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DeafDigest – 10 March 2013

DeafDigest Blue – March 10, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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


This just in –

the recent 100-percent ASL-only episode on
Switched at Birth attracted 1.6 million viewers

Top stories about the deaf:

A new deaf retirement home for the deaf in Morganton, NC?
Yes, if the city council is able to sell some property
for that purpose. Talk is that the deaf school is
interested in purchasing the land. Its’ pretty much
all premature talk.

Communicating with the aliens via the internet?
A joke? No, according to Vint Cerf, who is hard of hearing
and one the Internet pioneers. In a recent speech he
felt the future internet can be used to get in touch
with the aliens out there in space.

From time to time we heard of captioned radio news,

and while this concept works, it has never really taken
off. Anyway, the newest captioned radio player is
Towson University, near Baltimore, coming up with its
International Center for Accessible Radio Technology.
It was written up in a recent press release.

A perfect example of newspaper ignorance is this statement –

For years, Marlee Matlin was the lone spokesperson for how the deaf can lead normal lives

Marlee certainly was the most visible spokesperson
regarding our deafness issues, but she certainly
was not the lone spokesperson! We have spokespersons
within our organizations – the NAD, the AgBell, the
HLAA, as well as with our state associations and
countless civic organizations. They are our spokespersons
though they lack visibility and high profile.

We have more and more deaf people becoming chefs.
There are newspaper stories on them that come up
frequently. Yet, the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
in Colorado has refused to pay for an interpreter for a
deaf culinary arts students. As a result, this school
is facing a discrimination lawsuit.


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Everyone was shocked when Dennis Rodman, a former pro basketball
player who had a reputation as a crazy and a wild man, visited
North Korea and said that dictator Kim Jong-un was a great man!
Has it happened in Deaf Community that someone would say that
a hated and crazy deaf leader was a great person?
Yes. It has happened several times in the past – that the
Deaf Community would protest against their unpopular leader, yet
one person would tell everyone he is a great person.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video


Deaf participants in past TV reality shows


A senator, who retired from the Capitol Hill last year, survived
many years in politics and won past elections.
When he was asked how he was successful, he said “know more”
about issues than your opponents.
Know more? Yes. There have been few successful deaf people that
survived many years working with hearing people – because he knew
more than them on business issues.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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American Society for Deaf Children

2013 Conference
JUNE 26-29, 2013
Tucson, Arizona

more information at:
Read more

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We have always complained, justifiably so, that we are have been
often ignored during emergencies (hurricanes, floods, earthquakes,
snow storms, etc).
Well, the BMC Health Services Research issued a report that was
published citing our emergency needs, and pointing out that government
levels have an obligation to pay attention to us.


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More and more restaurants in Japan, especially in Osaka,
are making themselves more welcome to the deaf – either with
waiters that know sign language or with deaf-friendly menus.
Said a deaf patron:

Because I do not understand what is explained about the menu and wine, I hardly dine out at any restaurant

Now he does because the restaurant he likes has become


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being praised:

oh, that was so nice of you to interpret for the deaf person!

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please


As we look at a stenocaptioner’s personal dictionary, we see
countless hours of preparation.  Every word must be entered into the
dictionary in order to translate properly.  A captioner might have
the following entries in his or her personal dictionary.




The captioner may hear a sentence like this where someone was talking
about the crew of a spacecraft:

“The crew planned their ROPB/TKAEU/SRAOU with the Space Station.”

This sentence may translate like this:

“The crew planned their Ron day view with the Space Station.”

In order to get this sentence to translate properly, the captioner
would have to have the following entry in his or her dictionary:



you are in a group of hearing friends and you start a
dispute with a hearing person in another group. The
angry hearing person discusses this issue with your
deaf friends but leaving you completely out of the
loop – never mind the fact that you started the

(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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This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at


Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
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All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

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The Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
was not allowed to be stand-alone deaf collegiate
institute in Texas. Why?

Because of a state law that would not allow this to
happen! As a result, it falls under the control of
Howard College


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

One deaf attorney remarked “it is a sad fact of life that
most civil rights have been obtained through litigation.”
He is right. We do have ADA which is supposed to protect
our rights as deaf citizens, but we need to litigate to ensure
that the protection continues.
And we are complaining that we have too many attorneys, and
too many lawsuits!


