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DeafDigest Gold – May 22, 2011

DeafDigest Gold – May 22, 2011

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

Last week’s ASL Videos:

This week’s ASL Videos:


Free Sierra Wireless 250U USB Modem at the Deaf Pager Store*

Connect to your laptop, netbook or PC using the Sierra Wireless 250U 3G/4G
USB modem. It has a rotating USB so you can make the most of any tight spot.
Check email, participate in web conferences or download massive
presentations. Wherever your mobile office takes you, you can get connected

*The Sierra Wireless modem is FREE after $249.99 instant savings, eligible
upgrade (or new line activation) and two year service agreement. Offer ends
6/4/11 or while supplies last.

See details on this offer at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plan for deaf and hard of hearing people:


Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:


DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always


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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon


Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans
into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(, is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

Contact us today!


Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton
HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit and click on the

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.


Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:



In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to

Learn more about VL5 at:


The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
premier VRS provider.

Go to for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
to ZVRS from any videophone!


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


weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday)


– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Most townships do not have offices that serve the needs of the deaf and the disabled. One reason
may be money. Another may be the attitude.
An exception is the Schaumburg, IL township,
which has a department of its own. This township
came up with these stats – 7,900 calls, including
TTY calls; 5,400 emails; 400 being provided with
assistive devices.

Buildings on the campuses of schools for the
deaf get old and need to be replaced with spanking
new facilities. This has been going on at many
schools for the deaf – except for one school.
At Wisconsin School for the Deaf, the Walker Hall,
now 100 years old, should have been changed into
a brand new building. But for one reason or other,
it has never been done. And now this – there is
a proposal in the state budget for a new building
to replace Walker Hall. Will it happen? In a newspaper story, superintendent Alex Slappey, said:

It never happened for a variety of reasons, but it’s always a long process, So, yes, we’re very excited about it. Some people have been a little leery about whether it would happen because of the economy, but I’m confident.

– Very Hot News

The board at Indiana School for the Deaf has issued
a press release. In part it said:

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) Board supports the full continuum of educational placement options for deaf and hard of hearing children as outlined in federal Public Law 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Under the free appropriate public education provision, appropriate means that each child with a disability is entitled to an education that is “appropriate” for his or her needs.  “Appropriate Education” is determined on an individual basis and may not be the same for each child.

– Thursday May 19th

One of the popular films shown at the Cannes was a French
silent film ” “The Artist”. This film won raves from the publications media. We, the deaf, are always asking
for captions and subtitles. Is this silent film turning
back the clock?

– Friday May 20th

Vint Cerf, who is hard of hearing and is considered the Father
of the Internet, has been awarded by his alma mater UCLA for
outstanding achievement in his professional field.

– Saturday May 21st

The Washington, DC metropolitan police department is asking
deaf leaders to be part of the Critical Incident Team.
Such incident issues revolve around communication problems
between the police officers that do not sign and
deaf people that rely on sign language.


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

There is a movement in Australia. It is called:

Every Australian Counts

It is part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme

It is like our ADA and SSDI all rolled up in one.


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The new American Innovative Klip Vibe is 25% off during the
entire month of May!

It’s a vibrating Dual Timer & Stopwatch with clock.

It’s handy to use around your home or office and definitely
in the kitchen when cooking!
for more details on all our other products.

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:

We’re on Facebook and Twitter!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology


Do we have deaf-owned restaurants in USA? Yes, but
why this question?
Few weeks ago, someone posted a comment on a deaf
website. It said that there are no deaf-owned restaurants
in USA.
There are deaf-owned restaurants near Los Angeles, and
another one in Seattle. Also, a deaf man, who used to own
a restaurant, owns his catering business in Los Angeles.
DeafDigest thinks we may have maybe a half-dozen
deaf owned restaurants in USA.

– for ASL News version, please visit:

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


Power Lunch in Philadelphia with NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum

Friday, May 27
12:00 noon to 2:00pm

more information at:

RSVP by May 24, 2011


There was a deaf-hearing party that DeafDigest editor
It was a birthday party for a deaf friend; the Coda
people at the party were family members of that deaf
During the party two Coda people were arguing
with each other. The argument was loud, but there
were no arguing in sign language. The argument was
DeafDigest editor did not know about the arguing,
and also other deaf people knew nothing, too. A hearing
person, listening to the argument, told DeafDigest
editor about it.
Hearing people can “hide” their arguments when they
mingle with the deaf!

