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DeafDigest Blue – March 28, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - March 28, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: http://deafdigest.com/videos/teasing/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/britishtv/ (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Final Days of March Madness Sale The countdown has begun. The March Madness Sale at Harris Communications is coming to an end. Hurry, to save 15% off most items in our store AND receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more.* You will save on clocks, signalers, books, DVDs, novelties and more! - Save $35.99 on the Sidekick II Strobe Receiver (SC-SS/SK2REC). - Save $34.49 on the Sign Language Translator (HC-TRANSLATOR). - Save $8.99 on the DVD "See What I Mean, Differences between Deaf and Hearing Cultures"(DVD080A). Check our website to see all the savings available! * Sale ends April 1, 2010. 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Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young children and adults. Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a second defective implant that later failed. If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- - Dedication DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mary Ellen Martone who departed us. She was a promising educator/administrator in various programs for the deaf over the years after graduating from Gallaudet. She had been in ill health for the past several months. Said an associate who worked with her: We were all very upset upon learning of her passing Her most recent position was principal at the New York School for the Deaf. DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Don Bullock, Fremont, California, who departed us. As a young man at Gallaudet during the fifties, he was well known for his prowess on the wrestling mat - which led him to induction into the Gallaudet athletic hall of fame in 1995. He was a long time teacher at California School for the Deaf, at Berkeley and then at Fremont. At a private ceremony earlier this week, friends and associates flew down to pay their last respects. - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Famous Morton Steak House chain has a deafness connection http://deafdigest.com/mortonthesteakhouse/ Profiling a deaf physician http://deafdigest.com/philipzazove/ - Very Hot News We do not have too many apartments for low income deaf individuals, but a new one has surfaced this week. Urban Housing Solutions will be developing a 20 unit apartment building for low income deaf individuals in East Nashville, Tennessee. It will be called 701 Porter. - Sunday March 21st The winner of the Supreme Champion Heifer category at the Oklahoma Junior Livestock Show is Kyle Hiebert. He is deaf and is a mainstreamed student at a local high school. - Monday March 22nd We all worry about the ecosystem of the Great Lakes because of pollution issues. Leading the Great Lakes cause is Dr. Linda Campbell, a biologist with the Queen's University in Canada, who is the Canada Research Chair. She is deaf and as ASL user, relies on interpreters to intermingle with the public during her lectures. - Tuesday March 23rd In case one is wondering, Obamacare will not cover hearing aids. - Wednesday March 24th A teacher of the deaf is honored with her face on Cheerios boxes this month. This honor goes to Lori Grusin-Degman, not deaf, who is an itinerant teacher for the Special Education District of Lake County in Illinois. (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) .. Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: Gallaudet University Athletics Graduate Assistants Program Gallaudet University, located in historic Washington, DC, is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions: - Baseball Graduate Assistant - Women's Soccer Graduate Assistant Requirements; Bachelors Degree Required, Acceptance to Graduate School at Gallaudet University, Valid Drivers License, Previous Collegiate Playing or Coaching experience, functional computer skills, Strong work ethic, proficiency in or strong willingness to learn American Sign Language. Duties include: position coach, recruiting, practice and game day preparation, fundraising, video breakdown, coordination of the academic monitoring program, and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and athletic department, while adhering to NCAA rules and regulations. Compensation; Full Tuition Remission, Room on Campus, $5,000 Stipend, Optional health plan How to Apply? http://aaweb.gallaudet.edu/GSPP/Graduate_School/Graduate_Admissions/Application_Information.html Application deadline: We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled. Please forward the following information to the appropriate office; - Baseball Attention: Curtis Pride mailto:Curtis.Pride@gallaudet.edu Office Phone 202-651-5603 Fax 202.651.5274 - Women's Soccer Attention: Sarah Gumina mailto:Sarah.Gumina@gallaudet.edu Office Phone 202-503-0341 Fax 202.651.5274 ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ ALL ULTRATEC TTYs ON SALE! March comes in like a lion with a roaring special from WCI! All Ultratec TTYs are 15% off. Choose from several different models all with superior quality and state-of-the art technology. You're sure to find a TTY that is right for you. Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/specials.html?utm_source=dw for more details on our TTYs and all our other products. For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're on Facebook! Become a fan and get a free gift! WCI. 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The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have your ten digit number available. Visit us online at http://www.lifelinks.net Fast, Reliable, Personal ................................................................ ................................................................ DON'T TEASE THE DEAF Many hearing kids are cruel, teasing the deaf and making them feel bad. One hearing kid did, and he was sorry for the rest of his life. The deaf kid's father owned a big company that hired many people. The father saw his deaf son being teased and did not like it. Years later the hearing kid grew up, graduated from college and applied for a job at that big company. The hearing kid did not get the job, and he was sorry that he teased the deaf kid a lot in the past. Too late! - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/teasing/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) BRITISH TV BETTER THAN AMERICAN TV? How many sign language programs do we see on American TV programs? Maybe zero; maybe one or two? It is different in Great Britain. The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust has money to fund some TV sign language programs for the deaf. Deaf in Great Britain more lucky than we, the deaf in USA? - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/britishtv/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................ (updated posting - 2 NEW links) DiiT | Deaf Initiative in Technology - Professional Workshops Offered in Sign Language http://www.rit.edu/diit Introducing DiiT's 2010 Summer Workshop Series....offering workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, Graphic Communication, and Information Technology Take advantage of our discounted rates and REGISTER TODAY! - Register by April 1, 2010 to Receive 10% Off - Register for Two Workshops to Receive 20% Off - Register with a Friend to also Receive 20% Off - Register with Two Friends to Receive 30% Off Click on any of the workshop titles for more information. - DiiT Workshop Series on Business Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Exam Preparation -- June 7-11, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/MCAS.html Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business -- June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html Microsoft Access 2007: Create a Database -- June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach -- July 12-16, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office.html - DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing Basic Workplace Correspondence -- June 7-11, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html Basic Report Writing in the Workplace -- June 21-25, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html - DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering 5S/6S For Employees -- June 10-11, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/FiveS.html Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt -- June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming -- June 21-25, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html - DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication Intro to Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 -- June 7-11, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html Advanced Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 -- June 21-25, 2010 (NEW) http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaverAdv.html Adobe Flash CS4 -- June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html Digital Photography -- June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/digitalPhoto.html - DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology Mac OS X Support Essentials -- June 21-25, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Mac.html Introduction to Windows 7 -- June 7-9 (NEW) http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Windows7.html Introduction to Network Security -- July 12-16, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/security.html Introduction to Network+(tm) Certification -- July 26-30, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/NetworkPlus.html 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 above, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting http://www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY). ................................................................ A COLLEGE DEGREE Many of us have college degrees - either Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. But if someone tells us he has a BStSu, then we all probably would be confused. BStS stands for Bachelor in Deaf Studies, and it is not an American degree - but an Irish degree, conferred by Trinity University in Dublin. A PUZZLING DEAF DRIVER STORY IN JAPAN For many years Japan would not allow the deaf to drive. This law has been modified in 2008 to allow the deaf to drive. Yet there was a recent newspaper story which said a deaf man failed his driver's exam 60 times before finally passing and that he has been a licensed driver for five years. Did the deaf man take test 60 times for many years and then drive for three years before the 2008 law took place? ................................................................ ................................................................ Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the largest deaf network on the Internet ! * Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001 * Sign up and list your profile for FREE * The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of members ! Visit: www.DeafMatchInternational.com .......................................................................... ............................. United TTY has all of your assistive technology needs at the Best Prices with Free Shipping...everyday ! 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Most actors won't. CHINA VS GOOGLE We all know about the epic China censorship versus Google freedom case; depending on how one looks at it - China has kicked Google out of the country or Google left China on its own. Has it impacted on DeafDigest one way or other? Too early to say, but DeafDigest sent a routine email to a subscriber this week. This email bounced back, saying the route has shut down. The bounced address contained the abbreviation .cn, which stands for China. The DeafDigest subscription list does not have anyone with that .cn abbreviation, and the original subscription address could not be tracked down. CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL One reason I don't use CART is because of the time-lag delay between what was just said and what just showed up on the screen; by the time I catch on, the professor is already one topic ahead of me WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? a question like this - do I respond to you, as the interpreter, when the deaf person says something to me? if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series Why are there going to be some mistakes in realtime captioning? Some people do not understand that realtime captioning is actually being done live as an event is taking place. The captions are displayed immediately, and there is no time to proofread or correct an error. Imagine if you were typing along on a keyboard as fast as you could type. Even if you are an excellent typist, there will be some mistakes. Although captioners do not use QWERTY keyboards, they may be writing on their steno machine keyboards at top speeds for extended periods of time. It is important that caption viewers learn how to distinguish between good captioning and poor captioning. Even though there will always be some mistakes in realtime captioning, caption viewers should not have to settle for poor captioning. We must learn what an acceptable amount of errors would be. An occasional error in realtime captioning would be acceptable. When there are many, many errors to the point that possibly you cannot even follow what is going on, it is time to think about complaining to the television station or programming distributor. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD....... function as a hearing person with a hearing aid or a CI not always; even those that function very well may miss vital information because intensity in trying to catch every word would work the opposite when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ Deaf Cruise Canada and New England 2010 3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours! 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For more information, http://www.DeafCruise.com/hawaii Contact Us: VP 866.922.3090 Fax: 480.657.0744 Email: mailto:customercare@deafcruise.com ................................................................ ................................................................ - Providing Individual, Couple and Group counseling - Psychosocial and psychoeducational Assessment - Forensic Consultation and Assessment Reports For children, teens, adults...ASL fluent Private practice in West Los Angeles or via Videotherapy Please contact me via email at mailto:DrAFreeman@verizon.net or my website at http://www.DrAlisonFreeman.net or VP at 1-866-481-4502 or voice mail 310- 712-1200 Alison Freeman, Ph.D. ................................................................ ................................................................ Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia's premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area. All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in our conversation with you. Our remodeling service includes: - Basement - Attic - Kitchen - Bathroom - Addition - Deck - Siding Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day for every day we are late. We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels Elijah Gold, deaf owner Surdus, LLC Remodeling Based in Washington, DC http://www.surdusremodeling.com 202-540-8750 VP Licensed, Insured, and Bonded ................................................................ ................................................................ http://www.healthbridges.info announcement HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING: Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are grossly underserved by both the physical health and the behavioral health care system. In many cases, the patient as well as the health care provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information. A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing. Features Include: * An Accommodation card for you to print and carry that you can make for yourself that tells health care providers where to call for an interpreter in case of emergency * Live videos about hospital accommodations * Wellness topics that change each month * Links to information about counseling services * Resources and valuable links about how to find important information about emotional and substance abuse topics Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you want to learn more about. ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The Arizona captioning lawsuit case has reached the crossroads because opposing attorneys have agreed to disagree during the settlement discussions. The guess, according to a deaf attorney that follows this case, is that the judge will issue a ruling in our favor. .. The Deaf and the Law If you live in Arizona and have a complaint regarding a hearing aid dispenser or an audiologist or a speech language pathologists, then complaining can be made much easier. There is a web link at: https://app.azdhs.gov/ls/online_complaint/AUDComplaint.aspx The question is - how many states have this such web link forms? .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: he was wearing path jam masses (pajamas) .... What became of? Patrick J. Condon - past college student, at loss on dealing with his late deafness; struggled with use of hearing aids - present vice president, Portfolio Analytics, a consulting firm, specializing in retail stores mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Pennsylvania School for the Deaf abolished its high school department in the early eighties. Will the school restore it? Headmaster Joseph E. Fischgrund said "a decision will be made during the next school year as to whether to proceed with the re-establishment of a high school program at PSD." This was in response to a question asked by the DEAFDIGEST. The PSD's Board of Trustees recently approved a 5-year Long Range Plan. On the agenda was re-establishment of a secondary option. This will be a decision many people in Philadelphia will be anxiously awaiting. (editor's note: PSD has since then restored its high school department) .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: A deaf kid was suspended from his high school because of fighting with a hearing kid. The fight started when the hearing kid would not let up on taunting the deaf kid's deafness. He was told to stop but the taunting continued. The deaf kid could not tolerate any more and used his fists, thus bloodying up the hearing kid's lips. To be fair, the hearing kid was also suspended for instigating the fight. This incident happened earlier in the week at a high school on the East Coast. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Sign language is now becoming wildly popular with parents of hearing babies. On the flip side sign language is wildly unpopular with many parents of deaf children. Why? .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: Your secretary is fired, but fortunately, your supervisor allows you to conduct the interviews to replace that secretary. .