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Doing a remote control deaf medical
operation? What’s this?
David Nuwagaba, a deaf native of Uganda,
had problems with his CI. Rather than to
fly to USA to have his CI problems corrected,
Dr. J. Thomas Roland of the NYU Medical
Center, fixed the problem via remote
We have remote control to fix satellite
problems; we now have remote control to
fix CI problems halfway across the earth!


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In Washington, DC there was an ad which said:

your hard to pronounce last name can finally stop haunting you

Hard to pronounce last name? Is the ad really directed at us
because many of us do not speak well?

Well, this ad was for

and it says order food online and stop repeating yourself

Still, one cannot wonder if the ad accidentally was
directed at us?


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You purchase a bag of coffee beans at the local
Starbucks. You stand ready to lipread some of these
usual questions like –

do you want a bag?
do you want it ground?
do you want a free coffee?
do you want a receipt?

But the person behind the counter asks

“ar, ar”

Ar, ar?

what is that supposed to mean as “ar ar”
does not fit either of the above expected
responses? You give up and tell the person
that you are deaf?

She immediately says – never mind!



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*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

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

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Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
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position opening
Choices for Children Early Intervention Teacher of the Deaf
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

REPORTS TO:        Program Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position.  The Early Intervention Teacher is responsible to provide hearing services to infants, toddlers, and their families in their home or day care setting. Maintains collaborative relationship with Service Coordinators and IFSP team members from other disciplines.  Evaluates students using both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced assessments.  Provides in-service workshops to county and provider agencies.  Supports the Mentor Program by utilizing deaf mentors as role models during visits to home and day care centers.  Maintains current data files for children for whom services are provided then submits the data to program coordinator weekly.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early intervention, early childhood special education, early childhood education, deaf education, and one year of full-time or full-time equivalent experience working directly with preschool children with deafness and their families.  Certification in Deaf Education preferred.

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI); “Intermediate” level skills are preferred at hire.  The minimum level accepted at hire is “Survival Plus”.

PA Act 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.

SALARY:    Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical, dental, vision, and life  insurance.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        Until Filled



Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.


position opening
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Ogden, Utah

more information at:


career opportunities
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

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


This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  Duties:  Develop,
coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness
maintenance and psycho-educational workshops. Qualifications:  BA in
psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2
years’ experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental
retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced
fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to
work in a team environment.

– CASE MANAGERS:  (Full time position)

This position provides resources and support to clients both adults &
children along with their families who reside in the community and in
our residential programs.  Duties: assess service needs of consumers
to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent
living skills instructions, advocate for access to public and private
services and programs such as medical, vocational and other
services.  Qualifications:  BA/BS degree in a Human Services field
preferred; or High School diploma& 12 college credit hours in social
science with two (2) years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels.  Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: (Full time position) The qualified
candidate shall possess: HS diploma with strong managerial background
along with direct care experience in the field of human services.
Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required. Must have a
valid drivers’ license and have demonstrated an ability to supervise,
teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as Deaf individuals;
must possess strong interpersonal and writing skills.   Duties: day
to day management and supervision of residential setting for deaf
adults with mental illness, behavioral health concerns and
intellectual disabilities.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

qualified candidate shall possess: HS diploma with some managerial
experience along with direct care experience in the field of human
services. Fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf Culture is required
and must have a valid drivers’ license; must possess strong
interpersonal and writing skills.  Duties: Provide guidance and
training to residential staff, support Deaf individuals with mental
illness, behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities;
promote independent living skills, provide support to the Residential
Program Director. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (full-time, part-time and on-call positions
available) The qualified candidate shall possess:  HS diploma, some
direct care experience in the field of human services preferred,
valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability
to teach, advise and motivate Deaf individuals.  Duties: provide
direct client services to Deaf individuals with mental illness,
behavioral health concerns and intellectual disabilities; encourage
independence in areas such as skills in daily living, community
integration and social relationships.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301


Job Opening
Employment Specialist/ Job Developer for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation- Div. Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Taylorsville, Utah

Salary Range: $18.90 – $31.65
Application Period: 2/25/2013 – 3/18/2013

Full time with full benefits

Job Description:
Increase job opportunities for people who are deaf and hard of hearing by matching job seekers to potential employers based on individual’s skills and qualifications; conducting job readiness assessments and developing employment plans; building and maintaining relationships with companies and job seekers; providing support to employers including educating about work incentives, accommodation technology, tax credits, and other job supports; teach employment search strategies to job seekers one-on-one and in group setting.  American Sign Language skills is required.

