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DeafDigest – 01 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 1, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 16th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drift-away-from-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-shoulder-tap-almost-fight/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-kid-and-ice-cream-truck/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/best-or-lousy-interpreters-for-deaf/

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Nexus S(tm) 4G from Google(tm) – One of the Fastest on the Market

With a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the Nexus S(tm) 4G
from Google(tm) is one of the fastest mobile phones on the market today.
The Nexus S(tm) 4G comes pre-installed with all the Google apps you’ve
come to know and love and is enabled with new and popular features like
true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling, NFC support and
full html web browsing.

Now priced at $99.99, after $400 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and 2
year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

Find the Nexus S(tm) 4G from Google(tm) at the Deaf Pager Store, the
store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of
hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG040112

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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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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HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown
Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

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

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

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A Deaf House ( http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/ )
and now this – A Deaf City! DeafDigest is not
talking about a city where a high number of
deaf people live, but about cities that are
deaf-friendly. The Atlantic Cities ran a piece
title – Designing a City for the Deaf. It focuses
on sidewalks, public benches, sight lines, light fixtures (hint – darkened restaurants are
not deaf-friendly!), etc, etc. Gallaudet and
NTID were both mentioned as perfect examples
of being friendly enough to its deaf students.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority, an agency
that oversees attorneys in Great Britain, is
saying that deaf people are not able to access
the legal services that they need. To correct
it, this agency is writing up guidelines for
attorneys to follow.

– Very Hot News

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness can go ahead
with its captioning lawsuit against CNN, the
Oakland United States Magistrate judge Lauren Beeler
said so. CNN had hoped to get out of it by claiming
that the First Amendment protects their rights
not to caption. The judge wouldn’t buy that
argument. GLAD’s lawsuit is on the premise that
CNN is violating the civil rights of Deaf
Californians. Shockwaves are already being felt
among other news providers – if CNN loses,
these news providers will be forced to caption their news. Some currently do, some currently don’t

– Thursday March 29th

Newly minted New Zealand deaf MP Mojo Mathers
got her first petition from the Deaf Community.
It asked for increased funding for CI!

– Friday March 30th

A group of students is persuading San Diego State University
not to cancel the university ASL and Deaf Studies programs.
These programs have already been suspended and it may be up
to the faculty senate to make the final decision.

– Saturday March 31st

Deaf people visiting the Olympics at London may be
greeted by city ambassadors fluent in Japanese
Sign Language, German Sign Language, Norwegian
Sign Language and British Sign Language.  ASL?
Nope! Why? Do not know!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A research team from University of Montreal is saying that
it is not always true that deaf people’s vision is
superior to those of hearing people. They are saying
that some deaf people have serious visual problems.
This finding was published in the journal Neuroreport.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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WHO’S THAT AT THE DOOR?

Be alerted to every call & knock at the door with the Sonic Alert
D8200 Doorbell/Telephone Signaler.

Plug in your own lamp and be alerted by different flash patterns
for different sounds – the doorbell at the front door, a knock
at the back door, or the telephone ringing.

Now 25% off through WCI – Weitbrecht Communications, Inc.
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd

For a catalog of all our helpful technology, contact:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

WCI ­ Your Source for Assistive Technology

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THE DEAF KID AND THE ICE CREAM TRUCK
Many of us, while growing up, have waited
for the ice cream truck to come to our neighborhood.
We love ice cream, same as with hearing kids.
The deaf kid knows approximately the time of the
day the ice cream truck arrives. The hearing kid
does not worry about the approximate time for the
truck to arrive.
Why? Because the ice cream truck driver rings
the bell. Hearing kids hear the bell, and run
to their parents for money and then run to the
truck.
Deaf kids depend on their guess of time and
their eyes!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-kid-and-ice-cream-truck/

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

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NAD Call for Awards Nominations

to be presented at NAD Conference

July 3-7, 2012

Louisville, KY

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-association-deaf-awards/

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BEST COLLEGE OR BEST INTEPRETER
A deaf student that attends hearing college
was faced with two choices.
Choice 1 – attend the best college that has
a lousy group of interpreters
Choice 2 – attend a lousy college that has
best group of interpreters.
The deaf student selected the lousy college
because of its best interpreters.
Was he sorry about his choice? Yes, but it was
too late for him to change! He didn’t want to go
to Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/best-or-lousy-interpreters-for-deaf/

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

A NEW NAME AND A NEW WEBSITE
Deafness Research Foundation is now the Hearing Health Foundation.
And there is a new web site. It is at:
http://hearinghealthfoundation.org/

WHAT AUDIOLOGISTS HATE?
What do audiologists hate? Said one audiologist:

Patients who take out their anger on the Audiologist. The job can be stressful and one has the skills to cope with this. Some people will complain that the equipment is too expensive.

All jobs come with the territory.

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates

Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important
events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars?

* Britesmile – Same Day Whitening Technique in Office

Do you dislike braces that has wires?

* Invisalign – Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor
Crooked Teeth

Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do
you need emergency denture repair?

* Same Day Denture Repair Service – Must Come in Early in the
Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day

Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

* Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings

What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
treatments?

* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
Conventional Needle Technique

* Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Provides Calm Environment

Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
Contamination to Patients

Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
two times a year?

* One Saturday per month in Gaithersburg office from 8am to 1pm

Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated
with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs?

Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language:

Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun

* Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency

If you have any more questions, contact us at
mailto:doctorbyun@hotmail.com for Dr. Bo Byun or
mailto:SLRDDS@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices are located in College Park, MD and Gaithersburg, MD.

VP number in College Park office: 240-241-7186
VP number in Gaithersburg office: 301-637-2971
Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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HEARING LOSS IN STAGES
What are the four stages of hearing loss?

#1 – denial
#2 – anger
#3 – sadness
#4 – acceptance (or rejection)!

The fourth stage is the most important of all.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-electronics-at-deaf-convention/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Employees at IRS

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-employees-at-ir/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

people have nothing really to say to me

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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 this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

auditorily challenged

how many people will really understand what it means –
and that it is the same as just one word – deaf!

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered
already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why wouldn’t USA military forces allow a deaf person to
enlist?

A. Communications on the radio while on the lines of battle
is the reason.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Low branches!

We blind and vision impaired folks don’t see all those low branches while walking.

Our white canes do a good job “feeling” the way in front of us on the sidewalks.

They are not very helpful for over hanging objects!

Protection is needed for our eyes and forehead!

Orientation and mobility instructors recommend that we wear a cap or visor as well as sunglasses.

Low hanging branches will hit the visor instead of scratching our forehead!

Sunglasses or glasses will protect our eyes.

So much for out California tans!

We will be the folks out there with the white foreheads!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

that all local TV news programs be required to have
an interpreter – that sits with the news anchors
instead of being shifted to a tiny corner on the TV
screen

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DeafHistory:

During World War II years – Alan Morley, who was deaf, was
the editor-in-chief of The Citizen newspaper that
served the Vancouver, British Columbia community. When
war ended, he lost his job, as returning veterans
came back to reclaim their jobs.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100 milliseconds

deaf people recognizing body language faster than hearing
people

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DeafLibrary Resources

Alexander Graham Bell, who worked with the deaf, was a rival
of Thomas A. Edison, a deaf man who was the most famous inventor

read up on:
http://deafdigest.com/alexander-graham-bell-versus-thomas-edison/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening – Deadline to apply: April 6, 2012
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

or

http://tinyurl.com/7qkzmj2

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55399
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of three-dimensional arts. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Interior Design
– Industrial Design
– 3D Arts
– Foundations: Drawing, Two and Three-Dimensional Design
– Computer Aided Design/Drafting
– 3D Computer Modeling and Rendering

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242197.
Faculty search for IRC55399.

EO/AAE

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faculty position posting
Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
PC#: 0375 IRC55400
Department: Arts and Imaging Studies- Graphic Design
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The Arts and Imaging Studies Department at NTID is seeking to fill a
full-time 9.5-month lecturer/instructor position with an individual
whose particular strengths are focused on a variety of technical and
aesthetic aspects of graphic design for print and non-print media.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or
tutoring all aspects of:

– Graphic Design
– Media Arts & Technology
– Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

Provide academic advising, tutorial support, direct instruction in
the NTID Arts & Imaging Studies associate degree programs,
career/placement information, and develop tutorial aids for a variety
of content areas relating to art and design. Facilitate application
and transfer processes of deaf and hard of hearing students
interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/242220.
Faculty search for IRC55400.

EO/AAE

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Open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Dispensing Audiologist
http://deafdigest.com/dispensing-audiologist-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Billing Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/billing-specialist-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Human Resource Director
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-human-resources-director/

Overnight Child Care Worker – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Teacher – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Family Partner (Part-time) – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-family-partner-wraparound/

In order to process application packet, a resume, cover letter, and three references and/or three letters of recommendation are required.

Please apply online or send to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: (508) 875-3355

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Multiple Teacher of the Deaf Vacancies 2012-2013
Ohio School for the Deaf
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio School for the Deaf has a model preschool program, Interactive Video Distance Learning, state of the art technology support, well developed programs for work experience and transition activities, a vigorous Student Life program, athletic programs, participation of our Academic Bowl Team at the national level, summer programs, positive behavioral supports for students, and a well respected Outreach program.

OSD teachers individualize for students having diverse needs as well as preparing students for college. OSD stresses instruction using ASL and written English, as well as adaptations for students who have auditory access needs or using alternative communication devices. Students look forward to special after school events such as the holiday performance, Homecoming, athletic tournaments, the Marie Phillip ASL competition, art shows, leadership conferences, Prom, and talent show. OSD serves 150 students in pre-school through grade 12.

Location: OSD is located in a major metropolitan area with diverse neighborhoods and suburban regions.  Columbus is a family friendly city with a wide variety of leisure time and recreation activities, major sports venues in football, hockey, soccer, and basketball, multiple museums, universities, and water recreation opportunities nearby. Columbus does enjoy four seasons of weather but with relatively mild winters. OSD.s alumni organization is centered in Columbus.  OSD’s Athletic Booster Club supports OSD students. The cost of living is very reasonable in the Mid-West part of the United States.

Individuals with a concentration in math, reading, science, or social studies are encouraged to apply now

BA $38,563; MA $42,910; MA +20 and ten years experience $67,163

69% of OSD teachers have 20 years of experience or less.  85% of OSD teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.  All OSD teachers must pass the SLPI at the Advanced level or higher for ASL skills. Teachers enjoy 9 month calendar with pay spread over 12 months, a generous benefits package, and opportunities for professional development.  A face to face interview and SLPI are required.  Check the deadline date on the official posting form on the website below. Come be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic staff!

Please send a resume to:
Janet Gordon, Interim Superintendent
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214-1899

mailto:Gordon@osd.oh.gov

See complete benefit package and complete an on-line application at: http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/hr

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Job announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

Essential functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-service,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

Method of application:
Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational
and work background listing places of employment, beginning/
ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.
Please submit references along with resume. Information should
include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the
announcement number and position for which you are applying.

Send cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 W 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

– ASSISTANT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR for RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: (Full Time
Position) The qualified candidate shall possess: Bachelor’s degree in
Human Services field with two years of supervisory experience in
behavioral health and/or developmental disabilities program; OR a HS
with 5 plus years of experience working in the mental health field,
two of which must be in a supervisory role. Advanced ASL fluency
required.  Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and
interpersonal communication skills (both in person and in writing)
required. Strong ability to manage and complete multiple tasks,
priorities and projects as well as the ability to lead, teach, advise
and motivate staff and consumers. Responsibilities include:
Regulatory Compliance -Insure compliance with the health, safety, and
occupancy regulations and contract requirements of all relevant
Governmental and professional accreditation entities. Assure the
maintenance of DPW and other licensures as required. Budget -Insures
that program expenses are kept within budgetary limits. Work with
Operations Director and other fiscal management personnel to develop
yearly budgets.. Supervision -Maintain a supervisory process
including both individual and group meetings of all program staff for
direction, guidance and support. Communicate agency policies and
procedures, client information, and all other relevant information to
staff as needed. Personnel -Oversee and recruit, hire and train
qualified staff to provide sufficient supervision and support to meet
client needs, agency standards, and contractual or regulatory
requirements. Develop department/division standards in compliance
with agency policies. Liaison – Maintain effective working
relationships with clients, officials, families and agency personnel.
Insure full participation in an interagency planning process for
individual clients as well as for service system development and
problem solving. Provide ongoing communication with psychiatric
service providers such as the psychiatrist, therapists and
specialized consultants or practitioners as well as county and state
governmental agencies.

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

– RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications:
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

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

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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position opening
Principal
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

SALARY: $ 81,100 – $145,800

Summary:
The Principal serves as the chief instructional leader of the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) that serves deaf and hard of hearing students from infancy to grade 8. The KDES Principal focuses on high student achievement; building a positive school climate that supports the whole student; leveraging research and data to drive initiatives and instruction; and building a high-performing staff and leadership team to achieve the school’s vision and goals. The principal collaborates with teachers, staff, parents, and the school community members to implement innovative educational programs and school systems that accelerate student achievement.  The principal leads the school’s leadership team and directs all aspects of the instructional and support service programs provided to students enrolled at KDES and their families.  The Principal is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and collaborates with other Clerc Center leaders in order to achieve the mandates for the Clerc Center contained in the Education of the Deaf Act (EDA). The Principal supervises and evaluates the Assistant Principal, the instructional coordinators, teachers, managers and the administrative support staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Master’s degree in education of the deaf, educational administration or related field.
–    Three years successful teaching experience with elementary or secondary age deaf or hard of hearing students
–    Three years. successful experience in a school leadership position.
–    Applicant must possess Administrative certification or license at the time of hire or obtain within two years from date of hire.

TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter, resume, Gallaudet employment application to:

MAIL:
Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall 106
Washington, DC 20002

ELECTRONIC:
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

FAX:
202-651-5344

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Opening teaching positions at
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2012-2013

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    English Teacher-MSSD
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD
–    Elementary Teacher-KDES –    Art Teacher-KDES

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

SUMMARY:
Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University . KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 13th, 2012.  New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 13th, 2012.  The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2012.

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position opening
Instructor, Speech-Language, Pathology & Audiology
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio

Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 300
academic degree programs, for the more than 29,000 students
representing 46 U.S. states and 80 foreign countries.  They’re a
culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic
spectrum.  Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you
in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the
pulse of business, government and the community. Most important, here
you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new
academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation
and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on
campus.  Excellence, opportunity and energy.  You will find all three
at The University of Akron.

Requires a relevant Master’s degree, and three years experience
teaching American Sign Language (ASL) at the college level. Native or
near native fluency in ASL, with extensive knowledge of ASL
linguistics and deaf culture is required. Responsibilities for this
job include; teach classroom instruction to include any offered ASL
studies course, collaborate with ASL Coordinator on ASL program
projects, cultivate and mentor new part-time faculty, work with Early
High School program to maintain enrollment and address retention
issues, and attend faculty meetings.

For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:
http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/  Requisition number: 007234. The
University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment
opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance
with state and federal laws.

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Employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at.. http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. Applications are requested by March 30, 2012 in anticipation that interviews will be conducted beginning in April; position is open until filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 210 days, August to June), beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and experience. Annual Salary Range:  $81,226 (minimum) to $92,562 (maximum). Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment); follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification.

Contact information:
Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Website: http://csdb.org/

E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)

All interviews will be conducted on-site at:
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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Manager Deaf Services The Center for Disability Rights
Rochester, NY

The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is looking for a dynamic individual to manage the deaf services programs for CDR. The person in this role will provide oversight to the Deaf Communication Specialist Programs, Day and Res Hab, and SSP programs of CDR.

Job duties include scheduling, program development, training, and overall oversight of day-to-day coordination of the habitation services, SSP services,  Deaf Communication Specialist Services, and staff supervision.

Qualifications:
–    Must be ASL  fluent –    Understanding of OPWDD regulations pertaining to the Habilitation Programs
–    Be able to develop and implement systems that ensure the highest quality of service and compliance with regulations and OPWDD standards for service delivery.
–    Must have reliable mode of transportation.
–    Must be organized, detailed and flexible.
–    One year of supervisory experience –    Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field.

Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Joan Hart
497 State Street
Rochester, New York 14608

Fax: (585) 546-1724
mailto:resumes@cdrnys.org

CDR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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 – 18 March 2012

DeafDigest Gold – March 18, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/landlord-hates-deafblind/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-applicant-and-mother-at-interview/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lousy-tip-for-a-reason/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-teaching-asl/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Every deaf person that watches captioned programs
knows (and has suffered through) these bloopers.
But possibly the worst case of bloopers surfaced
during the Great Britain’s TV program – Dancing on Ice.
There were so many bloopers that the British Deaf
Community lit out in anger. When TV stations scrimp
on captioning costs, they pay the price. Interesting
that we, the Americans, laugh off these captioning
bloopers, but the British people were upset about it.

Bluff City is a small town in Tennessee, near Bristol.
A city council meeting took place; it was attended by
a deaf couple. The meeting was not interpreted even
though the couple requested an interpreter in advance.
The deaf man was not too happy about it and asked why
their request was not granted. No one on the council
was able to give him a satisfactory answer, instead,
pointing fingers at each other!

– Very Hot News

Linda Mitchell will be retiring from her position in August as superintendent of Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. She has been with this position for a good number of years.

– Thursday March 15th

In Holliston, Massachusetts, a CI user is protesting
the establishment of a solar farm nearby. She is
saying that these solars will interfere with her
CI. The surprised town planning board has delayed
the vote on this solar farm proposal for that reason.

– Friday March 16th

Could deaf man, handcuffed behind his back upon arrest,
file a lawsuit against the police on basis of his
rights being violated? A judge in a Maryland court
said no. How and to what extent would the deaf man
be able to communicate, while his hands were handcuffed
behind him, was not addressed!

– Saturday March 17th

Dr. Gail Murray, on the staff of the UH Case Medical Center
and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio,
was interviewed on ABC News. She said that mental health
services must have sign language interpreters. At the hospital
she works with deafness and hearing impaired issues among
the babies.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Will the FCC listen to us?

The FCC has asked us how can the Video Relay Services
be improved. We are telling them to please make the cable
and the internet connections inexpensive so that
every deaf person in USA can afford these services.
Will FCC listen to us? DeafDigest hopes so.

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WHO’S THAT AT THE DOOR?

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D8200 Doorbell/Telephone Signaler.

Plug in your own lamp and be alerted by different flash patterns
for different sounds – the doorbell at the front door, a knock
at the back door, or the telephone ringing.

