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DeafDigest – 17 June 2012

DeafDigest Blue – June 17, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 16th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teachers-hate-deaf-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-face-language/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-crook-in-jail/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lonely-successful-deaf-person/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com/  (updated every Monday)

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

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mark Gobble,
who departed us. He was jogging one morning last
week when a pickup truck hit him and left the
scene. Resuscitation efforts failed to revive him.
The police eventually caught and arrested the driver.

Said a person who knew him well:
Sad!   Hit us hard in the Austin community.   He was a well rounded person. When he was the Texas School for the Deaf principal he was our number one sports fan.

To read the press release, do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mark gobble deaf press release/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Mark Wafer, a deaf businessman, currently owns 6 Tim Hortons franchises in the Toronto area. Tim Hortons
is as well known in Canada as Starbucks is in USA.
Many Canadians go to Tim Hortons to grab their coffee
and donuts before going to work in the mornings.
As a way of helping the deaf and the disabled, 33 such
workers are employed in the Wafer business empire.

Is it worth the money to buy a hearing aid, knowing
new hearing aids go obsolete within three months?
This was a question asked of an audiologist. He
said hearing aid manufacturers are always racing
against each other to come up with the best model.
But “obsolete” hearing aids are just as great as
the latest hearing aid model.

– Very Hot News

Those using the Google+ video player are now able to
access Closed Captions. Just press on the CC button
located at the lower corner on the video screen.

– Sunday June 10th

The most deaf-friendly cruise line is the Cunard and the most deaf-unfriendly cruise line is the Fred Olsen.
Other nine cruise lines were rated either ok or fair.
These were the results of the survey taken of deaf
and disabled cruise passengers and announced on an
Australian web site. We are talking about interpreters,
signaling devices, and visual displays.

– Monday June 11th

Wayne Sharples, a deaf student at University of Central Lancashire in Great Britain, has been
selected to dance at the ceremony that kicks off
the Paralympic Games nezt month. Wayne had to
compete with thousands of other interested
dancers for the honor.

– Tuesday June 12th

Two individuals have tossed their hat in the ring
for the presidency of the National Association of
the Deaf –

Sheri Farinha
Chris Wagner

– Wednesday June 13th

Are things getting better for deaf prisoners? For the
past 1015 years deaf prisoners were complaining that
conditions were bad (no communications, no visual alerting
devices, no interpreters, etc). Have things improved?
No, according to observers that have tracked conditions,
past and present.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

No longer it will be the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U
station on the Washington, DC metro line. It is now the
NoMa-Gallaudet U stop. Much easier that way.

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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REMEMBERING A DEAF CROOK
We have several deaf crooks that are in jail
for their crimes.
There is one deaf crook that DeafDigest editor
remembers very well.
That deaf person was a chairperson of a big
deaf national softball tournament. His committee
spent a lot of money for the tournament, but
it was a flop. Few people went to the tournament.
Few months later the committee had a party. The
deaf chairperson gave a short speech. Everyone wanted
to know if tournament made money or lost money.
The chairperson would not admit anything. Suddenly
he pointed to the table with delicious food and told
the committee to grab the food. The chairperson
then “disappeared” from the party. Did he steal the
money for himself?
That person is in jail but for something else.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-crook-in-jail/

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

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Updates from National Association of the Deaf

– Governor Daugaard Unable to Attend NAD Conference
– NAD Responds to Community Discussion on Governor Daugaard
– Call for Proposed Priorities Deadline
– Workshop Updates
– Children’s Camp Deadline
– Certified Deaf Interpreter Workshop Deadline
– Exhibit Space Still Available!
– RID CEUs Offered for Some Workshops
– Hurry, Reserve Your Room at the Brown Hotel!

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 national association of the deaf conference updates/

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MANY EYES ON A SUCCESSFUL DEAF PERSON
A successful deaf person was invited to a big
banquet.
Many deaf and hearing eyes were on that deaf
person. Why?
They wanted to know if he was able to mingle
easily with the hearing?
That successful deaf person could not mingle
easily during the banquet. Hearing people smiled
at him; shook his hands; patted him on the back;
and made few gestures, etc. But they did not chat
with that deaf person!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lonely-successful-deaf-person/

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

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NAD award winners

who are the NAD award winners?

http://deafdigest.com/2012 national association of the deaf award winners/

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REDBOX VERSUS NETFLIX
We, the deaf, love to hate Netflix – for their refusal to
caption all of their videos – and for sending teams of
attorneys to fight us in the courts.
What about Redbox? It is a new video company that is
supposedly beating Netflix in sales.
Is Redbox captioning all of their videos? DeafDigest editor
has not heard any comments from the deaf re the up and coming
Redbox.

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GIVING BACK TO THE DEAF COMMUNITY
How many big companies give back to the Deaf Community.
Not too many.
But Whole Foods Fort Lauderdale (on Federal Highway) is. This supermarket has donated five percent of its one day
net sales to the Center for Hearing and Communication.
We need more companies that will follow suit.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

people give me funny looks when I tell them I am a Certified Deaf Interpreter

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC)
launched a new international media campaign this week.  Their mission
is the inclusion of quality captioning around the
world.

“Don’t Leave Me Out!” was released on June 13.  It is a 3.5-minute
film about why we need quality captioning universally.  The video was
created by CCAC using volunteers, and it features people from many
nations explaining why they need captions and subtitles every day.

It is a powerful statement that can raise global awareness about this
important aspect of access and inclusion.  You can view the video on
CCAC’s Web site, and it also appears on YouTube and a number of
other sites on the Web.

If you want to learn more about CCAC or their new campaign, you can
find them on Facebook, Twitter, or you can visit their Web site at
http://ccacaptioning.org/

DUMB THINGS HEARING PEOPLE SAY TO THE DEAF

It never fails. Every deaf person has heard this
phrase.

“Oh, never mind; it is not important”

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A DEAF EMPLOYEE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORKPLACE – continuing series

It is not good enough to be just the best in your department.
In some cases, the deaf employee has to be way off the charts
in terms of job performance.

There is a deaf off-the-charts programmer for a huge
high tech company. The company cannot dare lay him off
even when there is an overturn in economy

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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

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The Deaf and the Law:

Is Florida trying to cheat an unemployed deaf man?

Yes, according to many critics.

This deaf person wanted to receive unemployment benefits
while seeking a new job. The state has required all jobless
people to use the voice phone to apply for benefits, and
would not accept calls from a third party (VRS relay). Two
disabled rights organizations are now seeking legal action.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Dummy Hoy is on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of
Fame Old Timers’ category. It was learned just recently.

(he was not elected; to this day he is still not elected)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

We have a new national organization, the
CCIE.
CCIE? What is it? It is the Commission of
Collegiate Interpreter Education. It consists
of individuals involved in the education of
interpreters.
How and to what extent is it related, if
any, with any other interpreting and
sign language organizations?
The CCIE web site says it is a
collaboration.

(CCIE is still in business, according to the web site)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There are many deaf-related college degrees given by
colleges during graduation ceremonies.

Such degrees are:
Deaf Education
Deaf Social Work
Deaf Psychology
Deaf Studies
ASL Studies
ASL interpreting

A deaf man from India said, I have my bachelors degree
in Hearing Impairment.

A degree in Hearing Impairment? Not sure what it is
exactly?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A co-worker came up to me with an armful of papers and said “HE”.

I said, “He what”?

She showed me the “E” code on the papers. It pertains to something that I occasionally work on.

She said “E”, not “He”.

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position opening
Health Project Coordinator
The National Center for Deaf Health Research
at University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

The National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) at the University of Rochester will hire a new Health Project Coordinator this summer.
The Health Project Coordinator will work on several NCDHR research projects, in collaboration with the NCDHR Research Team.

Responsibilities include:
Recruitment and outreach about NCDHR research programs with the Rochester Deaf community
Lead healthy lifestyle intervention groups and individual intervention sessions over videophone
Coordinate recruitment and survey administration for the NCDHR Deaf Health Survey 2, starting Fall 2012
Coordinate outreach and education efforts to inform the Rochester Deaf community about HEART: Health Engagement and Action for Rochesters Transformation

Experience and familiarity with Deaf culture and Deaf health is highly preferred. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is required.  A Masters degree in health, education, or psychology related fields is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, such as a Bachelors degree with major coursework in a related field and at least 2 years of related experience.

