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DeafDigest Blue – June 27, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - June 27, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a second defective implant that later failed. If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Dedication - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Status of captions on web videos http://deafdigest.com/brianstelter/ Interviewing all deaf adults on an island http://deafdigest.com/jackieturley/ - Very Hot News Every time there is a G20 conference, there are always protests, and always with heavy police presence. Well, at the current G20 conference in Toronto, one the arrested protesters was a deaf man! Probably he was arrested because he could not understand instructions of the police during bedlam and confusion. - Sunday June 20th Despite including sign language interpreters on British TV news, regional deaf factions are complaining it is not what they want. They are claiming less British deaf rely on signed news and that more of them rely on captions. - Monday June 21st A workshop on "Introduction to the history of deaf people" took place at Barinas, Venezuela. It attracted participants from everywhere in the nation and it was declared to be a success. - Tuesday June 22nd The New York Times raised the issue of captioning on the web, saying it still lags behind TV captioning. The article pointed out the paradox that while ABC, CNN, NBC and others are all captioned, its counterparts on the web still are not captioned at all. - Wednesday June 23rd The Hearing Loss Association of America held its most recent convention. And much to the shock and dismay of the conventioneers, some presentations the captions were not easy to follow. There were two screens, one for the presentation and the other for captions. This set up forced the conventioneers to behave like tennis fans, turning their heads sideways constantly during the match. (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) ..... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: DeafDigest is not exactly sure what is Disney's motives as far as the deaf are concerned. A couple of weeks ago Disney set up a policy prohibiting deaf walk-in tourists from getting interpreters on the spot. They must make advance reservations. and now this - installing wireless headsets for the hearing impaired on many of its sites. Helping the hearing impaired, but not helping the deaf? ............................................................... ............................................................... 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It can be embarrassing. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearinggestures/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ............................................................... Below Market Rate Housing for Adults 55 and older - Fremont Oak Gardens A picture of this apartment community is at: http://deafdigest.com/fremontoakgardens/ Live in this BEAUTIFUL, newer, BELOW MARKET RATE apartment community for adults that want to have fun and enjoy life. 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APPLICATIONS for apartments at Fremont Oak Gardens are available Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm at: Fremont Oak Gardens 2681 Driscoll Rd Fremont, CA 94539 VP 1866 774 7140 Satellite Housing 1521 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94703 Or download at: http://satellitehousing.org/pages/Building%20Applications/fogapplication.pdf For more information, please call: 510.490.4013 ............................................................... THE HEARING WHISPER We often see hearing people whisper something into other hearing person's ear. It is like telling something about a big secret that they don't want others to know. We also know that this whisper is very quiet with very low voice so others can't hear. Why would some hearing people whisper something into a deaf person's ear knowing that the deaf person cannot hear it? And also why would these same hearing people speak so loud with that whisper on deaf person's ear? A big mystery. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/whisper/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ............................................................... Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL Rochester, New York It is not too late to register for any of the remaining workshops... 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This is a test that you can study for and take on your own after this workshop. You will be given a supplemental book and a testing engine that you can use after the workshop to prepare to obtain this vendor-independent networking certificate. DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment. Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require. All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY). Discounts Still Apply: 10% Off -- Single Registration 20% Off -- Register with a Friend or Co-worker 30% Off -- Register with TWO Friends or Co-workers For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY). ............................................................... ANOTHER NAME FOR DEAF COMMUNITY We all know what Deaf Community is all about and what it means. Is there another name for our Deaf Community. A deaf sociologist has called it the Visual Environment. DeafDigest prefers the phrase Deaf Community. ...................................................... ............................................................... 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TEXTING WHILE RIDING A HORSE IN COMPETITION Lisa Osborne, who is deaf, is trying to make it in Tennessee show horse competition. Trina Phillips, not deaf, is her coach. The coach uses iPhone to send instructions to Lisa while she is riding on her horse. We know about text driving and the dangers it poses. But text riding? Just hope there are no accidents while text riding! TO HAVE FUN AT THE WRONG TIME There was a story of BP CEO Tony Hayward, not deaf, enjoying himself on a yacht in midst of the Gulf Coast oil spill crisis. It became a bad public relations issue. Can't happen to the deaf? Yes, it did. During one NAD Conference many years ago, there were so many problems with the logistics and details. Everyone on the NAD staff had to scramble around to fix these trouble spots. One high level NAD staffer "took a time out" to enjoy himself at the hotel swimming pool. This scene did not sit too well with deaf conventioneers, fully aware, of so many issues going on. What was the result? This