Now 25% off through WCI – Weitbrecht Communications, Inc.
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd

For a catalog of all our helpful technology, contact:
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WCI ­ Your Source for Assistive Technology

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GIVING A LITTLE TIP AT A RESTAURANT
Many people complain that deaf people do not tip
enough for the waiters at restaurants. There are also
many hearing people that are also cheap tippers.
DeafDigest editor was with a group of deaf people
eating at a restaurant in New York about 40 years
ago. It was at midnight. The group was hungry, but
the waitress was very rude and her service was lousy.
And when the food came, it did not taste good.
The group had two choices – to discuss this with
the restaurant manager or to tip very little. The
group agreed to tip very little – to teach the
restaurant a lesson.
The check was about $49.75. The group gave the
waitress $50.00 in cash and told her to keep the
change.
The waitress was angry and chased the group
into the street. She was told she deserved the lousy
tip!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lousy-tip-for-a-reason/

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

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2012 ADARA Conference
June 28-30, 2012
Atlanta, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-adara-conference/

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HEARING TEACHER OF ASL CLASS
One school started a new ASL class. About 20
students signed up for that class. The school
advertised for a deaf teacher with a doctorate
degree.
No one in the deaf community was interested.
The school looked for a long time but with no
luck.
As a result, the school hired a hearing teacher
that has a doctorate and is fluent in ASL.
The deaf people were upset that a job went to
a hearing person.
Whose fault is it?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-teaching-asl/

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

THE ARIZONA HEARING AID LAW
In Arizona, there is a law regarding hearing aid providers.
These providers must be licensed by the state and that the exam
has two parts – written and knowledge of business procedures.
The state wants to change the law – to require providers
to go through a 160-hour apprenticeship under a licensed
provider.
The hard of hearing community in the state opposes this
proposed change to the law.

GENE SEQUENCING FOR A REASON
Gene sequencing helps researchers identify which gene is which.
And at University of Iowa, the doctors do gene sequencing for a
reason.
It is to decide which deaf children benefit better, or not,
from a hearing aid – and/or – a CI.
In these good old days, deaf children were given hearing
aids with no second thoughts or whatever.
Times have changed.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-tricks-of-the-deaf/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Women United

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-women-united/

A MISLEADING HEADLINE
There was a web posting that featured a headline as follows:

Deafness might damage your health

This is puzzling – because there are many healthy deaf people.
Yes there many other deaf people that are not healthy – but the
same goes for hearing people.
Actually the article meant to explain that because of deafness
as communication barriers, these deaf people have problems accessing
health care (doctors, dentists, health care facilities, etc)
The headline should have been worded differently.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I’m too embarrassed to wear a hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

Hearing Disability Doesn’t Stop Raymondville RB From Signing Football
Scholarship

Despite being deaf, B.J. Flores of Raymondville will play college
football. He signed a full scholarship to Gallaudet University in
Washington, D.C.

DeafDigest is not sure what is the writer supposed to be saying?

1. There are many, many deaf football players. Two of them played
in the NFL. Is the writer saying it is so amazing that a
deaf person could play football?

2. Gallaudet University is not allowed to offer football
scholarships because it is a member of NCAA-III which does not
allow such scholarships. Yes, Gallaudet can offer academic
scholarships, but certainly not football scholarships.

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered
already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Do we really care when the TV captions are bad?

A. We may laugh about it, but we do care.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Alarm clocks

There are various types of alarm clocks for individuals who are Deaf-Blind.

Most of the clocks are very fragile where you actually touch the hour and minute hands.

At CSUN, there was a Technology conference with an exhibit booth.

It showcased a new vibrating alarm clock for the Deaf-Blind at the conference.

The features described were excellent and much needed.

That clock is called Helen and it is the size of a credit card.

The shocking part is the price – $1,300 each!

Excuse me!  But who can afford this?

You can view this new technology here

http://www.bones.ch/bones/pages/eng/products/helen.html

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

Since interpreters are so expensive, we wish that there is a
special fund. There are deaf people that want to attend a
hobby club meeting, a town council meeting, a breakfast
meeting, etc – but cannot because of the high cost of
interpreters.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1747 – Pierre Desloges, deaf at age of 7, was a
well known author of political books, that was published
during the French Revolution. Interestingly enough he did
not learn sign language until he was 27

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

13,000 airports in the United States

fewer than 700 have control towers that allow deaf pilots
to land.

Deaf cannot land at radio controlled towers

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf soldiers in the Civil War
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-soldiers-in-civil-war/

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is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Job announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services

Job Announcement: #12-004
Position Title/Level/Code: Principal, 1854
Number of positions/PIN: (1) – Unclassified / 80500414

Annual Salary Range: $4,554.38 to $5,768.44 Monthly

Beginning Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Ending Date: Open until filled

Essential functions:
This position is responsible for scheduling classes and in-service,
handling discipline and the monitoring of teachers and staff. Duties
include assigning duties and responsibilities as well as monitoring
the functions of the Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Education and Experience requirements:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a
Secondary/elementary Principal Certificate, certification in Deaf Education and 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must
be proficient in American Sign Language to be considered.

Method of application:
Resumes or vitas will be accepted and must include educational
and work background listing places of employment, beginning/
ending dates of employment, and description of duties performed.
Please submit references along with resume. Information should
include a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your mailing address, e-mail address, and the
announcement number and position for which you are applying.

Send cover letter to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Human Resources Unit
3535 W 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the
application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527
or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Principal
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

SALARY: $ 81,100 – $145,800

Summary:
The Principal serves as the chief instructional leader of the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) that serves deaf and hard of hearing students from infancy to grade 8. The KDES Principal focuses on high student achievement; building a positive school climate that supports the whole student; leveraging research and data to drive initiatives and instruction; and building a high-performing staff and leadership team to achieve the school’s vision and goals. The principal collaborates with teachers, staff, parents, and the school community members to implement innovative educational programs and school systems that accelerate student achievement.  The principal leads the school’s leadership team and directs all aspects of the instructional and support service programs provided to students enrolled at KDES and their families.  The Principal is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and collaborates with other Clerc Center leaders in order to achieve the mandates for the Clerc Center contained in the Education of the Deaf Act (EDA). The Principal supervises and evaluates the Assistant Principal, the instructional coordinators, teachers, managers and the administrative support staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
–    Master’s degree in education of the deaf, educational administration or related field.
–    Three years successful teaching experience with elementary or secondary age deaf or hard of hearing students
–    Three years. successful experience in a school leadership position.
–    Applicant must possess Administrative certification or license at the time of hire or obtain within two years from date of hire.

TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter, resume, Gallaudet employment application to:

MAIL:
Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall 106
Washington, DC 20002

ELECTRONIC:
mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

FAX:
202-651-5344

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Opening teaching positions at
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

School Year 2012-2013

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    English Teacher-MSSD
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD
–    Elementary Teacher-KDES –    Art Teacher-KDES

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

SUMMARY:
Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KDES Early Childhood Education – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5 – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

KDES Team 6-7-8 and all MSSD Departments (content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) . requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest, a completed Gallaudet University Application Form, an up-to-date resume, copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any), three (3) current and signed letters of recommendation (from supervisors who know about your teaching ability) to Clerc Center Human Resources per electronic by emailing to mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu or via mail to Clerc Center Human Resources; Gallaudet University . KDES room 3104; 800 Florida Avenue, NE; Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html and click on Job Application Form

Any vacant position that is filled is dependent upon resignations received and funding available. If you get a job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.** Salary begins on August 13th, 2012.  New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 13th, 2012.  The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2012.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
Macon, GA

visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081635&entry_timestamp=2012-03-09-11.04.08.868053

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Deadline to apply is: March 16, 2012

position opening – re-announced
State Coordinator for VR Deaf-Blind Services
Georgia

visit:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00081689&entry_timestamp=2012-02-10-14.34.36.815152

or

http://tinyurl.com/7mffw5s

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position opening
Human Resource Director
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

for position description, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-human-resources-director/

Please send information to the address below or apply online:
Personnel Department
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

http://www.tlcdeaf.org
mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Instructor, Speech-Language, Pathology & Audiology
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio

Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 300
academic degree programs, for the more than 29,000 students
representing 46 U.S. states and 80 foreign countries.  They’re a
culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic
spectrum.  Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you
in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the
pulse of business, government and the community. Most important, here
you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new
academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation
and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on
campus.  Excellence, opportunity and energy.  You will find all three
at The University of Akron.

Requires a relevant Master’s degree, and three years experience
teaching American Sign Language (ASL) at the college level. Native or
near native fluency in ASL, with extensive knowledge of ASL
linguistics and deaf culture is required. Responsibilities for this
job include; teach classroom instruction to include any offered ASL
studies course, collaborate with ASL Coordinator on ASL program
projects, cultivate and mentor new part-time faculty, work with Early
High School program to maintain enrollment and address retention
issues, and attend faculty meetings.

For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:
http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/  Requisition number: 007234. The
University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment
opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance
with state and federal laws.

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Employment opportunity
Principal, School for the Deaf
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at.. http://csdb.org/, where the official job announcement for Principal, School for the Deaf may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under Non-Classified employment. Applications are requested by March 30, 2012 in anticipation that interviews will be conducted beginning in April; position is open until filled.

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 210 days, August to June), beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. The base salary shall be established commensurate with appropriate education and experience. Annual Salary Range:  $81,226 (minimum) to $92,562 (maximum). Excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:  Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website (Non-Classified Employment); follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), and to upload the following items to the on-line application: formal letter of interest, current resume, recent letters of recommendation (with signature), copies of all transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification.

Contact information:
Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Website: http://csdb.org/

E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)

All interviews will be conducted on-site at:
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

CSDB is an EOE

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Manager Deaf Services The Center for Disability Rights
Rochester, NY

The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is looking for a dynamic individual to manage the deaf services programs for CDR. The person in this role will provide oversight to the Deaf Communication Specialist Programs, Day and Res Hab, and SSP programs of CDR.

Job duties include scheduling, program development, training, and overall oversight of day-to-day coordination of the habitation services, SSP services,  Deaf Communication Specialist Services, and staff supervision.

Qualifications:
–    Must be ASL  fluent –    Understanding of OPWDD regulations pertaining to the Habilitation Programs
–    Be able to develop and implement systems that ensure the highest quality of service and compliance with regulations and OPWDD standards for service delivery.
–    Must have reliable mode of transportation.
–    Must be organized, detailed and flexible.
–    One year of supervisory experience –    Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field.

Mail, Fax, or Email Cover Letters and Resumes to:

Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
Joan Hart
497 State Street
Rochester, New York 14608

Fax: (585) 546-1724
mailto:resumes@cdrnys.org

CDR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

*  Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

*  Overnight Child Care Worker (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

*  Dispensing Audiologist
http://deafdigest.com/dispensing-audiologist-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

*  Billing Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/billing-specialist-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

*  Family Partner (Wraparound Program)

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of
recommendation and/or three references. In addition, please complete and
submit an application (found on website – Inquiry Forms) to complete the
application packet.

Submission of Application:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

OR

Submit Online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are
most qualified will be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for
the Deaf is an EOE

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position opening
Director
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

WPSD’s current enrollment is 207 students, of which 80 are residential.

WPSD is an “All Inclusive communication Environment”.  We recognize that each child’s language and communication needs are different, and we try to accommodate each one. We believe that some students’ first language is ASL, and for others, it is English. To  meet their needs, we offer an environment where ASL, Sign Supported English and speech and amplification are used, depending on the student and the situation. the situation

REPORTS TO: Executive Director/CEO of the Programs of the Western Pennsylvania School for
The Deaf

POSITION DESCRIPTION:    This position is an exempt, full-time, twelve-month position (on call, 24/7 during the school year)

The Director is responsible for all aspects of student programming at WPSD including the academic, residential, technology, library/media center and counseling/evaluation programs.
The Director supervises four Principals, the Dean of Students, Coordinator of Technology, Coordinator of Counseling/ Evaluation, Curriculum Coordinator, Mainstream Coordinator, IEP Coordinator, Reading Specialist, Coordinator of Children’s Services, and Registrar. Approximately 100 staff are within these programs.
The Director directs the development and revision of curriculum and works with other departments to assure coordination of curriculum sequence to ensure compliance with state regulations and to adhere to the standards of the School.
The Director is actively involved with the recruitment, enrollment and retention of students.   The Director meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units and/or other agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate programs for students The Director reviews student progress and makes decisions regarding placement and educational planning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    PA Instructional II certification in Deaf Education, PA Supervisory Certificate, M.Ed in Deaf Education or Educational Leadership.

Extensive knowledge of educational needs of deaf and hard-of- hearing children.  Extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including the IEP process.  Proven track record of managing and leading academic and residential programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
Strong communication skills including the ability to maintain positive relations with parents, alumni and the local community
Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the Sign Language     Proficiency Interview (SLPI); .Advanced. level skills are required at hire.
PA Act 24, PA 34 Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI clearances required.  Valid driver license required.

SALARY Commensurate with other school superintendent-level positions

DEADLINE TO APPLY:        March 30, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send letter of application and resume to:
Jay Knowles
President
Dragonswood Advisors, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

mailto:Joseph.knowles@att.net

The Western PA School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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job opening
Information Coordinator
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Information Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Bachelor Degree
–    Two years of administrative experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing –    Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Preferred Requirements: –    Ability to communicate efficiently using American Sign Language

Duties include collecting and reviewing information pertaining to deafness and coordinating dissemination of information.  Identifying services available to consumers and develop a system to maintain current information useful to state agencies, parents, and consumers on a statewide basis. Maintain database information keeping it accurate and current as well as tracking requests handled. Maintain information on the web as it pertains to the directory. Biannually publish a statewide directory of services to the deaf and hard of hearing for consumers and their families. Maintain agency library to provide deaf related materials to constituents.  Oversee data entry and duties pertaining to the KCDHH Library. Represents the agency on boards, committees, and attends meeting directed by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application:           Open until filled

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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job opening
Interpreter I
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Interpreter I.  The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Temporary/Permanent license as an interpreter issued by the Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
–    High School Diploma –    Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Duties for this position include providing interpreting/transliterating services for deaf and hard of hearing staff for meetings, conferences, workshops, interviews, telephone calls, etc., including one to one and group settings.  Prepare written translations of speeches, legal materials, and other instructional and educational materials. Participate in special workshops and in-service training activities to further professional development. Assist the Telecommunication Access Program in processing applications, working with consumers and understanding of the equipment being provided. Assist in maintaining financial documentation/filing and other daily office tasks.
Assist the Access Center with projects, research and assignments as determined by the Executive Director. Conducts research and provides assistance on special projects as assigned by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application:           Open until filled

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 20 February 2012

DeafDigest Gold – February 19, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 16th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-mystery-in-iceland/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-discrimination-in-family-poker/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-speech-corrections/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-candidate-getting-many-votes/

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Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] – One of the Fastest on the Market

With a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the Nexus S[tm]
4G from Google[tm] is one of the fastest mobile phones on the market
today. The Nexus S[tm] 4G comes pre-installed with all the Google
apps you’ve come to know and love and is enabled with new and popular
features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling,
NFC support and full html web browsing.

Now priced at $99.99, after $400 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and
2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store, the
store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard
of hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG021912

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

In Rochester, NY, the MAPCO Parking, an operator
of parking lots, has many deaf employees. They handle
all aspects of parking – maintenance, cleaning cars,
grass cutting, road salting, valet parking services, etc.
the owners have been happy with their deaf employees.

At the Summit County Animal Shelter in Ohio, there are
pets that are ready. Brenna Voils is the shelter technician,
who is praised for her love of animals and for her work
in calming them down. She is deaf. Employees have praised
her as a miracle worker.

– Very Hot News

Ontario is broke. This may not be good news for its
schools for the deaf in London, Milton and Belleville.
The Education Ministry suggested that three schools
merge into just one school. Which school would that be?
This is the next issue that the Ministry needs to face.

– Thursday February 16th

In a letter-to-the-editor section of a newspaper, a
deaf person described himself as follows:

I am deaf, hearing impaired, auditorily challenged. I use
interpreters, captions, speech-to-text reporters,
lip-speakers, notetakers and also “nudging anyone sitting
near me to help me catch up if I get lost”

– Friday February 17th

Replacing the retired David Myers with the
Texas Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
is Lori Breslow. She comes on board with experience
as administrator with a number of deaf agencies.

– Saturday February 18th

A new educational center for the deaf in Indiana? This is
what Gov. Mitch Daniels is suggesting. Not sure if he
wishes to create this center to compete with Indiana
School for the Deaf or if he wants the school to establish
such a center on the campus? As always, stay tuned.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will test-run their 9-1-1 text message
system for the benefit of the deaf. It is for
three months. Keep in mind the Deaf Canadians had
a 3-month run with their video relay service only
to have it taken away from them! So, hopefully this
9-1-1 test run will be permanent.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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DEAF PERSON ACCEPTS SPEECH CORRECTIONS
A deaf woman grew up, hating it when hearing
people correct her speech. Now, she accepts it.
Why does she accept it? She said that passing
notes back and forth wastes time while speaking
saves a lot of time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-speech-corrections/

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

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Do You See Yourself As A Counselor With Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients?*

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?

Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation Counselor Education
program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and
hard of hearing clients. The need for qualified rehabilitation
counselors is at an all time high. Graduates from this program
find employment in such professional areas as state vocational
rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering
agencies. The placement rate nation-wide for recent graduates
is 96 – 100%.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as
well as a proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified
students contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members
of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged
to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2012 school year.

*Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged
tuition at Oregon resident student rates. Those states include
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington,
and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit:
http://www.wou.edu/rehab

To read the brochure, visit:
http://35.182.75.222/western-oregon-university-rehab-brochure/

You may also contact:

Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Coordinator
Rehabilitation Counselor Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

mailto:rceinfo@wou.edu

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AN EASY WAY FOR DEAF MAN TO GET VOTES IN ELECTION
Years back, a deaf man, was hoping to win
election as a state legislator. He did not win, but
he got many, many votes, more than other losing
candidates.
How did he get many votes. Very easy. The
first letter of his last name was B. On the ballot
card, candidates were listed by their last names
from A to Z.
Many voters did not like to look down the list
to pick a candidate. They just looked at B and
voted for him, without knowing he was deaf!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-candidate-getting-many-votes/

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

A POPULAR TOPIC AMONG LATE-DEAFENED SENIOR CITIZENS
At a certain retirement community, there is a topic that
is a discussed often among late-deafened senior citizens.
What is that topic? Politics? No. Sports? No? Weather?
No. Religion? No.
Then what is it? Comparing different brands of hearing
aids and trying to determine which one is the best!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-accused-of-spying/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

A SURFER HANG OUT IN JAPAN
A shop popular with ocean surfers is located in Kosai, a small
city in Japan, which sits by the Pacific Ocean.
This shop is owned by Tatsuro Ota, himself a surfer. The shop
sells boards and fixes broken boards, and is considered a hang out
place for surfers to mingle with each other.
Tatsuro is deaf. He communicates by pad and pen.

GENERAL MOTORS’ RSL
RSL? It is Robot Sign Language. The General Motors worked with
the NASA to create a Robonaut2, that is supposed to make lives
easier for our future astronauts during space trips.
Robonaut2 signed out a greeting “Hello, world” in RSL last
week during an introduction ceremony.

WORD OF MOUTH HIRING
In India, people look down on the deaf. But more and
more businesses realize the value of hiring the deaf.
They see deaf employees at cafes serving coffee and
desserts. They see deaf employees at hotels that carry
bags of the patrons. They realize that deaf people work
better than hearing people.
This leads to hiring of more deaf people in a nation
that looks down on the disabled!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Wisconsin Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/wisconsin-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I cannot afford a new hearing aid

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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 this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story used this phrase:
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Learners

DeafDigest asks:
is there such a thing as Hearing Learners?

