3.5 constitutes an additional Desired Qualification (DQ) credit, e.g. EIPA 3.6 provides one DQ credit; EIPA 3.7 provides two DQ credits, etc.)
.    National Certification
.    Completion of formal internship/⁠mentee program
.    Additional years of directly related experience
.    200 documented mentee hours

SALARY    $12.90 -⁠ $16.13 depending on experience

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

How to Apply    Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
3908 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107

505-⁠255-⁠7636

Fax resume and cover letter . 505-⁠255-⁠8029

Email resume and cover letter . mailto:humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org

Closing Date        When Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344 ex 1068.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at:  www.ccs-soaz.org

We encourage our Veterans to apply
Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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anticipated vacancies for the 2015-2016 school year Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

MISSION STATEMENT
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) provides children and families statewide with comprehensive, specialized educational services in safe, nurturing environments.  We empower learners to become self-determined, independent contributing citizens within their communities.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Applications are being accepted for anticipated vacancies for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2015-2016 school year, as follows:

.    Future vacancies in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics; Social Studies)

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website at: http://csdb.org/ where the official job announcement for Teacher of the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties / responsibilities and qualification requirements, under Non-Classified Employment.  Job announcements are open until positions are filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based upon the standard number of working days in the academic year (as per established School Calendar; currently 185 days, August to June), beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.  Base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, and based upon appropriate education and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment) to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application:  formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and, a copy of current educator certification.  Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind /⁠

33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website:  http://csdb.org/
E-⁠mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org;  (719) 578-⁠2114 (phone);  (719) 578-⁠2239 (fax)

Interviews will be conducted on-⁠site at the
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position openings
Two BSW Tenure-⁠Track Faculty Positions, Department of Social Work
Gallaudet University Washington, DC

(Instructor or Assistant Professor Rank)

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

General Information:  The Department of Social Work has graduate (MSW) and undergraduate (BSW) programs, both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  The BSW program has approximately 50 majors enrolled annually who represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, learning styles, and educational experiences.  The overwhelming majority of the undergraduates are deaf or hard of hearing.  The position is contingent upon funding.

Responsibilities:  There are two available positions.  Both are full time, nine-month, tenure track BA Social Work faculty positions.  Under our current department model, incumbents will be responsible for oversight and instruction of the micro and macro practice sequences in the curriculum. Incumbents will be responsible for infusing research-based content and multicultural content into practice courses at all levels to reflect evidenced based practice.  Incumbents are responsible for ongoing course development for both on campus and distance education, for assessment purposes for the Office of Academic Quality and CSWE reaffirmation and other compliance-related activities, advising students, service to the department, university, and community; and, involvement in scholarly and professional activities. The instructor rank requires an MSW and the assistant professor rank requires a Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications: 1.    Candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program with three (3) years post-MSW social work practice experience.  If an incumbent does not have a completed Ph.D., (s)he will be expected to complete a doctoral program prior to all tenure and promotion actions; a plan for obtaining a Ph.D. should be addressed in the application.
2.    Candidates must provide evidence of teaching ability (e.g., higher education courses, professional workshops, presentations, online teaching).
3.    Candidates must have experience working with linguistic and culturally diverse Deaf communities.
4.    Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is highly desirable; if not already proficient a new faculty member must develop proficiency in ASL in accordance with Gallaudet University guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications: .    Current, valid Master-level social work licensure or license-eligible (for the micro-practice position, a license is required within 1 year of appointment). .    Expertise in teaching a diverse student population, including Deaf and hard of hearing students with various learning styles and learning needs.
.    Experience in active social work research and record of scholarly activities (e.g., publications, presentations, program assessments and evaluations, grant-writing activities). Application: The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, April 26, 2015.

Please submit an application package via email containing the following:
1)    A cover letter of application specific to this position.  In your application include a summary list succinctly explaining the depth of your experiences in meeting each of the minimum and preferred qualifications and job description criteria.
2)    Curriculum vita or resume
3)    One sample of a scholarly work 4)    Three letters of professional reference sent via email to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Barbara White, from the individuals serving as references.  The Chair of the search committee may contact your references directly.