If you would like to apply, please send your resume to:
Carlene Mowl
Email: mailto:Carlene_mowl@urmc.rochester.edu

Mail:
Carlene Mowl
National Center for Deaf Health Research
University of Rochester Medical Center
Box 708
265 Crittenden Blvd
Rochester, NY 14642

If you have any questions about this position, please call Carlene at 585-286-5042 (videophone) or 585-273-1173 (voice)

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position opening
CRS Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
Department of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
Oakland, California

The California Relay Service (CRS) Department of the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) has an Administrative Assistant, part-time position available. This position is up to 32-hours a week and provides direct support to the CRS department manager. The position is located in the Oakland Headquarters office.

The essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:
Work directly with the California Relay Service (CRS) Manager in a support capacity, providing administrative, technical, and clerical support and performing general reception duties.

Assist with accessing documents and responding to inquiries related to DDTP’s CRS contract management, and gather and disseminate information related to the CRS contracts, invoices and other matters. For example: Annual Complaint log reports.

Request and schedule ASL interpreters for DDTP meetings, and coordinate logistical arrangements for meetings with internal and external parties, such as coordinating transportation for the Annual Staff Meeting.
Assist in gathering, entering data, and preparing and distributing information for monthly and annual activity reports.

Provide information and referrals regarding CRS related services to respond to miscellaneous inquiries. Assist with the arrangement and evaluation of CRS test calls.

Maintain CRS information and usage reports and add new fields of information as needed.

Interpret for the CRS Department Manager in ASL in one-on-one or small group meetings occasionally as needs dictate.
Other duties may be assigned by the CRS Manager.
Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:
Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills; be proficient in grammar and spelling; be attentive to details; and have analytical abilities.

They must also have the aptitude to write routine reports and correspondences. Have the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Able to converse fluently in American Sign Language, and interpret for CRS Manager as needed. Prior experience working with the disabled community is most desirable.

What we Offer
CCAF provides a comprehensive benefits package, consisting of medical and dental coverage, 401k, an employer sponsored retirement plan, holidays and vacation days, and much more. Salary offered $21.11.

How to Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to mailto:jobs@ccaf.org or fax to 510.225.2688. Please include CRS Administrative Assistant in the subject line. For additional information about DDTP please visit our website at http://www.ddtp.org

DDTP is managed and operated by the California Communications Access Foundation (CCAF). CCAF is an EOE; persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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position opening
MCD Finance and Operations Director
The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD)
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is seeking an experienced Finance Director.  The successful candidate will have experience in non-profit accounting, QuickBooks Financial and QuickBooks POS, and be proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word.  Applicants must have an understanding of and the ability to manage all financial processes, such as detailed daily accounting functions, as well as higher-level accounting functions.  Such functions to include: AP; AR; processing payroll; monitoring cash flow; financial and grant reporting; budgeting and analysis; monitoring internal controls; year-end accounting close; and preparing for annual audits conducted by the State of Maine and an independent CPA firm.

This position is also responsible for all HR functions as well as many operational duties.

This is a stand-alone position; therefore the candidate must be comfortable and experienced as a hands-on accounting/finance/HR/operational professional.  Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and writing, time management and follow-through skills.   They must be a self-starter able to manage multiple assignments with minimal oversight, and must be able to work effectively as a member of a small team. Compensation depends on experience.  BS in accounting and 3-4 years of progressive experience in non-profit management and accounting are required. Knowledge of Deaf culture and ASL skills are highly desired.

MCD is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or gender orientation.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Elissa Moran
Maine Center on Deafness
68 Bishop St, Suite 3
Portland, ME 04103

mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

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position opening
Professional Child and Adolescent Therapist Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program Volunteers of America – MN Mental Health Clinics St. Cloud, MN

Salary range: $ 48,000 – $55,000

Volunteers of America –  MN is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896. We are one of the oldest and largest health and human service organizations in the state.  With a rich history of developing innovative programs to meet emerging social issues, we have 900 employees in central MN allowing us to serve 14,000 people in need every year.

Our Mental Health Clinics is seeking a dynamic professional therapist as we expand our services for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) youth and their families in the St. Cloud area.  VOA-MN’s DHH program has been well established and successful in the greater Twin Cities and Faribault areas for over a decade in providing clinic, home and community-based mental health services; we are now looking to take our expertise and strong ability to create new sustainable programming to an area in need of our services. This effort is supported by the MN Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division who has provided a one-year grant to offset the financial cost of branching into this new territory.

We are looking for a Professional Therapist, fluent in ASL, who also possesses the passion and skills to build the program from the ground up. This involves community outreach skills in order to establish relationships including social networking and understanding business fundamentals such as budgets, and marketing to promote services and outcomes.  Within a 12-month period we would expect that the therapy role would be the primary focus as the program and client base would be established and able to sustain.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity serving youth and their families that also allows you to flex your therapist skills and business savvy simultaneously, this may be the position for you.

Qualifications:
–    Minimum of a M.A. degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field –    Licensed as a mental health professional in the state of MN
–    Ability to work independently with direct supervision occurring from a remote site -.    Fluent in ASL and written English –    Ability to develop and maintain relationships in a diverse-rich environment
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork  in a timely manner
–    Valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Experienced in programming for children with mental health disorders
–    Knowledge of video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
VOA-MN staff makes the difference in the quality of services we provide our clients. We value the expertise they bring to our organization as well as the compassion, integrity, and innovations that help us live our mission daily. VOA-MN provides competitive salaries as well as a range of benefits including:

–    Medical Insurance –    Dental Insurance –    Earn 15 paid vacation days per year –    Earn 6 sick days per year
–    10 paid holidays –    Vision Plan –    Company-sponsored wellness initiatives –    403 (b) retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance –    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability –    Flexible Spending Account
–    Ongoing educational opportunities –    Credit union membership available

Learn more about our organization or to apply, visit http://www.voamn.org

We are happy to assist you if you have any questions. Please contact us by email (please reference Mental Health Professional – St. Cloud in the subject line):

Email: mailto:kbaltzer@voamn.org

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
Permanent Head of School for July 2013
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School
200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Located in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), the third oldest school of its kind in the United States, is a premier provider of specialized educational services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in preparation for further education or successful employment.  Its comprehensive programs range from early intervention programs for infants, toddlers and their families to the high school program with a largely academic focus, with the goal of post-secondary and/or vocational preparation.  PSD has 200 students, over 200 faculty/staff, and an operating budget of $14 million.

The Board of Trustees has appointed an interim Head of School for the 2012-2013 school year.

It seeks a permanent Head of School for July 2013 who is:
– An energetic, dynamic and visionary educator who will take PSD to the forefront of educating deaf and hard of hearing students.
– Someone with a deep understanding and appreciation for Deaf culture and the ability to communicate comfortably and well with both deaf and hearing people.
– An educator with proven school leadership experience, adept at problem solving, sound decision-making and prudent fiscal management.
– A person with an appreciation for diversity who will continue to foster it throughout the community. – A visible presence throughout the School–approachable, consultative and decisive. – An active listener and excellent communicator, both orally and in writing.
– An articulate spokesperson for PSD who will be effective in advocating at the state level as well as with potential donors, prospective families, and the community at large.
– An individual who will work collaboratively with the Board, and together with them articulate a vision for the School, build consensus, and further the implementation of the strategic plan as well as commit to ongoing planning for the future.

Applications including a letter of interest, resume, personal statement, and list of five references should be sent by August 10, 2012 to Jean Lamont, mailto:jlamont@educatorscollaborative.com or Deirdre Ling, mailto:dling@educatorscollaborative.com

Inquiries can be made to Jean Lamont (203-605-6975) or Deirdre Ling (508-423-1605).

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position notice
Executive Dean, #12-301
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree required.  A minimum o four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting.  Legal experience desired.  Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:             $60,077 – $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE:        Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED:                May 23, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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announcing an opening
Art Teacher – Elementary School
The American School for the Deaf
West Harford, CT

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

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.

