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DeafDigest Gold – October 28, 2012

DeafDigest Gold – October 28, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE is a 4G LTE Android phone that has a gorgeous
4.7″ HD display that will allow you to take, view and send images and
videos with the amazing 8.0 MP camera featuring instant capture.

With a 1.5GHz Dual Core processor and kickstand, watch videos
hands-free on the ultra-fast 4G LTE network.

The HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant
Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation), on a Sprint Relay
Store Data Only plan, Premium Data add-on and two-year Agreement.
Other monthly charges apply.

Sprint 4G LTE is available in select markets. See
for more info.

Find the HTC EVO[tm] 4G LTE 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:


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Top stories about the deaf:

The Indianapolis deaf community is going to establish
a new center, called the Hoosier Deaf Community Center.
This center is hoping to win grants to turn this
dream into reality.

Cait Kean, a Dublin, Ireland senator, has asked the
governments of Ireland and Great Britain to
recognize two sign languages – the British Sign Language
and the Irish Sign Language

A group of deaf attorneys in Great Britain has started new
mentoring service for deaf law students, hoping to
encourage them throughout their training programs,
overcoming potential difficulties

A new pizza place being built in Chandigarh, India,
will be staffed by deaf line cooks and deaf pizza makers.
The deaf group is currently in training for these
tasks. Making this possible were the joint efforts
of the National Institute for Technical Teachers’
Training and Research and the Ministry of Labor’s Vocational Rehabilitation Centre.

Celebrating 25 years of partnership is the Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Longmeadow, MA and the East Longmeadow Public Schools. An event at a local
country club was part of the celebration. They are saying
it is one of the nation’s longest standing educational
deaf/hearing partnerships.


Domestic Violence has always been a problem in the Deaf community. For
many years it has been a hidden problem, secret and taboo.

“It happened behind closed doors.”

“It was treated as a private matter between two people and the
community should not get involved.”

We know now that we cannot afford to let it stay private. It is
everyone’s business. We must all be a part of the solution.

What can you do if someone you care about is a victim of domestic
violence or sexual assault?

What can you do if you experience domestic violence or sexual assault?
What can our community do?

For  answers to those questions and more information on domestic
violence from Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS), visit
this page:

The HealthBridges Team

Information posted on the website is available in American Sign
Language, spoken and captioned English.


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DeafDigest editor knows of several deaf leaders that
were lucky. They were not leaders, but followers. But
big deaf incidents took place and these followers suddenly
became leaders.
First example was the 1988 Gallaudet famous Deaf President
Now protest. One of the four leaders was lucky. He was not
a leader before but became a new leader.
The second example was the Section 504 protest in 1977 in
a government building in Washington, DC. Deaf people slept
overnight in the lobby. One deaf person, not a leader before,
became a new leader during that sleep-in protest.

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Help support Greta Pellerin, a deaf track and field athlete.

She is invited to participate at the 2013 Australia Down Under Sports
International Track meet

A picture of Greta, and under the picture is more information about this event, is at:


DeafDigest editor notices that many deaf people need
computer training. They have problems trying to highlight
a link or to download an important application, etc.
Many of us get help from a family member or from a
friend or learn about it at their job and apply it
at home.
Yet many others need help and don’t get it. They can
ask for help at a computer repair place but they don’t.

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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference 2013
April 14-16, 2013
Glendale, Arizona

more information at:


It was announced last week that NTID students are able to rent electric bicycles while getting around on the campus.
What about Gallaudet? One can rent bicycles, which is part
of the city-wide Capital Bikeshare network.
Which bicycle is preferable? The NTID bicycles are
powered by solar-chargeable batteries. The Gallaudet bicycles
are muscle-power.
Your choice!

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Hearing person avoid writing notes with the deaf


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not work with iPad.

Many older people lose their hearing. Why? Aging
process? Perhaps but scientists at the University of South Florida are saying there is something else –
a certain gene mutation!
The offending gene has been identified as glutamate receptor metabotropic 7 (GRM7).


Georgia Association of the Deaf

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He has artificial hearing

Artificial hearing? Meaning either CI or a
hearing aid?

Well, a person with eyeglasses has artificial

…………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………..

Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why cannot the president of USA appoint a deaf person
to serve in a high ranking government position?

A. One president did – president George H.W. Bush appointed
Robert R. Davila to Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. This is not to say that
this high level deaf appointment will not happen again.

send your questions to

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


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

You got mail!

Before the computer, we loved getting mail from family and friends.

That trend has changed and we get mail via cyberspace!