Email the complete package electronically to Dr. Barbara White, Chair of the Search Committee, at mailto:Barbara.White@gallaudet.edu with the subject “BSW Practice Faculty Application..

Review of applications begins immediately after closing date. Position begins August 16, 2015.

Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.  Per faculty guidelines, Gallaudet University has expectations for American Sign Language fluency and base personnel actions on achieving proficiency.  Any faculty who scores below 3 must take the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) every year until a 3 or better is achieved; individual departments may establish higher criteria for ASL proficiency.  Beginning in August 2016, all faculty actions for promotion and merit increase decisions will be based upon ASL fluency and classroom discourse competence (Gallaudet Policy 6.8.6).

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Many wonderful job opportunities
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Many wonderful job opportunities are available at The Learning Center for the Deaf.

Please visit http://www.tlcdeaf.org for full details and how to apply.

-⁠ Licensed Teachers of the Deaf
-⁠ Staff Interpreters
-⁠ Occupational Therapist
-⁠ Substitute Teachers and Assistants
-⁠ Walden School Clinical Director
-⁠ Walden School Family Partner
-⁠ Walden School ILS Specialist
-⁠ Day, Residential & Overnight Child Care Workers
-⁠ Staff Nurse
-⁠ Wraparound Family Partner
-⁠ Daycare Teachers (Full-⁠time & Part-⁠time)
-⁠ Daycare Substitute Teachers and Assistants
-⁠ Coaches

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career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
positions in various Pennsylvania locations

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
Our environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support with
a staff population that is 85% Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As a result
of our commitment to the Deaf/⁠HoH community, PAHrtners is rapidly
growing with the creation of new programs and expansion of our
existing programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent
college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the
field of human services, we have a career building position waiting
for you! E.O.E.

To apply for any of the positions posted, please send your letter of
intent and resume to:

Bernadette Class, Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:bclass@pahrtners.com Fax: 215-⁠884-⁠6301

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf
culture to fill the following positions:

Job Title:                Program Assistant
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides support to the
staff psychiatrist’s in completing all necessary regulation reports,
managing the staff psychiatrist’s schedules, helping to coordinate
appointments with other departments, tracking annual evaluations and
medication consents for our members, communicating with pharmacies,
and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Qualifications:               A high school diploma with a minimum of
one year of experience in administration in the human services
field.  Must have: strong writing skills, organizational and time
management skills; computer proficiency in MS word and excel; fluency
in ASL and ability to work as a team.

Job Title:                Therapist/⁠Psychosocial
Rehabilitation Counselor

Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time position

Description:                   This position provides individualized
supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-⁠educational sessions
designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:               BA in Psychology, Counseling or any
other human services field; must have two years’ experience with
individuals with behavioral health needs and/⁠or intellectual
disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes;
advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and
able to work in a team environment.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Case Managers
Location:                 Glenside, PA
Employee Type:            Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides resources and
support to clients and their families who reside in the community and
in our residential programs. Duties: assess service needs of
individuals to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
provide independent living skills instructions; advocate for access
to public and private programs such as medical and vocational
services.

Qualifications:               BA/⁠BS degree in a human services field
preferred; or high school diploma + 12 credit hours in social science
with two years’ behavioral health direct care experience. Must have
strong organizational skills, fluency in ASL and familiarity with
other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing
to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel to various
areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus;
must have a valid driver’s license.  Certified as a Peer Specialist,
a plus!

Job Title:                Assistant Vice President -⁠
PAHrtners West

Location:                 Moon Township

Employee Type:            Full time position -⁠ This is a senior level
management position

Description:                   The Assistant Vice President provides
administrative, operational, financial and programmatic leadership
for the Pittsburgh sites of PAHrtners.  Under the direction of the
Vice President for Residential services, The Assistant Vice President
is responsible for the overall supervision and management of
operations and personnel, expansion of services provided in the
region, quality of service and financial stability within the
region.  This includes provision of direct services to consumers,
maintenance of all licensing regulations, oversight of program
budgets, supervision and daily support to direct care staff and
management level employees, maintenance of communication and
relationships with outside service providers and families,
involvement with the clinical team, completion of monthly and
residential reports, and participation on agency committees.

