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DeafDigest – 13 February 2012

DeafDigest Gold – February 12, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

TV Ears has a product that helps the hard of hearing
hear the TV programs. This product is built in USA.
And yet – the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
terminated the contract and in turn, awarded it
to a Chinese company. This switch is costing VA
$3 million more. Why?

Seems hospitals do not know how to obey the ADA,
as far as interpreters are concerned. Another
hospital has been fined by the Department of Justice
for refusing to hire an interpreter for a deaf
patient in 2004. The hospital involved is the
Kingswood Hospital, Ferndale, Michigan.

– Very Hot News

Will the Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf close because
of lack of funding? This announcement was made by Chicago
deaf newscaster Karen Meyer. Years ago we had a number
of deaf law centers, but one by one these centers closed
up for the same reason – no funding.

– Thursday February 9th

The Detroit School for the Deaf was threatened with
closing few years ago but was saved by the bell.
This time, sadly, this school is being closed for good.
There are only 36 students remaining in the school and
they are all being transferred to other deaf programs
within the city of Detroit.

– Friday February 10th

Lillian Cossaboom, Tampa, FL, not deaf, was sentenced to six years in a federal prison. Her crime was cheating her deaf-blind
neighbor out of her lifetime fortune.

– Saturday February 11th

Colette Harrop, director, IMD Adsat, Ireland’s largest
disabled-based advocacy group, said that advertisers are
losing out on the deaf market – for one reason – they do
not caption their TV ads.


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Is there such a thing as a drug to cure tinnitus, that
many deaf people suffer from? Yes, according to Lincoln Pharmaceuticals. This company has introduced
a new drug – in India. If this drug is introduced in
USA, it must be subject to U S Food and Drug Administration’s
stringent standards. No such standards, however, exist in India.


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Iceland is a small nation in terms of population, just
320,000 people. And only 200 deaf people live on that
island nation.
If we talk about this famous Martha’s Vineyard story,
for about 150 years, there were many deaf children born
and many people there, both deaf and hearing, used
sign language. There were distant cousins marring
distant cousins, thus causing deafness in newborns.
But at Iceland, no such deafness issue exists
even though small population often leads to
marriage between cousins.
Why? Good question!

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A family has a tradition every Sunday when family
members gather together for socializing. They play poker.
One family member is deaf, all others are hearing. That
deaf man loves to play poker with his deaf friends.
For some reason, the family members refused to let the
deaf man play poker with them. They felt sorry for his deafness
and were afraid to “take money” from him during poker sessions.
The deaf man begged every Sunday and he was always refused.
It is discrimination for many years – before ADA was created!

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In India, a newspaper story was titled:

Coffee differently served

It was about a cafe, serving coffee that is 100 percent
staff-staffed. Always great for deaf people to find
employment. But the story title is puzzling.
It implies that coffee prepared by hearing hands is
different from coffee prepared by deaf hands!
Coffee is coffee; does not matter which hands as long
as coffee is good to drink.

There was a recent story about scientists trying to read the
hearing minds of people that can hear but cannot speak. They
are either victims of stroke or paralysis.
The scientists use electricity inside the head to figure out what these people are talking about.
What about the deaf? We cannot hear but we can talk in our heads. There was nothing in the story about the deaf.
Wondering would this electricity method work with the deaf?

Hearing attorney Jeff Anderson, after two years, decided to
withdraw the lawsuit filed against the Vatican because of the
Milwaukee deaf abuse scandal that took place years ago.
The Vatican said they won, saying the lawsuit should never
have been filed in the first place. Anderson said the deaf clients
won because of publicity and unwanted attention onto the Vatican.
Attorneys have a way of claiming victories especially when there
were no winners nor losers in this sad case.

(video with captions)

Do enjoy viewing that video!

We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

West Virginia Association of the Deaf



a hearing aid tells people they cannot communicate with me


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Induced Hearing Loss

not sure if this is an appropriate phrase;
to induce means to move by persuasion.