However, we still do get postal mail.  Some of it is very important.

It is frustrating many of us who are Blind or low vision as we cannot
read it!

We wait for a support person to come and read it for us.

Technology, we could do it independently and privately by using a

Scan the letter or bill and read it on your computer screen in PDF

We can adjust the font size and colors to meet our needs.

Braille users can read their letters and bills via their Braille

Hey, stop sending me junk mail!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 3rd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at


Wish List of the Week:

we have 3,143 counties in USA

the wish is that we have a deaf service center in each
single county in USA!

Most counties do not have such a service center



Year 1974 – Ceefax, in Great Britain, becomes the first service in the world to provide subtitles on TV programs.
This service just closed after a 38-year run


DeafNumbers of the Week:


estimated number of real time captioners in USA


Deaf College Athletes:

– Missouri Western – Sydney Andrews, FR, women’s soccer; started all 15
of her team’s 15 games as one of the core starters on the field

– North Dakota – Josefine Jakobsen, SO, women’s hockey; played all 6 games
to date, assisting on two goals

– Northern Colorado – Cameron Friend, SR, football; has played all 7 games
so far as linebacker, making 10 solo and 9 assisted tackles

– Pikeville – Natalie O’Brien, SO (from Cork, Ireland); no longer on the

– Queens University – Heather Kennedy, SO, women’s soccer; a recent newspaper
story said she has not yet scored a goal for her team this season

Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Sean Midnight, pro wrestler, Great Britain; a regular on the British
pro wrestling circuit

– Daryn Miller, auto racing, New York tracks; no updates in two years

– Carl Houdini Morris, pool champion, Great Britain; no recent updates

– Muwwakkil Munir, Lakeland Raiders, Ultimate Indoor Football League;
no recent updates

– Keiko Ogasawara, women’s pro boxing, Japan; has not fought in over
a year; her record stands at 2-1-0

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–  Staff Interpreter  (2 positions) –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

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



job announcement
Family Advocate (Part-Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

DCARA is a community-based nonprofit agency with offices located
throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  DCARA supports and provides a wide
range of peer counseling, education, advocacy, and intervention programs
for the diverse Deaf and hard of hearing community.   DCARA seeks an
experienced part time (20 hours a week) Family Advocate to provide
advocacy-driven services within the Family Connections Department  which
include working with deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and hearing
families with deaf or hearing children to protect their rights.  This
position reports to the Director of Family Connections.

–       Advocate for communication access, appropriate accommodations and
cultural understanding for deaf and hard of hearing children within the
school system.
–       Provide advocacy to families regarding parents’ rights,
individualized education plans (IEP) and individualized family service
plans (IFSP).
–       Provide consultation to city, county and state agencies regarding
federal and state laws that protect the rights of deaf and hard of hearing
–       Accompany individuals and/or families who require communication
assistance and/or support at social services. agencies as well as during
legal proceedings.
–       Provide and / or facilitate advocacy-related workshops.
–       Refer families to outside agencies for additional advocacy
–       Ensure completion of intake paperwork, individual service plans
and database input.
–       Other duties as assigned by the Director.

–       BA degree in Child Development, Psychology, Counseling, Social
Work, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, or related. fields, OR 2 years of
documented experience in education or service provision in a human
services setting.
–       Fluent in American Sign Language & positive cultural perception of
Deaf people.
–       Knowledge of relevant issues and laws protecting the rights of
deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
–       Experience with PC including Windows 2007 MS Office (Word, Excel,
–       Ability to work with people from a variety of  racial, economic,
linguistic, cultural, religious, and communication backgrounds.
–       Knowledgeable in social justice issues that affect Deaf and Hard
of Hearing communities.
–       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–       Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional
evenings and weekends.

–       Parenting experience.
–       Ability to use various social networking to raise awareness of
advocacy-related issues.
–       Master’s degree preferred.

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

DEADLINE:  Monday, November 12, 2012   5:00 pm PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send DCARA application ( under
employment) cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax

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

Fax: 510.483.2526


Job announcement
Interpreter IV/Coordinator
COPD – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-053

STATUS            Exempt . Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program.  Manages the Interpreting Program with oversight from both the Agency Director and the Operations Director of Interpreting.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with administrative and operational policy development and monitoring of monthly expenditures. Completes interpreter status and staff productivity reports, ensuring quality of service, and develops agreements and contracts with customer businesses. Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings. Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.  May perform other duties as assigned.