Qualifications:               Master’s Degree preferred.  Qualified
BA degree applicants will be considered.  Seven years’ experience in
the mental health field.  Four years’ experience in a
management/⁠supervisory role.  Candidate must have strong leadership,
administrative and communication skills, both in person and in
writing.  Fluency in ASL and familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels.

Job Title:                Residential Counselor for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Location:                 Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Type:            Various positions available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including:  encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’
independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend
and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                   Residential Counselors for Deaf
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Behavioral Health needs

Location:                    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:               Full time, part time or Flex available

Description:                   This position provides direct client
services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in
daily living skills training and aiding in community integration.
Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with
behavioral health and/⁠or intellectual disabilities living in our
residences; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:               HS diploma; valid driver’s license;
advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent
living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers;
strong interpersonal skills.

Job Title:                    Administrative Assistant
Location:                     Glenside, PA
Employee Type:                Full time positions

Description:                   This position provides administrative
support to all programs.  Duties: answer incoming voice, relay and VP
calls; responsible for various duties such as data entry, manage
calendars, coordinate meetings/⁠trainings; take minutes; track
supplies and handle all general correspondence. Will troubleshoot and
assist wherever and whenever possible.

Qualifications:               Minimum of a HS diploma + 3 years’
administrative assistance experience; proficiency in MS word and
excel.  AA degree preferred.  Must possess strong writing and
proofreading skills and excellent organizational skills.  Fluency in
American Sign Language strongly preferred.

DeafDigest – 07 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 7, 2015 morning

 

 

— a newspaper headline that could fool us

A newspaper headline said:

Coleman signs for Seahawks fans in U Book Store appearance

It refers to Derrick Coleman, the deaf member of the Seattle
Seahawks football team. Does Derrick use ASL? No. He is oral,
but the headline said that he “signs” for deaf fans. It
was trying to say he was “signing” autographs for his fans.

 

 

 

— comments by Evelyn Glennie, world’s greatest musician

Deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie says that her body is
like her big ear. In an interview she said she depends
100 percent on lipreading since she does not use British
Sign Language. She uses her hands, arms, cheekbones,
skull, stomach, etc to listen to music. As a young
woman she applied for the Royal Academy of Music in
London. They turned her down because of her deafness.
She wouldn’t give up and tried again and was
accepted. Rest is history, as she is one of the
world’s best – and – wealthiest – musicians!

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

5/31/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 6, 2015 morning

— our certified deaf interpreters

Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDI) is a new field
that came up in past 10-15 years but did not become
visible until in recent years. This summer will witness
the first national conference of CDI’s. How many
CDI’s do we have? Hard to say, maybe 150 of them,
but the number is growing. Possible to make a
full time living as a CDI? No. Must hold a real
job while doing CDI on the side. Friction between
interpreters and CDI? Not surprised.

 

 

— remembering a sub order

A deaf man was a regular customer at one Subway
place in Washington, DC. He moved out of the
area about 3-4 years ago. Only recently he
came back to the same area, and went to his
favorite Subway hang out. He was surprised
when the sandwich-maker immediately made him
his favorite sandwich – without asking.
It was the right order, thus shocking the
deaf patron. Apparently sandwich makers
do not remember hearing faces from 3-4 years
ago but do remember deaf faces from 3-4
years ago!

 

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

5/31/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 05 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 5, 2015

 

 

— deaf person selects a favorite pharmacy

The newspaper serving the Fox Cities area in
Wisconsin asked its readers to pick their
favorite pharmacy. A deaf peson said that
the Neenah’s Pick ‘n Save pharmacy is the
best. Why? Because their pharmacist, everytime
he sees that deaf person, has a pad and pen
ready. He would write down the instructions
for taking the prescribed medicine.

 

 
— a big deaf businessman becomes a movie producer

Last week DeafDigest mentioned Roberto Wirth,
the deaf owner of Hotel Hassler Roma, considered to
be one of the world’s best hotels. He is now
involved in producing a new movie – Sign Gene,
an adventure film that is scheduled for
showing in 2016. What is the plot? Do not know
yet but it is deaf-related.