No one wants to be deaf; even these rock musicians
do not want to be deaf

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered


ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.


11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why was the ASL signing left off the TV screen
during the pre-game Super Bowl ceremonies?

A. The TV powers do not care about the deaf viewers!

send your questions to

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:


We all use some sort of telecommunication devices.

Cell phones, TTYs, Video Phone, Skype, etc.

While the video phone and video relay service have become so popular,
the TTY is starting to decline in the USA.

For the Deaf-Blind,  TTY is still very much needed.

Now NexTalk on computer and use of NexTalk for Relay service works so that Deaf-Blind individuals can use their computer with assistive devices such as ZoomText, Screen readers, Braille, etc.

So remember, when advocating for telecommunication, many Deaf-Blind people still use TTYs!

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

You can email him at


Wish List of the Week:

That the NFL and TV people have made it mandatory that
pre-game ASL song signers be guaranteed a spot on the
TV screen,. lest the mighty FCC would fine them $100,000!



Year 1967 – a certain new Gallaudet student went out for
the football team. That new student was Chuck Baird, who
went on to greater fame in acting and in art.


DeafNumbers of the Week:


number of deaf people living in Iceland


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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students and individuals. We are now interviewing all
qualified applicants for the following positions.

– Educational Interpreter
Location: Brattleboro, VT, public high school
Time Base: Full Time

– College degree and completion of an interpreter training program
– Holds current professional credentials from the Registry of
Interpreter for the Deaf,
– National Association of the Deaf or other sanctioned testing system
or willingness to work towards
– National Interpreter Certification(NIC), must pass the NIC knowledge
(written) exam within one year of hire and the NIC interview and Performance Exam within 3 years of hire.
– Educational Interpreting experience and other related interpreting
– Knowledge of child development and an understanding of the uniqueness
and development of Deaf and hard of hearing students.
-Flexible with scheduling and other changes
Valid driver’s license and insurance coverage with the ability to
transport students as needed

– Follow the RID code of Professional Conduct within an educational
– Work in a team situations with other interpreters to ensure the
highest quality provision of interpreter services.
– Prepare for demanding course material as necessary for successful
– Educate consumers about interpreting services
– Tutor students as it relates to their mainstream class(es) when

– Client Support Specialist for ACCESS for Deaf Vermonters
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time; 6-20 hours a week, Monday -Friday. Temporary
position till late March.

– Fluency in American Sign Language
– BA Degree preferred or High School diploma with minimum 2 years
experiences in Human Service
– Experience with deafness and deaf culture preferred
– Drivers license and personal car required

– Teaching clients independent living skills(home management) and
accessing of community resources.
– Transitioning skills, employment community networking and on the job
– Communicating/meeting with home care provider, case manager and
referral agency as needed
– Providing crisis intervention as needed
– Assisting with organizing and caring our social and recreational
opportunities in the community

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Fax# 802-258-9574


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

Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)

Teacher (Walden School)

Intensive Care Coordinator (Wraparound Program)

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation and/or three references. In addition, please complete and submit an application (found on website – Inquiry Forms) to complete the application packet.

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


Submit Online:

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE


position announcement
Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

DHHARC has two offices: one in Las Vegas, Nevada and
one in Reno/Sparks, Nevada

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada. DHHARC has two offices: one in Las Vegas and one in Reno/Sparks.

DHHARC is seeking a talented and visionary leader for the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and an understanding of disability civil rights, history and law. This person will have responsibility for the overall statewide operation of the agency. Responsibilities are both managerial and representational and include program planning, strategic budgeting, evaluation and reporting, financial planning and monitoring, organizational development, human resources, legislative and public policy advocacy, fundraising, public affairs and public relations.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director (ED) provides leadership and direction for the operations and programs of DHHARC and ensures the organization is financially sustainable. The ED is responsible to promote increased awareness of the organization in the local community and the disability community. Specific responsibilities include:

Board of Directors: –    Responsible for nurturing the development of a proactive, supportive and knowledgeable Board of Directors. –    Engages the Board in the work of DHHARC, strategic development and articulation of vision. –    Assists the Board in creating and maintaining active committees to supervise specific areas of the ED.s role. The ED coordinates staff support to the Board and its committees. –    Assists the Board in development of annual plan for activities.
–    Implements the policies and directives of the Board.
–    Prepares and submits timely administrative reports as required by the Board. –    Attends and participates in Board and committee meetings to provide information and receive general direction as required by the Board. –    Assists the Board in an assessment of its skills and aides in recruitment and orientation of new members. –    Supports the Board in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibility including development of resources. Planning and Evaluation:
–    Responsible for the overall planning, organizing, direction, supervision and evaluation of DHHARC and its activities.
–    Develop an annual strategic plan and budget with the Board that maximizes the effectiveness of resources.
–    Conduct staff planning retreats to receive input on the overall direction of DHHARC and management issues and to assess progress toward goals and objectives, identify needs, set priorities and develop strategies. –    Develop structure for DHHARC that maximizes the effectiveness of staff resources.
–    Conduct regular evaluations of DHHARC services and develop reports and analysis on specific topics on a proactive basis. –    Assist the Supervisors in the planning, evaluation and supervision of all advocacy work of DHHARC.
–    Ensure ongoing and meaningful input in the services of DHHARC from key stakeholder communities including persons with disabilities.

Emerging Issues:
–    Responsible for anticipating and planning for emerging needs of the agency.
–    Review state and Congressional action, federal laws, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) policies, etc. to determine actions that need to be taken by DHHARC.
–    Proactively develop strategies to ensure DHHARC continues to grow as an organization.

Human Resources:
–    Responsible for creating a progressive and productive work environment for employees.
–    Motivate and inspire staff members. –    Oversee procedures for selection and hire of competent personnel.
–    Evaluate, budget, and identify a set of employee benefits that will enhance the health, welfare and productivity of the staff and present recommendations to the Board for approval. –    Create job descriptions, job classifications and performance measures for all staff positions. –    Organize personnel resources statewide in a structure which effectively enables DHHARC to carry out its goals and objectives. –    Make staff advancements, probationary measure and terminations as appropriate. –    Support employees in personnel matters related to disability, family leave, etc.

Community Relations:
Coordinate with and support the effort of Supervisors in creating an overall favorable image of DHHARC, its services and its role in advancing and protecting the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Nevada. –    Promote and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, public and private officials, and other such persons involved in direct or indirect services to individuals with disabilities. –    Increase awareness of DHHARC among Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. –    Assume an ongoing public information program through the media, newsletters, and other publications to apprise citizens of the services of DHHARC and the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. –    Serve as chief spokesperson for DHHARC in the media, or designate that role to a more appropriate person.
–    Participate on local, state, and national Boards and Committees concerned with the needs of people with disabilities.

Development: Coordinate with the Board of Directors to increase the diversity and amount of funding for its programs and services.

Legislative and Public Policy Advocacy:

Coordinate with private and public entities in the development of policy initiatives, positions, legislation and other activities that protect or further the legal rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the Nevada State Legislature and Congress.

Fiscal and Program Management:
–    Responsible for the overall financial management of the agency’s approximate $900,000 budget. –    Develop the annual strategic budget. –    Monitor and control the financial affairs of DHHARC. –    Conduct all financial management practices according to generally accepted accounting principles and ensure internal control systems are in place to provide accurate accounting of funds. –    Arrange for an annual independent audit of DHHARC and ensure that each audit is clean.
–    Regularly report the financial status of DHHARC to Board, appropriate funding sources and other bodies as required. –    Responsible for the accurate completion of all financial and program reports required by federal, state, local and private funding sources. –    Perform related tasks consistent with skills, abilities and general responsibilities as assigned.


Budget: $900,000 approximately

10 employees (full and part-time)

Clientele: Staff and Board of Directors of DHHARC, Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons living in the state of Nevada, federal, state and local government officials and agencies, federal and private funders and the broader disability communities.