SCOPE OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs Elementary School students in art subjects to include regular, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) and/or PACES students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf with consideration given to applicants with a concentration in Art, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification.  SCPI Level of Advanced.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Certification 042-ART and/or 057 (Deaf Education ) preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
(a)    Compensation range based union contract. (b)     Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
RID Executive Director The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
Alexandria, VA

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) is a 501(c)(3) association with more than 15,000 members. The mission of RID is to support the continued growth of the profession of sign language interpreting by ensuring excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are hearing. As such, RID is seeking a proven leader to serve as executive director; the ideal candidate is dedicated to promoting the welfare and growth of individual interpreters and the profession of interpretation and transliteration as a whole. RID currently employs 17 full-time staff and has an annual budget of $3 million. RID is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Qualifications:
1.    A Master’s degree or equivalent education; Certification in Association Management (CAE) preferred
2.    7-10  years. experience in a similar sized association (preferably nonprofit) and excellent financial management skills and communication skills with diverse audiences
3.    Cultural and linguistic knowledge and understanding of the deaf community; proficiency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, qualifications and application process, please visit the RID Web site at http://www.rid.org/aboutRID/EDSearch/

Deadline for applications: July 2, 2012. Scheduled interviews for this position will occur in August and September, 2012, with hiring to be finalized on or before December 31, 2012.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Deaf Studies and
Deaf Education
Lamar University
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Beaumont, Texas

Applications and nominations are invited for a faculty position in the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department, pending available funding.

Faculty reports to the Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Department. The University seeks a person with high energy, enthusiasm and vision to work within the department that is in the process of programmatic expansion. The Department offers coursework at the undergraduate level in the area of American Sign Language (BA-ASL), at the graduate level with a Master’s degree (MS-Deaf Studies/Deaf Education and Doctoral degree Ed.D.) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. In addition the BA and MS areas offer coursework leading to teacher certification. The successful candidate will possess strong teaching, research, and writing skills. The candidate must possess strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills with demonstrated work experiences with colleagues exhibiting positive collegiality.

Responsibilities include:
1. Advise and counsel undergraduate ASL majors and graduate majors in Masters and Doctoral Deaf Education programs.
2. Teach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses within the Department as program needs mandate.
3. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as necessary.
4. Conduct research, scholarly activities, and grant writing to meet program needs.
5. Provide supervision for department majors during field experiences.
6. Meet other day-to-day responsibilities of the faculty position as necessary.

Qualifications:
The University seeks a person with knowledge, skills and proficiencies in providing training to students in careers related to ASL Studies and Deaf/Studies Education. The successful candidate will have:

1. Fluency in American Sign Language
2. An earned doctoral degree in Deaf Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered.
3. Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
4. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge regarding the EC-12 application of ASL/English bilingual education and evidence based practices.
5. Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding in ASL acquisition by L1 and L2 learners.
6. Demonstrated teaching, research and publication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates:
1) who are Native ASL user.
2) with three years of classroom experience with EC-12 deaf children.
3) with experience supervising student teachers.
4) with university teaching experience.
5) with certification in Deaf Education and/or ASL at the state-level (any state).

Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees, as well as doctorates in four disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment at this culturally diverse, metropolitan university, while 70 percent of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Located on the banks of the Neches River in Southeast Texas, Beaumont is only 85 miles from Houston and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Leisure opportunities abound nearby in the Big Thicket National Preserve and lake areas of East Texas. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, art museum, historic houses, opera, ballet and theater companies. The cultural centers of Houston and Galveston offer many kinds of aesthetic enrichment. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.

The position will be available for the Fall of 2012. This is a 9-month position with the possibility of Summer teaching opportunities. This will be a tenured-track position with rank and salary appropriate to experience and evidence of a terminal degree. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. “This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of five references to: Chair of the Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Faculty Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Lamar University, P. O. Box 11127, Beaumont, Texas 77710. If you have questions, please call (409.880.8170) or email Dr. Tony Martin at mailto:tony.martin@lamar.edu

Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education also expresses interest in applications from individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor #12-300
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

Description of job duties:
Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.

For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Provost #11-308
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Qualifications required:
Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong
interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus.

Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a
commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation.

The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position notice
Women’s Basketball Coach/Recreational Director #12-100
SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
Big Spring, Texas

NOTE: Official transcripts as well as any other documents
disclosing credentials pertaining to this position will be
required. Will be subject to a criminal background check.

Experience and other qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of
recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

Description of job duties:
Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

Apply to:
Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5100 phone
http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012
It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District
to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability,
age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.

Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during
the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all
employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of
identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Employment Specialist
Georgia Department of Labor
position based in Decatur, Georgia

needs someone with experience in Blind and or Deafness

please visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084679&entry_timestamp=2012-04-19-11.49.06.148416

or

http://tinyurl.com/7hn8j6m

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

The Foundation for Deaf Education seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic person to serve as an Executive Director.  This professional will need to promote and develop initiatives to assist deaf educational needs through fundraising and other means.  This is an established foundation requiring an individual that is able to explore new and exciting opportunities that will enable the Foundation to grow to the next level.

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York

SALARY:             Based upon qualifications

EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time

REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS:      Experience in fundraising and not-for-profit organizations.

PREFERENCE:          Bachelor’s Degree; experience working with the deaf community and willingness to learn sign language.

– Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to:  barbarap@smsdk12.org or mail to Barb Pfeiffer, c/o St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

– Review of application packets will begin on May 14, 2012

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus

(located 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus

Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Interpreting (DSI)

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track position) in a two-year associate degree Deaf Studies and Interpreting program.  The chosen applicant will be expected to maintain a successful record in the areas of teaching/advising, research/scholarship and campus/community service commensurate with a tenure track position. Teaching load is 24 semester hours or equivalent per academic year in the DSI program (ASL, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf Culture, etc.). Additional duties include DSI program coordination across multiple campuses, recruitment and recommendation of part-time faculty (in conjunction with the Division Coordinator and the Associate Dean), student recruitment, academic advising, curriculum development, and program review and evaluation.

A Master’s degree in Deaf Studies, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or closely related field must be earned no later than August 27, 2012.  Must have native or near-native competency in ASL and expertise in any of the following areas: Deaf Culture and Community, Deaf Education, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, Disability Studies and/or Second Language Acquisition.

Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in Deaf Studies/Interpreting, ASL education, ASL studies, cultural anthropology or related field; SLPI rating of .superior.; ASLTA certification and experience in curriculum development and program leadership.

The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is located about 45 miles north of the main campus in Athens and 25 miles south-east of Columbus.  Over 2,400 traditional and nontraditional students enroll quarterly in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs located in Lancaster or its Pickerington Center. The Ohio University Lancaster community strives to create an educational and cultural environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly, so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

The position is available August 2012.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits.  This is typically a nine-month academic year contract with summer teaching possibilities.

Applicants must complete an application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1501 and attach with the online application a letter containing a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Also include a certificate indicating SLPI score, if applicable.

Review of applicants will begin on May 21, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled, however, to ensure full consideration, apply before May 21.

Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting a diverse and qualified group of potential applicants.  Applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Individuals desiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process may contact Darrell Purdy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Employee Accommodation and Campus Accessibility at 740.593.9132.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

FULL-TIME/CONTRACTUAL

Deaf Independence Living Association, Inc. is a growing
organization that promotes access to services and
resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of
Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects
of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living
services and support to individuals. Services range from
personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive
independent living skills training in individuals’ homes
and other locations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
required; one year related experience preferred;
competency with basic independent living skills; must
be flexible and work within a team environment.
Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid
Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good
driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

Full Time Employee Benefits: 100% employer contribution
to medical, life and disability benefits; 75% employer
contribution to dental; retirement; 13 paid holidays a
year; 10 paid annual leave days a year; 2 personal leave
days a year; 10 paid sick days a year and more.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary
requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
attn: Human Resources
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

Applications can also be completed on line at:
http://www.dila.org

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position notice
Career Placement Counselor, #12-300
SWCID campus, Howard College
Big Spring, TX

Note: Official transcripts as well as any other documents disclosing
credentials pertaining to this position will be required. Will be
subject to a criminal background check.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/
social work ethics, and career interest assessments.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:    Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities.  For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:    $40,070 – $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO: Howard County Junior College District
Human Resources Office
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX  79720

(432) 264-5100 phone http://www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class.  Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

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 Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 15 February 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 15, 2012

— Deafness was a secret with a famous TV actress

Charlene Tilton, who played the role of Lucy Ewing
in the famous TV series – Dallas, during the early
eighties, was deaf. It was a secret with everyone.
Her TV producer and director knew nothing about it.
Her hearing aids were hidden in her hair. Why a
secret? She was afraid she would not be hired if
TV people knew of her deafness!