– for ASL News version, please visit:

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


Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, Graphic Communication, and Information Technology offered in sign language at RIT/NTID in Rochester, New York.

Financial assistance is available for RIT/NTID alumni.  Please email project leader, Donna Lange at, for more information.

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business – August 1-5, 2011 ** Date Change

2.  Microsoft Office 2010: Create a Dynamic Presentation – July 11-15, 2011

3.  Microsoft Excel 2010: Create an Electronic Worksheet – July 25-29, 2011

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing
4.  Grammar Review for Workplace Correspondence – June 13-17, 2011

DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering
5.  Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture – June 13-17, 2011

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication
6.  Introduction to Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 – June 6-10, 2011

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology
7.  Building Basic Android Applications Using Google App Inventor – June 15-17, 2011

8.  Building Web Pages with HTML5 – June 20-24, 2011

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 or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at or contact the project director, Donna Lange at or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).


The NAD is having its power lunch at a Philadelphia restaurant.
We read all the time in the newspapers about a Power Lunch. So, is
the Deaf Power Lunch the same as the Hearing Power Lunch?
No. Hearing Power Lunches are basically local, involving local
people of power in politics, advocacy, business and educational
circles. They are people of influence.
Deaf Power Lunch is different – only because we, the deaf,
are spread out and diverse. The NAD, however, is trying to make our Deaf Power Lunch a factor in the Deaf Community.

DeafDigest editor is vacationing in Spain as you are
reading this edition. DeafDigests will continue without
skipping a beat.
Anyway, it seems that many Spaniards gesticulate a lot
while in conversation. Often DeafDigest editor’s eyes were
distracted by these “ASL-like” gesticulations!

What is the Gallaudet formula? That the Gallaudet
board of directors must have at least 51 percent of members
that are deaf or hard of hearing. This is important because
we, the deaf and the hard of hearing, deserve input in
board decisions that impact on our university.
DeafDigest editor never forgot the comment by a popular,
but outspoken deaf community leader of a mid-size city
that houses a school for the deaf. That school is served
by a board of five individuals, appointed by the state
governor. Only two deaf people serve on that board, and on
every decision, the vote was always 3-2 that opposes the
deaf viewpoint.
That deaf leader, himself a member on the board, said:

I am just one vote on a 5-member board


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:

Aloha State Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

DeafDigest editor and his wife are both vacationing
in Spain. It was quickly realized that the most touchy
topic among Spaniards is discussing the Spanish Civil War.
Even though it took place in 1936-1939, no one wants to
talk about it, let alone debating about it.
We, the deaf, do have our touchy topics –

– CI vs non-CI
– ASL vs oralism
– the infamous 1880 Milan Conference
– mainstreamed programs vs state school programs

And other such touchy topics.


room is too noisy for me to tolerate with my hearing aid


For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this



A newspaper said:

This group is seen with the massive use of American Sign Language

Massive use of a language? How come no one says that one
speaks English (or French or Spanish or any other spoken
languages) massively!

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32nd World’s Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP
and ASL Teachers and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando,

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over
170 hours of classes for all interpreters, ITP and ASL teachers and

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences
charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels
charge $12.95 per day).  

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels
charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders,
Trix Bruce, Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly
regarded presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were
only 0.22 point behind the highest rated ones showing the
across-the-board equality in excellent quality of instructors.

For the advanced group, there will be language-focused
and interpreting-focused classes with RID CEUs applied for.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with 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.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be
offered again!

See for more information and for
registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.  You can register for 2012 at only $149!


ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters.  A new one coming soon is Math Signs by
Shannon Simon!

Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter
information, etc.


10th 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 2011 trip will begin July 16, 2011.



Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Neuro Kinetics, Inc manufactures medical equipment to diagnose
patients with balance and dizziness issues. The updated version
of the equipment went through a series of beta tests. One of the
universities helping out with such tests was Gallaudet.


Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

My vision requires time to adjust between bright and dark environments.

When I am outside in bright sunlight and then enter a building, it becomes very dark.

I need time for my vision to adjust to the new environment.  Normally I need 5 minutes or more! 

When I leave the building and go outside in bright sun, ohh boy, I need time to adjust again!

So, when I do a project outside, I need to plan ahead!   I need to be sure I have all the tools I need or I am going to go through the vision adjustment cycle again….grrrrr.