high level NAD staffer was fired. A PARADOX IN NEW ZEALAND Accident Compensation Corporation is a filthy rich government agency in New Zealand. It sits atop a $2 billion surplus. This agency provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury coverage for all New Zealanders. Despite its wealth, this agency is denying services for New Zealanders suffering from work-related late deafness. The National Foundation for the Deaf is screaming bloody murder. A CI-INTERPRETED SPEECH The way the newspapers write it up, every CI implant is a success story, as if automatically becoming a member of the hearing society. Well, there was a recent newspaper story of a graduating high school senior, an implantee, that gave a farewell speech. Not by himself alone, but with assistance of an interpreter. If the CI student relies on interpreters, is it still a CI success story? WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? A beginning ASL class student coming over and saying "I know how to sign." And then proceeds with slowly and painfully fingerspelling the short word - H I if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series "There is a court reporter who attends my church. I think I will have her provide CART for the services." I have heard people make a comment like this one many times. However, what these people have to realize is that all court reporters do not feel comfortable providing CART. Even though court reporters, realtime captioners, and CART providers possess the same basic skills, there is different training required for all of those positions. Court reporters are trained to work in a legal environment, but they may have no training in working with people with a hearing loss. Their main goal in recording the information on their steno machines is to make a record. If they write something phonetically and it does not translate properly, they can just enter the proper term in their computer after the proceeding when they are producing a transcript. CART providers have the goal of accurately communicating what is being said to the people using their services. If something does not translate properly, they can't go back and fix it after the proceeding. They strive to get it to translate so that the people reading their screens can understand and follow what is being said. There are many court reporters who might be willing to provide CART services in a church setting, but don't assume that all of them would feel comfortable doing that. Depending on their background, it might be like asking an eye surgeon to operate on someone's back. ............................................................... ............................................................... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ............................................................... ............................................................... I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD....... be represented as a disability group by using the wheelchair symbol that we see everywhere it is the "ear" symbol, not the wheelchair symbol that represents us, the deaf when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong ............................................................... ............................................................... For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ............................................................... ............................................................... Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an "Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP available. 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We will be happy to explain the details in our conversation with you. Our remodeling service includes: - Kitchen - Attic - Basement - Bathroom - New Addition - Deck - Siding Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day for every day we are late. We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels Elijah Gold, deaf owner Surdus, LLC Remodeling Based in Washington, DC http://www.surdusremodeling.com 202-540-8750 VP Licensed, Insured, and Bonded VA# 134097 DC# 68004119 MHIC# 127587 ............................................................... ............................................................... Hot DeafNews boring, but important! 3-D technology, originally designed for movies, may help improve the fitting of hearing aids. This is what Douglas Hart, MIT professor of mechanical engineering, says. He uses 3-D technology to scan the ear canals. This innovation is interesting because it came from a mechanical engineer, not a biotechnical engineer! .... The Deaf and the Law as far as hearing aids are concerned, we have 50 states, meaning 50 different hearing aid laws. Examples are: - no mail order hearing aids in Colorado, Missouri & Texas - internet hearing aid sales permitted in California & New York - state certified providers required in Maryland and so on! ..... The Captioning Blunder of the Week: Johnny Ho Day (Holliday) will announce ... News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Olive Garden has seen the light, besieged by responses from deaf people and reverted to their large-print menu format. Last week DEAFDIGEST mentioned that Olive Garden made a corporate policy to provide audio taped menus for deaf-blind patrons. ..... News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: It came as a surprise to many of us that are avid NFL fans that Jeff Fisher, the Tennessee Titans head coach, is deaf in one ear. He was born without an ear canal in his deaf ear. Normally, individuals that are deaf in one ear function as a hearing person - just that they compensate in many different ways for the deafness in their one ear. Fisher is different. He has shown no interest in having an operation to restore hearing to his deaf ear. He has learned lipreading. He takes time out from his busy head coaching duties to help out deaf agencies in fund raising. He has invited deaf kids to sign the national anthem at home games and for them to meet with his players. And just recently he had a good chat with former Gallaudet quarterback Chris Rodgers, showing amazement, realizing fully that deaf football teams just do not incur offsides penalties because of their deafness. Just wish that more individuals, deaf in one ear, would do more to help those deaf in two ears. (editor's note: Jeff Fisher continues as the coach) ... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Can't win! A deaf employee was advised by a job coach that he must outperform hearing employees in order to get noticed. After constantly outperforming the hearing staff, he was told by this very same job coach that he must slow down to be in sync with his fellow employees! Just can't win! ..... A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? A true story, though it took place in 1966. A young deaf man, just about to graduate from Gallaudet University, was being interviewed for a job. The interview took place over lunch at a restaurant. There was no interpreter at that time, but again it was during these pre-ADA years. The job interviewer said something that the deaf man thought was: do you want milk? This young deaf man, himself, a non-oralist, and a non-lipreader, was immediately served with a can of beer! This was exactly what the interviewer said: do you want beer? This young deaf man does not drink beer, and he was forced to finish it off, just to be on good terms with the interviewer. He found a job elsewhere, though. Nothing to do with "milk" or "beer" if you have lipreading tales, please share these with mailto:barry@deafdigest.com ...... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: The class you are enrolled in to keep your certificate is an online class so you can take it at 3 AM if you have to. ..... DeafBook of the Week The Cry of the Gull as narrated by deaf French performer Emmanuelle Laborit, who won acclaim for her role in "Beyond Silence" Gallaudet University Press 1998 DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his private home library. Some books are still in print; some books are out of print. Some books are old; some books are recent. Happy reading ! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Classroom Assistants The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, MA The Learning Center for the Deaf is anticipating openings in the Fall for Classroom assistants. They assist the classroom teacher in providing for the physical and instructional needs of students with additional needs in the classroom. They assist in the design and preparation of instructional materials and in planning and implementing various functional activities. They provide direct supervision and monitoring of students and work on an individual or small group basis. Requirements: High school diploma or higher degree. Competent communicator in American Sign Language. Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of an educational team. Prior experience working with children preferred. Ability to accept and constructively use comments and suggestions regarding job responsibilities and performance. Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 written references/recommendations and employment application forms to: Lynn Marshall Personnel Administrator The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701 mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org Fax: 508/875-9203 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcements Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings for the following positions: Job Title Posting # Posting Dates Food Service worker 568811 6/25/10-7/9/10 Food Service worker 568812 6/25/10-7/9/10 Steam Plant Op 2 568809 6/25/10-7/9/10 Food Srv Supv 5 568808 6/25/10-7/9/10 Audiologist 568810 6/25/10-7/9/10 Security Officer 3 568813 6/25/10-7/9/10 Security Officer 4 568814 6/25/10-7/9/10 Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/spd If you have any questions please contact Missy Betzold in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail: mailto:mbetzold@isd.k12.in.us Website: http://www.deafhoosiers.com/ Mission Statement - The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Deputy to the President & Associate Provost for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment & Training and Inclusion Gallaudet University Washington, DC Gallaudet University, the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students and outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students, is recruiting for Deputy to the President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment and Training and Inclusion. As the Chief Diversity Officer, incumbent will be responsible for leadership to foster and advance a strategic and integrated approach to diversity in all aspects of university life; will be responsible for overall planning, budgeting, organizing, and coordinating of diversity activities required for campus-wide diversity efforts; will establish and monitor guidelines that assists units in identifying, recruiting and retaining employees, both faculty and staff, to increase diversity and to ensure equity, inclusion and social justice; will develop policies and practices to guide the University toward its vision of an inclusive living and learning environment; will provide leadership for the development and coordination of diversity activities which are inclusive for the campus community; will provide extensive leadership to (a) promote a learning community in which all major programs, activities and organizational bodies involve+ students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and life experiences; (b) create an inclusive campus climate through focus groups and dialogues for persons who differ based on their race/ethnicity, religion, gender, abilities, language, sexual orientation, social class, economic strata and other human differences; establish diversity goals for each academic year; and will monitor and report to the University community progress made toward the achievement of diversity goals. Interested persons must meet the following requirements: Must hold an earned terminal degree or minimum of a Master's degree and five years related experience. Demonstrated experience in higher education or a learning environment. Demonstrated skills in project management, organization dynamics, budget planning and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to build effective cross-departmental teams with diverse constituencies. Must be able to provide counsel and advice at both a strategic and daily operational level. Proven work on diversity initiatives by working with committees, task forces and other organizations. Exceptional interpersonal diplomatic skills; a team oriented philosophy, optimism, confidence and excitement about change. Proven skills dealing with the complexity of diverse cultures, backgrounds and perspectives at all levels within a complex organization. Knowledge of and experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals or willingness to learn. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and implementing innovative programs to meet institutional needs. American Sign Language skills or willingness to learn within a reasonable amount of time. Excellent benefits package and competitive salary range. Check our web site at http://www.gallaudet.edu To apply, send cover letter, resume and Gallaudet application to: Gallaudet University, Human Resources Services, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, College Hall, #106, Washington, DC 20002. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position closes on July 15, 2010. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcement Child Care Workers - Overnight and Residential Walden School (part of The Learning Center for the Deaf) Framingham, MA Walden School is accepting applications and resumes for Child Care Workers. The awake overnight counselor is responsible first and foremost for the safety and supervision of the children during these critical overnight and early morning hours. This counselor is responsible to ensure the students remain safe and comfortable throughout the night. REQUIREMENTS: Human service experience preferred. A second language fluency in ASL or ability to demonstrate progressing ASL skills The Residential CCW is responsible for implementing treatment plans and for the direct care and safety of the children residing at Walden School. REQUIREMENTS: Training or degree in Human Service Field, Understanding of mental health and children's issues, 1 to 2 years in direct child care experience. A second language fluency in ASL. Please submit resume, cover letter and references to: Lynn Marshall Personnel Administrator The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org http://www.tlcdeaf.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (revised deadline) position opening classroom teacher St Mary's School for the Deaf Buffalo, NY Reference #548 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following: (1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in Deaf Education; AND (2) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND (3) NYS certification in at least one other area or subject; AND (4) Commitment to the School=s Total Communication Philosophy and the ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger spelling, plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI). NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy The School may also require employees in this classification to complete successful training in behavior management programs including but not limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided by St. Mary's School for the Deaf. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (Illustrative only) Plans and prepares lessons and other instructional materials following curriculum guidelines; Instructs students in various subjects using Total Communication; Confers with parents, testing specialists, and other administrators to develop individual educational plans for students; Encourages students to participate in class discussions and activities; Prepares, administers, and scores academic tests and records results; Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students' academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements; Assists in selecting appropriate textbooks and learning materials; Participates in curriculum development; Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum; Intercedes in emergency situations as required; Attends departmental and faculty meetings; Maintains order in the classroom; Performs other duties as assigned. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Office. Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to document qualifications: Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources St. Mary's School for the Deaf 2253 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 30, 2010 Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved by the Superintendent. All benefits are subject to the respective collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the Deaf. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (revised) position opening Speech Pathologist St Mary's School for the Deaf Buffalo, NY Reference #549 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following: (1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree; AND (2) NYS certification for speech pathologist; AND (3) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND (4) Commitment to the School's Total Communication Philosophy and the ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger spelling, plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI). NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy. The School may also require employees in this classification to complete successful training in behavior management programs including but not limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided by St. Mary's School for the Deaf. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (Illustrative only) Plans and prepares for therapy sessions following IEP goals and curriculum guidelines; Instructs students using Total Communication; Confers with teachers, parents, testing specialists, and other administrators to develop individual educational plans for students; Encourages students to participate in group discussions and activities; Prepares, administers, and scores evaluations and records results; Maintains documentation of therapeutic progress following IEP benchmarks; Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students= academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements; Assists in selecting appropriate learning materials, therapeutic materials and evaluation instruments; Participates in curriculum development; Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum and therapeutic IEP goals; Intercedes in emergency situations as required; Attends departmental and faculty meetings; Performs other duties as assigned. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Office. Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to document qualifications to: Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources St. Mary's School for the Deaf 2253 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 30, 2010 Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved by the Superintendent. All benefits are subject to the respective collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the Deaf. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated June 27th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA - Community Advocate - Riverside, CA - HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist 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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