 

– An important deaf man in the Japanese court system

The courts in Japan operate differently from USA.
In Japan, lay judges handle non-jury court trials.
They have no law degrees, but investigate the cases,
study the evidence and decide if the defendants are
guilty or not guilty. One lay judge, Tomaru Takayuki,
is deaf and uses sign language. He has interpreters
in the court room. He is Japanese’s first deaf lay judge.


— New Zealand Parliament fights deaf legislator

New Zealand Parliament won’t pay for electronic
notetaking needs for Mojo Mathers, the first
deaf member of Parliament. Her party will pay but
may seek legal action to get money back from the
Parliament. She gave a speech, saying that Parliament
speaker’s attitude is wrong. New Zealand’s “ADA”
gives rights to the deaf. When Gary Malkowski
was in Ontario’s parliament, they paid for his
interpreters. It is different in New Zealand.
Already the New Zealand papers said the Speaker
spends money on trips, art, parties, but not
a penny on deaf devices!

 


— A comedy about audism in a theatrical play

Playwright Nina Raine, not deaf, wrote a play,
“Tribes” going on now in an Australian theater.
While the phrase – audism – is not mentioned
in the play, it is so obvious. The play is
about a deaf boy that struggles with his
hearing father that wants “perfect” speech,
“perfect” lipreading, “perfect” acceptance
into hearing world. The deaf boy rebels and
joins the Deaf Community. The father is upset.
The deaf character in the comedy is deaf
himself. The audience is mostly hearing and
they laugh at the comedy.

 

— Why was Super Bowl ASL Sing Signer ignored on TV?

The list below shows ASL Sing Signers that were shown
on TV in the past Super Bowls:

1993 – Marlee Matlin
1995 – Heather Whitestone
2007 – Marlee Matlin, again

all others were ignored on TV
It is obvious. If the signer is famous, she will be
televised. If she is not famous, the TV will ignore her.
Shame on these TV people for their attitude!

DeafDigest – 30 January 2012

DeafDigest Blue – January 29, 2012

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-hates-hearing-boss/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tinnitus-to-be-deaf-or-hearing/

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Terry Halpine,
or better known as the Legendary New York Strongman of the
fifties and sixties, who departed us.

Growing up in New York City during the fifties and sixties,
everyone in the Deaf Community talked all about Terry, who was so strong (there was no weightlifting in these days) that he was a force in Fanwood football, semi pro football and in boxing for a short time.

He was a peacemaker at deaf parties where some people,
with too much to drink, wanted to stir trouble. The
mere sight of Terry staring at them immediately
restored peace. Despite his immense strength, he was a
very friendly fellow.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to James Leland Jespersen,
not deaf. He departed us in November but news of his
departure was not made known until this week. To make a
long story short, he co-invented closed captioning way back
in the seventies.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Sports possibly no more free at Illinois School for the Deaf?
Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bill to allow the school to charge parents for their children’s participation in sports.
Illinois is broke and the state is looking for ways to
save money. Already there are complaints that this bill
violates federal law. And also low-income families may not have to pay for their children’s participation.
Its’ all so vague and so murky right now.

People that work with the deaf in Salford, a town, near
Manchester, England, are complaining. They are saying
that proposed budget cuts for services for deaf children
are “”among the worst seen”. Town officials wish to
reduce from 3 full time teachers and 2 part time
teachers to just two positions. Already the leaders
in the deaf and the disabled community have been
waging war against the town council.

– Very Hot News

Many members of the military forces lose their hearing, but
for the most part Pentagon has ignored this issue. Not any more,
at least with the Marine Corps. All Marines must undergo an
annual hearing exam!

In Indiana, the House Education Committee passed HB1367, a bill vigorously opposed by the Deaf Community and vigorously supported by parents of the deaf. This bill then goes to the House for
full vote. If House passes it, it then goes to the committee in
the senate.  HB1367 gives parents choices in how to best educate
their deaf children, including Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD)
as one of the options. Opponents feel it would destroy ISD, a
comment parents of the deaf do not agree! One battle done; several
more battles to go.

– Sunday January 22nd

Andy Rihs, not deaf, is pouring money into an Australian cycle racing team, called GreenEDGE, which hopes to win major races,
like the Tour de France. What about it? The money he is pouring
comes from his sale of his company, Phonak, a hearing aid
manufacturer. He is no longer involved in the hearing aid
business.

– Monday January 23rd

A big issue in Bangalore is the no-show of important
hearing people that accept invitations as keynote
speakers at big deaf events only to never to show up!
The audiences at such big events had to wait as long
as 90 minutes waiting for the keynote speakers only
to painfully realize they were never going to show up.

– Tuesday January 24th

Sleep apnea causing sudden deafness? DeafDigest editor
knows of a deaf person who went to bed a hearing
person and woke up as a deaf person. Why? Doctors
couldn’t figure it out in his case. That was years
ago. Is it possible that Sleep apnea may be the
reason? Yes, according to a study team from Taiwan
whose findings were in agreement with Dr. Seva Polotsky, a sleep apnea researcher from Johns Hopkins University.

– Wednesday January 25th

Timothy M. Kelly, the superintendent of St Mary’s
School for the Deaf, is the new chairperson of
New York State’s 4201 Schools Association. As
mentioned in DeafDigest in the past, these 4201
schools are privately run, but get funds from
the state. And for the past several years, the
state governor and the legislators have been
making noises about cutting these 4201 funds.
And at the 11th hour, these 4201 schools have
been granted a reprieve.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A prize that culture groups in northwest England try
to win is the Lever Prize, valued at 10,000 British
Pounds. And the winner was the DaDa, the British’s
largest disability and deaf arts festival. Selecting
the winner were representatives of British’s largest
corporations in the northwest region.

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AN EMBARRASSMENT AT ART GALLERY
Many years ago in Mexico, Carlos Merida, himself
deaf, was a famous artist.
He went to an art show at a gallery. A few of his
drawings were shown at the event.
He was alone, by himself, without an interpreter.
Two women did not like one of his drawings and
told him that his drawing was bad.
Carlos, without an interpreter and not able to
read lips, thought these women were praising his
work. He then kissed the hands of both women.
Everyone that watched it were very shocked!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Consortium for Early Childhood Education: Summit III

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TINNITUS: A CHOICE
In Scotland few years ago, a hearing woman was
suffering from tinnitus. It is a stubborn ringing
of noise in a person’s head that almost never stops.
The doctor told the woman that she had a
choice – to have an operation to cure tinnitus but
to become deaf for good or to ignore the operation
and suffer tinnitus for life but to remain
hearing.
An awful choice!

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THE DEAF AND THE MUSIC
Do deaf people like music? A music professor from
Nigeria said:

People who are deaf cannot perceive music and, they are always not happy

No music, we, the deaf, not happy? This comment is puzzling
because we have Sean Forbes and Signmark, both of whom made
strides with Deaf Music in the hearing world.

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CROSS TALK, DEAF OR NOT DEAF?
DeafDigest editor knows of two individuals. One is
hearing with almost perfectly normal hearing. The other
is labeled as “deaf” but with almost perfectly normal
hearing!
Hearing or deaf? It has a lot to do with ability to
hear cross talk. To define cross talk is to sit on a
meeting table in a closed room. A dozen people are seated
around the meeting table and they all talk at the same
time – to someone next to them, or someone across the
table.
The hearing person DeafDigest editor knows cannot
catch cross talk, but that person is always defined
as a hearing person. The other person was labeled
as deaf by his school district only because he cannot
catch cross talk.
But apart from cross talk, both function perfectly
as hearing. Guess no two school districts define
deafness the same.

PRO GOLF TOURNAMENTS AND THE DEAF
The most recent edition of Sports Illustrated ran
a piece on Bill Clinton’s involvement with pro golf.
It said:

Every PGA Tour event has a cause.