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered
already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Does DeafDigest have a facebook and a
twitter?

A. No.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Independent

One of our Deaf-Digest readers wrote to me recently.  She is Deaf-Blind like me.

She strongly believes in independence and making decisions on her own.

This is true and important.  Still, we have professionals “telling us what is best”.

We need to advocate to change this.  Professionals should be giving us comprehensive information and potential alternatives so that we can make our own “informed decisions”.  Our decisions can also diverge from professional advice, given our own life time of experience which is quite distinct from theirs.

There is still a lot of work to be done to change the thinking of professionals all over the world.

Follow friends, it is important to respect the decisions of your Deaf-Blind peers even if you do not see their direction as optimal!  We may make mistakes and learn from them.  Or, we may blaze a new and better trail.

Thank you for writing, Rona.

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

that as a matter of principle of helping the deaf,
the New Zealand parliament should have paid for
Mojo Mather’s electronic notetaking needs instead
of her own political party paying for it.

Ontario did, with interpreters, when Gary Malkowski
served in the Parliament during the nineties. It
was a non-issue.

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DeafHistory:

Robarts School for the Deaf, London
Opened 1973.

Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Milton Opened 1963,

Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf, Belleville Ontario’s first school for the deaf, founded in 1870.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

200
new laws passed in the state of Illinois

0
number of laws that help the deaf or are deaf-related

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DeafLibrary Resources

Which nations have their own versions of our ADA?
Do visit:

http://deafdigest.com/nations-with-their-versions-of-ada/

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job opening
Information Coordinator
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Information Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Bachelor Degree
–    Two years of administrative experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing –    Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Preferred Requirements: –    Ability to communicate efficiently using American Sign Language

Duties include collecting and reviewing information pertaining to deafness and coordinating dissemination of information.  Identifying services available to consumers and develop a system to maintain current information useful to state agencies, parents, and consumers on a statewide basis. Maintain database information keeping it accurate and current as well as tracking requests handled. Maintain information on the web as it pertains to the directory. Biannually publish a statewide directory of services to the deaf and hard of hearing for consumers and their families. Maintain agency library to provide deaf related materials to constituents.  Oversee data entry and duties pertaining to the KCDHH Library. Represents the agency on boards, committees, and attends meeting directed by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application:           Open until filled

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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job opening
Interpreter I
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, KY

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking applicants for Interpreter I.  The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications: –    Temporary/Permanent license as an interpreter issued by the Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
–    High School Diploma –    Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Duties for this position include providing interpreting/transliterating services for deaf and hard of hearing staff for meetings, conferences, workshops, interviews, telephone calls, etc., including one to one and group settings.  Prepare written translations of speeches, legal materials, and other instructional and educational materials. Participate in special workshops and in-service training activities to further professional development. Assist the Telecommunication Access Program in processing applications, working with consumers and understanding of the equipment being provided. Assist in maintaining financial documentation/filing and other daily office tasks.
Assist the Access Center with projects, research and assignments as determined by the Executive Director. Conducts research and provides assistance on special projects as assigned by the Executive Director; other duties as assigned.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Morgan at 632 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-573-2604 V/T, mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov

For more information please visit: http://www.kcdhh.org/bulletin/jobopportunities.html

Deadline for Application:           Open until filled

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment.

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, VT

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students and individuals. We are now interviewing all
qualified applicants for the following positions.

– Educational Interpreter
Location: Brattleboro, VT, public high school
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
– College degree and completion of an interpreter training program
preferred.
– Holds current professional credentials from the Registry of
Interpreter for the Deaf,
– National Association of the Deaf or other sanctioned testing system
or willingness to work towards
– National Interpreter Certification(NIC), must pass the NIC knowledge
(written) exam within one year of hire and the NIC interview and Performance Exam within 3 years of hire.
– Educational Interpreting experience and other related interpreting
experience
– Knowledge of child development and an understanding of the uniqueness
and development of Deaf and hard of hearing students.
-Flexible with scheduling and other changes
Valid driver’s license and insurance coverage with the ability to
transport students as needed

Responsibilities:
– Follow the RID code of Professional Conduct within an educational
setting.
– Work in a team situations with other interpreters to ensure the
highest quality provision of interpreter services.
– Prepare for demanding course material as necessary for successful
interpreting/transliteration
– Educate consumers about interpreting services
– Tutor students as it relates to their mainstream class(es) when
needed

– Client Support Specialist for ACCESS for Deaf Vermonters
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time; 6-20 hours a week, Monday -Friday. Temporary
position till late March.

Qualifications:
– Fluency in American Sign Language
– BA Degree preferred or High School diploma with minimum 2 years
experiences in Human Service
– Experience with deafness and deaf culture preferred
– Drivers license and personal car required

Responsibilities:
– Teaching clients independent living skills(home management) and
accessing of community resources.
– Transitioning skills, employment community networking and on the job
coaching
– Communicating/meeting with home care provider, case manager and
referral agency as needed
– Providing crisis intervention as needed
– Assisting with organizing and caring our social and recreational
opportunities in the community

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH, Inc.
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org
Fax# 802-258-9574

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open positions
Walden School at The Learning Center for Deaf
Framingham, MA

Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Intensive Care Coordinator (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation and/or three references. In addition, please complete and submit an application (found on website – Inquiry Forms) to complete the application packet.

Submission of Application:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

OR

Submit Online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited for an interview. The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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Career Opportunities PAHrtners Deaf Services
Glenside, PA

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

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

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

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational
workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  BA in psychology, counseling or
any other human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with
individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including
treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL
required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team
environment.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide
group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and
psycho-educational workshops.

– RTF RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various shifts available) This position
provides direct client services to adolescents, with behavioral
health concerns, in areas such as independent living skills,
implementation of daily activities, run weekly group meetings,
implementing a behavioral modification plan, assist with
homework/school projects and community integration.  Qualifications:
HS + 1 year related experience (preferably with
children/adolescents), valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in
ASL; demonstrate competency in independent living skills; ability to
teach, advise and motivate; strong interpersonal skills.  Qualified
candidate will also be a strong team player who possesses a great
amount of patience and dedication to working with adolescents.

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

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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RIT FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM/NTID
Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for
the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty – Assistant Professor
PC#: 0375 IRC55237

Department: Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
Education

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track*
Starting Date: Fall 2012

This position is subject to available funding.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
– Teach ASL-English Interpretation courses to students in the
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program at NTID and
RIT
– Provide leadership in curriculum design and materials development
for ASL-English Interpretation courses
– Participate and contribute to professional organizations in the
field of Interpreting education
– Fulfill traditional faculty expectations, including, in particular,
those related to scholarship, required for tenure and promotion in
rank

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT?s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of the nine
colleges of RIT, is the world’s largest technological college serving
deaf and hard of hearing students. Created by Congress and funded by
the U.S. Department of Education, it represents the world’s first
effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college
campus planned primarily for hearing students. Together with 15,000
full and part-time hearing students, over 1,300 college-age deaf
students from all 50 states and abroad study and reside on the campus
of the Rochester Institute of Technology. NTID is committed to
creating a climate that fosters the success of every student and
employee by appreciating the unique contributions that each person
makes to the educational process based on their ethnic,
cultural, linguistic and gender-related knowledge and experiences.
For more information about NTID at RIT visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu.

RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
RIT has been recognized on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s
inaugural “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive
years. The Rochester area has a diverse population which
includes African Americans (38% of the city and 14% of Monroe County)
and Latin Americans (13% of the city and 5% of the county). In
addition, more than 7% of the population is foreign born. It is also
home to the largest Deaf community per capita in the United
States. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan region for “Raising a
Family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best
Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion
Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best
“Quality of Life in the Nation”; is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10
Cities for Black Families”; and was twice named one of America’s
Friendliest Cities by American Demographics Magazine.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:
– Doctoral degree or ABD* in an appropriate discipline related to the
field of interpreting/interpreter education
– Native or Native-like proficiency in American Sign Language
– Current National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

PREFERRED:
– Significant experience with curriculum development in postsecondary
setting
– Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the characteristics of
second language teaching/learning and adult learners and teaching
interpreting skills
– Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead the field of
interpreting education
– Knowledge and skills in pedagogy and content relevant to
interpreting education
– Evidence of scholarly activity
– Teaching experience in a post-secondary setting
– Contribution to professional organizations
– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college?s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month, full-time, tenure track or lecturer position*

*If the successful candidate is currently in a doctoral program or
ABD, he or she will begin his or her employment with lecturer status.
The position will be converted to tenure-track at the start of the
contract year after the candidate has completed the doctoral degree.
At that time, the probationary period for tenure review as specified
in the letter of hire will begin.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applicants should apply online at
http://careers.rit.edu . Faculty search for IRC55237. Applications
should include a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a
vita; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

You can contact the search committee regarding this position at:

Barbara Ray Holcomb, Search Committee Chair
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
LBJ-3247
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

mailto:brhncm@rit.edu

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin February 10,
2012 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. All individuals with the
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences are encouraged to make application.

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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 childrens’ behaviors.

You will be provided with resources and support from the behavior
specialist on a weekly basis.  Have strong peoples person skills?  You
will find this job to be a good fit, and for those who strive to be a
peoples 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.

For additional information about our company log on to our website
http://www.warwickfamilyservices.com

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, 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 – 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 – 22 January 2012

DeafDigest Gold – January 22, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employees-pushed-into-retirement/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-electronics-at-deaf-convention/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-lawsuits/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nightmare-in-mainstreamed-class/

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Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] – One of the Fastest on the Market

With a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the Nexus S[tm]
4G from Google[tm] is one of the fastest mobile phones on the market
today. The Nexus S[tm] 4G comes pre-installed with all the Google
apps you’ve come to know and love and is enabled with new and popular
features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling,
NFC support and full html web browsing.

Now priced at $99.99, after $400 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in
rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and
2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store, the
store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard
of hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG012212

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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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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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– Changed video setting and style

when you visit this week’s videos, you will find a
different setting and style. Because of circumstances,
this move was made necessary. Thank you for bearing
with DeafDigest.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that the Viuda Bistro
restaurant, near Austin, Texas, is deaf owned and
deaf operated. This restaurant has received good
reviews in a local newspaper. While the novelty
of a deaf restaurant has leveled off, there is a
core of loyal patrons that keep on coming in to eat
on a regular basis.

Many deaf people in Africa are unemployed. One such deaf man – Boniface Okutoyi, of Kenya, is a
successful businessman. He owns his carpentry business,
and word got around among hearing patrons of his
woodworking skills. He makes furniture from scratch –
sofa sets, dining tables, school chairs, desks,
stools, etc. Hearing patrons gesture to him or draw
on a piece of paper what they want, and Boniface
quickly catches on.

– Very Hot News

A $60.00 hearing aid? Yes, in India if C-DAC, a
manufacturer, has its way. It was announced that
C-DAC is going ahead with its plans.

– Thursday January 19th

Deaf leaders in Pakistan is asking the government to
set aside two percent of jobs for the deaf. They are
claiming that the government is backing out of its
promise to find jobs for the deaf.

– Friday January 20th

Deaf Britons no longer get Disability Living Allowance
(sort of like our SSDI). But it is being replaced by
Personal Independence Payment. And this is something
they are not familiar with and are trying to figure out
exactly what is this supposed to be.

– Saturday January 21st

It is bad enough for the deaf to be second class
citizens in South Africa, let alone being second
class collegiate students! The issue is that
aspiring deaf collegiate students are often not
able to take courses they want to take. Much has
to do with attitude against the deaf and lack of
qualified interpreters in classes.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

In almost all nations, there are deaf playing against the deaf
in a variety of sports, including the National Deaf Games.
How important are these National Deaf Games to the city’s
economy. The city officials of Adelaide, Australia, excited
over hosting the 2016 Australian Deaf Games, put a dollar
figure on economy. They estimated $1.5 million Australian
dollars being pumped into the Adelaide economy in 2016. Where does the money go to? To hotels, restaurants, gas,
souvenirs, photographers, game officials, taxi drivers, etc.

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THESE THREATS ON ADA LAWSUITS
There are deaf people that accept discrimination.
There are also other deaf people that won’t accept
discrimination and always talk about filing these
ADA lawsuits.
Should we always file a lawsuit over every little,
every tiny, and every small ADA violation? Or should
we wait till there is a major, and big-time ADA
violation before filing a lawsuit?
DeafDigest editor is not an attorney, and it is
up to you – but remember one thing – the only people
that win with these ADA lawsuits are these hearing
attorneys!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-lawsuits/

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

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(last call – deadline: February 1, 2012)

Announcement from Deaf Seniors of America President, Jim Potter

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-seniors-of-america-railroad-ride/

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A NIGHTMARE AT A HIGH SCHOOL MAINSTREAMED CLASS
This is a true story. This is not a joke. A deaf
student in a public high school mainstreamed program
has no speech skills.
Yet, a high school teacher forced him to stand up
in class and to speak out (with voice and without
interpreter) in a classroom discussion!
The stupid teacher immediately realized his mistake,
and told the deaf student he was excused from speaking!

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

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

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Communication Access and Accommodation Card

This New Year print your own personalized card to use when you visit
your doctor or any health care office.  You can make your own card to
state your communication and language needs.  Click on the “Create
Card” button when you have filled in the blanks below. Print the card
and keep it with your other identification cards.

Show the card to let doctors and other health care providers know
about your language and communication needs.  When you first schedule
an appointment too, let the office know what you need in advance to
ensure you have a visit where communication flows smoothly.

You can check this out in front page in http://www.healthbridges.info

HealthBridges is a website which offers behavioral health, advocacy
and resource information for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard
of hearing.

Happy New Year from the HealthBridges Team!

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PULLING A PRANK ON A DEAF FARMER
For one reason or other, there are always hearing people
that try to take advantage of the deaf.
Years ago, a deaf farmer was giving orders to oxen
that was to pull a load. The farmer would march on and then
take a peek to make sure the oxen was following him with the load.
A group of neighborhood boys would tell the oxen “whoa”
forcing the animal to stop. The deaf farmer, unaware of the
prank, would walk far ahead and be puzzled why the oxen
didn’t follow him!

THE ACCENT AND THE DEAF
The deaf struggle with regional accents more than the
hearing. A hearing person may hear an accent and may
possibly try to make adjustments with his speech. A deaf
person can’t.
And also, lipreading an accent can be frustrating.
A hearing person may hear an accent but can figure it out.
Accents and the deaf, always frustrating!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-agency-advocate/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Vermont Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/vermont-association-of-the-deaf/

A WAY OF DESCRIBING A CAUSE OF DEAFNESS
A web news said:

Children who are deaf as a result of a genetic anomaly or syndrome

Genetic anomaly or syndrome? As in “deaf of deaf parents”?
Good question but possibly Hunter’s Syndrome, Treacher-Collins syndrome, Trisomy 18, CHARGE Association and some others.
An educator of the deaf said:

Very, very interesting wording!

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid causes me to lost trust of my fellow employees

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

He is half-deaf

Half-deaf? Meaning he is deaf in one ear,
or he is either moderately deaf or
severely deaf (but not profoundly deaf)

Two completely different issues – deaf in one
ear and having hearing loss in both ears

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered
already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. India says $60.00 hearing aids will be manufactured.
Is it for real?

A. Doubtful, unless it is a no-frills, one size fits it all
hearing aid with cheap electronic parts that will break
down after short period of use.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Organize

Keeping the kitchen organized is important for individuals who are blind or vision impaired.

When you have several people living in the house, it is a challenge!

I once cooked chicken fried rice that was declared an official disaster!

I always kept soy sauce in front on the shelf.

Somehow the Worchester sauce came in front of soy sauce.

You see how important to keep the kitchen cabinet organized.

Anyway, I do not recommend Worcester sauce in chicken fried rice!

Keep organized!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

The FCC has mandated January 1, 2014 as the compliance
deadline for content providers to come up with their
captions on “everything”

Just wished the deadline was January 1, 2012. Yes,
“due yesterday” not due almost two years from now.

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DeafHistory:

Fact or legend?

Year 1848 – Bethel, a British ship, sailed towards San
Francisco, its occupants wanting to mine gold during
the Gold Rush days. Something must spooked the ship
that when it arrived in San Francisco Bay, everyone
walked away, never to return. One of the occupants
that walked away was the ship’s cook, who was deaf!

It is not known if the ship was able to sail back
to England or if it sank into the waters of the
Bay.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Unemployment numbers –

30 percent
South African hearing people unemployed

93 percent
South African deaf people unemployed

Very sad!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Who were member of European royal families that were deaf?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-members-of-european-royal-families/

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position opening
Residence Education Manager (Boys Dorm)
Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  on of Gallaudet
University, Washington D.C.

We are recruiting for this position and only male applicants may
apply for the jobs in the boy’s dorm.

For detailed job description and application information, please go
to this website address:
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional+Staff+(exempt)#HR-12001

Please apply if you are interested in this position. To apply, e-mail
a resume and Gallaudet University job application form to:

Gallaudet University
Personnel Office
College Hall- Room 106
800 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Or Fax resume and Gallaudet University Employment job application to:
202-651-5344

Email address: mailto:Personnel.Office@gallaudet.edu

Any questions regarding to these positions, contact Personnel office
at 202-651-5352

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seeking ASL Interpreter
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking American Sign
Language Interpreter for the period April 1—June 18, 2012 to
provide interpretation services between acting company members,
directors and creative personnel, and theatre staff at rehearsals,
technical and dress rehearsals, meetings and for other activities.

The assignment requires:

*  Strong signing and voicing skills
*  Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
*  Understand appropriate roles and individual responsibilities
relating to interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing persons
*  Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of
Professional Conduct
*  Strong understanding of theater culture
*  Flexibility to work within a changing schedule, including
evenings and weekends
*  Understanding of the fluid, collaborative process of theatrical
creation
*  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
*  Ability to interact with stakeholders with a variety of
perspectives and needs

This position’s internal contact is the Associate Producer, Company
or Associate Artistic Director. This position also works in close
collaboration with Associate Producer, Stage Management and the Stage
Management department.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

*  RID certification (CSC, CI, CT, NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master)
*  Graduate of an ITP or related job experience
*  5 years professional experience; 3 years post-certification
*  Experience working in a theatrical context or organization
*  Experience with Shakespeare or verse drama preferred

Interpreter can expect to work between 25-35 hours per week, at an
hourly pay rate to be negotiated. This position works in OSF’s
rehearsal halls, theatres, meeting rooms, and other spaces. Requires
frequent repetitive hand and arm use. Standing for up to two hours
may be required, as well as climbing stairs and negotiating stages
and scenery. Evening/night and weekend work may be required as
dictated by the rehearsal and production schedule. OSF will provide
housing and round-trip travel for non-local interpreter, and access
to standard complimentary ticket package.

To apply, please send in a single e-mail a) cover letter addressing
your qualifications for the position, b) résumé, and c) 3
professional references (name and phone number) to
mailto:humanresources@osfashland.org

Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials before February 1, 2012. All documents must be in Word or PDF format.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf/Walden School
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Overnight Child Care Worker (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Intensive Care Coordinator: Part-time (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Please send resume, cover letter, three references to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

OR

Apply online: http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited for an interview.