This Executive Director works directly with staff and the Board of Directors of DHHARC, elected officials at the state and national level, other community based organizations and the leadership of Nevada’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Cooperative working relationships are maintained with these individuals/agencies to ensure that DHHARC functions well internally and is seen as an effective, efficient and responsible agency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be sensitive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and knowledgeable about federal and state laws, programs and issues concerning persons with disabilities. Requires excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must have management skills to train personnel, delegate responsibility, and develop an effective organization, must be able to prepare a budget and monitor expenditures. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, encouragement and opportunities for staff development. Position requires personal flexibility, energy, stamina, and diplomacy. Must be able to travel statewide and nationally.

Problem Solving: Must be able to solve problems independently. Must have the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to conduct staff and client assessments for the purposes of planning and evaluation of DHHARC services, strategies and goals.

Required Work Experience: Minimum of three years of job related work experience with demonstrated competence in the following areas: working with people with disabilities, familiarity with the legislative process, budget, program planning, grant writing and non-profit or government management responsibility.

Decision Making and Problem Solving:
Selection, discipline, and termination of agency personnel. Develops programs and works with staff to set agency priorities. Represents agency in community. Negotiates agency contractual agreements, sets budgets and approved expenditures.

Freedom to Act: The incumbent has general freedom to act within the assigned responsibilities and with consultation of the President of the Board of Directors. Reporting is accomplished through oral and written reports to the Board.

–    At least Bachelors of Arts/Science Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management, Public Administration Human Services or other related field. –    Experience managing a complex organization.
–    Not less than three years professional experience in positions with increasing administrative and managerial responsibilities –    A passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. –    Knowledge about disability and/or civil rights law and history.
–    Proven successful experience in working with non-profit organizations and with volunteer Boards of Directors. –    Proven successful experience in working with governmental entities on issues related to systemic advocacy for people with disabilities or other populations with similar needs.

Past work experience should include successful: –    Advocacy skills at the individual and systematic levels; including state and federal issues. –    Budget creation and management.
–    Direct responsibility for personnel and human resource management. –    Working with a board of Directors. –    Business management decisions based on fiscal realities and organizational missions and values. –    Analysis of political landscapes and programmatic trends. –    Interagency coordination/cooperation. –    Quality relations with the media.

Demonstrated skills must include: –    Excellent verbal and written communication. –    Building linkages to the legal, political, foundation and disability communities. –    Successful strategies in solving problems and bringing together divergent agendas. –    Managing multiple funding sources and agendas. –    Planning long-term goals and implementing strategies to accomplish said goals.

Knowledge of: –    State, local and federal programs and services for people with disabilities and their families. –    Current trends in the field of disabilities and human services. –    Applicable rules, laws and regulations related to personnel management, fiscal management of organizational resources. –    Internal management and fiscal controls.

Ability to: –    Comprehend and communicate in American Sign Language as well as other communication modes of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
–    Provide the overall direction to the organization in carrying out its mission.
–    Serve as the lead staff and professional resource to the Board of Directors. –    Serve as a role model for the agency staff, mentor the growth of all staff and set the pattern of work expectations for other staff. –    Provides leadership and vision within the disability community.
–    Willingness to work irregular and extended schedules.
–    Willingness to travel statewide and throughout the United States.
–    Self-starter, with proven ability to manage schedule and establish priorities that respond to the mission and the goals of DHHARC.

DHHARC offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary range for this position is $57,000-$62,000, depending on education and experience. DHHARC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically, which includes a list of at least three professional references and compensation requirements via email to and


For further information, please contact Search Committee Chair J. Farrell Cafferata Jenkins at

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.


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:

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

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

– RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications:
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

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

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301


Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for
the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
PC#: 0375 IRC55237

Department: Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track*
Starting Date: Fall 2012

This position is subject to available funding.