Bill Clinton’s cause is lowering cholesterol and
raising metabolism.
There are many, many causes, deaf-related causes
included.
And we are not seeing PGA Tour event promoting
a deaf cause.
Examples are:

– more captions on TV
– more interpreters everywhere
– better educational opportunities for the deaf

These causes are not group-specific, such as CI,
Cued Speech, ASL, oralism, etc – rather captions
help everyone that is deaf regardless of their
group-specific affiliations. The same goes for
interpreters and educational opportunities.
Anyway, we need just one high profile celebrity
sensitive to the needs of the deaf.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

comment like this –

hearing students have the same rights as deaf students!

(DeafDigest is not sure why that interpreter made that
comment)

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have asked me about the “dictionaries” that I often speak
about that captioners, CART providers, and court reporters use.

A captioner’s dictionary is not a book where he or she looks up the
spellings of words.  The dictionary is a computer file in the
translation software system that the captioner uses, and it consists
of the steno strokes and English definitions of the words that a
captioner writes on his or her steno machine.

Many captioners and court reporters begin with a basic translation
dictionary when they are in school, and they build it up word by word
as they write about new topics.  A word’s stroke combination must be
defined in the dictionary before it can come up in English during the
translation process.

Every new word or name that a captioner encounters must be entered
into the dictionary in order for it to translate properly.  Because
captioners write phonetically, they may have multiple ways of
entering the same English word.  For instance, captioners may have
many phonetic entries for a word like “cacophony.”   They may hear it
as ka-koff-o-ny, ko-kauf-a-ny, kau-kauf-ny, or many other ways.  A
captioner may have to define each of those phonetic pronunciations.

A COMMENT BY A DEAF ACTIVIST
A Deaf Activist posted this comment on a blog:

I won’t shop till it’s ADA Approved!

Well, there is a choice:

– wait a long time for ADA to approve your issue, and it
may never get approved

or

– Find a way around to get your shopping done without having
to worry about ADA issues.

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JAFFE VS MATALIN – A LIPREADING MYSTERY
Mr Jaffe, a past high school teacher, was easy to
lipread. The famous Mary Matalin was impossible to
lip read.
Why? Possibly because no two people are the same.
Everyone talks differently, everyone has different
voice, everyone talks either fast or slow, everyone
speaks with accent from their own home regions, etc.
In other words, no two people have the same
mouth and lip movements!

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The Deaf and the Law:

Every college knows what ADA is all about and they all have
deaf and disabled students. As a result, many college Disabled
Student Services have a staff member whose job is to make
sure their college is in full compliance with the ADA
regulations.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

When South Carolina legislators argue over the state budget
and over the governor’s legislative proposals, they will
thumb thru documents that were distributed by the governor.
The document cover design, consisting of a state flag asides
with the American flag, was rendered by Noi Nilsuwankosit,
a graduate of South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.
Currently she attends NTID, majoring in Graphic Design.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Do we have deaf individuals designing their own
clothes in the high fashion trades?
Years back there was a deaf woman who attempted
to break into the fashion field but was not
successful.
We have one – in United Kingdom. Jane Farwell,
who is deaf, designs her clothes under the
label “Think! Clothing.”
Her clothes are made by factories in India
for re-sale in the United Kingdom.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper story ran like this –

In one case, a deaf student with college dreams dropped out of high
school after DC Public Schools failed to provide an adequate sign language interpreter

This story accused the DC Public Schools of reporting the student’s
case as a “success story.”

Without knowing the real facts behind this case, DeafDigest editor
cannot help but wonder why wasn’t that student sent to the
Model Secondary School for the Deaf? Maybe there is a reason that
we do not know about.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A hearing mother asked her son for a favor

The deaf son thought the mother asked:
please go to the store and buy a box of “Call” detergent

She actually asked:
please go to the store and buy a box of “All” detergent

Call detergent?

Fortunately the deaf son had it all figured out when he noticed “All” detergent” on the supermarket shelf
and knew it was a lipreading issue!

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employment openings
Therapeutic Staff Support/TSS Professionals
Warwick Family Services
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Looking for an enticing job that challenges your character and skills? Look no further!  Working with children in an apprenticeship role will instill you with new skills that can be used in fields such as: psychology, education, business and government.

You will learn the magical art of healthy working relationships in the classroom, conjuring boundaries with children and learn the valuable trade of managing children’s behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong “people’s person skills?  You will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a “people’s person” the behavior specialist s will teach you valuable skills to help you be successful in the workplace environment.

TSS  candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or related field and one year previous work experience with children or at minimum 60 college credits and three years work experience with children.

TSS Aide candidates must possess a high school diploma and two years of verified volunteer or paid work experience with children.

All applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

Case assignments are generally in a school setting, however some clients require services in the home.  Work hours vary from ten to thirty hours per week based on approved client hours and staff flexibility to accept more than one assignment.  Work is available in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

For immediate consideration please email your resume to mailto:mstoll@warwickfamilyservices.com or via fax to 267-525-7014.

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

The Kansas School for the Deaf, 450 East Park St., Olathe, KS  66061, is currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions for the 2011 – 2012; 2012 – 2013 school year:

– Secondary Science Teacher (Immediate)
– Secondary Social Studies Teacher (Immediate)
– Elementary Teacher (Fall 2012)

Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience. KSD offers excellent benefits (Full Time Positions Only).  Applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview session. Positions are open until filled.  KSD is located in the Heartland of the USA, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For area info on excellent schools and affordable housing check out: http://www.kcmo.org/ and http://www.olatheks.org/

For an application and a job announcement on each of these positions, please refer to our website at http://www.kssdb.org or contact Ann Troyer, Human Resources Professional, at (913) 791-0501 (V/TTY) for further details on the positions.  E-mail:  mailto:atroyer@kssdb.org  Fax #:  913/780-6563

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faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

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 doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012).  General knowledge of 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 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 national levels.  Commitment to the 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:  (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. 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 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program 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: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety 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 EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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position opening
Agency Director
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  This individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

Salary is $19.50 – $30.23 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Anne Levy, 10601 Lomas NE, STE 115, Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

Or email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or faxed to 505-255-8029.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Vocational Program Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 268 West Adams Street, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or fax to 520-770-8544.

No agencies please.

EOE

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3 open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Raleigh, NC

– Deaf/Deaf Blind Services Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-65014562

– Telecommunications Resources Program Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043216

– Telecommunications Consultant
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043224

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position opening
Civil Rights Program Manager
The Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people throughout Maine who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or speech-impaired by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate our constituents. life experience, culture, history, and civil rights issues.  MCD currently delivers programs in the areas of civil rights advocacy and legal services, adaptive equipment distribution and sales, communications and outreach for Maine’s Relay Service, and other programs.

MCD seeks an energetic and experienced civil rights advocate and/or attorney with program management experience to serve as manager of our Civil Rights Program.  We are looking for the right person for this position, whether an attorney or advocate.  Because we have a part-time attorney on staff already, attorney experience is a plus but not required. Similarly, ability to communicate in American Sign Language (.ASL.) is a plus, but not required.  We will consider applicants seeking either full- or part-time positions.

The manager of the Civil Rights Program (CRP Manager) is responsible for ensuring that the Civil Rights Program meets the service delivery and reporting requirements of our funding grants/contracts, and is delivering high-quality legal and advocacy services.   The CRP Manager will meet personally with clients to deliver advocacy services; if an attorney, the CRP Manager will deliver legal services and represent the client in administrative and court proceedings.  The CRP Manager also leads interagency collaboration, grassroots activism/education efforts, and systemic advocacy at the Maine Legislature.  The CRP Manager is responsible for effectively managing and reporting quarterly and annually on program outcomes, including budget, staff, and grant/contract compliance.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director and contributes to the advancement of MCD.s mission and vision.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Applicants must possess excellent leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and written and communication skills.  Experience with civil rights issues in legislative and/or legal setting is a must.  Experience with ADA compliance, with civil rights law generally, and with special education law are greatly desired, as is experience with Maine’s legislative process.  Familiarity with ASL, alternative communication modalities, D/deafness, Deaf Culture, and hearing loss is preferred.  Attorneys will be required to maintain an active Maine license.

Applications will be considered until positions are filled.  D/deaf and hard of hearing, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Qualified candidates should send a resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to: Executive Director, Maine Center on Deafness, 68 Bishop Street, Suite #3, Portland ME 04103 or email to mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

MCD is an EOE.  All applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or gender orientation.