 

 
— 26 years of experience as a food caterer

It was learned that there is a food caterer
that is based in New York. It is Atable! Catering,
owned by Alan Abrams. He is deaf. He has been in
the catering business for 26 years! On the
side he teaches deaf kids how to cook and prepare
meals.

DeafDigest maintains a list of deaf-owned restaurants at:
http://deafdigest.com/list-of-deaf-owned-restaurants/

 

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
5/31/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 5, 2015 morning

 

 

— National Public Radio announces Great Deaf Teacher

The National Public Radio announced its list of 50
Great Teachers. One of these teachers is deaf –
Caroline Solomon, who teaches Biology at Gallaudet.
The big irony with National Public Radio is that
we cannot hear their programs because of our
deafness! Her pet project is cleaning out the junk
and the gunk on the Anacostia River, which is not
too far from the Gallaudet campus. As a much
younger woman, she was a gold medal-winning
Deaflympics swimmer.

 
— paying the price for being a hero

Jamie Vardy is one of the best professional soccer
players in Great Britain. He plays for the Leicester
team in the Premier League. When he was younger
he was arrested for getting into a fight and
sentenced to wearing an electronic tag on his
ankle, with a 6pm to 6am curfew. Break the curfew,
go to jail! Why did he get into a bad fight?
He was defending a deaf friend who was being
bullied.

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

5/31/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 4, 2015

 

 

— A Dummy Hoy Hall of Fame update

to read a letter by a new person on the committee and
to look at a humorous picture:

http://deafdigest.com/2015-dummy-hoy-fall-of-fame-update/

 
— limit on surgeries per day by a CI surgeon

CI surgeries on the assembly line? Well, a CI surgeon
in Pakistan said he can perform ten surgeries per day.
Is that too many or is that a normal surgery load?
Fear is that if a surgeon performs too many CI surgeries
per day he will get tired and then make mistakes.

 

 

— a surprise with a deaf pilot

Taylor Mickelson, deaf and age 20, is a student pilot in
North Dakota. She twice was written up in newspapers, but
the most recent story contained a surprise. She only has one
hand. It did not stop her from taking flying lessons and
so far she needs about 15 hours of practice flying time
before she can get her student pilot license. Sports? She
is on the Gallaudet swimming team. The Gallaudet coach
praised her, saying she is fearless and willing to try
new swimming events.

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 

5/31/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 04 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 4, 2015 morning

 
— deaf in “The Whispers”

ABC’s new SciFi/Paranormal TV program had a deaf character,
as mentioned in last week’s DeafDigest. While the program
enjoyed good ratings, the plot was a disappointment
according to a TV critic. The deaf actor (not sure if
real deaf or fake-deaf) did a great job acting,
but the program was not great.

 
— a new word for oralists who don’t sign

Many oral people use sign langauge and some are
good with it. But many other oralists don’t use
signs at all. Some refuse to learn to sign
while others struggle with signs and give up.
There ws a new word for oralists that try
and give up – Signing-Impaired! This
phrase was found on a web site.

 

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DeafDigest – 03 June 2015

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— “I can sign” badges

In Yosano, a town in Japan of some 24,000 people, the
emergency people wear these “I can sign” badges. This
is for the benefit of the deaf that need assistance.
Do we find such badges in USA? No.

 

— a big shock during high school graduation speech

Jordan Lau gave a graduate speech at her high shcool –
Edward Little HS in Maine. During the school, she said
something very shocking. She said she is deaf. Why
was it shocking? For years she hid her deafness,
hiding her hearing aid inside her hair; her speech
was perfect and she had no problems (with her hearing
aid) understanding what people said. Why did she
hide her deafness? Because she was ashamed all her life
of her hearing loss.

 
— deaf a low priorty in a Missouri police department

A deaf woman was driving her car on a highway when a
flying object struck the windshield, shattering it.
Scared since her three children were in the car, she
texted a hearing person, requesting her to ask 911
for assistance. Emergency people arrived one hour later.
Why the delay? 911 people told her that since no
one was hurt, it was a low priority!

 

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DeafDigest – 03 June 2015

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— a law protects hearing person after killing deaf

Two years ago, a hearing person shot and killed a
deaf person during an attempt theft of personal
property. The hearing person thought the deaf person
was reaching out for his gun. The family of the deaf
person filed a civil law suit. Yesterday, this case
was thrown out – becuase of Florida’s Stand Your
Ground law. Thrown out two years ago were
criminal charges.