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE.

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Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or near completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..  A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, a member of COPLAC, is Oklahoma’s only publicly supported four-year liberal arts college. A function of the institution is to provide an outstanding general education program with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. The program features interdisciplinary team teaching and extends throughout the student’s entire undergraduate experience. Operating on a flexible trimester system which permits the opportunity for accelerated studies, USAO offers a limited number of career, professional and specialized degree programs which are especially strengthened when combined with an interdisciplinary, liberal arts foundation. The University is located in central Oklahoma, 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, in a community of 16,000.

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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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position opening
Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Worcester State Hospital
Worcester, MA

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-deafhard-of-hearing-worcester-state-hospital/

Seeking one part-time sign language interpreter (20 hrs/wk) for a
specialty psychiatric inpatient unit for Deaf persons in Worcester,
Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. This is an excellent position
for an experienced interpreter with excellent ASL skills who has or wants
to develop a specialization in mental health interpreting. Candidates must
have at least two years of full-time or part-time professional experience
providing interpretation and/or transliteration services for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing population after successful completion of the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening.

Salary Range:  $22,543.04 to $30,627.22
Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement,
free parking.

To apply, please send resumes to:
Attn:  Carolyn Burnett, Office of Health Human Resources
Department of Mental Health, Worcester State Hospital,
305 Belmont Street,
Worcester, MA 01604

or email: mailto:healthhr-customerservice-centralma@state.ma.us

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer

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position opening
Full Time, Tenure Track, American Sign Language Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary American Sign Language I, Elementary American Sign Language II, Intermediate American Sign Language and Advanced American Sign Language.

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

For more information including how to apply, go to: http://www.mpc.edu/employment/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Child Care Supervisor – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All individuals with the
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences are encouraged to make application.

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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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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential
Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential

Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students.

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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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
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 January 2012

DeafDigest Gold – January 15, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/overlooked-deaf-members-in-family-tree/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gamblers-not-allowed/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employees-pushed-into-retirement/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-electronics-at-deaf-convention/

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Many hearing people spend years regretting that they
have never learned signs to communicate with a deaf
family member. John Peter Walsh, Illinois, not deaf, had a deaf brother, Jerry. Like with many hearing people,
John never bothered to learn signs. At age of 38 with
his life at crossroads, John decided to go back to school
and go for masters in Deaf Education – and then he
learned enough signs to be able to comfortably communicate
with Jerry. It became a life defining experience for both
of them.

A legislative bill is coming up in Missouri and many
deaf people are not too happy about it. This bill proposes
to limit to $500,000 plus missed work wages on those
that win job discrimination lawsuits. Many deaf people everywhere, Missouri included, are discriminated in the workplace and wish to file lawsuits. It only makes things more difficult in Missouri – should legislators vote in favor of the bill.

– Very Hot News

It was always an issue among the deaf of Ghana that
the Mbale School of the Deaf has 200 hearing students.
Finally, the government Ministry of Education has
ordered the school to remove these 200 hearing students.
Why were they admitted in the first place is a mystery
that no one in Ghana was willing to discuss.

– Thursday January 12th

In Chinhoyi, a big town in Zimbabwe, there is a problem with
a school for the deaf. Attendance is low. It is because of
lack of resources needed to educate the deaf and because
of shortage of teachers that know sign language.

– Friday January 13th

A team of researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders working together with the National Eye Institute are now saying something interesting
about the Usher syndrome. They are claiming that it is caused
by mutant copies of different genes. But the interesting
thing is that some may cause deafness, and some may cause
Usher syndrome. In other words, these genes do not have the
same impact on some individuals. A recent copy of the
Journal of Medical Genetics carries this article.

– Saturday January 14th

US District Judge Claudia Wilken said that the state of California
is not doing enough to accommodate the needs of the deaf (and
disabled) inmates in local jails. She has accused the prison
officials of seeking excuses, despite a ruling that was made
in prisoners’ favor more than ten years ago.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Deaf Filmmakers were able to get funds in the United Kingdom
for their deaf-oriented films through art councils. This may
stop if the Prime Minister David Cameron has his way. He
wants movies to be commercially feasible. Already the
deaf filmmakers are nervous about this comment.

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WHY DO MANY DEAF PEOPLE RETIRE FROM JOBS?
Many deaf people work for many years and then
retire?
Why do they retire? Because they want to relax
and enjoy life? Maybe. Because they can live
comfortably from their retirement pensions and
social security? Maybe.
But for many of them the #1 reason they retire
is that they’re fed up with their hearing bosses
picking on them!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employees-pushed-into-retirement/

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

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A CART operator responds to a complaint by a DeafDigest
subscriber regarding captioning errors.

To read the response, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/captioning-errors-on-tv/

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A RECENT DEAF CONVENTION
A deaf convention took place recently. There were no
laptops, no paging devices, no computers. Many deaf people
spent time in the lobby chatting with each other.
No laptops, no paging devices, no computers? Are we talking
about 1940 or 1950?
No. The power was out at the hotel. So instead of using
computers, laptops and pagers, deaf people just chatted with
each other.
Which is better? 1950 without electronic devices, but
making face to face friends or 2010 with electronic devices
but not making face to face friends?
You decide!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-electronics-at-deaf-convention/

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

FALSE SELF-CONGRATULATIONS
Many people with hearing loss deny their deafness. And
what is even worse is when that person is a high ranking
executive of a Fortune 500 corporation.
That person would constantly congratulate himself for
“overcoming” his deafness and that he has “no problems”
communicating with people that work under him.
And the truth was that the deafness of the boss was
no secret among these employees – and they all took
advantage of his deafness for every which opportunity
that took place!
A pity?

AN UNDERWATER HEARING AID?
This week there was a press release distributed in Great
Britain about a new underwater hearing aid.
DeafDigest wonders why is this underwater hearing aid
manufacturer trying to make a big deal out of it?
Scuba divers use underwater sign language in order to
communicate with each other – which implies that underwater
voice communications is impossible!

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Communication Access and Accommodation Card

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your doctor or any health care office.  You can make your own card to
state your communication and language needs.  Click on the “Create
Card” button when you have filled in the blanks below. Print the card
and keep it with your other identification cards.

Show the card to let doctors and other health care providers know
about your language and communication needs.  When you first schedule
an appointment too, let the office know what you need in advance to
ensure you have a visit where communication flows smoothly.

You can check this out in front page in http://www.healthbridges.info

HealthBridges is a website which offers behavioral health, advocacy
and resource information for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard
of hearing.

Happy New Year from the HealthBridges Team!

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DEAF WORKERS IN THE MINES
Some years back DeafDigest asked if we had deaf people
working in the mines. The impression at that time was that
we had no deaf miners.
It was just learned that in the Philippines, we have at least
five deaf miners. And that the conditions in these Filipino miners
were dangerous for all miners, deaf and hearing!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions and text)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-people-surprised-by-deaf-genes/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Utah Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/utah-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid turns off my office staff

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A nightclub comedian said:

A deaf person can hear better than a ignorant person

In many ways, he is right

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 190 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with 3.5 CEUs
available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking and free in-room internet and
resort fee waived. Next to the conference is an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99.

Thursday pre-conference opening session is “Interpreter Guild” by
Paula Browning. There will also be four separate entertainment venues
concluding with a 4-hour post-conference session on Sunday along with
language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include
6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an 8-hour track on Medical
Interpreting by a Deaf physician.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available. With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered
already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters. Over 30 titles include two new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon! Other DVDS include
stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter preparation, etc.

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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI. The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.
Go to www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q Why do some people refuse to accept their deafness?

A. They equate deafness as a sign of human weakness.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Crossing the street

Crossing the street, if you are Deaf-Blind like me, is scary!

Most of the cities and towns have audible sound signal for individuals who
are blind and can hear.

What about Deaf-Blind?  Very little has been accomplished at this time.

One of the most effective ways to cross the street, is to have a laminated
Deaf-Blind card.

It will say “Help me cross the street, I am Deaf-Blind”  and “Tap me if you
want to help”

There is a picture of a person guiding a blind person in the background.

However, I live in a rural town with no sidewalks and no cross walks or
traffic signals (and no folks to respond to a written plea!)

The best the town can do for me right now is give me a reflective vest, a
less than obvious blind pedestrian sign and their best wishes.

I hope to see you at our next gathering.

Wish me luck.

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Wish List of the Week:

that every nation in the world will have free schooling
programs for the deaf, especially in the Third World
nations.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1832 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet wrote a book, titled
“The Youth’s Book on Natural Theology.” 180 years later,
a collector purchased a lot of old books, and noticed the
Gallaudet book. He had it returned to the Plainfield Historical Society (CT) for preservation.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

6

different types of certificates given by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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DeafLibrary Resources

American presidents’ link with the deaf and of deafness

http://deafdigest.com/usa-presidents-link-with-the-deaf/

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seeking ASL Interpreter
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking American Sign
Language Interpreter for the period April 1—June 18, 2012 to
provide interpretation services between acting company members,
directors and creative personnel, and theatre staff at rehearsals,
technical and dress rehearsals, meetings and for other activities.

The assignment requires:

*  Strong signing and voicing skills
*  Strong understanding of ASL and Deaf culture
*  Understand appropriate roles and individual responsibilities
relating to interpreting for deaf and hard of hearing persons
*  Adhere to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of
Professional Conduct
*  Strong understanding of theater culture
*  Flexibility to work within a changing schedule, including
evenings and weekends
*  Understanding of the fluid, collaborative process of theatrical
creation
*  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
*  Ability to interact with stakeholders with a variety of
perspectives and needs

This position’s internal contact is the Associate Producer, Company
or Associate Artistic Director. This position also works in close
collaboration with Associate Producer, Stage Management and the Stage
Management department.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

*  RID certification (CSC, CI, CT, NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master)
*  Graduate of an ITP or related job experience
*  5 years professional experience; 3 years post-certification
*  Experience working in a theatrical context or organization
*  Experience with Shakespeare or verse drama preferred

Interpreter can expect to work between 25-35 hours per week, at an
hourly pay rate to be negotiated. This position works in OSF’s
rehearsal halls, theatres, meeting rooms, and other spaces. Requires
frequent repetitive hand and arm use. Standing for up to two hours
may be required, as well as climbing stairs and negotiating stages
and scenery. Evening/night and weekend work may be required as
dictated by the rehearsal and production schedule. OSF will provide
housing and round-trip travel for non-local interpreter, and access
to standard complimentary ticket package.

To apply, please send in a single e-mail a) cover letter addressing
your qualifications for the position, b) résumé, and c) 3
professional references (name and phone number) to
mailto:humanresources@osfashland.org

Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials before February 1, 2012. All documents must be in Word or PDF format.

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open positions
The Learning Center for Deaf/Walden School
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Overnight Child Care Worker (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Intensive Care Coordinator: Part-time (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-residential-counselor/

Please send resume, cover letter, three references to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

OR

Apply online: http://www.tlcdeaf.org

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be invited for an interview.

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE.

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(revised posting)

Tenure Track position
Deaf Education
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or near completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS:    REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field.  Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification.  Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf.  PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field.  Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program.  Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education..  A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY:    Send completed USAO application (available on-line at www.usao.edu/employment), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, a member of COPLAC, is Oklahoma’s only publicly supported four-year liberal arts college. A function of the institution is to provide an outstanding general education program with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. The program features interdisciplinary team teaching and extends throughout the student’s entire undergraduate experience. Operating on a flexible trimester system which permits the opportunity for accelerated studies, USAO offers a limited number of career, professional and specialized degree programs which are especially strengthened when combined with an interdisciplinary, liberal arts foundation. The University is located in central Oklahoma, 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, in a community of 16,000.

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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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position opening
Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Worcester State Hospital
Worcester, MA

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-deafhard-of-hearing-worcester-state-hospital/

Seeking one part-time sign language interpreter (20 hrs/wk) for a
specialty psychiatric inpatient unit for Deaf persons in Worcester,
Massachusetts, about an hour west of Boston. This is an excellent position
for an experienced interpreter with excellent ASL skills who has or wants
to develop a specialization in mental health interpreting. Candidates must
have at least two years of full-time or part-time professional experience
providing interpretation and/or transliteration services for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing population after successful completion of the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening.

Salary Range:  $22,543.04 to $30,627.22
Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement,
free parking.

To apply, please send resumes to:
Attn:  Carolyn Burnett, Office of Health Human Resources
Department of Mental Health, Worcester State Hospital,
305 Belmont Street,
Worcester, MA 01604

or email: mailto:healthhr-customerservice-centralma@state.ma.us

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer

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position opening
Full Time, Tenure Track, American Sign Language Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three five-unit courses each semester, such as Elementary American Sign Language I, Elementary American Sign Language II, Intermediate American Sign Language and Advanced American Sign Language.

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

For more information including how to apply, go to: http://www.mpc.edu/employment/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

Classroom Teacher (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-teacher-job/

Child Care Worker – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-worker-job/

Child Care Supervisor – Overnight (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-overnight-childcare-supervisor-job/

Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/walden-deaf-school-intensive-care-coordinator/

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

Send information to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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Staff position posting
Sr. Financial Analyst
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

IRC54578

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
NTID Finance and Budget is a business unit within the college of the
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. This department is
charged with the performance and management of the financial
processes associated with the preparation and execution of NTID’s $90
million operating budget.

Assists in all aspects of managing the daily activities of the
College of NTID’s budget, ensuring compliance with policies and
procedures of RIT and NTID, as well as the Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, is specifically
responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of
NTID’s operating budget.

– Develop annual operating budget based on current salary
recommendations, current and new academic and operational
initiatives, and revenue forecasts

– Monitor fiscal performance against plans for accuracy and
completeness, identifying concerns and areas of opportunity. Direct
departmental staff assistants in monitoring and balancing their
budgets and provide technical assistance to that end

– Provide analysis and reporting on performance of NTID’s operating
budget; perform financial analysis for management decision making for
the allocation of resources in current and future operating budgets

– Monitor all charges, direct and indirect, assessed by RIT for
services provided to NTID. Analyze all costs from RIT departments for
accuracy and reasonableness

– Maintain standardized and periodic reporting processes and
operating budget formats that are integrated with RIT?s enterprise
(Oracle) system; provide monthly updates of expenditures versus
plans, revenue forecasts, grant, designated fund and reserve fund
activities. Query the Oracle General Ledger and interpret the data
for use in reporting formats. Disseminate and explain variances

– Maintain detailed records pertaining to NTID grant activities
including distributions of F&A returns to NTID departments

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations and pertinent details to
constituents

– Audit NTID departmental expenditures. Provide technical assistance
in interpreting budgeting and accounting policies and procedures.
Assist in formulating spreadsheets and databases to manage
departmental budgets and operations

– Provide direct support to operating areas within NTID related to
operating, capital, grant and restricted accounts to enhance the
overall efficiency of the financial management of NTID

– Coordinate year end closing procedures for both RIT?s June 30
closing and NTID?s September 30 closing

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration required;
CPA or MBA preferred

– Comprehensive knowledge of sound financial management, budget
practices and accounting principles required with five to seven years
experience preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting

– Ability to work independently in analyzing and resolving complex
financial problems

– Intermediate to Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
products required; experience with Oracle financial applications
preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

– American Sign Language skills and knowledge of Deaf culture or
commitment to learn required

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/220802 search for IRC54578. Submit
a cover letter, a vita; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers
of three references.

Deadline: December 31, 2011

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All individuals with the
ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and
individual differences are encouraged to make application.

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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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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

– Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of
Elucidation.

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

– Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Responsibilities:
Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

– Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualifications:
Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Responsibilities:
Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students.

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

– ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time
Qualifications:

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Responsibilities:
Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

– Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential
Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing
students.

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential

Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded
individuals.

– Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

– Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time, part-time and per-diem

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience.

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students.

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

– Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

– Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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(revised posting)

Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 25 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 25, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/loud-applause-for-interpreter-not-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-interpreters-expensive-in-england/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-big-shock/

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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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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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All of you, do have a Happy Holiday season!

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

The European Commission has a new project – to ensure that
the deaf and the disabled Europeans will achieve a barrier-free
quality of life. To achieve this goal, input from the
non-disabled is being sought. The goal is to gather all the
information right up to February 29, 2012 and then to move
on with the information.

ASL users catch body language faster than hearing people?
This is what a combined University of California-Davis
and University of California-Irvine research team is saying.
This study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.

– Very Hot News

A Deaf Bank no more!

Jim Meisser, a deaf banker, bought Lake Shore Bank in
2006, as the nation’s only deaf-owned bank. No more!

He sold the bank to Talmer Bancorp, Inc, Michigan, for
$26 million in assets in exchange for stock.

DeafDigest wonders if is bad economy that forced smaller
banks to sell out to larger banks?

Meisser, while deaf, does not know ASL.

– Sunday December 18th

Could we use a special glove to send a text message
via sign language? This is what 3 Israeli entrepreneurs
are coming up with. Reaction from observers last week
at an event in Israel was mixed.

– Monday December 19th

Harold Mowl Jr, superintendent, Rochester School for the Deaf,
and also the chairperson of the 4201 Schools Association of New York, wrote an article in a local newspaper. The article
stressed the need to support special education regardless of financial challenges and that a deaf school setting is the
least restrictive environment, validated by diplomas,
independence and preparation for the future.

– Tuesday December 20th

Will the CI become obsolete in few years. And replacing CI
is gene therapy? This is what Sabina Strand, of the
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, is saying. Her
findings were published in Science Daily.

– Wednesday November 21st

So many years ago many Gallaudet faculty members walked to the
Kendall Green campus from their homes in the neighborhood. Times
changed and all of them moved to the far-flung suburbs in the
metro Washington area. Gallaudet is slowly trying to reverse the
trend, encouraging a limited number of faculty and staff members
to move back to the neighborhood! It helps that the DC government
and the Gallaudet administration are both offering financial
incentives for these moves.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Many deaf people were concerned with the new law, to take
effect on January 1st, that would “phase out” the old
fashioned 100-watt bulbs. Deaf people rely on these
bulbs for their visual alerting devices. Actually the
law only requires the bulbs to be more efficient,
meaning the old fashioned bulbs will be phased out
but there would be new, and better, bulbs. We,
the deaf, will be able to use these newer bulbs
for our alerting devices.

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DISABILITY LAWS IN GREAT BRITAIN
In Great Britain, they have a law – Disability Discrimination Act (DAA), which is almost same as our ADA.
An oral deaf woman asked for an oral interpreter for
her new job. The British government said no. She sued
the government and lost.
Why did she lose? The DAA allows government to say
no, if the cost of interpreter is too expensive!
The woman was earning about $78,000. The cost of
oral interpreters for her would be about $390,000
per year.
This is the reason why the British government said no!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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latest announcements about Deaf Seniors of America
2013 Baltimore conference

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-seniors-of-america-conference/

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A BIG SHOCK FOR TWO DEAF BROTHERS
Two deaf brothers graduated from an oral school. They
did not know sign language. Their deaf parents were oralists,
and never used sign language at home.
Both brothers went to Gallaudet where they became
ASL experts. They came home for the summer months from
Gallaudet.
At home, both brothers got the biggest shock of their
lives.
The big shock was that their deaf parents finally
used ASL at home! They were hiding their ASL from their
sons for many years. They felt safe using ASL when their sons went to Gallaudet.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-big-shock/

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of each DeafDigest edition)

TOP DEAF NEWS OF 2011, JANUARY THROUGH JUNE

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2011-top-deaf-news-jan-thru-june/

2011 NOTABLE DEAF DEATHS, A TO M, LAST NAMES

please visit:
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PROBLEMS IN GREECE AFFECTING THE DEAF
It is happening in Greece, and possibly in other
European nations – in that financial woes are hitting the
deaf harder than with hearing people.
Closed programs, financial cutbacks, laid off public
service people, etc – have already hit the Greek deaf.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a comment by someone:

it must be very satisfying for you to work with the deaf

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we celebrate the holidays, it might be fun to look at how some of
our holiday terms are written in steno and a couple potential
mistakes that could happen if captioners and court reporters aren’t
careful.