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position opening
Legal Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Legal Training Coordinator

Responsibilities
–  Teach (or arrange for instructors) 80 hours of training to interpreters from previously established curriculum. Administer 100 hours of legal mentorship.

Qualifications
– RID certified ASL interpreter (CI and CT or equivalent) and SC:L certification
– Experience preparing ASL interpreters for RID¡Çs SC:L examination
– Experience administering a program of similar scope

View the RFR at the Comm-PASS website at http://www.comm-pass.com/ To access, click Solicitations ¢ªSearch for a Solicitation ¢ªKeyword: 12-05-MCD

Deadline is December 23, 2011, 2:00pm.

Address applications to Jane Sokol Shulman at mailto:Jane.Sokol.Shulman@massmail.state.ma.us

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position opening
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts
Purple Communications
based in Rocklin, CA, but travel required

To apply for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide support on a range of products/services to our clients that are deaf organizations of all sizes. The Sales Engineer will be interacting with the Clients. Operation, HR, and Technical teams. The emphasis of the work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge needed to sell a particular product/service.

Technical sales engineers are a key point of contact for our large accounts providing services to organizations in which there are  multiple deaf and hard of hearing users  like Universities and educational institutions. The ideal Technical Sales Engineer will provide both pre- and post- sales support. They will drive the technical implementation as a project manager. They liaise regularly with other member of the sales team and colleagues from a range of departments such as Information Technology, Research/ Development, and Quality Assurance.

Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement for this role.

Typical Work activities

Tasks typically involve:
–    Searching for new clients who might benefit from Purple’s products and services
–    Develop long term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
–    Create manage and drive tasks on project implementation
–    Providing pre-sales technical assistance, product education, and post-sales support services
–    Preparing reports for management
–    Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
–    Support marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
–    Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client’s needs
–    Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
–    Providing training and producing support material for other members of the sales team

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
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 –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.
Education and Qualifications
–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
–    CCNA (security or voice) . preferred

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus 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

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
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If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
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Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fast-deaf-news-in-old-days/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/odd-deaf-property-in-little-rock/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pointing-finger-at-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hairstylist-and-hairstyling-magazines/

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Loretta Arrivello,
a much beloved personality in the Philadelphia deaf
community, who departed us. As a long time staffer
with the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, she devoted
her time with the school athletics program. And during
her free time, she did likewise with the deaf community
athletics, especially bowling. Many Facebook postings
expressed deep sorrow at her departure.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Shirley Lee is a woman of a special distinction;
she is the only deaf psychologist in Jamaica that counsels the deaf in need. She attended University of the West Indies to obtain her degree and her
counseling credentials – despite no support services. She had to do a lot of reading on her own to make up
for what she missed out in the classroom. She has
been in practice since 2004.

Hearing people learn a new language better when
words are associated with gestures or with sign
language. This is what associates at the Max Planck
Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in
Germany are saying. Recently a group of 20 hearing
people took a 6-day crash course at the institute,
learning new words, as helped by signs and gestures.

– Very Hot News

The Deaf Canadians have massed for a protest rally
over the shutting down of the government-financed
relay center. The trial basis service in operation
for nearly two years in British Columbia and Alberta
are being closed on January 15h. And the deaf people
are not too happy about it.

– Sunday January 8th

Hopefully in that the rest of the nation will follow – the
Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that Maryland must provide
lawyers at bail hearings for defendants that cannot afford
legal fees. For low income deaf defendants, this is good
news.

– Monday January 9th

Evelyn Glennie, a deaf woman, who is the most famous
percussionist, is becoming an actor! She is taking part in
a 3-D movie which focuses on the science of sound. In that announcement, nothing was said about the movie
being captioned. Hope it will.

– Tuesday January 10th

Greece, financially broke, is cutting funds in the national
welfare system, making vulnerable, the deaf that depended
on subsidies for years.

– Wednesday January 11th

Deaf people in China actually dread going out and shopping
for stuff. A big reason for it is rudeness from the clerks
and retailers. They just do not like to communicate with the
deaf. This story was written up in China Daily.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The Better Hearing Institute has issued a warning –

do not buy over-the-counter one-size-fits-all hearing
aids; instead, go to certified hearing aid professionals.

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(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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FINGERPOINTING – RUDE OR NOT RUDE?
Is it rude to point at someone? In Hearing Culture,
it is rude.
In Deaf Culture, it is ok.

Which is better – Deaf Culture or Hearing Culture?
No culture is better than other; we must accept different
cultures

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pointing-finger-at-deaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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51st Biennial NAD Conference
Louisville, KY
July 3-7, 2012

more information at:
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THE DEAF HAIRSTYLIST’S BEST FRIEND
We have a few deaf hairstylists. Some of them
are great and earn a lot of money in tips from
happy customers.
For one deaf hairstylist, what is her best
friend?
Is it an interpreter? No. Is it deaf customers?
No. Is it a boss that is easy to read lips? No.
The best friend is the hairstyling magazines.
She would show the magazine to the hearing
customers and ask them to point to the picture
of the hairstyle they want!
This is communication in pictures.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hairstylist-and-hairstyling-magazines/

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

COULD DEAF OWNED BUSINESSES AVOID THE FINANCIAL NETWORK?
There was a posting on a blog – which suggested that
deaf owned businesses band together to create their
own deaf-only financial network, thus bypassing the
conventional financial network.
Barter was pointed out as an example that deaf owned
business could do. Example is that a deaf owned barber
shop can cut hair of a deaf businessman, and in exchange
get his car fixed at no charge – an even-up trade.
Well, DeafDigest ran a post way back in 1998. It said:

A deaf business owner said he made a few bartering
deals, but his accountant put a stop to it, saying
value of trade must be translated into actual dollars.

OSL AND OUR ASL
What is OSL? It is the Occupiers Sign Language, that
grew out of these Occupy movements that swept USA
in past months.
Two examples of OSL:

– arms X-crossed in front means to physically oppose
– waving hands means the same as ours – applauding

There may be a few others.

A FRANCHISE CRITERIA IN MALAYSIA
Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned a deaf-owned, all-deaf,
and deaf-operated cafe in Malaysia.
The parent company chairperson, which helps franchise the
local cafe outlets said:

One of our criteria is that the franchise owner must be deaf. A limit of one outlet to one owner is another condition, and all outlets have to be run by the owners themselves. You tell me, which franchise concept puts down such restrictions?

Great and interesting – but just one question – why a limit
of one outlet per owner? In USA we have many McDonald’s outlets
owned by just one person. So, why restrict the movements of
ambitious deaf businesspeople?

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

said a classroom interpreter:

I wish more deaf students would stand up and demand
their full rights as classroom students. Many mainstreamed
students don’t fight for their rights and I hate that

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“There were a lot of mistakes in the captioning of a television
program I watched.  Should I make a complaint about it?”

One of the first things you need to consider when evaluating
captioning on television is if it is realtime captioning, meaning it
is being done “live,” or if it is offline or post-production
captioning, meaning that the program is prerecorded.

If the program is prerecorded, the captioning should be close to
99.9% correct.  If you are watching a prerecorded television show and
you see mistakes in the captioning, please contact your cable or
satellite TV service and/or the television station directly.  In
order to get better quality captioning, we have to let the people who
are responsible know that someone is watching the captioning and that
the quality of the captioning is important to us.

If the program is being broadcast “live” and the captioning is being
done in realtime, a few mistakes are to be expected.  Even the very
best captioners make some mistakes.  However, if there are many
mistakes or if it is hard to understand the captioning because of
numerous inaccuracies, it is also important that you contact the
service provider.

Sometimes we just change the channel when we are watching poor
captioning.  If we do not make a complaint, the people in charge may
not know that they are losing viewers because of bad captioning.  It
is important that caption viewers become advocates for better quality
captioning.

A FULLY ACCESSIBLE MEDICARE VIDEO WITH INFORMATION
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Do visit the video below:
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Just click on American Sign Language and then click on
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A friendly warning – it is 27 minutes long!