–    Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
–    Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
–    Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
–    Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
–    Assists with emergency coverage as schedule permits
–    Meets the productivity requirements as assigned by supervisor – Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
–    Reviews with supervisor and develops select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
–    Supervises Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
–    Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters and reports to Director
–    Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
–    Assists the Agency Director by Collaborating with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
–    Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters as assigned by the Agency Director
–    Assists Interpreting Department with projects such as developing training, internship and mentoring for staff and contract interpreters
–    Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
–    Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
–    Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
–    Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations –    Completes monthly interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports, and analyzes departmental functions; reports findings to the Advisory Board
–    Assists in coordinating/scheduling community and educational interpreters
–    Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
–    Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community – Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
–    Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
–    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

–    Completion of ITP or Associates degree or three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates
–    RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
–    Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
–    2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
–    Pass drug screening
–    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

–    Bachelor’s degree
–    Completion of formal internship/mentee program
–    Additional years of directly related experience –    Knowledge about/experience with VRI

SALARY        $24.00 – $28.56 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
10601 Lomas NE, STE 115
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505
Email resume and cover letter

CLOSING DATE        Open Until Filled



Faculty position opening
Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA

Department:    Deaf Studies Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2013

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the doctorate by the time of appointment.  General knowledge of ASL and the Deaf Studies field, which may include but is not limited to linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful Deaf Studies-related teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University.  The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments).  A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.

Application Process:  Applicants should submit all of the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
1.    Cover letter that includes:
Statements of teaching and research interests
Summary of prior relevant experience
Evidence of commitment to Deaf bilingual and bicultural experience
2.    Current curriculum vitae that includes:
Educational background
Prior teaching experience
Evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience
3.    Evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (provide sample course syllabi and copies of automated student evaluations)
4.    Photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates
5.    Three (3) current letters of recommendation 6.    Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin on January 18, 2013. Position to remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California  91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,911 students (29,670 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty.  Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate programs and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.  For more information about the University, check our website:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at   Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identify, gender expression, gender orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


(revised posting

posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glendale, PA

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

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

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for DSA: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental
Health direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture.  Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

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

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

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

Fax: 215-884-6301


announcing openings
Residential Counselors
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Male and Female vacancies

Closing date:      Until filled

The American School for the Deaf is a residential and day program located in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school.

ASD operates the PACES Program, a special educational/residential unit for emotionally/behaviorally disordered students, who need educational, social, and psychological services beyond those offered in traditional school settings. The program’s goals are to maximize students. potential and return them to the least restrictive educational environment.

Supervision of adolescents during out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as designated by the Director of the PACES Program.

High School Diploma.  Prior experience working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting.  CPI/CPR Training/Certification required or ability to secure. Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff.  Intermediate sign language SLPI rating required.

Visit our website:  for more information and to download an application.

Resumes/applications may be sent to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832


announcing opening
Human Resources Director
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Closing date:    Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf  is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.

Responsible for developing and implementing all human resource-related policies and procedures to meet organizational needs and comply with state and federal laws.  Directs development and maintenance of human resources information systems to ensure record keeping and reporting requirements are accurate, timely, and confidential.  Provides guidelines for and oversees management of human resources activities such as recruitment, orientation, performance review, benefits, training, and employee relations and advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.  This position participates in the School’s collective bargaining team and handles grievances and other contract administration matters.

BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business, Psychology, or related area, and 15 years of Human Resources experience, at least five years at a management level. Experience in a collective bargaining setting preferred. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.  Problem solving and strong organizational skills.  Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Familiarity with ADP Human Resources, Payroll systems and Enterprise E. Proficiency in sign language preferred; willingness to learn required.

Review complete job description at  Applications are available on line.

Send resume and/or application to:

Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

Fax:   860-570-1832


position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Communication Facilitator

Elementary Teacher

Walden School Overnight Child Care Supervisor

Walden School Child Care Worker – Residential

Walden School Child Care Worker – Overnight

Walden School Teacher

Wraparound Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)

Please include a complete application packet which includes
a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) as
well as three references and/or three letters of recommendation.

HR Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701


announcing openings
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

– Teachers; Campus and Outreach
– Educational Interpreters

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.  The current service load is approximately 215. The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school, and adult service program, utilizing a total communication philosophy. The American School for the Deaf is accredited by the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs Serving the Deaf and the Departments of Education in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Discover available opportunities by visiting: Click on Employment to review current vacancies.   Click on the job to review the job description; complete with minimum requirements. Applications may also be downloaded from the website.