The mistaken sentence translated as:

“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Chris Massey.”

This should read:

“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Christmasy.”

Another mistaken sentence:

“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hannah Cabell collar for
her dog.”

This should read:

“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hanukkah bell collar for
her dog.”

HAP/PEU/HAPB/TPHU/KA/-RBGS/PHER/REU/KREUS/PHAS/APBD/HAP/PEU/TPHAOU/KWRAOER/-
FPLT

In English the steno reads:

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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POLICE ACADEMY AND THE DEAF
More and more cities are working to accommodate the
needs of the deaf. Most important of all is communication.
Deaf individuals that are handcuffed behind their backs
just cannot communicate.
And many police officers, despite training sessions,
actually freak out when they encounter the deaf and
would forget what they have learned!
The city of Fort Worth, Texas has a 12-week training
course, of one night per week, to help deaf participants
work with the police in various capacities.
How many other cities have this such program?

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The Deaf and the Law:

A Maryland deaf man was awarded $200,000 in a police
brutality lawsuit. He called 911 to report a burglary
to his family’s house. And when the police arrived,
something went wrong. The police arrested him on
assault charges; the deaf man denied assaulting
a police officer. He, however, was handcuffed
behind his back, preventing him from communicating
with the police via pen and pad. Without admitting
wrong-doing, the county (Anne Arundel) agreed to
settle the lawsuit to have it closed once and for all.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A big concern at the Indiana School for the Deaf is the
proposal by the state government to “merge” the school with
Indiana School for the Blind.
There have been a series of meetings by several groups
to learn exactly what the proposal is all about.

(editor’s note: nothing came out of it, but there is a
different concern at the school – that the famous
bi-bi philosophy may be seriously challenged by the
governor-appointed school board of directors, all
of them hearing, except for one deaf individual)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Eminent deaf individuals were profiled in the
“Flashbacks” comic strip that appeared in Sunday
edition of the Washington Post last weekend.
Such honored individuals were Konstantin
Tsiolkovsky, famous Russian rocket scientist;
Deaf Smith, who needs no introduction to all of
us; Laura Bridgman, famous deaf-blind woman; and
Eleanor Willhite, famous deaf pilot.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In India, blind people are called visually challenged.

But deaf people of India are simply called Deaf and
Dumb.

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Not every “similar” words have lipreading issues!

An example is this –

A co-worker said:
I need ink cartridge

The deaf co-worker thought he said:
I need eight hundred

mouth movements between “ink cartridge”
and “eight hundred: are not even the same!

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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 Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Rehabilitation, Social Work, or related field, and Fluency in American Sign Language. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program.

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 , faxed to 505-255-8029. 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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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

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

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:
http://www.rideaf.net

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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 – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, 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 – 19 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 18, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/loud-applause-for-interpreter-not-deaf/

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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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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 interpreter Deborah Gunter,
who departed us. She owned and operated her own interpreting
agency – Sign Shares in Houston, Texas. She was always
striving to maintain high standards among interpreters.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Emmett Casey, who
departed us. He worked in the field of deafness for many
years, mostly on the west coast. It was at Gallaudet, as a
young man, that he got his start working with the deaf. As a
former great college basketball player, he spent a lot of
time mingling with the Gallaudet athletes and coaches
during practices and games. That was before he moved on
to different deaf-related positions over the years and
decades.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Julius Seeger,
Austin, Texas, who departed us. Impossible to describe
him briefly in this article – and so, please go to
http://deafdigest.com/julius-seeger-deaf-obituary/

Thank you, Deborah, Emmett and Julius for serving us
so well over the years.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A nice story was written in a Wisconsin newspaper
on handyman services of Jeff Maure, Sheboygan
Falls, WI, who is deaf. He owns his own handyman
services business and he is capable of doing work
around the houses – kitchen, recreation rooms, painting,
flooring, drywalling, decks, etc, etc.

A restaurant waiter, not deaf, was written up in a
newspaper story. He was asked what was his memorable
moment as a waiter. He said one night a group of four
deaf men, all of them drunk, sat down at his table.
While ordering food, they behaved obnoxiously, making
inappropriate comments. The waiter hated serving
that deaf group. But when they left, and paid their
check – surprise, the tip was very big!

– Very Hot News

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality came up
with this finding – that deaf patients get better medical
care if the health providers use ASL themselves as
opposed to using interpreters. This finding was published
in a recent edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

– Sunday December 11th

When people walk out of a fully catered banquet, what would
the hosts do with the uneaten food? Give it to the deaf!
Employees with the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation
walked out of the banquet, angry at their CEO. The stuck
hosts then gave these meals to the Francistown Centre for the Deaf!

– Monday December 12th

East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System has
reached agreement with The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to provide
interpreters during visits to the medical offices.

– Tuesday December 13th

Clive Robbins, not deaf, passed away. He believed that
Music Therapy would help the deaf, and in fact, developed
that program at New York State School for the Deaf (Rome)
for a few years during the seventies.

– Wednesday November 14th

While campaigning for UK election as Prime Minister
David Cameron promised to uphold the slogan – Every Disabled Child
Matters. He has been accused by deaf activists of not living
up to this promise.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

The Department of Labor is proposing a new rule, requiring
federal contractors and subcontractors to set up a 7 percent
hiring goal. This means at least 7 percent of their workforce
must be deaf and/or disabled.

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

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TINNITUS DOCTOR AND THE DEAF
Many deaf people suffer from tinnitus. We have
some doctors that work with people that suffer from
tinnitus.
There is one doctor, who said she is the only one
in USA with a doctorate, specializing in tinnitus. Her
name is Dr. Marsha Johnson and her practice is in
Oregon.
Yet, how many deaf patients have seen her in her
15 years of practice?
Zero! Why?

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Announcement

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July 24th to 29th, 2012

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more information at:
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AN APPLAUSE THAT A DEAF SPEAKER HATES
What is an applause from the hearing people that the
deaf speaker, with interpreter, hates?
It is when a deaf speaker gives a wonderful speech
about something. The hearing people stand up and give
a very loud applause after that speech.
One thing was wrong. The applause was for the
interpreter, not for the deaf speaker!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/loud-applause-for-interpreter-not-deaf/

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

A DEAF CLUB THAT IS NOT DEAF
Saw a posting on the web that said “Deaf Riders Automotive Club.”
Never heard of it so ran a google, and it is a
One Stop Automotive Resource.
Why Deaf Riders?  Good question!

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A HEARTBREAKING COMMENT FROM A MOTHER IN INDIA
A mother of a deaf child in India told a newspaper
reporter:

When I first learned that my son was deaf, I stopped
speaking to him. I thought there was no use in speaking
to a child who cannot hear

This comment is always heartbreaking – no matter
where it is – USA or India or anywhere.

LOUSY CAPTIONS IN A GAME
Deaf gamers that play the Resistance 3 video game
will be disappointed with captions.
The game review said that it is very small and hard
to read. And that deaf gamers will always be at a disadvantage for that reason only!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

the comment –

you spell a lot of words, don’t you know signs for these words?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people occasionally type “teh” when they really want to type
“the.”  Sometimes stenocaptioners and CART providers also make
fingering errors.  Because captioners do not type one key at a time,
but instead they write whole words or phrases at one time, their
errors look different from the errors of someone typing on a computer
keyboard.

If a stenocaptioner realizes that he or she made a mistake, it can be
corrected immediately.  The usual method for a captioner to correct
an error is to hit the asterisk key, and that will delete the
immediately prior stroke.  However, if the captioner has already
entered two or three more strokes after the mistake, it is usually
too late to go back and correct it.

If a captioner realizes that he or she made a mistake two or more
strokes previously, what most captioners do is enter a dash stroke
(–) and attempt to rewrite the wrong words.  This is also the same
method most stenocaptioners use to indicate a mistake or change of
thought by the speaker, so you may not be able to tell if it was the
captioner’s mistake or the speaker’s mistake.

If you see a sentence captioned like, “They did an analysis of the
fail you’re rate among — failure rate among students at the
university,” that would probably be a correction of a fingering error
by the captioner.

WHAT GOES ROUND, COMES ROUND IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Years back, Kent LaPage, chaired the Portsmouth (NH) School
Board which voted to eliminate a Deaf and Hard of Hearing program.
Lack of funding was the reason.
Fast forward today. LaPage has become late-deafened, while still
continuing to serve on the School Board.
He is now advocating the needs of the deaf and the hard of hearing
students in his school district!
New Hampshire, by the way, is one of the few states in USA without
its own school for the deaf. The school, located in the state, was
Crotched Mountain School for the Deaf. It closed for good in 1979.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

a deaf person, attending a hearing college, looked down
on those that attended Gallaudet and NTID, implying they
were intellectually inferior. Yet that person was so lonely
throughout four full years at hearing college and only made
one friend – a hearing student, who did not fit socially with the college campus life. After graduation, this deaf
person found a job at – guess what, Gallaudet. And that
person married a Gallaudet graduate!

next week – another example

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The Deaf and the Law:

A deaf mother, living in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
(Japan) wanted her deaf daughter to take a vocational
course in Tokyo. She filled out application papers
to obtain interpreting services. Her request was
turned down. Why? Because she didn’t live in Tokyo, which
is where she wanted the interpreter for her daughter.

She is filing a lawsuit and is being assisted by the
Federation of the Deaf, National Study Association on
Interpreting Issues, and Japanese Association of Certified Interpreters.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Disappeared and gone for good! On January 9, 2001,
the domain name clark.net will be gone for good.
Jamie Clark, a deaf man and a Gallaudet graduate,
founded Clark Internet Services in 1993. It grew to become
a major player among Internet Service Providers in the
Mid-Atlantic states. Verio purchased Clark.Net several
years later, but has always allowed the clark.net domain
name to continue.
Not any more – Verio has sold their dial up business
to Earthlink and individuals with the clark.net email
addresses will not be able to use these any longer.
Meaning the trace of deafness in the clark.net
domain address will be then gone for good.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

This coming December 21st will be something special
for us, the deaf.
Liberty University will play against Lipscomb University
in a NCAA-I basketball game.
Just another NCAA-I basketball game? Not quite.
Dwight Brewington, who is deaf, plays for Liberty
University. Ryan Daniel, who also is deaf, plays for
Lipscomb University.
They are transfers from another NCAA-I basketball
schools; Dwight from Providence and Ryan from Auburn.

(editor’s note: Dwight applied for NBA draft as a
hardship case, and was not drafted at all. Ryan
left the team after the season)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There was a posting on a deafblog regarding a hearing
teacher whose class included a deaf student. And that
she was showing a video in the classroom. The video
did not show captions – only because the teacher
refused to turn it on, despite repeated requests
by the deaf student!

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought a friend said:
my mother had to get a Lowe’s to pay for the truck transmission

Lowe’s ?

My friend actually said:
my mother had to get a loan to pay for the truck transmission

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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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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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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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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

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

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:
http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 12 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 11, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

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Storewide Sale at Harris Communications

Find gifts for the holidays at Harris Communications and save! From
December 5 – December 11, save 15% on all equipment products with
free shipping on orders over $100.*

Starting December 12, our Storewide Sale begins. This is your last
chance to save 15% on everything in our store with free shipping on
orders over $100.* Sale ends December 22, 2011. Select from hundreds
of books and DVDs. Or, choose a fun novelty like a coffee mug,
ornament or jewelry item. Find practical gifts like clocks and
signalers that can be used all year long. There is something for
everyone on your gift list.

Need help making your selection? Check our online holiday gift guide
for gift ideas.

*Certain product exclusions may apply. Free ground shipping in the
contiguous United States only.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB121111

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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

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

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
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You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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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 David Conyer, who
departed us. When NTID needed to produce films, movies
and videos, he was the man to see.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Sebastien Lathuile, not deaf, is a French transplant in China, is a
florist with a booming business in several big Chinese cities. When
hiring people, his #1 priority is hiring the deaf. And he currently
has a number deaf florists under his employ.

Did NFL ever have a head coach that was deaf? Sort of. It
was mentioned in a newspaper story that Blanton Collier, who
coached Cleveland Browns from 1963 to 1970, had to leave
the coaching profession because of his deafness. He led the
team to a NFL championship in 1964. At that time there
was no Super Bowl. He passed away in 1983.

– Very Hot News

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned an interpreter at Oregon’s
Occupy Portland who was beaten up by the cops. The interpreter,
James Bridges, has testified during the Portland City Council hearing regarding police brutality. He said he surfaced as an
interpreter at the last minute when he saw several deaf protesters and knew they needed interpreting. His injuries are still severe and might be permanent.

– Sunday December 4th

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, not deaf, has been announced as the
keynote speaker at the GoFredX event in New Brunswick.
This event encourages young inventors to invent anything
that will help the mankind, especially the deaf and the
disabled. Kurzwell has been credited for inventing the
text-to-speech software that is supposed to help the deaf.

– Monday December 5th

Corey Reutlinger, a student at Hastings College in
Nebraska, has won many awards while competing at the
national collegiate forensics circuit. He is deaf.
Not sure if it is criminal forensics or forensics
of something else.

– Tuesday December 6th

The Australian Sign Language will be part of the
national educational agenda. This decision by the
Australian educational group was applauded by Deaf
Australia.

– Wednesday November 7th

Jack Kelly is the vice-captain of his beach patrol club
in Australia. He is deaf – yet he is responsible for the
safety of Australians that surf the beach waves.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Candidates for police cadet jobs that wear hearing aids
cannot be discriminated against. This was the agreement
that the Illinois State Police reached with the Department
of Justice. The discriminatory wording was this:

if the applicant has a hearing loss and was not permitted the use of assistive devices, such as a hearing aids

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THE DOCTOR’S MASK
We have a few deaf physicians. All of them are afraid
of the masks that surgeons use while in the operating
room.
It is impossible for a deaf doctor to lipread other
doctors if masks hide their lips.
For one deaf doctor, he was surprised when other
doctors told him that in the operating room they don’t
talk about the operation itself, but talk about sports,
dogs, weather, politics, etc!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/

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

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2012 National Deaf Basketball Tournament (Men’s & Women’s)

and

2012 National Deaf High School Basketball All-Star game
(boys & girls)

April 18-21, 2012
Houston, Texas

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-national-deaf-basketball-tournament/

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A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE BEFORE THE TTY
The first TTY was manufactured in 1964, but the
TTY network did not grow until the early 1970’s.
We, the deaf, had a good communications device,
but it was not too popular. The high cost of leasing
the device prevented many deaf people from using it.
The device was the Electrowriter. It was almost
like a TTY, except that the caller would write out
his message on an electronic pad with his electronic
pen. The Electrowriter on the other end of the telephone
line would copy the handwritten message. And
communications would go on back and forth.
Yes, if the writer had a lousy penmanship, it
would be hard to read the message!
Gallaudet University used this Electrowriter
network in a few offices on the campus.
The popularity of the TTY immediately killed
the Electrowriter.
An Electrowriter picture is at:
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/a/5/1/doc/a51462.shtml

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

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

SEALED CAPTIONING?
What is Sealed Captioning? Never heard of it and so,
ran a google search – it probably means the same as
Closed Captioning. There was a web posting that was
titled – Advantages of Sealed Captioning.
Why is the word Sealed used instead of Closed?

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THESE ELECTED DEAF PUBLIC OFFICIALS
DeafDigest maintains a list of elected deaf public officials,
current and past. Yet this list may not be necessarily complete.
It is because many towns and cities do not make it known that
they may have had elected deaf officials.
A perfect example is Diego Lombana, a deaf elected member of the
Asemblea Nacional of Panama.
It was a Gallaudet University press release that caught the
attention of DeafDigest editor.

A DEAF COMIC BOOK CHARACTER MAKING AN ENEMY?
Echo is a deaf character in the Moon Knight comic book series.
And she is friends with the leading character.
There was a posted hint on a web site that Echo may no longer
be friends with the main character.
DeafDigest does not read comics and so, has no clue as to
what is going on.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

this question:
are you worried that computers will render your job obsolete?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A question that people often ask me is:  “Who hired you to be
here?”  What they are really usually asking is:  “Who is paying
you?”

Some people think that the users or consumers of our services have to
pay for a CART provider to be present at an event.  However, usually
a college, university, court, company, or agency will hire the CART
provider because they are required to provide accommodations or equal
access under the law.

There are a number of laws that govern accessibility for people with
a hearing loss, including the American with Disabilities Act (ADA),
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Some people with a hearing loss think that they could not use the
services of a CART provider because they could not afford to pay for
them.  But most public and many private entities are obligated to
provide communication access.  These include places of employment,
public and private educational institutions, and performances and
events open to the public.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the services of a CART
provider, you may want to investigate your rights to equal access
under the law.

TEN YEARS ON THE JOB
Charles Dilbeck was a famous architect, designing and building
these fancy homes in the Dallas area. He passed away in 1990.
A house buyer wanted his house to look exactly the same as a
Dilbeck-styled home. He hired Steven Guest, a woodworker. Guest
spent ten years on the job, creating “miracles” such as
double folding hinged doors that would hide shelves, vent
screens that looked like those in the 18th century, a 500-pound
entrance door that fit with the curving walls.
What about it? Guest is deaf. He does not use sign language,
though.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

An oral deaf person, isolated from the ASL-community all
his life, became part of that community as he got older.
He started to date an ASL-signing girl friend and soon
afterwards, they became an item. Because this oral
deaf person lacked social skills, thanks to years of
isolation, he could not cope with his girl friend
idly chatting with other friends at deaf social events. He became possessive, ordering her not to socialize with other deaf people. The relationship got worse and worse, and she split from him and married someone else.

next week – another example

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits, end of series

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Lawsuit #4, as explained by Gorrell:

In 2004, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued notice that
Howard Gorrell’s disability had ended due to substantial gainful
employment activity, and it sought to recoup overpaid [SSDI] benefits.

full report at:
http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-ssdi-deaf-overpayment-lawsuit/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It pays to bark in Pittsburgh. Last week’s DEAFDIGEST mentioned
First Night Pittsburgh people not wanting to hire more
interpreters.
A compromise has been reached – deaf celebrants needing
interpreters are asked to put in advance requests for interpreters
at events they wish to attend.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In the backyard of the American School for the
Deaf (ASD), West Hartford, CT, something strange
seemed to be going on, according to clueless
neighbors.
Three houses, sitting next to each other on
Fern Street, suddenly had “For Sale” signs
propped up in front.
Was there a neighborhood feud that involved
these three households? Or was is it something
spooky, despite Halloween being gone for a month
and half?
Nope. These three houses were owned by ASD
for years for occupancy by some staff members.
Times have changed and school priorities have
changed, hence these 3 surprise “For Sale” signs.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The first hearing person tells the second hearing person that his son is deaf.