Be aware when you see your friends who have Usher Syndrome.   

Give them time to adjust their eyes in a new environment.

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

The web site is at:

Rene welcomes comments and feedback; his email address is:


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are legislators somewhat afraid to face the deaf?

A. Because on any deaf-related issue, he will face
different viewpoints from the following:

– oral deaf
– ASL deaf
– late deafened
– hard of hearing that function as hearing
– isolated deaf (no friends among the deaf)

It is enough for the legislator to tear hair out of
his head!

send your questions to

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


Wish List of the Week:

that the governor of Indiana should have listened to BOTH
sides rather than the hearing side only. This is the reason
for the big mess at the Indiana School for the Deaf,


DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1902 – the only deaf pitcher vs deaf batter confrontation
took place in the major leagues. Pitcher Dummy Taylor faces
batter Dummy Hoy. Taylor’s team won, but Hoy got two hits off
the pitcher. At that time, there was no fanfare, just a routine
ball game. Years later, historians, upon discovering this fact,
got very excited about it!


DeafNumbers of the Week:

2.5 pounds

hearing aid built in 1935


DeafLibrary Resources

short list of all-time great deaf athletes at RIT


DeafDigest Sports

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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Secondary Educational Supervisor (Grades 6-12)

– Overnight Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)

– Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)

– Speech Language Pathologist

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please send cover letter, resume, 3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email:

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE


position opening
DBA Purple position at Rocklin, CA or Los Gates, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:

Reports to:       Manager EIT, DBA Team
Department:       EIT
FLSA Status:      Exempt

About Purple Communications:
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Areas of Responsibility: The DBA will design, deploy, and administer Microsoft SQL Server 2008 databases and processes under the guidance of a senior DBA and in partnership with a core team of developers.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: – Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Industry experience required
– Ability to work independently and quickly while learning in a new environment – Must be a team player and work with company network and software engineers – Minimum of 1 year experience in SQL Server 2008 and 4 years experience in SQL Server 2005 database development
– After hours on call support for production issues will be required
– Knowledgeable in both DDL and DML T-SQL syntax
– Experience developing efficient stored procedures, views, and triggers
– Experience with database design best practices, including normalization, query optimization, referential integrity, and logical database architecture
– Experience with SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, specifically ETL operations
– Familiarity with SQL Server 2008 tools including Profiler and Tuning Advisor
– In depth knowledge of SQL Server 2008 high availability options including clustering, log shipping, and mirroring
– Ability to work as a self starter under limited supervision

Experience with the following a plus:
– Knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture preferred
– Full understanding of the software development life cycle and direct experience working through an entire software cycle – Familiarity with mySQL and are beneficial
– Translating business requirements into technical requirements and designs – Supporting the Production IT team when application-related issues arise
– Excellent communication skills
– Willingness to employ creative thinking to solve problems

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.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.  Employees are expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.


position opening
Senior UI Engineer
position at Rocklin, CA or Los Gates, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:

About Purple Communications:
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Areas of Responsibility: This job requires strong communication skills (interpersonal, written and spoken), a compulsive respect for deadlines, creative imagination, serious technical chops, and an ability to roll with and contribute to a disciplined-but-entrepreneurial work environment. If this sounds like you, read on.
– Collaborate with graphic design and software development teams to create efficient, imaginative     and sophisticated solutions for front-end software feature requests. – Develop high-quality code following established development processes. – Provide informed, innovative recommendations regarding the use of JSP/HTML/CSS/DHTML and Flash to meet a variety of business needs. – Take static Flash files from graphic designers and reconstruct as needed to work with dynamic data. – Assess the technical feasibility of proposed functional designs. – Estimate the time needed to complete development phase of projects. – Keep abreast of the latest developments in Internet technologies.
– Guide and mentor junior developers.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– 7-10 years of web development experience in a software development environment, interactive agency, design firm or Web-publishing environment – CSS expert including table-less designs and a solid understanding of the separation of style and content
– Javascript expert including knowledge of object oriented programming using Javascript and familiarity with common Javascript libraries including one or more of jQuery (preferred), yui, Ext JS, Dojo Toolkit,, Prototype, Moo Tools or similar packages
– Experience developing rich user interfaces with Flash and Actionscript
– Ability to convert product requirements and/or concepts into a well-thought-out, cleanly-coded end product or service
– Ability to implement designs across a variety of Internet-based platforms, especially multiple web browsers and mobile devices
– Ability to transform complex layouts into pixel-perfect front-end HTML/CSS/JS templates
– Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with the ability to hand-code (experience with HTML5 and CSS3 a plus)
– Experience with server-side languages (Perl, PHP, Java, .NET), JavaScript frameworks (such as     jQuery), database connectors, web-based APIs, as well as an understanding of MVC design patterns
–  Experience with graphics asset production using Adobe Creative Suite
– Familiarity with UI class frameworks on iOS, Android SDK, and BlackBerry OS
– In-depth understanding of and experience with cross-browser testing, web standards, accessibility, SEO, and best practices (including source code control)
– Familiar and comfortable with formal QA methodologies, processes and techniques – Experience with test driven development in an agile software environment
– Experience building applications with an MVC framework using Struts (preferred), Spring      MVC, JSF, Cocoon or Wicket – Self-starter; work independently with proven  ability to work well as part of a team that includes     product managers, developers, testers, marketing managers, business owners, and executive     stakeholders – BS degree in computer science or equivalent experience

