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DeafDigest – 06 May 2012

DeafDigest Gold - May 6, 2012

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

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Last week's ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-one-ear/

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

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Galaxy Nexus(tm) at the Deaf Pager Store

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

Android 4.0 lovers who want an ultra-fast performance 
can zip around the web, download movies in a flash and 
multitask like a madman with 4G LTE speeds and dual-core 
processor.* The brilliant display and super speeds 
make for an epic entertainment experience. With massive 
amounts of storage and optional Mobile Hotspot capability 
supporting Wi-Fi for ten devices, you can power serious 
productivity from virtually anywhere.

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

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

Find the Galaxy Nexus(tm) at the Deaf Pager Store, the 
store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for 
deaf and hard of hearing people.

For more information, go to: 
http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG050612

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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

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- What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Everyone in Arkansas roots for the Razorbacks football
team of University of Arkansas. Each game is an
event, much helped by the marching band. One of the
members of the band will be Mitchell Moore, an
incoming freshman. Moore is deaf.

Sarah Hajjar is a medical school student at University 
of Calgary. She is deaf and a product of mainstreaming
programs in Edmonton. How did she overcome problems
with the stethoscope? She connects it to a visual
display. Another method is to connect it to her CI.
After she graduates with a medical degree she is
contemplating a career in audiological sciences.

- Very Hot News

Georgia did not follow the ADA when it comes to the
needs of deaf residents of group homes. This was
what U.S. District Judge Richard Story ruled.
He said there are no mental care workers that know
ASL, thus placing the deaf residents at risk.

- Thursday May 3rd

Andy Bonheyo has stepped down from his position as
football coach at Maryland School for the Deaf.
It was not an easy decision for him to make. At
Maryland he produced ten teams that were #1 among
deaf schools during his 11-year run. He previously 
coached at Model Secondary School for the Deaf and 
Texas School for the Deaf and also produced these
national #1 teams at both schools. He continues as 
the school athletic director, saying he has some 
unfinished projects and goals. Both of his sons
are Gallaudet football players. Will Andy return
to coaching? He has not ruled it out!

- Friday May 4th

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Smith Personnel 
Solutions, a temp staffing agency, discriminated against a
deaf applicant that was seeking a position as a stock clerk.
The agency told her that because of her deafness her work at
the warehouse would be at risk. She filed with the EEOC and won.

- Saturday May 5th

Gallaudet has always stressed academics, especially among
many students that play on athletic teams ranging from
football to track. And speaking of football, we had a 
football player - Jeff Kurz winning the 1992 National Football
Foundation scholarship award. This was a big time honor
especially when Gallaudet had problems winning football
games during the early nineties. And now this, by this
very same National Football Foundation has honored
Caleb Hinton to its National Honor Society. Caleb was
one of the important, but unsung, offensive linemen
that helped Gallaudet to a football resurgence in
these past seasons. Congrats, Caleb!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Food and Drug Administration is being dragged
into a feud between The Hearing Industries Association
and the hearing aid providers. Seems the manufacturers
do not want personal sound amplification devices to
portray themselves as "hearing aids" - whereas the
providers say these are important hearing aid accessories.

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IMPORTANT DEAF ACTORS
   We have a few deaf actors that are very important.
Important? Why?
   They play deaf roles in police, fire and SWAT
emergency training films. These hearing officers
watch the training films to learn how to deal with
a deaf person.
   They learn that deaf hands are most important
of all - for writing notes, for gesturing and
for using ASL with interpreters.

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

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

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NAD Call for Awards Nominations

to be presented at NAD Conference

July 3-7, 2012

Louisville, KY

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-deaf-awards/

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HEARING EMPLOYEE'S PANIC ATTACKS
   A hearing employee works in the same room with
a deaf employee. This hearing person is friendly,
always laughing and always joking around.
   But when there is a need for a simple communication
with a deaf employee to discuss a routine work
matter, then this hearing employee suffers panic
attacks.
   He never has panic attacks with other hearing
employees, always with that deaf employee.
   Fear? Scared? Nervous? Don't know why.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-panic-attacks-with-deaf-people/

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

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 - 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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IT ALMOST NEVER FAILS
   It almost never fails - that a deaf person grows
up avoiding the deaf, going to a hearing college,
avoiding sign language and then graduates and then 
goes job seeking.
   And where do they find their jobs - either at
Gallaudet or NTID or a deaf school or a deaf agency!
   One must get a job in order to have a roof over
his head and food on his dinner table!

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile - Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign - Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
    Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
treatments?

* The Wand - It's a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
   Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can't see a dentist at least
two times a year?

* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
mailto:doctorbyun@hotmail.com for Dr. Bo Byun or
mailto:SLRDDS@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. 
Our dental offices are located in College Park, 
MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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THE 888 OPTION
   What is the 888 option? We have no such option on our
TV sets in USA. But in Great Britain, every deaf person knows
what is the 888 option.
   It is a special button on the TV sets to turn on or to turn off
captions.
   And speaking of turning off captions, there was a debate
among some British deaf people - some want captions only and
to suppress the sign language window. Others want the other
way around.
   Sounds familiar in USA!

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

Two surprised deaf cousins
http://35.182.75.222/videos/video-cousins/

   Do enjoy viewing that video! 

A DEAF POLITICAL CANDIDATE
   From time to time we read of deaf individuals wanting to
run for an office in public elections. A few of them have won
elections.
   The list of deaf political officers is at:
http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/
   The latest deaf person is Simeon Hart, a deaf British
man, who is running for election as a Green Party candidate
for a Central Ward in Liverpool.
   He was recently interviewed for a newspaper story.
He admitted his chances for winning is dim because his
political party is not a popular one in his Ward.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

USA Deaf Sports Federation

visit
http://deafdigest.com/usadsf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I know what I hear without my hearing aid

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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is highly hearing impaired

Highly hearing impaired? As if he is almost
hearing (mildly deaf) or he is very deaf
(profoundly deaf).

So vague that this statement is.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it possible for a deaf person to run a business
whose clientele is 100 percent hearing?

A. Yes, but it is not easy. The most successful deaf
business owners that DeafDigest editor knows hires
hearing employees to deal with hearing clients -
whereas the deaf owner stays in the background but
always staying on top of things.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin's corner: 

Reading the menu at a restaurant is difficult these days.

I have very narrow tunnel vision, so the low vision specialist 
didn't recommend stronger bi-focal glasses.

I would need to hold the menu closer to my face and it is too narrow
to read the words.

So he recommended a hand held magnifier with a light.  It's a work for
me.

But I need to remember to bring it with me!  One day I forgot to pack
it!

I had to ask my wife for some recommendations from the menu.

But, with an iPhone, you don't need a magnifying glass! 

There are free or low cost Apps available from the Apple store!

It is neat and who is willing to forget their iPhone? 

 Free App link herehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magnifying-glass-light-digital/id406048120?mt
=8

Oh, by the way, who else overlooks the Today's Specials?!!

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that an inventor will come up with a police bull horn
that has a captioned display

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DeafHistory:

Year 1956 - the first CI operation took place. Yes, it was not
until the late eighties when CI took off, and the Deaf
Community was never the same!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

more than 100

art galleries in USA where the late deaf artist
Robert Peterson had his works exhibited

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DeafLibrary Resources

a Bill Clinton additional tidbit.

Look at:
http://deafdigest.com/usa-presidents-link-with-the-deaf/

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DeafDigest Sports 

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position start date is August 1, 2012.

See the job description below.

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

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

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

Duties Description:

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

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

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

Duty PCT (%) 15
Teaching: Teaches up to 4 ASL courses annually.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To apply, contact:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

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

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

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

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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

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

Subject to available funding.

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

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

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

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

EO/AAE

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

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

Subject to available funding.

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

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

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

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

EO/AAE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

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

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Job announcement 
Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fax: (405) 951-3543

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

- ASSISTANT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR for RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: (Full Time
Position) The qualified candidate shall possess: Bachelor's degree in
Human Services field with two years of supervisory experience in
behavioral health and/or developmental disabilities program; OR a HS
with 5 plus years of experience working in the mental health field,
two of which must be in a supervisory role. Advanced ASL fluency
required.  Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and
interpersonal communication skills (both in person and in writing)
required. Strong ability to manage and complete multiple tasks,
priorities and projects as well as the ability to lead, teach, advise
and motivate staff and consumers. Responsibilities include:
Regulatory Compliance -Insure compliance with the health, safety, and
occupancy regulations and contract requirements of all relevant
Governmental and professional accreditation entities. Assure the
maintenance of DPW and other licensures as required. Budget -Insures
that program expenses are kept within budgetary limits. Work with
Operations Director and other fiscal management personnel to develop
yearly budgets.. Supervision -Maintain a supervisory process
including both individual and group meetings of all program staff for
direction, guidance and support. Communicate agency policies and
procedures, client information, and all other relevant information to
staff as needed. Personnel -Oversee and recruit, hire and train
qualified staff to provide sufficient supervision and support to meet
client needs, agency standards, and contractual or regulatory
requirements. Develop department/division standards in compliance
with agency policies. Liaison - Maintain effective working
relationships with clients, officials, families and agency personnel.
Insure full participation in an interagency planning process for
individual clients as well as for service system development and
problem solving. Provide ongoing communication with psychiatric
service providers such as the psychiatrist, therapists and
specialized consultants or practitioners as well as county and state
governmental agencies.

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

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

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 
614 N. Easton Road, 
Glenside, PA 19038

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

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

-  Staff Interpreter - Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

-  Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

-  Staff Interpreter - Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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