For a detailed position description and to apply, please visit

Job description
Lead Social Worker (LSW, LPC, LCSW)
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center
Corpus Christi, TX

Experienced Lead Social Worker needed for full service agency that provides social, employment and recreational programs and services to a large population of deaf and hard of hearing people in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas. Consumers are primarily adults, with occasional activities and events targeted for youth and children. Among the population most needful of social services and case management is that of deaf adults with developmental disabilities (aka .deaf +. or .low functioning deaf.) in the areas of fiscal management, home management, social interactions and safety. The community served includes the Corpus Christi and surrounding area, with expected expansion to areas served by other agency programs: the area between Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley region. Note: as a general rule, DHHC does not provide ongoing counseling for those with severe psychiatric/behavioral needs. Reports to the DHHC Executive Director.

Requirements: –    Masters Degree in Social Work with licensing (Medicaid and private insurance billable)
–    At least 2 years post-licensing experience, including billing requirements
–    Fluency in ASL, English, PSE and MLS (minimal language skills communication)
–    Experience with deaf adults from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including those from Latino cultures, those with college experience/goals, those with minimal education/daily living skills, etc.
–    At least 3 years experience in social work settings . 2 with deaf people of varying educational and communicational characteristics
–    Familiarity with case management/social work/assessment documents, functions and reports
–    Ability to provide assessments/assessment support for eligibility standards for state, private and other systems
–    Demonstrated ability to work well with others, often under stress
–    Experience in/ability to supervise others (interns, direct service staff, etc.) and teach basic methods and tasks
–    Experience and skill in both independent and teamwork activities

Job Duties: –    Provide social services/case management for up to 50+ consumers/families
–    Provide individual or couple/family counseling for non-psychiatric matters (primarily for adults)
–    Serve as agency liaison to MHMR, DARS and other community and public agencies for policy and community service matters
–    Conduct/assist in Assessments for MHMR, DARS and other systems for consumer eligibility and/or diagnosis
–    Oversee and assure integrity of agency Intake forms and procedure, case notes and related documents and files
–    Work with staff and partner agencies to establish and conduct group sessions for topics of interest to consumers and/or families
–    Generate accurate Reports for internal purposes and for grant or other funding entities
–    Train and oversee staff efforts with social services/human services
–    Additional duties as directed

Compensation: from $38+ . DOE

Agency benefits: Base Health Insurance Plan (employee pays 1/4)
Dental, Vision and AFLAC available – employee self-pay

Additional Benefits: At least 2 professional Social Work/CEU mini-conferences/sessions per year paid by DHHC, with approval of E.D.

Note: 3 professional letters of recommendation will be required for this position. DHHC requires Background checks for criminal, SSA and DMV records

– no position engagement is final until Record Checking is complete.

Letters of Interest/Resume to:

Mary E. Wambach, Executive Director

FAX: (361-993-4271) or email:


position opening
female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind

go to:


Full-Time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Client Support Specialist with a primary focus on the hard of hearing and late deafened community.  This full-time position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafened youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Client Support Specialist will provide services including, but not limited to, community education, information & referral and peer counseling in addition to meeting the specific needs of the hard of hearing and late deafened community.

–    Host a variety of workshops and classes focusing on the social, emotional, communication and other daily living needs of hard of hearing and deafened individuals and their families.
–    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf,  hard of hearing and late deafened community to advocate for equal communication access.
–    Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. –    Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral, employment and community education.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.
–    All other duties and assigned,

–    BA degree in Deaf studies, social services or related fields, OR 3 years of documented experience in service provision in a human services setting.
–    Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and deafened community.
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
–    A valid driver’s license and vehicle with current automobile insurance as required by law; able to travel to appointments within the workweek (California driver’s license required within four weeks of hire).