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JAFFE VS MATALIN – A LIPREADING MYSTERY
Mr. Jaffe (forgot his first name) taught math at the
high school (no interpreters) that DeafDigest editor
attended as a teenager.
Jaffe was so easy to lipread. His lip movements were
natural and he used the same lip movements no matter if he
was talking to a hearing person or to a deaf person.
It was as if he was teaching a class of deaf kids at
47 School for the Deaf, an oral school in New York City.
These teachers altered their lip movements to accommodate
the deaf. But away from the deaf, they spoke with different
lip movements. Not Jaffe, his movements were the same.
Now let us talk about Mary Matalin (she of the famous
Matalin-James Carville political marriage). She is a
featured speaker on some TV talk shows. Lipreading her
is an exercise in torture. She just does not move her lips at all.
Why are some hearing people so easy to lipread? Why are
many hearing people so impossible to lipread?
Always a mystery!

(next week: Part 2)

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The Deaf and the Law:

The Holistic Candlers and Consumers Association cannot
say that candles can treat deafness. The Food and Drug Administration to them they cannot use that claim in
their ads. The Holistic people filed a lawsuit and lost.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A victory or a defeat? It is being debated on heels of
the recent Supreme Court ruling narrowing the role employers
could deal with employees afflicted with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Some are saying it is a win for the employers and employees.
Others say it is a defeat for both employers and employees!
Well, how would this apply to sign language interpreters
that suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This question was
asked of a veteran administrator of programs for the deaf –
and the answer was “do not really know.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Katie Fullum, who is deaf, plays basketball for North Gwinnett
HS team in Georgia. Implanted with a CI, she stopped using this
device during basketball practice and games, saying it interfered
with play on the floor.
What did the newspapers have to say about her not using the
CI while playing basketball?
The headline said:

Sound not necessary for Katie Fullem

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Many deaf people live in the Washington, DC area.

Many hearing people know that Gallaudet is located
in Washington, DC

When a hearing person bumps into a deaf person, he may
make this assumption that he is a Gallaudetian.

Not always correct. Many NTID graduates live in the
area. Also many deaf graduates of hearing colleges
live in the area.

Washington, DC is where good jobs for the deaf can be
found.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend told me:
Happy quit smoking cold turkey a month ago

Happy? Who?

A friend again said the same thing:

Happy

I then realized friend was saying Abby, not Happy

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Department:     Deaf Studies
Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

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 doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012).  General knowledge of 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 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 national levels.  Commitment to the 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:  (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. 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 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program 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: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety 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 EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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position opening
Agency Director
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Albuquerque, NM

Our Agency Director will manage all aspects of COPD – New Mexico to include budget development, staff management, policy development, contract/license compliance, grant/contract proposal development and property/lease management.  This individual will ensure continual quality services to the local community by working with the interpreting community, Deaf community and funding partners.

This is a mission oriented position; the individual will have a clear sense of personal direction and the mission of our corporation and COPD.

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of budgeting and contract management, a Master’s in Rehabilitation, Business, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work or Education. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program plus fluency in American Sign Language.

Salary is $19.50 – $30.23 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: http://www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Anne Levy, 10601 Lomas NE, STE 115, Albuquerque, New Mexico  87112

Or email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or faxed to 505-255-8029.

No agencies please.

EOE

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position opening
Vocational Program Director Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Tucson, AZ

Enjoy a rewarding career working with the Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and Hard of Hearing population in beautiful, sunny southern Arizona! Our Vocational Director will supervise and direct COPD’s Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance. This individual oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services, develops training programs and placement options, markets program and ensures program compliance.

We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Education or related field, proficiency in American Sign Language, and experience with either employment services, rehabilitation work programs and/or mental health/deafness.

Salary is $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background plus excellent benefits.

Apply: Please see our detailed job posting, requirements, and qualifications on our website: www.ccc-soaz.org

Resume to: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf,
Attn:  Human Resources Department, 268 West Adams Street, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org or fax to 520-770-8544.

No agencies please.

EOE

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3 open positions
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Raleigh, NC

– Deaf/Deaf Blind Services Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-65014562

– Telecommunications Resources Program Manager
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043216

– Telecommunications Consultant
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4419-60043224

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position opening
Civil Rights Program Manager
The Maine Center on Deafness
Portland, ME

The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people throughout Maine who are D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened or speech-impaired by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate our constituents. life experience, culture, history, and civil rights issues.  MCD currently delivers programs in the areas of civil rights advocacy and legal services, adaptive equipment distribution and sales, communications and outreach for Maine’s Relay Service, and other programs.

MCD seeks an energetic and experienced civil rights advocate and/or attorney with program management experience to serve as manager of our Civil Rights Program.  We are looking for the right person for this position, whether an attorney or advocate.  Because we have a part-time attorney on staff already, attorney experience is a plus but not required. Similarly, ability to communicate in American Sign Language (.ASL.) is a plus, but not required.  We will consider applicants seeking either full- or part-time positions.

The manager of the Civil Rights Program (CRP Manager) is responsible for ensuring that the Civil Rights Program meets the service delivery and reporting requirements of our funding grants/contracts, and is delivering high-quality legal and advocacy services.   The CRP Manager will meet personally with clients to deliver advocacy services; if an attorney, the CRP Manager will deliver legal services and represent the client in administrative and court proceedings.  The CRP Manager also leads interagency collaboration, grassroots activism/education efforts, and systemic advocacy at the Maine Legislature.  The CRP Manager is responsible for effectively managing and reporting quarterly and annually on program outcomes, including budget, staff, and grant/contract compliance.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director and contributes to the advancement of MCD.s mission and vision.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Applicants must possess excellent leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and written and communication skills.  Experience with civil rights issues in legislative and/or legal setting is a must.  Experience with ADA compliance, with civil rights law generally, and with special education law are greatly desired, as is experience with Maine’s legislative process.  Familiarity with ASL, alternative communication modalities, D/deafness, Deaf Culture, and hearing loss is preferred.  Attorneys will be required to maintain an active Maine license.

Applications will be considered until positions are filled.  D/deaf and hard of hearing, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Qualified candidates should send a resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to: Executive Director, Maine Center on Deafness, 68 Bishop Street, Suite #3, Portland ME 04103 or email to mailto:emoran@mcdmaine.org

MCD is an EOE.  All applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or gender orientation.

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position opening
Legal Training Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Boston, MA

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seeks Legal Training Coordinator

Responsibilities
–  Teach (or arrange for instructors) 80 hours of training to interpreters from previously established curriculum. Administer 100 hours of legal mentorship.

Qualifications
– RID certified ASL interpreter (CI and CT or equivalent) and SC:L certification
– Experience preparing ASL interpreters for RID¡Çs SC:L examination
– Experience administering a program of similar scope

View the RFR at the Comm-PASS website at http://www.comm-pass.com/ To access, click Solicitations ¢ªSearch for a Solicitation ¢ªKeyword: 12-05-MCD

Deadline is December 23, 2011, 2:00pm.

Address applications to Jane Sokol Shulman at mailto:Jane.Sokol.Shulman@massmail.state.ma.us

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position opening
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts
Purple Communications
based in Rocklin, CA, but travel required

To apply for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide support on a range of products/services to our clients that are deaf organizations of all sizes. The Sales Engineer will be interacting with the Clients. Operation, HR, and Technical teams. The emphasis of the work varies depending on the level of technical knowledge needed to sell a particular product/service.

Technical sales engineers are a key point of contact for our large accounts providing services to organizations in which there are  multiple deaf and hard of hearing users  like Universities and educational institutions. The ideal Technical Sales Engineer will provide both pre- and post- sales support. They will drive the technical implementation as a project manager. They liaise regularly with other member of the sales team and colleagues from a range of departments such as Information Technology, Research/ Development, and Quality Assurance.

Fluency in American Sign Language is a requirement for this role.

Typical Work activities

Tasks typically involve:
–    Searching for new clients who might benefit from Purple’s products and services
–    Develop long term relationships with clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
–    Create manage and drive tasks on project implementation
–    Providing pre-sales technical assistance, product education, and post-sales support services
–    Preparing reports for management
–    Meeting regular sales targets and coordinating sales projects
–    Support marketing activities by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events
–    Making technical presentations and demonstrating how a product meets client’s needs
–    Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts
–    Providing training and producing support material for other members of the sales team

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
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 –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Frequent travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state is required.
Education and Qualifications
–     4+ years Sales Engineering experience
–    CCNA (security or voice) . preferred

TO APPLY for this position with Purple Communications, please follow this link and apply through our Careers Page: http://www.purple.us/job-search.aspx?jobid=214634

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opening position
Teacher, Career Academy & Transition Services
American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus 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

Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN)  PACES students and Adult Vocational Students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associates Degree.  Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement).  Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred.  Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation range based on school’s salary scales. (b)  Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit our website   http://www.asd-1817.org   to review the entire job description and download an application.   Send all applications and resumes to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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position opening
Program Director Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:        Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:      Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.    To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program operations, the Program Director will:

1.    Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program records and files;
2.    Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of professional and ethical conduct;
3.    Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in which we work.

