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DeafDigest Gold – May 29, 2011

DeafDigest Gold – May 29, 2011

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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The First Sprint 4G Phone at the Deaf Pager Store*

What will you do first with HTC EVOTM, the first Sprint 4G phone? It
is packed full of features. With a large, vibrant 4.3″ screen, dual
cameras, 32GB MicroSD card slot and wicked fast web speeds, this is
more than just a phone. It’s a Mobile Hotspot for up to eight Wi-Fi

*First Sprint 4G Sprint phone in the U.S. 4G available in 71 markets
and counting.

Find the HTC EVOTM at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing

For more information, go to:


Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:


DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always


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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?

Many kids in small towns sell lemonades on hot days from
their stands in front of their homes. There is a twist,
as far as Ally Lewis, a 12-year old deaf girl, is concerned.
She and her hearing partner have been selling cupcakes
every morning in their Meriden, Connecticut neighborhood.
When not busy selling cupcakes, she attends classes at
American School for the Deaf.

Over the years, we’ve had a number of deaf elected public
officials (see ).
Anyway, one of them – Adam Kosa, Hungary, a member of the European
Parliament, was written up on the parliament web site. He
said that while deafness does not stop him, it is the society
that stops him! He wants to see that all nations accept
deaf individuals instead of ostracizing them.

– Very Hot News

Jamie MacDougall, who is not deaf, has been honored as a Member of the Order of Canada. It is a national honor for individuals that have
done so much to improve the quality of life in Canada. MacDougall
is a professor of psychology at McGill University, a founder of
the Canadian Deafness Research and Training Institute and is currently
the MacKay Centre School in Montreal. Instead of rejecting sign language
he embraces it at the school and has also pushed for recognition of
the Inuit Sign Language.

– Thursday May 26th

The new executive director of the Lutheran Deaf Mission Society
is Rev. Dennis Konkel. More information about this society is at

– Friday May 27th

Finally after much delay and much political haggling, the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly in Ghana released
funds earmarked for the deaf social service agencies. The
funds are supposed to help the deaf find jobs and create
small businesses.

– Saturday May 28th

Dominique Conte, a deaf artist, is staging her one-woman
glass sculpture exhibition at a gallery in Harlow, a small
town and part of Essex, England.


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Three finalists were announced for the superintendency of the
California School for the Deaf. These are Sean Virnig, Reggie Redding
and Clark Brooke. One thing these three individuals have in common
was that they all played football at Gallaudet!


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Many states are broke; many school systems are
They have a hard time deciding – to hire cheap
interpreters or expensive interpreters. Also, to
hire cheap CART operators or expensive CART
A cheap interpreter and a cheap CART operator
may show low quality with many mistakes. An
expensive interpreter and an expensive CART
operator will show best quality with very
few errors.
What is the best choice? It is hard to
decide, but DeafDigest prefers expensive
interpreters and expensive CART operators
because of less errors.

– for ASL News version, please visit:

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


Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Virginia
June 16-19



Three sisters in a family were close to each other
in age. One was born deaf; the second one was born
hard of hearing; the third one was born hearing.
The deaf sister went to a residential school.
The hard of hearing sister went to a mainstreamed
Years later these sisters reached into 30’s in
age. The hard of hearing sister lost her hearing and
became deaf. The hearing sister also lost her hearing
and has become deaf.
Genetics playing a funny game with these three
sisters? Hard to say. The father fought in the Vietnam
War where Agent Orange was used. He says it changed
his genes, thus causing deafness in his three
daughters. He is very bitter about it.

– 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).


Bart Stupak, not deaf, is a lobbyist and a former Congressman
from Michigan.
He was interviewed by a newspaper, and was asked this question:

What is your favorite body part (on yourself)?

His response was:

Hands, as they portray all the strength and do all the talking!

This is interesting. To us, the deaf, the hands, are so important.
And Stupak does not know sign language. Probably he uses his hands a
lot to gesticulate while communicating with people?
Did Stupak, by the way, support Deaf Causes, while serving as a
Congressman? He did support our telecommunication needs but that is
just about it.