User Interface Design Skills:
– Create designs for high-quality end-to-end user experiences that are visually appealing, easy-to-use, and emotionally-engaging
– Has strong understanding of grid systems, composition, color theory, typography and an obsessive yet practical attention to detail
– Rapidly mockup or prototype and evaluate designs with stakeholders and customers
– Talented in visual design, information architecture, interaction design, code execution
– Takes pride in implementing high-quality and effective designs
– Shows passion about user experience

Experience with the following is a plus: – Image manipulation experience using Photoshop or similar application
– Familiarity with Java or other OO language like C# or C++

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.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.  Employees are expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.


position opening
Website and Social Media Graphic Designer
position at Rocklin, CA

To apply for this job, please use the following link:

Purple Communications is the most innovative provider of text relay, video relay, video remote interpreting and on-site interpreting services for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing. We have an opening on our marketing team for a talented and experienced Website and Social Media Graphic Designer.

Job Description
This position is responsible for conceptualizing all design aspect for websites, HTML e-mails, online advertising, social networks, videos, print and web flyers, print and web brochures, exhibit displays, promotional giveaway items, and other graphic design work as needed.

Please provide a link to your online portfolio with your applications. Only resumes that include a portfolio link will be considered.

Please note that this position is based in Rocklin, California. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Create clear, compelling and innovative designs in that support and enhance the Purple brand.

Collaborate with members of the Marketing, Sales, and Outreach teams.

Design innovative website structures and graphical assets that convey unique brand experiences in a way that meets business objectives.

Ensures all work incorporates defined requirements and employs best practices in creative execution and user experience design.

Collaborates with implementation managers, copywriters, and other designers to provide direction, as needed and ensure creative alignment and a smooth transfer of work between teams.

Ensures all timelines and deadlines are met. Keeps management informed of project status, and proactively brings issues/problems to their attention.

Adheres to defined creative workflow and contributes to the evolution of our overall creative process.

Provides quality assurance on all creative deliverables.  Ensures all files and associated content are accurate and accessible on the creative server.

Participates in kick-off meetings, design reviews, department meetings and training sessions as requested.

Keeps up to date on design and technology trends to ensure work remains fresh and relevant

Must have the ability to work closely with peers and clients to interpret and drive design concepts with little to no supervision

Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

Skills to work in a collaborative environment with other writers, designers, marketing and development staff.

Strong project management skills with attention toward detail and self-pride in quality of work.

Ability to create clear, compelling and innovative designs.

Must have 4+ years experience working as a Web or print graphic designer and a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design or similar discipline

Demonstrated expertise in graphic design and development software such as, but not limited to, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Flash.

Familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures of Web and graphic design with strong user-centered design orientation

Knowledge of cutting-edge visual design tools and trends, and the ability to use them as appropriate.

Experience and knowledge of print design, with emphasis on direct marketing and brand identity.

Skilled in layout and composition, typography, color theory, computer illustration methods, photo editing.

Knowledge of HTML and CSS compliant design plus familiarity with other Web application and online implementation methods and constraints.

Professional design portfolio with online examples.

Agency experience a plus.