Send application/resume and letter of interest to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832

The American School for the Deaf is an EOE; M/F/V/H/D


position opening
Live-in provider
Stand Together
Federal Way, Washington

STAND TOGETHER – a non-profit support organization

Stand Together is a Washington State-registered non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exemption. We provide supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in King County.  Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to have a lifestyle of their choosing, by assisting them to design, plan and self-direct their lives.  A young man who is deaf and receives mental health services needs someone to live with him and be available for certain nights in exchange for free rent and basic utilities.

Position Posted: September 12, 2012 – until filled

Position Purpose: To assure this young man is safe in his Federal Way apartment and receives the support he may need at night.

Position Expectations:

–    Emergency support:  provide overnight support 5 nights per week as the primary responder in case of emergency.

–    Overnight support:  when his health is not good or he needs support through the night for other reasons, support him to meet his needs.

–    Communication:  maintain open and clear communication with the team’s lead staff and co-directors of Stand Together.

–    Team work: work cooperatively as part of a team supporting this young man to be successful in his community; attend team meetings as needed.

–    Be a good tenant:  abide by the lease agreement, which includes seeking permission from the landlord prior to making any changes, additions or improvements to the apartment, including your bedroom.

Skills/Qualifications: Sign language skills desired; must be dependable; show respect and proper care of another’s belongings; be honest at all times; be kind, considerate and patient; allow the team to discuss problems with you without feeling threatened or being judged; maintain open communication; minimum High School diploma or equivalent; good driving record and no criminal history.

Compensation: FREE rent and basic utilities exchanged for being home five designated nights per week.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit your resume, email Scott at:


position opening
Personal Assistant
Stand Together
Federal Way, Washington

STAND TOGETHER . a non-profit support organization Stand Together is a Washington State-registered non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exemption. We provide supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in King County.  Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to have a lifestyle of their choosing, by assisting them to design, plan and self-direct their lives.  A young man who is deaf and receives mental health services needs a team, including staff, to assure his success in the Federal Way community.

Job Posted: September 12, 2012 – until filled

Job Purpose: Introduce him to people, places and things and be available to assure success in his community. Support him to expand his inclusive community. Assist and teach him the skills needed to be in charge of his life.

Job Duties:
–    Recreation and Family . make sure he is getting out into the community, and staying in touch with friends and family. Ensure his participation in activities that interest him.

–    Personal care – support him with activities of daily living such as showering, teeth brushing, shaving, dressing appropriately, etc.

–    Meal preparation – assist him with menu planning, shopping and meal preparation to assure a balanced diet.

–    Healthcare – attend medical, dental and mental health appointments and provide needed support at these appointments, and then to follow doctors orders. Support self-administration of medications.

–    Documentation and records – complete and maintain required documentation and records.

–    Support plans – follow written support plans, including his positive behavior support plan.

–    Financials – follow the written Individual Financial Plan (IFP), includes collecting receipts whenever supporting him with purchases.

–    Team player – work cooperatively as part of a team supporting this young man to be successful in his community; attend team meetings.

–    Job support – provide him with assistance at his job to assure he is focused and doing assigned tasks.

Skills/Qualifications: Sign language skills required; must be dependable, honest & trustworthy; flexible; kind, considerate and patient; team player; maintain attitude of learning; good listener; caring person; minimum High School diploma; good driving record and no criminal history.

Pay/Hours: Pay is dependent upon level of sign language skill; part-time hours to-be-determined.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit your resume, email Scott at:


Position Opening Announcement

Title: Accountant, (Contract position – 14 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Complete weekly accounts payable which includes: enter bills and
expenses reports, ensure accurate shared cost allocation, do weekly check
run, maintain vendor relations, maintain vendor files, and review AP close
process on a monthly basis, ensure all expenses are captured appropriately,
aging invoice reports are pulled and reviewed, and close process and AP/GL
reconcile are performed.

. Complete monthly Accounts Receivable activities – monthly
invoicing (based on contract budget, determine what we can bill, and ensure
all billable expenses are copied/included in monthly invoicing), credit
memos and adjustments, aging reports and collections, prepare excel expense
detail for program managers, reconcile reimbursable expense accounts,
customer tax inquiries – W4, and revenues reconciliation. Work with funders
on invoice inquires.

. Complete weekly Deposit – copy checks, prepare deposit including
verifying receipts to ensure accuracy, apply receipts, deposit confirmation,
and open invoices sign offs.

. Verify cash in bank daily and update cash flow spreadsheet, post
monthly interest and bank changes, do bank reconciliation, and manage
outstanding checks on a quarterly basis.