A senior citizen, not deaf, was interviewed on a recent
CNN News Program.
Asked on how he felt as he was approaching retirement age,
he said:

Felt like being deaf, dumb and blind, because I could reach emergency services

Said a deaf leader:

Oh well

It is known that measles may cause deafness. The interesting
thing is that measles is so rare that many physicians do not know
what it is when facing a sick child.
Children that get vaccines should not worry about getting
measles (and becoming deaf as a possible outcome).


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:

Idaho Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

It does not matter if a deaf person is capable of becoming the
best engineer in the world or if he is only capable of doing
menial jobs, discrimination is there and everywhere.
A couple of job coaches on a recent TV talk show said there is a
strong lack of discrimination awareness among young deaf individuals
that are ready to enter the job market.
Discrimination exists even if the most idealistic well, educated
young deaf person says that he can do anything except to hear.
This is where Discrimination Awareness comes into the picture.


hectic family life (a nagging wife; a pouty teenaged daughter) is too much for my hearing aid


For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this



A mother said:
My child is not deaf; he has a CI

Well, why is the child wearing a CI if he is not deaf to begin with.
It is not as if mothers want their hearing children to be implanted!

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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!

Chris Roberts, Cochlear Australia CEO, said that there much
more deaf people that became deaf later in life as opposed to being
born deaf.
This being said, he said that the CI demand is increasing.
DeafDigest editor is spending his vacation in Madrid and Barcelona.
And of people he has passed through on the sidewalks in both cities,
he has not seen a single cochlear implant!  Hearing aids, yes, many,
but not CI’s.


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Could the deaf person travel overseas?

A. Yes, but he needs to be well prepared with flight and transportation
reservations and hotel reservations. Otherwise making such reservations
may be a nightmare – dealing with agents that speak little or no English.

send your questions to

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


Wish List of the Week:

that the Italian members of the parliament will realize the errors
of their ways and support Italian Sign Language.


DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year sometime around 950 –

the hearing Monks pledged the vow of silence, but were able to
use sign language to communicate. And they were able to gossip as
much as they would via signs as opposed to using voice!


DeafNumbers of the Week:

7 full length
4 shorts

total number of movies (film, not digital) produced and directed by
deaf filmmaker Ernest Marshall in an amateur filmmaking career that
took place during the fifties and sixties. He passed away in 1999
at the age of 89.


DeafLibrary Resources

Total Communication FAQ by Utah Deaf Education Core Group,
with permission given to DeafDigest for reposting:


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position announcement
Office and Communication Support Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

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

DEFINITION: The Office and Communication Support Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day clerical support/office activities as well as interpreting for staff members as needed.

Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas, Nevada
Report to: Operations Manager
Posting date: May 27, 2011
Closing date: June 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Individual will be required to keep track of materials distributed to the community on a wide spectrum of issues and resources as it pertains to the deaf and hard of hearing communities.  Will be expected to coordinate and maintain scheduling of events, public relations responsibilities as well as appointment schedules of case-management team members in the office. Will collect data for office purposes and create and maintain filing system on an inter-office basis.  Will be expected to maintain supplies inventories and order more supplies when items are running low.  Will conduct informational and referral activities for the office.  Will conduct interpreting duties for staff members whenever needed; and possibly out in the field upon approval.  Will develop and participate in program activities for DHHARC.  Will be responsible for voice, TTY and VP calls. May work at other locations if assigned a project. Will work in the evening and on weekends when needed. Will conduct duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.

SALARY: $32,376 – $33,671 DOE, plus customary benefits.

–    Clerical Support Experience
–    Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Access/Database
–    Record keeping and filing experience required
–    Graduate of Interpreter Training Program/Entry level Interpreter desired
–    Able to work independently as well as a part of a team
–    In-depth knowledge of Deaf Community’s needs
–    Able to grow with the job’s demands and the Organization

–    High School diploma or GED

All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.


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

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP


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

Jeff Fetterman
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2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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



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