That second hearing person thinks that he needs to shout much louder than usual to help the deaf son
hear the conversation

The first hearing person should have explained
that his deaf son is deaf as in deaf and not
deaf as in hearing – two completely different
things

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A childhood friend asked DeafDigest editor many years
ago:

Do you want to play rards?

Rards?

He actually asked:

Do you want to play cards?

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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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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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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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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

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

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

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 opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

*  Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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 – 05 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 4, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit: http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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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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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 Clyde D. Wilson, Akron,
Ohio, who departed us at the age of 91. He has been long
involved with deaf athletics in Ohio, having led several
athletic groups as president. He also found time away
from athletics to teach ASL to students at University of
Akron.

– DeafDigest Mid-Week edition

The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into
distribution problems few days ago. The problems
have been fixed.

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20111130/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Selina Ooi, a deaf woman of Malaysia, is involved with
her job as a multi-media engineer with the KDU University College.
She works with websites, flash, graphics and illustrations every
day. She hopes she is setting herself up as a great example
for the deaf Malaysians to live up to.

School districts which send their deaf students to
the state school for the deaf are expected to pay
for students’ education and boarding. In the
case of Rhode Island, certain districts refused
to pay Rhode Island School for the Deaf. As a result
the deaf school filed a lawsuit to collect funds.
the court ruled in the deaf school’s favor.

– Very Hot News

Deaf Health different from Hearing Health, or to be specific,
ASL Deaf Health different from Other Deaf Health? Yes, according
to researchers from the Rochester-based National Center for Deaf Health Research team. The team is saying that rates of obesity, domestic violence and suicide is higher among ASL users. On a more positive side, numbers of ASL smokers are lower than Other Deaf and Hearing smokers. These findings were published in the American Journal of Public Health. Bottom line – does DeafDigest believe these gloomy stats? DeafDigest is always skeptical when stats based on a limited
local sample is deemed to be representative of the national ASL Deaf People.

– Sunday November 27th

The First International Investments, an investment company
in Swaziland, promised to give prizes for the top three
contestants in the Miss Swaziland Deaf Pageant. The pageant
ended 3 months ago and the top 3 winners were still waiting
for their promised prizes. A story broke out in a newspaper
about this broken promise. Embarrassed, this investment
company suddenly gave prizes the next day to these three
patient (or impatient) deaf finishers!

– Monday November 28th

The Deaf Women of Rochester is now celebrating its
30th birthday.

– Tuesday November 29th

We have another Deaf Restaurant. It is the Mozzeria,
a pizza eatery in San Francisco, owned by Russ and
Melody Stein. It was not too long time ago when
a deaf owned restaurant in Texas opened up.

– Wednesday November 30th

Louder is the demand by the Deaf Community of Jamaica
for interpreters at public events. They have made
this demand known with the new Prime Minister.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

We, in USA, take our video relay services for granted.
Not that so in Canada’s British Columbia and Alberta
provinces. This service will close on January 15, 2012.
Reason? No money. The hope is that the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
(which is like our FCC) will find a way to continue
this service.

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

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ASL COURSES POPULAR WITH COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS?
There are many, many college football players that
take ASL classes.
Do these football players love ASL and love Deaf
Culture?
No. Many football coaches tell these players to
take ASL classes because they think it is an easy
class for them to pass and to continue playing
football.
An example was a group of 29 football players at
University of Oregon taking these ASL classes.
Maybe this is why the team is very strong since
all of them passed their classes!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/

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

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51st Biennial NAD Conference
Louisville, KY
July 3-7, 2012

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

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ONE REASON WHY SOME DEAF PEOPLE HAVE CI
Some deaf people accept CI for different reasons.
Some may be late-deafened and a CI will help them
follow voices and sounds. Some just want to follow
noises – such as police siren, hearing people yelling
at them, a firecracker explosion, etc.
But there is another reason why some deaf people
want CI. They suffer from tinnitus. And for some
of them CI helps kill off tinnitus.
Always kill off? Yes, in some cases – and no, in
other cases.
Those that accept CI to kill off tinnitus and when
it doesn’t, are very disappointed.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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

THE KAPPA GAMMA BAND?
Kappa Gamma is Gallaudet’s oldest fraternity,
been in existence since 1901.
Kappa Gamma members in a musical band? Yes, and
no.
The Gallaudet Kappa Gamma group do not play in
a band, but there is a Kappa Gamma band!
It is based in Nottingham, a town in England.
This band shows promise of becoming number one in
England. Why the Kappa Gamma band?
Said a spokesperson, in an interview:

I was searching the internet one day and I saw this thing called Kappa Gamma and I thought that’s a
cool band name. It’s a fraternity in America for deaf people

What does DeafDigest have to say about it? Already
there are too many bands in Great Britain with a
name “deaf” in it!

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A SPEAKERPHONE THAT WE DO NOT REALIZE
Many workplace offices have speakerphone. And if
it is not carefully maintained, then it may cause
embarrassment – such as someone on the other end
arguing with someone in the office.
Hearing people hear it, and may “laugh” about
the domestic arguments. But we, the deaf, do not
know it!

A DEAF DOCTOR IN OREGON
There was a newspaper story of a doctor in Eugene,
Oregon that is deaf.
It is Dr. Sharon Meyers. The story said that she is
learning sign language and was twice voted as the
area’s best doctor according to a local newspaper survey.
It is not known, however, if she was deaf all her life
but trained orally or became late-deafened – two different
things.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

this question:
did you know there is an operation that will cure deafness?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people find out what I do for a living, one topic that many
people immediately bring up is captioning errors.  People are always
reading the screens of CART providers and realtime captioners as we
write what is being said, and because we are human, there will always
be some mistakes.  Captioners and CART providers cannot stop and go
back to correct mistakes.  Everyone sees the mistakes that we
make.

It is very important that users of realtime captioning understand
what an acceptable error rate is and what is not acceptable.
Unfortunately, even if a captioner is writing at 99.9% accuracy,
there will still be 10 misstrokes for every 10,000 steno strokes.
People often focus on those 10 misstrokes rather than the 9,990
strokes that are correct.

To do a little comparison with something that most of us are familiar
with, imagine if you were typing on a computer keyboard and you were
typing 10,000 keystrokes without taking a break.  If you only had 10
incorrect keystrokes, you would probably be very happy with your
accuracy.

Of course, there are some captioners and captioning programs out
there that may not be doing a good job, and consumers of captioning
should voice their concerns to help to improve the quality.  If there
is a mistake in every sentence or if one in every 10 or 20 words is
wrong, let the people in charge know that the captioning is not good
enough.  Sometimes the people in charge have no idea what good
captioning is.

THE VALUE OF VOLUNTEERS
There was a story in one of these magazines that
was titled:

Volunteerism Rising as Way to Contribute in Uncertain
Economy

At TDI, DCARA and NAD in the past where DeafDigest
editor worked in these years as a young man, there
were always volunteers. They did tasks that saved
the agencies a lot of money.
The volunteers are always valuable, any time, any
where.

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updated every Monday

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

An outstanding deaf football player, that played for one
of the best college football teams, was praised for
overcoming his deafness. He also wrote a book, detailing
his lifelong loneliness and frustrations because of his
deafness and thanked football for making him a success
story. He was a featured speaker at some deafness awareness
events.

Alas, he was arrested few years later for the same
reasons that we are seeing these Penn State football and Syracuse basketball scandal stories in newspapers these days!

He is now in prison.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Drug-induced deafness? By drugs, we are talking about
antibiotics, which is supposed to treat something, but
according to Peter Steyger, may cause deafness. Steyger,
who is deaf, is a research scientist with the Oregon Health & Science University, says that certain antibiotics may
cause deafness. His findings were published in the
Scientific Reports publication.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Howard Gorrell’s lawsuits

(deaf activist Howard Gorrell will fight for what he believes –
legal rights and legal needs of the deaf; he is currently
involved with the lawsuit against state of Maryland over
congressional redistricting issue. In a short series, DeafDigest
is featuring his previous lawsuits)

Lawsuit #2, as explained by Gorrell:

Second Complaint (ADA) with the District of District against the Delaware State Trooper for not dealing with deaf people. This case was ruled in favor of the Police but afterwards the State Police modified some policies in dealing with the deaf.

http://deafdigest.com/howard-gorrell-bike-accident-no-interpreter-for-deaf-lawsuit/

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A hearing aid that vibrates or a vibrator that functions
as a hearing aid? Researchers working with selected NTID
students raised the idea that a hearing aid could decipher
sounds and spit them out as vibrations.
Meaning future deaf people should rely on hearing aids
to feel out vibrations as opposed to the using hands to
feel out these vibrations?

(one of these zany ideas that never made it to the
marketplace)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gil
Eastman, the much beloved long time director of
Gallaudet Theater, who departed us.
What do Ed Waterstreet, Linda Bove, Phyllis
Frelich, Peter Wolf, John Corrado, Julianna Fjeld,
Susan Jackson and others have in common?
They were trained by Gil Eastman during the
Golden Era of Gallaudet Theater of the Sixties and
they rose to success on the stage, TV and the
screen.
Thank you Gil, for all the work you have done.
Your legacy continues to this day – as these
pioneers have paved the way for newcomers to
entertain us.

……

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A newspaper in Uganda ran this headline –

Deaf and Dumb but an Efficient Receptionist

Praising this efficient receptionist for being
deaf and dumb?

Go figure!

….

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf softball player on a hearing team thought his
coach said:
You go to pat for him

The coach actually said:
You go to bat for him

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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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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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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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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

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

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

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

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

Deaf Independent 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 opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

* Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://deafdigest.com/

DeafDigest – 28 November 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 27, 2011

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-looking-for-jobs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheap-or-expensive-cart-or-interpreters-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-research-difficulties/

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Super Sale at the Superstore

Harris Communications is the sign language superstore with hundreds of books, DVDs and novelties about sign language, interpreting and deaf culture.

From November 29 – December 4 save 15% on ALL our books,

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In addition, all orders over $100 will receive free shipping.

Our selection is huge and you will find both new and popular titles for all age groups.

Find the perfect gift and save!

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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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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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

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

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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

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

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

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A CI Catch-22 situation is taking place in Scotland
right how. Adel Wilson is a 14-year old musician,
already deaf in one ear and slowly losing the hearing
in her other ear. She wants a CI, but the government
told her she is not deaf enough to get implanted.
But if she is not implanted, she would lose her
musical skills. Her mother is currently fighting
the government.

The USA Today ran a piece titled “Schools lack interpreters for deaf students.” Quoted in the
story was Jeanne Prickett, superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf. She said:

It’s the individual student whose education may be compromised by less-than-qualified professionals.

Prickett, incidentally, will be leaving Iowa to take
over the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind at
the end of the school year.

– Very Hot News

The judge threw out the lawsuit in Alabama filed
by the Alabama Public Service Commission against
the state. This lawsuit was about $30 million dollars
that the Alabama Dual Party Relay Board collected
from landline telephone customers to fund the relay services. The state wanted the money to be used
for education, and the relay group said no.

– Thursday November 24th

The U.S. Department of Education is funding, to the tune of
$1.1 million for five years, a program for 40 Florida speech
pathologists to teach the Spanish-speaking deaf children how to hear. Will it work?

– Friday November 25th

The Silent Network is back. To read the press release, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/silent-network-is-back/

– Saturday November 26th

A deaf man, who was jailed for 25 days with no charges, and without
an interpreter around, has filed a lawsuit against the Adams County
in Colorado. He was living in a motel with his fiancee two years ago and they had an argument. He raised his voice during the argument;
the cops heard it and immediately arrested him.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Teacher Eowyn Glass, not deaf, is caught in a tug of war
between parents and school administrators with the
West Perry School Board in Pennsylvania. This teacher
has many skills, including ASL, and she has been
shuttled back and forth between different classes at
different schools. It was pointed out that this school
district has one deaf student, and that the teacher was
a perfect fit in that situation.

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details.

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter!

Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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LIES IN STORE ADS
Sometimes we see ads which mention “ASL speaking
staff” in shops or stores.
Are these ads honest? Many times the “ASL hearing
person” will struggle with fingerspelling – when trying
to spell:

Hi, my name is ……………”

Are these stores and shops liars? You decide.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/

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

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Call for papers 5th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness
Monterrey, Mexico
May 23-25, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mental-health-conference/

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DEAF HISTORY AND DEAF CULTURE RESEARCH IS VERY DIFFICULT
Is it easy to research Deaf History and Deaf Culture?
Just go to any library and find books on deafness? Just
go into any web site and google the word “deaf history”?
Very difficult. Information in books and web site
is not enough. A deaf researcher must pick little
bits and pieces of information from as many as 15-20
different books or web sites and put them together.
It is the same as putting together 1,000 piece
jigsaw puzzle in one hour! It is impossible.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-research-difficulties/

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

WHY WAS THE DORM NAMED AFTER GALLAUDET?
Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned that a dormitory
on the campus of Central Connecticut State University
was named after Gallaudet. Why?
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was one of the founders
of the State Normal School (a college for future
teachers). And he gave the inaugural address
at the college just before he died in 1851.

CLERK, FLUENT IN ASL, COMMUNICATING VIA NOTES
This is a true story. A clerk, fluent in ASL,
was waiting on a father-and-son customers
at the counter of an auto supply store

They wrote a note that said:
We want to buy some auto parts

The clerk signed in ASL:
Yes, what parts are you looking for?

The customer whispered to his son (that the clerk overheard):
Why does he think I’m deaf?

The clerk interrupted and said:
Oh, I’m sorry. I thought you were deaf because you passed
the note to me

The customer said:
How dare you think I am disabled?

The clerk said:
I’m sorry, but why did you pass the note to me?

The customer said:
You’re an immigrant. How was I supposed to know that you
could speak English?

They walked out of the store!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-half-deaf-actors/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Oregon Association of the Deaf

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/oregon-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXPLOITED DEAF FOOTBALL PLAYER
About 25 years ago a school for the deaf had a great
football player. His play attracted offers from some
colleges, including CSUN.
That player went to a community college and played
two seasons. The CSUN coaches offered him a football
scholarship – but there was a complication.
The complication was that the CSUN coaches wanted
him to be accommodated by the National Center on Deafness
(NCOD) which provides interpreters and support services for
its deaf students.
The NCOD said no, because the football player was not
academically qualified and refused to accept him.
This deaf player played two seasons and the coaching
staff had to advise him on classes to take! Needless
to say, he never graduated. And he is struggling in
everyday life.
CSUN football? Yes, before this sport was dropped
in 2001.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

too much static goes to my hearing aid

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A hearing-impaired nonhearing person

This is not a joke. This phrase was written up
in a newspaper story. If one wishes to write
proper English – then it is:

a deaf deaf person!

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Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long
distance ASL student who has a high speed internet and a web-cam or a
video-phone (Ojo, VP-200).

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
friends, families or business.

$10 per page.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

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Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00
Full Card Reading – $47.00
One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(new web site)
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Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with more
than 3.0 CEUs available for interpreters.

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

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

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders,
Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, Franciso Olivera, etc.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.
Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available.  With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for
registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.
Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon!   Other DVDS include stories
in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter information, etc.

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI.  The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Deaf people getting “artificial” hearing, whatever that
is supposed to mean? Well, researchers from Japan’s Kyoto
University crafted an artificial membrane implant that is supposed to mimic what the real membranes are supposed
to do. Their findings were published in a Japanese
medical journal.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it often front page news when a deaf person
gets implanted?

A. The newspaper reporters think it is so sensational that
a deaf person would “automatically” become a hearing person
after years of deafness!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

the state of North Carolina will permanently keep open
North Carolina SD and Eastern North Carolina SD. While
both schools will continue for the foreseeable future,
what are the long term prospects?

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Let the Holiday Shopping begin!

When I need to do Christmas shopping, a ride and an SSP are needed.

When gift shopping for my wife, she has to bring me to the stores or
shopping malls.

That’s no secret!

Shopping on-line is OK though it can be slow for us Deaf-Blind
people.

I once read a note posted on a listserv for Deaf-Blind people.

One Deaf-blind woman had to spend hours on one specific website to
find a book for her young son.

Once she succeeded, she was happy and felt independent!

How can you help individuals who are Deaf-Blind in your community?

Offer them your volunteer service to bring them Holiday Shopping.

Your help can make us happy and more than that it allows us to make
some independent decisions!

Happy Holidays Shopping!

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

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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DeafHistory:

Year 1937 – a Springfield, Ohio newspaper mentioned a deaf resident
with a great invention – a bed shaker that helps the deaf person
wake up in the morning

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

2

years that a deaf person would find a job in the
vocational rehabilitation field during the early
sixties. VR offices did not want to hire the deaf!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Golden Era of Deafness of Fifties through Seventies

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/golden-era-of-deafness-of-fifties-thru-seventies/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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best in the nation.

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December 1, 2011 deadline

position opening
Director
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services,
Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Austin, Texas

December 1, 2011 deadline

full position description and application instructions at:
http://deafdigest.com/texas-deaf-director-position/

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position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

–    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
–    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
–    Advanced ASL skills
–    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at http://www.buckeyeranch.org or http://www.learncaregive.org

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: mailto:humanresources@buckeyeranch.org

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December 1, 2011 deadline

Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Closing Date:           Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive
Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department
directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs
or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget
projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for
Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and
interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed
regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other
agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and
public functions; participate in legislative activities that include
presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during
legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public
Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this
position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include
strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or
services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple
parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management.
Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets,
significant experience in the administration of programs and services for
the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to
communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with
disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human
Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us . Phone calls
will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please
visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS:
To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D. terminal degree in their field.  Applicants without a terminal degree may be granted up to three years in a pre-tenure track position to work toward such terminal degree prior to being awarded a tenure-track position.

The following departments and programs are accepting applications for one or more faculty positions:

ASL & Deaf Studies
Biology
Business
Counseling
Education
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Interpretation
Linguistics
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
Sociology
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities.html

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
– Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
– Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
– Teacher – Walden School
– Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:
http://deafdigest.com/open-positions-walden-school-tlc-deaf/

Please apply online http://www.tlcdeaf.org

OR

Send resume packet to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

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

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

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

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

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

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (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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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

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

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

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include:
Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals,
families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities
to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge
summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or
Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of
Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of
impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who
are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

– INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER for Residential programs: (Full time position)
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside the residential program. The qualified candidate
shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or
High school diploma & 12  college credit hours in social science with
2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some
evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the
community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a
valid driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers
to insure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent
living skills instructions, advocate for access to public & private
services and programs such as medical, vocational and other services.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time
position)
This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  The qualified
candidate shall possess:  BA in psychology, counseling or any other
human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with individuals
with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment
planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must
be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment.
Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for
wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

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

Email: mailto:lclaypool@salisb.com  Fax: 215-884-6301

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position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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job openings
– Day Child Care Worker
– Overnight Supervisor
Walden School/The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Day Child Care Worker – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-day-child-care-worker-deaf-job/

– Overnight Supervisor – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-overnight-child-care-supervisor-deaf-jobs/

Please send resume to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

OR apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
School Counselor/Psychologist
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist.  Advanced ASL skills preferred.

Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d.
Excellent salary and benefits

Visit our website at http://www.thescrantonschool.org to view the full position posting.

Send resume to:
WPSD Human Resources
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Fax 412-244-4211
mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
•    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
•    Prepare course content
•    Evaluate student performance
•    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
•    BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications •    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields.
•    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 12, 2012 and ending May 27, 2012.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 19, 2011.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html – search requisition number 174273.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender orientation.

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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:  mailto: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 October 15, 2011.

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an EOE

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

*  Administrative Assistant (Front Desk) – Los Angeles, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources 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 – 16 October 2011

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Save 15% on Smoke and CO Alarms

October is Fire Safety Month and Harris Communications has 15% off all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Protect your home and family with products from Silent Call, Gentex, Kidde, BRK Electronics, Lifetone and more!

Designed for deaf and hard of hearing people, our selection includes easy-to-install plug-in smoke alarms, individual smoke or carbon monoxide alarms or combination units for dual monitoring. Both photoelectric and ionization alarms are available.

Sale ends October 31, 2011.

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

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Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

Learn more about VL5 at: http://www.att.com/vl5

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

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

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

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our products, services and features.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

If 83-year old Robert Weaver, not deaf, wins the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, then the Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind will be $100,000 richer. Weaver, a long time volunteer at the school, is one of the four finalists, as announced by The NASCAR Foundation,

The Disabled People of South Africa formally requested the government to use its resources to advise deaf people that have HIV. This group claims that many hospitals do not have interpreters and trained counselors that could help the deaf with HIV.

– Very Hot News

It was mentioned in DeafDigest a while ago that a State Peter is robbing a State Paul over cash reserves. This refers to the Alabama Dual Party Relay Board being upset over the state trying to take the money away from them to pay for state educational needs. This squabble has led to a lawsuit filed this week. At stake is an ever-growing pot of 15 cents paid per month by each landline customer, originally earmarked for the state relay service needs. It is a cash cow of approximately 30 million dollars that the state has its eyes on!

– Sunday October 9th

For years teachers have been trying to preach patience among these restless hearing kids. Helping these Colorado children to calm down is Angelyne, an Australian cattle dog. This dog is deaf. She makes the rounds of schools with her master, showing the children these doggie tricks.

– Monday October 10th

The Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man, will be able to show subtitles for the benefit of its deaf patrons thanks to a portable captioning equipment. This piece of equipment will be loaned to theatres across the island again for the benefit of deaf residents of the Isle of Man.

– Tuesday October 11th

Marko Vuoriheimo, or better known as Signmark, will be performing his songs at Rochester School for the Deaf. A native of Finland, Signmark was said to be the first deaf performer to have landed a major recording contract.

– Wednesday October 12th

A state law in Iowa may have backfired, much to the detriment of mainstreamed students that attend local school programs. The law, passed in 2005, but not taking effect until this year requires all interpreters to be licensed. As a result, a number of interpreters have lost their jobs, leaving mainstreamed students out in the cold!

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Do we have legislators in USA that have sign language webcams and videos installed in their offices for the benefit of deaf constituents? Well, there is one in Scotland. Mike Crockart, the MP of Edinburg West has such equipment in his office. When a deaf constituent rings in, a British Sign Language interpreter is immediately summoned to duty.

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A PROBLEM BETWEEN HARD OF HEARING PERSON AND A HEARING PERSON A hearing man at a workplace did not like the deaf. He was always saying bad things about the deaf. That workplace had several deaf employees, but hearing employees did not tell them about that anti-deaf person. There was a surprise. One of the deaf employees was really hard of hearing; he signed perfect ASL but was able to hear telephone voices perfectly. One day the anti-deaf employee said something bad about the deaf. Fed up, the hard of hearing person came to him and told him:

I can hear you very well and I just heard what you were saying about the deaf.

The anti-deaf person stopped making these anti-deaf comments!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-people-antideaf/

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

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United States Chess Association for the Deaf Tournament St Paul, Minnesota October 21-23, 2011

more information at: http://deafdigest.com/national-deaf-chess-tournament/

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MANY PAST DEAF PRINTERS LOVED TO READ BOOKS Many years ago, printing was a popular job for the deaf. Many deaf people earned good income and good living working as printers. Many of these deaf printers worked as linotype operators. And some of them loved their jobs even though they had to sit on a chair all day. Why? Because they can read the material that they are typing for the newspapers. At home, they read books because they enjoyed reading!

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

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

THESE LAST MINUTE INTERPRETER REQUESTS Suppose you are visiting Australia and then stop at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, you ask for an interpreter, you will be out of luck. The museum policy is two weeks request in advance. This is not fair to deaf tourists because when they visit a new city they learn of museums to tour.

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A DEAF COMEDIAN At the Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival, going on right now in Toronto, one of the contenders for the top award in the Best Newcomer category is DJ Demers. He is deaf. He uses his two hearing aids as a topic of jokes that makes people laugh.

THESE PROTEST RALLY NO-SHOWS This week we have seen anti-Wall Street protests erupt everywhere in USA. But one such protest, planned at the Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, only attracted approximately 50 protesters. The police officers were pleasantly surprised. Did this spare turnout happen at any Deaf Protest rally in the past? During the late eighties, a disgruntled deaf individual staged an anti-DCARA protest at a public facility. Come the anti-DCARA protest, only two deaf individuals showed up, despite handouts distributed everywhere in the Bay Area. DCARA has continued to thrive whereas the disgruntled deaf individual practically disappeared from public sight!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a hearing person asking the interpreter:

Could your deaf client drive a car?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Although captioners and CART providers use steno machines that have computers built in to record their steno strokes, they usually do not use the steno machines themselves to translate their steno strokes into the English that is read by the consumers or clients.  The captioners send their steno strokes to a laptop or desktop computer, which then translates the steno strokes into text.

Many of the steno machines nowadays offer a small screen where the captioner or CART provider can see translations of the steno notes, but in order to get those steno strokes into a form that can be sent to an encoder or displayed on a CART screen, a laptop or desktop computer is generally necessary.

There are special software programs that hold “dictionaries” that the captioners have created which tell the computer how to translate each steno stroke that is written.  These programs are called computer-aided transcription (CAT) programs.  The CAT program is loaded on the laptop or desktop computer, and the steno machine is hooked up either via a cable or wirelessly to communicate with that computer.

A DEAF PERSONAL TRAINER Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned a deaf personal trainer in England unable to get hearing clients despite his professional credentials. DeafDigest also mentioned that we’ve had several deaf personal trainers in USA. Here is one – Aaron Jock, certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He works at a fitness center in Austin, Texas.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

An outstanding basketball player (6’6 tall) was playing playground basketball with some fans watching the pick up game. One of the fans was a deaf coach who happened to be around. After the pick up game he saw the 6’6 player putting on his hearing aid! The deaf coach learned that this player attended a school for the deaf, in the pre-school grades for two years, before his parents pulled him out. This player was recruited on the spot to play for a deaf club team. Before his deaf basketball career wound down, he played in the Deaflympics and appeared in several national deaf tournaments. And then he later married a deaf woman!

If not for the deaf coach observing the hearing aid, this basketball player may have been lonely in the hearing community for years and years.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Driving a car with your convertible down may look cool and fashionable – but may also cost you your hearing! This is what researchers at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital (UK) are saying. They also explained that driving with the top down from time to time is ok but not on a regular, daily basis.

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The Deaf and the Law:

Netflix at it again; this company is very good about getting us, the deaf, angry!

A lawsuit is forthcoming – accusing Netflix and other providers of breaching our human rights by not fully captioning all of their products.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Many deaf people do not have access to services of a deaf clinical psychologists or hearing ASL-speaking clinical psychologists. How bad is the shortage? One social service agency for the deaf has been looking for a deaf clinical psychologist for more than a decade – despite top dollar – no takers.

(editor’s note – this shortage continues)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Ralph McLaughlin, St. Louis, MO, who departed us this week. Young deaf people may not realize that Ralph along with a group of other deaf people, were in the TTY manufacturing business in the late seventies and early eighties. They produced a line of C-Phone TTY products. It was a rare TTY that had a TV-like screen digital display. This TTY was fairly popular in these years. The C-Phone lasted for a number of years before the company ceased production.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are national organizations serving the deaf helping create an acute shortage of interpreters? Said an angry educational administrator:

Why aren’t CODAs becoming interpreters? There are lots of excellent ASL fluent interpreters out there, but they can’t get through the labyrinth of local, state and national rules-laws. In my home state, educational interpreters (or uncertified CODAS) can be charged with a crime and pay a fine if they interpret for someone outside the limitations of the IEP. I fought hard against the law but the state association of the deaf and the state interpreters association fought against me and won. As a result, our state suffers from a shortage of interpreters.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

An employee was handing me a claim to process

– I thought the co-worker said: I’m boring claim

– She actually said: employee claim

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position opening Clinical Psychology Faculty position Gallaudet University Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at: mailto:Patrick.Brice@Gallaudet.edu

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position openings in Rehabilitation field in Georgia

–  Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deafness program is seeking a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing caseload in Dublin and surrounding counties.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082276 &entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-15.05.05.916369

–  Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Life Adjustment Supervisor responsible for the direction and operation of the 52 bed dormitory and the coordination of Independent Living Skills Training for the students. Duties include supervision of the dormitory staff, coordinating the staff’s work schedules and activities, managing the physical maintenance of the dormitory, and ensuring the safety and accountability of all students.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00155920 &entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-10.42.34.584892

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position announcement Independent Living Skills Specialist The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center position based in Las Vegas, Nevada

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

GENERAL INFORMATION: Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt Location: Position available in Las Vegas Posting date: September 28, 2011 Closing date: October 14, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed. SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: – Knowledge of advocacy techniques – Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws – Maintain effective record keeping practices – Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required. – Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations – Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services – Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs – Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion – Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential – Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation – Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: – Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations – Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (October 14, 2011)

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

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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job title Outreach Consultant for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Montana School for the Deaf & Blind position located in Billings or other community in Eastern Montana

START DATE:  August 22, 2011

STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience

STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (200 duty days)

SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes

PAY GRADE:  Contract exempt

POSITION NUMBER:  51300321

BARGAINING UNIT:  MEA/MFT

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES:  Serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children in their home communities by providing information, technical assistance and consultation with the goal of promoting appropriate intervention strategies and educational practices for deaf and hard of hearing children in Montana.

Facilitates the implementation of the Family Advisor Program, which involves home-based early intervention services for infants and preschool age children.  This includes working with parents, overseeing the work of family advisors, and collaborating with other service providers to develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) that appropriately meet the needs of children.

Provides classroom support, consultation and technical assistance for school age children. Provides classroom based assessments, offers recommendations and suggestions to classroom teachers and specialists who directly serve deaf and hearing impaired students, and provides information on professional and instructional resources. Participates in evaluation team meetings and assists in the development of Individual Education Plans.

Assists in the planning and facilitation of annual Family Learning Weekends, Summer Skills Programs, and facilitates other learning opportunities for students.  Works with the MSDB admissions coordinator to facilitate appropriate referral of students for evaluation and placement at MSDB.

Completes summary reports of site visits and contacts, travel logs and expense vouchers, and other documents required by the outreach program supervisor.  Keeps Outreach Data Base current. Reviews and approves reports and invoices submitted by contracted Family Advisors.

Additionally, serves as a resource to the medical, home, education and community service agencies by providing training and information.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Deaf Education.  Previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children in an educational setting preferred.  Applicants with degrees in related fields and previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children will be considered.  Must be able to obtain a Montana Educator’s License with special education endorsement within three years of date of hire.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  Knowledge of general special education instructional practices and specifically best practices in the education of the deaf; educational and audiological assessment procedures and interpretation of assessment results; support services typically utilized in the education of the deaf, including speech/language and interpreter services; special education rules and regulations and the IEP/ETR process. Ability to comply with data collection, records management and reporting features assigned to the position.  Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad constituency through the application of skills and knowledge fundamental to the position as well as excellent interpersonal communication skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   The successful employee must be self-directed and able to work with limited supervision or direction.   The position requires extensive travel working hours beyond those of a typical teaching position with an average of 2 to 3 nights away from home each week.  The position may require occasional work on weekends and extended workdays with meetings before and after regular school hours.  This is a “tele-work” position requiring the employee to work out of a home-based office, usually located in a community outside of Great Falls.  Telework employees must be able to maintain the basic machines and functions of an office as well as securing routine maintenance for the state vehicle assigned to the position.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are: 1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible. 2.    Letters of reference from previous three employers (3 letters of reference). 3.    Transcripts or all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 4.    Copies of Professional Licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position. 5.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form. 6.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form. 7.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website:  http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION:  This position is a contracted position 200 days.  Salary is determined by the schedule as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Eligible state employees are also provided paid health, dental and life insurance.  Other benefits include deferred compensation program and retirement.  Employees earn approximately 3.69 hours of sick leave for each 80 hours pay period worked and employees who qualify are entitled to up to 15 days military leave with full pay.  Earned

leave benefits may be used for maternity and parental (birth/adoption) leave and for immediate family illness care.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF & BLIND using the information provided above.  TTY users may call the TTY number if available or use the relay service by dialing 711-253-4091.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: http://mt.gov!stateiobs/stateiobs.asp . You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center..

SPECIAL INFORMATION: MSDB IS A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN.  Grades encompassed in this program include elementary, middle school, and high school levels.    The schedule may also be adjusted temporarily or permanently for reasons such as training, meetings, student needs, agency needs, emergencies, etc.  This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an .Applicant Release Form. must be completed and signed as part of the application.

Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

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positions open Austine School for the Deaf & Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing various locations in Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants for the following positions.

– Teacher /Coordinator, William Center Location: Brattleboro,VT Time Base: Full -Time

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience. Experience in working with a variety of disabilities including Autism. Training and experience in instruction improvement Effective communication skills to include ASL Responsibilities: Oversees the supervision and development of all William Center Teachers. Oversee daily operation of William Center Autism Program. Coordinate Special Education procedures for the William Center. Maintain accurate records.

– Victim Advocate/community educator Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services Location: statewide Vermont Time Base: 2 part-time positions

Qualifications: * BA degree or equivalent experience * Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience: * Work from a philosophy or empowerment * Ability to work with a diverse population * Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize * Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling mailto:kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors: Location: Brattleboro, VT Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age; Effective communication skills to include ASL; Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training; Willingness to learn behavior management techniques; Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

* Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student; Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential  Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded individuals

– Speech – Language Pathologist Location: Brattleboro, VT Time Base: part time

– Paraprofessionals Location: Brattleboro, VT Time Base: Part time

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related experience; Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students; Proficiency in ASL; Valid driver’s license; Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

* Responsibilities: Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management and clerical tasks; Assist with morning residential program; Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include lifting guiding.

for all of the above positions that are based in Brattleboro, VT, please send letter of interest & resume to:

Kelly Therieau Austine School for the Deaf 209 Austine Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301

or send email to: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

802-258-9510 Fax# 802-258-9574

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recruiting for applicants Pre-K Teacher The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired Baton Rouge, LA

more information at: http://deafdigest.com/louisianateacher/

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posting Deaf Youth Program Coordinator Deaf Services Center, Inc Worthington, Ohio

more information at: http://deafdigest.com/dypohio/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles

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 – 10 October 2011

DeafDigest Gold – October 9, 2011

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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This week’s ASL Videos with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/restauranttty/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/audism/

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Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] – One of the Fastest on the Market

With a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] is one of the fastest mobile phones on the market today. The Nexus S[tm] 4G comes pre-installed with all the Google apps you’ve come to know and love and is enabled with new and popular features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling, NFC support and full html web browsing.

Now priced at $49.99, (two year price $399.99) after $450 Instant Savings and $50.00 mail-in rebate via American Express Prepaid Reward Card. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and 2 year agreement required. Offer ends 11/12/11. Other monthly charges apply.

Find the Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing people.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG100911

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to: http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

Learn more about VL5 at: http://www.att.com/vl5

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

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

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

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A strong tradition in Armenia is carpet-weaving. They make some of the world’s best carpets. In the town of Echmiadzin, one of the women carpet weavers is Narine Badalian. She is deaf. She said:

I love weaving carpets, the process takes away me somewhere and I become oblivious to everything and think only of beautiful things

We have a number of deaf personal trainers, those that goad their hearing clients into fine physical shape. There is one in United Kingdom – Michael Easton, but there is a difference. He is complaining that he is unable to attract hearing clients because of his deafness. It did not matter that he has a diploma and a personal trainer certificate and qualifications in nutrition and in some sports, hearing clients won’t come to him!

– Very Hot News

Armenia again, but for a different reason!

Going on right now is the European Deaf Wrestling Championships at Yerevan, Armenia. A group of Turkish wrestlers was denied entry into Armenia for two days because of visa issues. When officials at the Turkish Foreign Ministry heard about it, they quickly had the issue resolved with the Armenian government officials. The Turkish wrestlers are now at the tournament.

– Thursday October 6th

Conditions in prisons everywhere in the world are always bad – but the one at Isle of Man stands out for one reason. A deaf prisoner missed his meal – because no one told him of the meal call!

– Friday October 7th

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in United Kingdom has an important case coming up – to decide if the British government discriminated against Jean Cordell, a deaf woman who was qualified for a diplomatic mission but denied her the job. The reason was high costs of providing her with interpreters. This is probably her last legal resort because she has been defeated in each step in the due process system.

– Saturday October 8th

The committee voted 4-1 to redistrict 6th Congressional District, taking Carroll County and much of Frederick County out of it. Not too happy about it is Howard Gorrell. He is deaf and he is planning to file a lawsuit. The newspaper story said:

He attended all 12 of the redistricting committee’s hearings, is already planning to file suit over the map. “As a pro se litigant, I am drafting a complaint, which be filed with the District of Maryland of the United States District Court, unless the Governor will make major changes for compactness,” Gorrell said in an e-mail.

Gorrell, who has years of experience with hearing political matters, said it is not about the hearing, but about the deaf people that may be badly impacted by the redistricting. Maryland School for the Deaf is located right in Frederick County. And a large deaf community exists in Frederick County. Many Gallaudet employees commute to their homes in the county.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Ádám Kósa, a deaf member of the European Parliament, is giving a speech on disability-related laws in Japan. He hopes this will help Japanese politicians understand and appreciate the needs of the deaf everywhere.

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ALL ULTRATEC TTYs ON SALE!

No “Tricks” just “Treats” at WCI in October! All Ultratec TTYs are 25% off! Choose from several different models all with superior quality and state-of-the art technology. You’re sure to find a TTY that is right for you. Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at or online at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd  for more details on our TTYs and all our other products.