B.    To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies, and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the Program Director will:

1.    Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.    Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.    Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules, and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE values and standards;
4.    Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per diems, etc.);
5.    Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.    Establish capital budget request.

C.    To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program and agency, the Program Director will:

1.     Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment, screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.    Develop and implement effective staff development strategies including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence, satisfaction and retention;
3.    Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to ensure accountability;
4.    Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.    Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.    Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.    Experience. a.    Minimum of five years of experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.    Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.    Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously troubled youth and their families.
d.    Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.    Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.    Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service delivery
3.    Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances 4.    Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469
mailto:pnovak@pressleyridge.org

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Mental Health Specialist
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, MN

$19.33 – $28.35 hourly / $40,361 – $59,195 annually

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others using your expertise in ASL, Deaf Culture, and mental health? We seek an enthusiastic and innovative clinician to provide mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing adults coping with mental health issues in rural Minnesota.  These services will enable deaf clients to freely access culturally affirmative mental health services in their communities.  In addition to counseling individual deaf and hard-of-hearing clients, the Mental Health Specialist may also work with couples, families, and groups.  This position will work with a team of professional colleagues based at the DHHS Central Regional Office in St. Cloud and will travel across 20 area counties.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information, resources, and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing – as well as their families – to effectively access services in their local communities. The MN Department of Human Services is nationally recognized for our progressive leadership in human services. Our mission, working with many others, is to help people meet their basic needs, live in dignity, and achieve their highest potential. We dedicate our talents to serving diverse communities through health care and human services programs.  Make DHS the next step in your career!

St. Cloud, Minnesota:
St. Cloud is a great place to live and work offering both the conveniences and entertainment of a large metropolitan area as well as the laid-back life style and charm of a small town. Centrally located just an hour from the twin cities, St. Cloud provides the convenience of being near one the nation’s greatest cities for fine dining and entertainment while also providing easy access to the beautiful lake country of Northern Minnesota. Minnesota is considered one of the top 10 healthiest and active places in the country. It has the most golf courses per capita in the country and is truly an outdoor paradise with over 12,000 lakes and beautiful forests. Housing is plentiful and affordable and the caliber of education and social services is among the highest in the nation.

Qualifications:
–    Intensive mental health training and counseling experience
–    M.A. in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Behavioral Health field
–    Licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT in the state of Minnesota
–    Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
–    Ability to complete required reports, case files, and other paperwork duties in a timely manner
–    Ability to multi-task and cope under stressful circumstances
–    Resourcefulness and creativity required to develop client-related resources
–    Excellent client advocacy and interpersonal skills
–    Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-IV diagnoses
–    Fluent in both ASL and English
–    Fully competent in Deaf and hearing cross-cultures
–    Willingness to perform some duties at remote work sites, involving some statewide travel

Preferred Qualifications:
–    Two years of professional experience
–    Knowledge of the video technology used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, the State of Minnesota offers excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include:
–    Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year –    Earn up to 13 sick days per year
–    11 paid holidays
–    Pension and retirement savings plan
–    Life insurance (family coverage available)
–    Long-term care insurance (spouse/parent coverage available)
–    Short-term disability
–    Long-term disability
–    Pre-tax benefits
–    Health care savings plan
–    Scheduling flexibility
–    Ongoing educational opportunities
–    Credit union membership available

Contact us!  We are glad to answer any questions you may have about this career opportunities.  Contact us for more information or submit your resume by email (please reference .Mental Health Specialist. in the subject line):

Email: mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME IS Friday December 16th, 2011.

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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position opening
ASL Proficiency Evaluator, ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

*Job Number:* HR-11096
*Salary Range:* $49,000-$87,900

Provides interviewing and rating in accordance with the American Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI); participates in the development,
implementation, and administration of tools, protocol, and/or procedures
used in a comprehensive multiple-measures evaluation system; conducts
semi-annual re-ratings of taped interviews as part of a systematic
reliability check; participates in periodic retraining in interview
techniques and rating procedures; participates in other research activities to maintain the quality of the evaluation system; keeps abreast of trends and research in the field of first and second language teaching, learning, acquisition, and evaluation.

*Requirements:*
Master’s degree in linguistics, ASL, 1st and/or 2nd language teaching and
learning, bilingual education, or related field. A minimum three years
experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Experience with developing and/or using ASL assessment tests. Knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English. Knowledge and experience working with individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds. Ability to use judgment and tact with regard to sensitive issues and confidential matter. Ability to work well as an active, contributing member of a team as well as ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative. Experience producing written reports, proposals, and other documents related to research, best practices, learning and evaluation. Ability to use various software programs for project and program efficiency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in ASL and English. A proficiency level of 4+ or better on the ASLPI. As part
of the interview process, applicants will be given one work related
question and will answer that question in writing. This English writing
sample will be provided to the Gallaudet University English Department for
analysis and determination of skills level.

to apply for this position, please visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

PhD in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related
field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics,
deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL
speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years
experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and
communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using
Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise,
publications, service required. Review begins immediately; interviews
soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee list and 3 letters of
recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for ASL program
development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2951  Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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position opening
Lecturer of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Lecturer position hired on a nine month basis to teach one to four
sources per semester; hiring is based on student demand. MA/MS
required in ASL, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or
related field. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative
linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or
near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL
certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign
Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary
level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Review
begins immediately; interviews soon. Letter of interest, CV, referee
list and 3 letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, plan for
ASL program development, teaching evaluations electronically to
https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2948 Questions to Dr. Debra D.
Andrist, Chair of Foreign Languages, mailto:andrist@shsu.edu Sam Houston
State University, Huntsville, TX. Sam Houston State University is an
EOE/AA Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, 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 Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 26 October 2011

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 26, 2011

 

— Our deaf NFL cheerleaders

A big story broke out last week of Melissa Adams, a deaf woman, becoming a cheerleader with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers. She is not the first deaf cheerleader in the NFL. The others before her were:

Lisa Fishbein, Miami Dolphins

Christina Murray, Dallas Cowboys

Mona Vierra, Oakland Raiders

 

 — What is normal? What is disabled?

A deaf student, attending Georgetown University, said:

If you say “disabled” you usually mean that the person is unable to function in society like normal people. I am normal. Deaf people are normal. We just have a different language, different culture, and a different way of viewing life.

 

— European “911” number not accessible to the deaf

Europe’s 112 emergency number is supposed to function the same as our 911 number. There are already complaints that this 112 number does not work with the deaf. Even though the European Commission has mandated the use of the 112 number for Europeans in need, there are still problems. A lot has to do with delays in getting the equipment set up everywhere in Europe. And this is hurting the deaf the most.

 

— A $215,000 diamond engagement ring or $12,000 hearing aids

New York attorney Ira Schacter, not deaf, going through a divorce, was dating Playboy-bunny Lace Rose Allenius. He gave her a $215,000 diamond engagement ring, but refused pay $12,000 for hearing aids for his deaf daughter. It backfired because the fiancee broke off the engagement and returned the $215,000 ring to him! It was a big story in the New York Post, a popular tabloid.

 

— A lot of work involved with Wonderstruck, a novel with a deaf theme

Brian Selznick wrote the novel Wonderstruck. It took him three years to complete it. To learn about Deaf Culture, he went to New York, and researched Deaf Culture at the 47 School for the Deaf. A deaf archivist Lloyd Shikin helped him with the research. The story weaves back and forth between two parallel characters of different years. Rose, a deaf girl, of the year 1927 and Ben, who became deaf because of a lightning hit, of the year 1977.

 

 

  — Position Announcement (closing date Friday, October 28th) Information Office Supervisor Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Frankfort, KY

go to http://deafdigest.com/information-office-supervisor-deaf-kentucky/