. Review payroll reports. Complete payroll spreadsheet for each
payroll based on percent calculation of amount charged to each department
for each position and make payroll journal entries and accruals.

. Complete monthly account reconciliation including prepaid, payroll
taxes withheld, accrued expenses.

. Assist Finance Director in developing, generating and preparing
fiscal reports for funders. Ensure compliance with funder requirements,
GAAP, regulations and agency policies.

. Analyze data to support program efficiency and effectiveness. Make
recommendations to Finance Director and review contracts.

. Complete Year-End/Ad Hoc, special projects, analysis, procedural,
and infrastructure review; annual audit assistance/preparation.

. Assist HR/Administrative Coordinator in payroll and other
responsibilities as needed and assigned.

Supervision: This position reports to Director of Finance and


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 3 years similar
experience required. Public accounting or nonprofit experience preferred.
Must be well-organized to meet scheduled deadlines and have the ability to
learn quickly with excellent documentation and monitoring skills. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work
cooperatively with persons across disciplines and levels required. Ability
to function independently with little supervision. Excellent analytical
skills and attention to detail. Must be proficient with Excel, financial
systems, General Ledger and data exporting. Ability to read legal contracts
and take complex financial issues and interpret for program staff. Ability
to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply: send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson, HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc., 215 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Or email to

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf,
DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans,
minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Center for Students with Disabilities at UW-Whitewater has an academic staff interpreter position available. Attached is a position description indicating the qualification required for this position. I would appreciate it, if you could post this position on your website for us. If you have any questions or need further information regarding this position, please let me know.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Nancy Amacher
Search and Screen Committee

Nancy Amacher
Senior Associate Director
Center for Students with Disabilities
Andersen Library, room 2002
(262) 472-5239

There is a need for a sign language instructor at Saint Xavier University. If you are interested email Thank you very much.

Rock Valley College has an immediate need for a full-time Sign Language Interpreter.

Rock Valley College, a comprehensive community college located in Rockford, Illinois, serves a diversified metropolitan area of over 370,000 people. Rockford is centrally located in northern Illinois, within 90 minutes of Chicago as well as Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. The College is the principal institution of post-secondary education in the region. RVC is an educational leader in providing quality, accessible, lifelong learning opportunities, cultural enrichment, and support for economic and technological development.

This is a full-time position with comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and group life insurance plans offered and State Universities Retirement System (SURS) administered retirement plan.

Job Summary: To provide interpreting/transliteration between a signed language and English in a variety of RVC situations related to the needs of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and campus-wide community. Secondary responsibilities entail a variety of program support duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

* Interpret and/or translate (including both sign language and oral interpreting) within various educational settings, which include: lectures, discussions, labs, meetings with instructors and/or other personnel, tutoring sessions, and other college-related activities as needed.
* Assist Coordinator with delegated projects as needed, such as record maintenance, scheduling interpreting assignments, development of policies/procedures, and resource development. Assist the Coordinator with office duties and coverage as needed.
* Provide consultation, awareness workshops and/or training to other faculty/staff members, departments, offices, organizations and campus community regarding students with disabilities, particularly in relation to interpreting services, deafness, Deaf culture and American Sign Language.
* Participate in self-directed skill development activities such as working with videotapes, attending related professional conferences, etc.
* Maintain professional standards as delineated in the Code of Ethics of the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma with knowledge of sign language sufficient to communicate classroom instruction to hearing impaired students. Degree in an area closely related field, or completion of an accredited interpreter training program preferred. Must be licensed by and registered with the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission. National certification preferred. At least one year of experience interpreting at the post-secondary level desired. Knowledge of state and federal legislation and programs preferred.

Application Procedure: Submit online application at; include cover letter and current resume. The search will remain open until filled.

Please contact Polly Carter, Recruiting Coordinator, at (815) 921-4757 or<> with questions.


742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Library Technician I

(Working Title – Braille Proofreader)

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 63-12

Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC) Schedule B

742 Harrison Blvd. DPR 50320/6370

Ogden, UT  84404

JOB SUMMARY   Provides quality assurance by proofreading accessible instructional materials in Braille format and Nemeth code; verifies proof copies of Braille transcription against original scripts to detect grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors and marks proofs for correction; verifies Braille documents are formatted correctly; collaborates with Braille textbook transcribers in the production of accessible instructional materials; consults reference books  to check references to rules of grammar and composition; marks proof with Braille stylus or pencil to correct errors, using standard printers= marks; performs other duties as assigned.


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