–    Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by hard of hearing and late deafened individuals.
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and working knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture.
–    Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player .
–    Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others .

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at under .Jobs.), cover letter, three letters of reference and resume to:
Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.


Classified Employee Job Posting
Posted February 2013
Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter
Department: Special Education
Number of Positions: 1
Location(s) of Job: Morgan School District
Salary Schedule: Certificated Sign Language Interpreter ($14.30 . $17.73)
Closure: Open until filled.
The successful candidate will work with one or more deaf student(s) enrolled in the
Morgan School District. Their specific responsibility will be to exchange information between the teacher and the student using American Sign Language. The candidate will also work with other students to assist the teacher and help the student with socialization in the school.
Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter
Jobs Reporting to this Title: None
Supervisor’s Title: SPED Teacher; Building Administrator; District SPED Director
1. Employee must demonstrate the following work habits:
a. Positive attendance record including being at work on time each day.
b. The ability to get along with co-workers, teachers, students, and administrators.
c. A strong work ethic.
d. The ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
e. The ability to maintain confidentiality.
2. Employee must be a high school graduate with the ability to read, write, and do basic arithmetic at the high school level.
3. Employee must possess a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
1. May be assigned other reasonable duties at the discretion of the supervisor.
2. Work hours are limited to days that student attends school and requires an interpreter as decided by teachers of record and the IEP team.
Physical Requirements–Not limited to the following:
1. Interpret through required settings including in classes and assemblies that may require standing for extended periods of time.
2. Lift up to 40 pounds.
3. Have the ability to be around a variety of students.
Educational Requirements:
Employee must possess and maintain a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
Knowledge & Ability:
1. Interprets instructor’s lectures, comments and questions for deaf/hard-of-hearing students in a mainstream classroom setting.
2. Interprets students’ questions and statements.
3. Interprets for school functions as assigned.
4. Adapts signing level and system to the communication needs of the students.
5. Tutors as appropriate under the supervision of the classroom instructor.
6. Follows the code of ethics for certified interpreters.
7. Participates cooperatively as a member of the educational team.
8. Assists in coordinating note taking for students as needed.
9. Communicates regularly with instructors, program Director or Specialist regarding student progress and concerns.
10. Follows schedule as determined by program Director or Specialist.
11. Be willing to improve signing skills through in-services and additional classes.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
13. The successful candidate must have a successful completion of criminal background check.
Job-Related Experience:
Experience as an educational interpreter is preferred but not required.
Employee must possess and maintain a current Sign Language Certification from the Utah Certification Board, EIPA rating of 3.5 or higher, or equivalent certification recognized by the State of Utah.
Machines, Tools & Equipment Used: Computers and other educational equipment

If you are interested in a position for Morgan Schools, please call 801.829.3411 or E-Mail

DEAF, Inc.

Job Opening Announcement

Title: Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly Accounts Payable activities – maintain vendor
relations, maintain vendor files, and

review on a monthly basis, aging invoice reports are pulled and reviewed,
and AP/GL reconciliations are performed.

. Work with customers on inquiries.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly invoicing
(based on contract budget,

determine what we can bill, and ensure all billable expenses are
copied/included in monthly invoicing),

. prepare excel expense detail for program managers and work with
funders on invoice inquires.

. Review payroll reports – complete a payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of

amount charged to each department for each position and make payroll journal
entries and accruals.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet, complete
weekly deposits,

. perform bank reconciliation, and manage outstanding checks

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders.

. Ensure compliance with funder requirements, GAAP, regulations and
agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness.

. Make recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual

audit assistance and preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll as needed and other
responsibilities as assigned.


This position reports to Director of Finance and Administration.


. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years
similar experience required.

. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.

. Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the
ability to learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills.

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to
work cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required.

. Ability to function independently with little supervision.

. Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

. Must be proficient with Excel, financial systems, General Ledger and
data exporting.

. Ability to read legal contracts and take complex financial issues
and interpret for program staff.

. Ability to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc., 215 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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