Experience with the Deaf community and knowledge of ASL a plus.


position openings
teaching positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

State of Washington Recruitment Information
and State Applications

apply at:
Human Resources Office
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA

(360) 696-6525
x4326 (V/TTY)

Join Our Family
Our employees are more than just workers. They are
ambassadors to the entire state and the Deaf community.

We’re looking for people that can contribute, grow, think, and dream. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination.

At WSD, it’s about being your best in a challenging and
constantly changing environment.

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD), part of the Center for Childhood Deafness, is located in Vancouver, Washington and serves Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the State of Washington. Apply online at to join our dynamite teaching staff and enjoy the beautiful sights and various activities of the Portland-Vancouver area.

Visit to find out more information about our area.

Anticipated Openings for the 2011-2012 School Year:
– K-12 PE/Health Teacher
– Elementary Teacher
– Language Arts Teacher

Base Salary: Salary determination is based upon education and experience. Teachers receive 12-month pro-rated salary and are designated as overtime-exempt employees. Certificated staff at the school are represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

Essential Functions:
– Teach assigned subjects to deaf and hard of hearing students, as determined by education, certification qualifications and teaching assignment.
– Create lesson plans, implement curriculum, and assist with extracurricular activities.
– Maintain data on student progress in meeting IEP goals and learning objectives.
– Develop and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEP), behavioral intervention plans, safety plans and educational programs in collaboration with school personnel to support positive learning environments for students in the classroom.
– Participate in special education processes such as developing IEP goals and objectives for individual students, implementing instruction to meet students. IEP goals, monitoring and reporting student progress, and participating in IEP meetings.
– Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, school personnel, and parents to ensure a safe and positive learning environment for all students.
– Improve professional competence by participating in staff development activities.
– Apply use of technology to enhance instructional effectiveness.
– Maintain certification as required. Teachers must obtain Professional Certification.
– Participate in extra-curricular programs.
– Other responsibilities as assigned by the principal.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– Knowledge of principles and methods of developing and implementing curriculum, behavioral support plans and IEPs.
– Knowledge of the unique educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Knowledge and ability to apply bilingual teaching/learning principles and strategies.
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and community.
– Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, school staff, parents, school district personnel and deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL and English.
– Ability to use technology effectively.
– Ability to use professional judgment and carry out all assigned responsibilities.

– Washington State teaching certification. Certification Information:
– Master’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education or other related degree.
– Must meet the .highly qualified. criteria in assigned content area (i.e. Math, Science, Elementary Education, etc.) as established by No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
– Fluency in American Sign Language and in written English.

Classroom Teacher
Apply at
2011-2012 School Year Recruitment

State Employee Benefits:
The State of Washington offers the following benefits package within one month of hire:
– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Retirement Plan
– Life Insurance
– Disability Insurance
– Paid Sick Leave Accrual
– Deferred Compensation (an optional retirement supplemental plan)
– Dependent Care Assistance Program
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Free & confidential access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
– Training and Professional Development Opportunities
– Insurance coverage (auto & home insurance) is offered at a discounted rate state employee rates

Employment Requirements – Employment is contingent upon satisfying the following:

Successful completion of a criminal records background check and fingerprint check through Washington State Patrol and FBI at employee expense.

Employees must pass all required testing for full certification within 18 months of hire.

Employees are responsible for maintaining certification.

Certificates or licenses from another state or jurisdiction do not cover employment in Washington. Note: New teachers are considered non-permanent for the first two years of employment.

How to Apply:
Apply online at by no later than May 31, 2011.

Interviews may begin before the above closing date as our goal is to hire teachers for the upcoming school year as soon as possible so do not delay your application! New teachers will receive training and orientation in August 2011.

Please visit the school’s website for the 2011-2012 school year calendar and information about our programs, policies, lunch and dinner menus, Board of Trustees and more.

To apply, applicants must submit an online application at

In addition, applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
– School Transcripts
– Cover Letter AND Resume
– Response to the two (2) below supplemental questions.

Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
Supplemental Question #1 Your response should include 300-500 words.
Describe your qualifications for the teaching position you are applying for and be specific about your educational background and experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the particular position.
Supplemental Question #2 Your response should include 300-500 words.
Explain why you want to be a Classroom Teacher and describe your philosophy/approach to teaching deaf and hard of hearing students.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format please contact the
Human Resources Office at (360) 696-6525 Ext. 4326.


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*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
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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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