– Teach ASL-English Interpretation courses to students in the
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program at NTID and
– Provide leadership in curriculum design and materials development
for ASL-English Interpretation courses
– Participate and contribute to professional organizations in the
field of Interpreting education
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including, in particular,
those related to scholarship, required for tenure and promotion in

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT?s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by
the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world’s first
effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college
campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000
full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 college-age deaf
students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus
of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic,
cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.
For more information about NTID at RIT visit

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s
inaugural “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive
years. The Rochester area has a diverse population which
includes African Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County)
and Latin Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In
addition, more than 7% of the population is foreign born. It is also
home to the largest Deaf community per capita in the United
States. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan region for “Raising a
Family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion
Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best
“Quality of Life in the Nation”; is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10
Cities for Black Families”; and was twice named one of America’s
Friendliest Cities by American Demographics Magazine.


– Doctoral degree or ABD* in an appropriate discipline related to the
field of interpreting/interpreter education
– Native or Native-like proficiency in American Sign Language
– Current National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

– Significant experience with curriculum development in postsecondary
– Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of
second language teaching/learning and adult learners and teaching
interpreting skills
– Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of
interpreting education
– Knowledge and skills in pedagogy and content relevant to
interpreting education
– Evidence of scholarly activity
– Teaching experience in a post-secondary setting
– Contribution to professional organizations
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

Ten-month, full-time, tenure track or lecturer position*

*If the successful candidate is currently in a doctoral program or
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer status.
The position will be converted to tenure-track at the start of the
contract year after the candidate has completed the doctoral degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applicants should apply online at . Faculty search for IRC55237. Applications
should include a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a
vita; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee regarding this position at:

Barbara Ray Holcomb, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin February 10,
2012 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. All individuals with the
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences are encouraged to make application.


employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills?
Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will
instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as:
psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the
classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade
of managing childrens’ behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior
specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong peoples person skills?  You
will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a
peoples person the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills
to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS  candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social
Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work
experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years
work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of
verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients
require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours
per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept
more than one assignment.  Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks

For immediate consideration please email your resume to or via fax to 267-525-7014.

For additional information about our company log on to our website


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

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

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

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:

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

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

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:

Email address:

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


seeking ASL Interpreter
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking American Sign
Language Interpreter for the period April 1—June 18, 2012 to
provide interpretation services between acting company members,
directors and creative personnel, and theatre staff at rehearsals,
technical and dress rehearsals, meetings and for other activities.

The assignment requires:

*  Strong signing and voicing skills
*  Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
*  Understand appropriate roles and individual responsibilities
relating to interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing persons
*  Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of
Professional Conduct
*  Strong understanding of theater culture
*  Flexibility to work within a changing schedule, including
evenings and weekends
*  Understanding of the fluid, collaborative process of theatrical
*  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
*  Ability to interact with stakeholders with a variety of
perspectives and needs

This position’s internal contact is the Associate Producer, Company
or Associate Artistic Director. This position also works in close
collaboration with Associate Producer, Stage Management and the Stage
Management department.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

*  RID certification (CSC, CI, CT, NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master)
*  Graduate of an ITP or related job experience
*  5 years professional experience; 3 years post-certification
*  Experience working in a theatrical context or organization
*  Experience with Shakespeare or verse drama preferred

Interpreter can expect to work between 25-35 hours per week, at an
hourly pay rate to be negotiated. This position works in OSF’s
rehearsal halls, theatres, meeting rooms, and other spaces. Requires
frequent repetitive hand and arm use. Standing for up to two hours
may be required, as well as climbing stairs and negotiating stages
and scenery. Evening/night and weekend work may be required as
dictated by the rehearsal and production schedule. OSF will provide
housing and round-trip travel for non-local interpreter, and access
to standard complimentary ticket package.

To apply, please send in a single e-mail a) cover letter addressing
your qualifications for the position, b) résumé, and c) 3
professional references (name and phone number) to

Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials before February 1, 2012. All documents must be in Word or PDF format.



– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, CA

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

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204



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