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? you want to buy a lamp bulb? the clerk asks? "What Watt? You think he said: what what you are puzzled, thinking the clerk said "what, what" as if he does not understand what you are saying and is saying that to express his puzzlement! if you have lipreading tales, please share these with mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .. DeafBook of the Week - A Place of their Own Creating the Deaf Community in America John Vickrey VanCleve & Barry A Crouch 1989 tries to detail how we, the deaf, created our own Deaf Community over the years DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his private home library. Some books are still in print; some books are out of print. Some books are old; some books are recent. 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Forward resume, with salary requirements to: Executive Director, Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 1505 West Court Street, Flint, Michigan 48503 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Senior Office Assistant 50% Ohlone College Fremont, CA this position is tentative and interim until the district and CESA complete the negotiation process POSITION Under general supervision, to perform a variety of advanced clerical work in support of the program to which assigned; to provide word processing and data entry support; and to provide information and assistance to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. May be required to work nights, weekends, and at off campus locations. Experience and Education Guidelines: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: - Experience: Three years of responsible clerical experience involving public contact. - Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2010. The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at any time. Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting our website at http://www.ohlonejobs.com Submit completed applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please Note: Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025 or emailed to mailto:recruitment@ohlone.edu -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Search for the President of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, New York The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), seeks an exceptional and inspiring leader to serve as its next President. This is an outstanding opportunity to head the world's first and largest technological institute for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, to act as a national and international advocate for the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing people, and to contribute as an important member of the RIT senior executive team. Established by Congress in 1965 and opened on the RIT campus in 1968, NTID provides deaf and hard-of-hearing students with state-of-the-art technical and professional programs, complemented by a strong liberal arts and sciences curriculum. Today, the NTID academic enterprise includes approximately 1,370 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, 200 faculty members, 380 staff, and close to 6,000 alumni. FY 2009 operational revenues totaled approximately $85 million, of which $63 million were provided through Federal support. NTID enrolls students in its own degree programs as well as those at the other colleges of RIT, and offers a unique educational environment where more than 1,400 deaf and hard-of-hearing students pursue academic studies, share residence halls, and enjoy social life along with over 15,000 hearing students. Additionally, NTID offers a full range of support and access services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, including the largest professional sign language interpreting staff employed by a postsecondary institution in the U.S. Instructors in NTID classrooms utilize a variety of communication strategies, and on-site audiologists provide a broad array of speech and language services. RIT/NTID is also an internationally recognized leader in research to enhance the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing people. The President is the chief executive and chief academic officer of NTID, reports to the RIT President, and serves as an RIT Vice President and Dean. S/He will direct Federal government relations activities for NTID and represent the college externally in professional and community organizations as well as in the corporate and business communities. S/He will also lead the Institute's fundraising and development efforts. NTID looks to recruit a new head who will build on the strong foundation in place following the successful tenure of its recent president, a long-time NTID faculty member and academic leader, and who will also accelerate the institution's positive momentum and enhance its critical national and international position in the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The NTID campus community is currently finalizing its 2010-2020 strategic plan and preparing the groundwork for its next President. NTID seeks an accomplished and collaborative leader, who ideally brings experience in academic administration, government affairs, and external relations, and who can inspire NTID to new levels of achievement with vision, energy, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a deep passion for and commitment to the Institute's mission. RIT/NTID has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and vita with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to: Vivian Brocard, Vice President Nureen Das, Associate Isaacson, Miller E-mail: mailto:4005@imsearch.com RIT/NTID is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. Members of protected classes and individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make application. For more information about RIT please visit: http://www.rit.edu/ For more information about NTID please visit: http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- available position assistant professor position/Deafness programs University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC SCHOOL OF EDUCATION: The Department of Specialized Education Services, School of Education. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro announces the availability of a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Professions in Deafness programs. Context: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a doctoral granting institution in the University of North Carolina system with a Fall 2009 enrollment of approximately 17, 500 students, of whom approximately 25% are graduate students. The Professions in Deafness programs are housed in the Department of Specialized Education Services and consist of the following concentrations: Advocacy and Services for the Deaf; American Sign Language (ASL) Teacher Licensure; Auditory-Oral Birth-kindergarten Teacher Licensure; Birth-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure; Interpreter Preparation. Qualifications: 1. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Studies, ASL linguistics, or a related field. ABD with a graduation date no later than August 1, 2010 is acceptable. 2. Experience teaching ASL /Deaf Studies courses at the post-secondary level. 3. Eligible for American Sign language teachers (ASLTA) certification. 4. Fluency in American Sign Language. 5. Actively involved in the Deaf Community. Responsibilities: 1. Coordinate the ASL Teacher Licensure concentration 2. Oversee the ASL/Deaf Studies program which includes Advocacy and Support Services for the Deaf and Interpreter Preparation 3. Teach undergraduate courses related to ASL, linguistics of ASL, Deaf culture and history, methods of teaching ASL, and other related courses. 4. Conduct research and seek external funding to expand the program 5. Participate actively in student recruitment, retention, and advising. 6. Participate in curriculum/program development and evaluation. 7. Coordinate activities and events with students and the Deaf Community. 8. Contribute to the instructional, research, and service mission of the Department of Specialized Education Services, the School of Education, and the University. Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications Starting date: August 1, 2010 Application deadline: March 30, 2010. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Application Procedure: Send a letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, transcripts and a video describing in ASL your philosophy/method(s) of teaching. Dr. J. David Smith, Chair Specialized Education Services Search Committee School of Education UNCG P.O. Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 Phone: 336.334.3738 Fax: 336.256.0185 E-mail: mailto:Jdsmi24@uncg.edu Website: http://www.uncg.edu/ses Persons who are Deaf and/or from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. EEO-AA -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Deaf Services Center Glenside, PA Deaf Services Center (DSC) 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! DSC 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: WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM - STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters. Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children. Also interpret for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience. Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Current national certification and PA State Registered through ODHH are preferred. - BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis; assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of interventions that result in behavior change. Strong interpersonal skills are also essential. The behavior specialist will be working with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral Modification techniques. Fluency in American Sign Language preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to learning about this population. - 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. Qualifications: HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills. 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. We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf adolescents early Spring 2010! We are interviewing now. Please see below for open positions: - MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide clinical support to adolescents and their family members. Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities include: Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities to accommodate the need. Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required. - RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available) The responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent consumers implementing and following behavior modification system, teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications: HS + 3 year related experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf Community working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills. Duties: Assist with admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities; maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers' growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts. Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM! Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR Deaf Services Center 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038 Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com or Fax: 215-884-6301 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Vacancy Announcement American Sign Language Lecturer Indiana University Bloomington, IN Speech and Hearing Sciences A non-tenure track Lecturer position in ASL will be available beginning in August, 2010. This is a 10 month appointment with the possibility for additional teaching in the summer. Qualifications: Native or near-native competence in American Sign Language; Master's degree in teaching ASL, linguistics, or related field preferred but qualified individuals with a Bachelor's degree plus ASL teaching experience will be considered. Candidates should have expertise in Deaf culture and interpreting and must be able to work with Deaf and hearing students and faculty. Responsibilities: Teach ASL courses ranging from introductory to advanced, develop course content and curriculum. The qualified applicant will be able to engage in the ASL program including external symposia and retreats. Participation in faculty service also is expected. Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience. To ensure full consideration, application must be received by April 9. Send a letter of application, vita or resume, official transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Amy Cornwell, Chair of Search and Screen Committee, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University, 200 S. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated March 28th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA - Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Mentor St Joseph's, MO http://deafdigest.com/jobs1-3/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Interpreter Beaumont, TX http://deafdigest.com/jobs2-3/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- mentor Jefferson, MO http://deafdigest.com/jobs3-3/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section) http://deafdigest.com

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