 

 
— Louisiana says Commission for the Deaf spends too much money

Inspector General Stephen Street said that there was
was unnecessary spending on contractors and equipment
by the Commission for the Deaf. Something to do with
contractors being paid for using a five-cent tax on
telephone lines by customers. It also said that
Gov. Bobby Jindal and the commission both had a
clash two years ago. Confusing? Yes.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 02 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 2, 2015

 
— deaf barber next door to hearing barber

many competitors hate each other; this is common
in the business world. But for two Charleston, WV
barber shops, it is different. Both barber shops
are next to each other. A customer wanting a
hair cut will see both shops and decide to
enter one shop. Kay Wesley, hearing, owns
her barber shop. Next door, Ella Jean Martin,
deaf, owns her own barber shop. They are
best friends – have been that way for
40 years! They compete but are not enemies.

 

 
— a Ybor City cigar store

Ybor City is a famous neighborhood in Tampa, Florida.
It is just like Bourbon Street in New Orleans, a
party street where people come to have a great time.
There is a new cigar store – Gaspar’s Cigar Shoppe
that is opening up this week. The owner, Davelis
Goutoufas, is deaf. He had an older cigar store
before moving to his new cigar store.

 

 

— the deaf in auctions

For deaf people, auctions can be frustrating.
Action is fast paced and auctioneers have no
patience. They hurry things up. In a Melbourne
suburb of Australia, something new is coming
up. An interpreter will show up at a real
estate auction for the benefit of the deaf
that want to place bids on houses. Auction
director director Louise Carrigg said
the deaf want to buy houses but have been
frustrated on not being able to participate
in auctions.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 02 June 2015

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— a movie lawsuit by a deaf-blind man

Richard McGann, Brookline, PA, who is deaf-blind,
filed a lawsuit against Cinemark USA, saying
they would not provide him with ASL tactile interpreter
when he wanted to watch a movie. An attorney
knowledgeable about these ADA lawsuits, said this
is a first!

 

 

 

— a superinendent resigns from her job

Janice Smith-Warshaw has resigned from her job as
superintendent of Illinois School for the Deaf
to take a new position as assistant professor
at Fresno State University in California.
She is deaf. Her last day on job is June 30th.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 01 June 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 1, 2015

 
— a bad situation at Taco Bell

At one Taco Bell fast food outlet, a hearing employee
did not like the deaf customer that came in. He
said bad things about the deaf person, but forgot
to turn off his microphone. Everyone heard it
(except the deaf person). What did the Taco
Bell staff do about it? They laughed it off.
The Taco Bell headquarters will not like it.

 
— a famous person hating the deaf

Rick Steves is a famous host of TV travel shows. He
writes many books on travels to different nations.
Does he hate the deaf? In France, he was watching
a movie that was captioned. He complained that
captions took too much space on the screen and
said that hearing people are better off
without captions. Very shocking!

 
— a deaf police officer in Vancouver, BC

Women Hockey fans may recognize the name Meghan
Agosta, who played for national Canadian
women’s hockey team. She is deaf and played
college hockey in USA for Mercyhurst College.
Weary of playing so many years of hockey,
and still a young woman at 28, she decided to
become a police officer. Only just last month
she became a full time police officer after
graduating from the Vancouver Police Department
Academy. While she is deaf she does not sign
and functions as a hearing person.

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 01 June 2015

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— a major supermarket chain uses sign language TV ads

Sainsbury is a major British supermarket chain, just like
Safeway in USA. Just recently this British chain started
showing TV commercials in British Sign Language. We
don’t see the bigger chains doing the same in USA.

 

 

 

— a complaint about our deaf geniuses

We have many deaf people that are real smart, in other
words – a genius. Someone wrote on the web that
our deaf geniuses are recognized for their inventions,
but not for their deafness! Two quick examples are
Thomas A. Edison, with over 1,000 patents, and
Vint Cerf, the Father of the Internet. We have more
deaf genuises that have helped the society but
are not known for being deaf!

 
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