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A DEAF RESTAURANT OWNER CANCELED HIS TTY LINE Years ago a deaf man owned a big restaurant. He put in a TTY line for the benefit of his deaf customers that wanted to make reservations or to order take out food. After using it for some time he stopped the TTY line. Why? Because his hearing employees did not know how to use it and the deaf owner was too busy every day with his restaurant business.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit http://deafdigest.com/videos/restauranttty/

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

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the Employment & Disability Institute at Cornell University

asks you to fill out a survey on employment issues facing the deaf and the disabled

for more information, go to: http://deafdigest.com/employmentsurvey/

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WHAT IS AUDISM? What is audism? Is it Audism if a hearing boss scolds his deaf employee, but he also scolds other hearing employees? Is it audism if a hearing person gives deaf person a dirty look on his face, but he also gives dirty look to other hearing people?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/audism/

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

A DEAF PIGEON? Not the bird, but a hearing social/cultural club in United Kingdom that they call “Deaf Pigeon.” Why Deaf Pigeon? Do not know, but the British people tend to apply the word Deaf as a name of something – like a band or a club or a restaurant, etc! Are they respecting or mocking the deaf?

THE GREEN ON THE KENDALL GREEN Kendall Green is where Gallaudet University is located – and there is a great twist to it. The old tennis courts on the campus is no more. In its place is a vegetable garden, which grows produce for the food served at the Gallaudet cafeteria. And Gallaudet is going back to its old roots. The football field years ago before the name changed to Hotchkiss Stadium, was named Garlic Field – for obvious reasons. And there was the Hay Barn, again for obvious reasons before it was razed years ago.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO (all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mother/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos, old and new, are always captioned.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING We have many, many organizations, international, national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people. One such organization is:

New Jersey Association of the Deaf

Visit: http://deafdigest.com/njassoc/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

my boss gestures when he wants me to do something, no need for a hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Deaf with C I

Huh! Should DeafDigest editor label himself as “deaf without CI”?

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*Year-round American Sign Language Master Tutor Lessons via Web-Cam or VP*

Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long distance ASL student who has a high speed internet and a web-cam or a video-phone (Ojo, VP-200).

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to friends, families or business.

$10 per page.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

– Pah! For fun I Also provide: Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00 Full Card Reading – $47.00 One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(new web site) http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with more than 3.0 CEUs available for interpreters.

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

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

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, Franciso Olivera, etc.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and interpreters.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon!   Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter information, etc.

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Small Business web site ran a piece on workplace safety among the deaf employees, especially with machinery and heavy equipment. And that the employers should be mandated to make the workplace safe for the deaf, as well as for the hearing alike.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. We keep hearing that the American Disabilities Act requires all states to provide help for deaf and hard of hearing.  Is that so? If so, how does that happen?

A. 50 different states, 50 different ADA regulations. This is why disability attorneys get wealthy!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Cold weather has arrived,  but the temperature is unpredictable!

Trying to read the outdoor thermometer is frustrating.

Instead of buying a large print thermometer, go to your computer!

In your computer,(I have Dell and Windows 7), click start, then search box, then type in “Desktop Gadgets”

You can install a weather gadget and search your zip code.

Now, all we have to do is start the computer and weather

information and temperature specifics are at your finger tips!

Enjoy the foliage!

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

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Wish List of the Week:

that a deaf person will win a high ranking election for public office

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DeafHistory:

Year 1911 – Cal Rodgers became the first deaf pilot to fly an airplane coast to coast, a trip which took 84 days and included many stops. Tragically, he died a year later in a plane crash.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

In India –

25,000 deaf children born annually

550 schools for the deaf

1 of every 10 deaf children that go to school for the deaf

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DeafLibrary Resources

Legal issues related to deaf and discrimination and etc http://deafdigest.com/legal-issues-related-to-deaf-discrimination-ada-etc/

it is a long reading

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is at: http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position opening School Counselor/Psychologist The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist.  Advanced ASL skills preferred.

Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d. Excellent salary and benefits

Visit our website at http://www.thescrantonschool.org to view the full position posting.

Send resume to: WPSD Human Resources 300 E Swissvale Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Fax 412-244-4211 mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Open positions The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School Framingham, MA

– High School Teacher – Science http://deafdigest.com/tlcscience/

– ASL Specialist http://deafdigest.com/tlcaslspecialist/

– Classroom Assistant – Secondary Department http://deafdigest.com/tlcclassroomasst/

– Overnight Child Care Worker – Walden School http://deafdigest.com/waldenchildcare/

– Teacher – Walden School http://deafdigest.com/tlcwaldenteacher/

– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound http://deafdigest.com/tlcintensive/

Send resume to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 Attn: Personnel Department

Or apply online: http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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Job advertisement PAHrtners of Deaf Services Glenside, PA

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

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

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)

This position provides clinical services to individuals and family members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include: Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

– THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time position)

This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  The qualified candidate shall possess:  BA in psychology, counseling or any other human services field; must have 2 years experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment. Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position provides direct client services including encouraging client independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts. Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:

Bernadette Class, Office Coordinator Deaf Services Center 614 N. Easton Road Glenside, PA 19038

Email: mailto:bclass@salisb.com

or Fax: 215-884-6301

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Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program Department of Educational Psychology College of Education and Human Development University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities: •    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year. •    Prepare course content •    Evaluate student performance •    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position: •    BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum) •    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications •    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields. •    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 12, 2012 and ending May 27, 2012.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 19, 2011.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html – search requisition number 174273.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to: ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington 240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building 1954 Buford Ave St. Paul, MN 55108

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender orientation.

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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:  mailto: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 October 15, 2011.

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an EOE

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announces openings for Community Inclusion Specialists The American School for the Deaf West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time available

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.

SCOPE OF DUTIES: This position, under the supervision of the Adult Vocational Services Director, provides community living supports to a deaf individual with cognitive limitations and/or other additional disabilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess a High School Diploma. Familiarity with mental retardation and physical disabilities. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language and/or manual communication system.  Driver’s license and personal car. Availability during evening hours and weekends is required.  Must be flexible in scheduling to meet client coverage needs.  In-state travel is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: (a)    Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY: You may download an application from our website:  http://www.asd-1817.org

Send resume and letter of application 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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Positions Available Texas School for the Deaf Austin, TX

http://www.tsd.jobs

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf is currently recruiting to fill positions for the 2011-2012 school year. There are various positions available including Student Development Coordinator, Elementary Teacher, Audiologist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Interpreter, and Nurse. To view the job postings for these positions and all the positions we have available, visit our website at www.tsd.jobs. Positions include full State benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, and retirement plan.

About Austin: Austin is consistently voted one of the country’s best cities to live, work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists of healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.

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Job Announcement Executive Director Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director. KCD a growing organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee.

For more information: http://www.kcdtn.org

job description at: http://deafdigest.com/kcdtn/

Annual Salary $50,000 – $70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Send Resume, Letter of Interest and two letters of recommendation to:

KCD Executive Director Search C/O Teressa Gregory 410 Taliwa Drive Knoxville, TN 37920

AND/OR via email at: mailto:kcdboard@kcdtn.org

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position opening Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay Services Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time position open for Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  Position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities with the goal of expanding awareness and use of Captioned Telephone Service. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

Knowledge of: –    Effective communication and public outreach techniques. –    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users. –    Demonstratable knowledge of user groups who would benefit from Relay Service –    Senior Citizens Community –    Hard of Hearing Community

Skill in: –    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns. –    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences. –    Excellent presentations skills –    Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Ability to: –    Maintain effective working relationships with Maryland Relay TAM office, non-profit and for profit partners, the public, state government and other agencies. –    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. –    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work while meeting deadlines.

Education and Experience: –    Completion of Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience. Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service preferred. –    Experience in public relations activities. –    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.WorkForHamilton.com or contact our Corporate HR office at 800.821.1831 by September 15, 2011.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company benefits.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles

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 – 09 October 2011

DeafDigest Blue – October 9, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafattorney/ http://deafdigest.comt/videos/subwayorder/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions: http://deafdigest.com/videos/longway/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnessdisability/

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Slightly Scary Stories in ASL

Get ready for Halloween with the DVD “Slightly Scary Stories for Halloween”, available at Harris Communications. Included are three different stories “By the light of the Halloween moon”; “What’s under my bed”; and “Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman”. They are all signed in ASL (no captions) with music and voice over.

This DVD was created by Scholastic. For over 85 years, they have created quality products that educate, entertain and motivate children.

Fun for the whole family, “Slightly Scary Stories for Halloween” (DVD072) is available at Harris Communications for only $14.99.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB100911

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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

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

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

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to: http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

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

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

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

Learn more about VL5 at: http://www.att.com/vl5

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

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

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

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Susan Tiller, who departed us. She founded the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Corpus Christi, TX. After retiring in 2005 as the director, she came back in 2009 to help her agency pull through hard economic times. She was extremely supportive of ASL and steered many individuals towards careers in interpreting.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

There are many different programs, different themes and different performances that help create sign language (and deafness) awareness. A new one is this – a photograph of 26 famous Irish hearing individuals, each one showing an alphabet letter sign from A to Z. The photograph was taken to create awareness of the Irish Sign Language. It is being shown at the Signs of Life showing at the Filmbase in Dublin’s Temple Bar.

Pushing very hard for many years for TV subtitles in Great Britain was 77-year old Alan Roberts. His work has finally been duly recognized in the British newspapers. The TV executives know who he is because he had been pestering them for years as more of a “one man’ crusade!

– Very Hot News

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has placed a 100-page a day limit on people that send and receive text messages. The deaf people are very upset about it. While the hearing people are also angry, it is the deaf that are much more angry about it than the hearing.

– Sunday October 2nd

Veteran educator of the deaf Richard W. Fee is the recipient of the Fulbright Specialists Award. He will spend the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. At the university he will advise people in the Deaf Education field.

– Monday October 3rd

The FCC Diversity Committee is supposed focus on the needs of the deaf and the disabled. this such committee has appointed new members. How many of them are deaf or represent deaf-related groups? Apparently, just one – Faye Kuo of Communication Services for the Deaf.

– Tuesday October 4th

Professional standardbred driver Rick Macomber, who is deaf, has already earned $2,304,950 in prize winnings as of September 30th. His best was last season when he won $2,823,874. With three months remaining, he stands a good chance of exceeding last year’s best. For those that do not know what standardbred racing is, then look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardbred_horse

Rick is the only former Gallaudet athlete (basketball and soccer) to earn a full time living in a professional sport!

– Wednesday October 5th

The Prevention Magazine, in its most recent edition, ran a piece, titled – Fit over 40. And in the “boost your brain power” section, it said:

Master the unspoken word: Learning any new language is challenging, particularly as we get older. With sign language, you also require your brain to work in different ways, since you’ll have to communicate with your hands instead of your mouth. Teach yourself the sign language alphabet, then try to sign some basic sentences to your spouse or a friend

Hmm! That easy to learn fingerspelling in 1-2-3 steps?

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Madan Vasishta, a deaf man who formerly served the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf and the New Mexico School for the Deaf as superintendent, was appointed as the honorary director of the Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre. Madan left India to enroll at Gallaudet as freshman years ago. And now he is giving it back to the deaf of India.

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

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A FRUSTRATING WAY TO COMMUNICATE A long time ago, there was no TTY. The family members were planning a surprise party for the hearing parents of a deaf person. The hearing family members wanted to let the deaf person know about it in advance. There was not enough time to mail the letter and for it to arrive. And there was no way to tell the deaf person on the phone. Instead, a family member told the deaf person’s mother to tell her deaf son to meet the family member at a library in the city. It took about one hour to go to the library. And the meeting with the hearing family member was only five minutes (to tell him about the surprise party). Then another hour to go home!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/longway/

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Applications accepted

2011-12 Scholarship Program

by the American Association on Health and Disability

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DEAFNESS NOT A DISABILITY Is deafness a disability? One coach of a sports team at Gallaudet said:

Deafness by itself is not a disability

He is right. Gallaudet has all sports and they play against hearing college teams. Our football, basketball, baseball, swimming, volleyball teams beat many hearing colleges last year. So is deafness really a disability? No!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnessdisability/

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

THE CENSORSHIP AND THE FCC Recently an issue surfaced regarding the censorship in some TV captions, and whether FCC allowed it? The FCC never allowed censorship. It was “overlooked” when FCC went through its rulemaking procedures regarding closed captions. Now that FCC is aware of it, they may just do something about censorship – because we, the deaf, are entitled to everything that is being said, just as much as the hearing people are.

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WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE DEAF? What is it like to be deaf? This is the question that Emma Reilly is trying to answer. She has published a booklet that hopes to educate the public on what deafness is all about and on how to deal with it. Emma is 15 years old and a school student in Great Britain, and yes, she is deaf herself. She says that some of her classmates are uncomfortable dealing with her because of her deafness.

THE THIRD WORLD NATIONS AND THE DEAF Many deaf people everywhere communicate via signs, be it a formal sign language or an oral sign language or a body language-based sign language or gesture-based sign language. And again, there are many other deaf people that just don’t sign at all! The Kojo Nnamdi radio show, popular in USA, recently aired the topic of sign languages in these third world nations.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a hearing person telling another hearing person:

look at the interpreter making this funny sign for this word

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Can someone work as a court reporter and a CART provider or realtime captioner at the same time?  This is a question that I have been asked a number of times.

Most CART providers and realtime captioners actually started their careers as court reporters and have transitioned to their new professions.  Some do it gradually by working in both jobs at the same time.  Some just decide they are going to change jobs and make a quick change.

Even though court reporters and captioners use the same basic skills, there is a very different mindset that one must have in each position.  For court reporters, the main objective is to make a verbatim record.  The reporter must focus on getting something phonetic for every single word that is said.

For CART providers and captioners, the main objective is communication access.  The captioner can’t just write words phonetically and prepare a transcript later.  The words must translate so that the people reading the screens can understand what is being said.

Some court reporters can successfully work as CART providers or captioners at the same time, but it takes a lot of skill and concentration to focus on what to write in certain circumstances.

For example, if the name of the fictional character “Stephen Dedalus” were to be said and it was not already loaded in a computer dictionary, a court reporter would just write the name phonetically, and it might come up a “dead lust.”  A captioner would either have to fingerspell the name or find another way to communicate to the audience what was said.

THE NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF ISSUE AND THE FCC RULE! The FCC has this rule that all political candidates must get equal campaigning time on the air. And this is where North Carolina School for the Deaf is involved – only as an innocent party. Morganton mayor Mel Cohen used the TV to urge town people to attend a forum on how to keep the school alive, in view of the planned state budget cuts. And, oh, by the way he is running for reelection in what promises to be a nasty mayoral race. Mayoral candidate Robert Griner objected to this “airing” even when it was for a good cause – and as a result, he is getting 1,600 hours of free air time – to equal the incumbent mayor’s air time. DeafDigest says no matter – as long as North Carolina School for the Deaf (and also Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf) is saved.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

Against his will, a young deaf boy was forced to attend an oral school. Despite graduating from the oral school, his memories remain bitter even right up to his middle age. And when friends remind him of his oral training, he would turn his head away from them. He married ASL woman and their deaf children are all ASL-trained.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

We have the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. Best news for us? Not quite, as far as the industry is concerned. They are working very hard behind the scenes to try to water it down. And when it is watered down, it means no 100 percent captioning on everything. This is politics at its’ best (or at its’ worst).

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The Deaf and the Law:

During the Babylonian Days, around 1700-1600 BC, a new law was written on the books regarding insanity defense among criminals in the court rooms. Part of the law mentioned the deaf – if the deaf person commits a crime, then he may be charged; but if the hearing person commits a crime involving the deaf then the deaf cannot be charged

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Communication Service for the Deaf might be well known in Sioux Falls, SD, but the airport people do not know it. Apparently a  huge throng of deaf people at the Sioux Falls airport unnerved one airport ticket counter employee. She spoke on the microphone, requesting that all deaf people report to her. And when the deaf people naturally didn’t, she spoke up again. An interpreter then came to the employee, explaining the situation, it fell on the counter person’s deaf (no pun intended) ears! Fortunately for all involved, everything went on smoothly and there were no incidents.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Years way back (before the DC riots of 1968) H Street NE was a destination of small stores, small shops and restaurants. It was a popular shopping venue for Gallaudet students, just a brisk 4-5 block walk from the campus. The riots changed all that. Now, gentrification is slowly changing H Street NE into the way it was years back, and this will be great news for Gallaudet students. Things are looking up geographically from the Gallaudet campus – metro stop and new high tech sector on the west, and the H Street sector on the south.

(editor’s note: five years later, H Street, NE has surfaced as one of the hottest sites in the District of Columbia. Gallaudet students are lucky)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are we seeing hearing individuals, risking deafness as a matter of principle? In Texas, the state government is asking all new college students under the age of 30 to get bacterial meningitis vaccinations. Yet there are some college students that object to “forced” vaccinations, as a matter of principle. Well, one of the causes of deafness is bacterial meningitis.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A friend said:

His name is Tom Stith

I thought the friend said:

His name is Tom Smith

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position openings in Rehabilitation field in Georgia

–  Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deafness program is seeking a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing caseload in Dublin and surrounding counties.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082276 &entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-15.05.05.916369

–  Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Life Adjustment Supervisor responsible for the direction and operation of the 52 bed dormitory and the coordination of Independent Living Skills Training for the students. Duties include supervision of the dormitory staff, coordinating the staff’s work schedules and activities, managing the physical maintenance of the dormitory, and ensuring the safety and accountability of all students.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00155920 &entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-10.42.34.584892

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position announcement Independent Living Skills Specialist The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center position based in Las Vegas, Nevada

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

GENERAL INFORMATION: Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt Location: Position available in Las Vegas Posting date: September 28, 2011 Closing date: October 14, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed. SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: – Knowledge of advocacy techniques – Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws – Maintain effective record keeping practices – Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required. – Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations – Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services – Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs – Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion – Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential – Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation – Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: – Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations – Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (October 14, 2011)

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

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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job title Outreach Consultant for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Montana School for the Deaf & Blind position located in Billings or other community in Eastern Montana

START DATE:  August 22, 2011

STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience

STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (200 duty days)

SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes

PAY GRADE:  Contract exempt

POSITION NUMBER:  51300321

BARGAINING UNIT:  MEA/MFT

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES:  Serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children in their home communities by providing information, technical assistance and consultation with the goal of promoting appropriate intervention strategies and educational practices for deaf and hard of hearing children in Montana.

Facilitates the implementation of the Family Advisor Program, which involves home-based early intervention services for infants and preschool age children.  This includes working with parents, overseeing the work of family advisors, and collaborating with other service providers to develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) that appropriately meet the needs of children.

Provides classroom support, consultation and technical assistance for school age children. Provides classroom based assessments, offers recommendations and suggestions to classroom teachers and specialists who directly serve deaf and hearing impaired students, and provides information on professional and instructional resources. Participates in evaluation team meetings and assists in the development of Individual Education Plans.

Assists in the planning and facilitation of annual Family Learning Weekends, Summer Skills Programs, and facilitates other learning opportunities for students.  Works with the MSDB admissions coordinator to facilitate appropriate referral of students for evaluation and placement at MSDB.

Completes summary reports of site visits and contacts, travel logs and expense vouchers, and other documents required by the outreach program supervisor.  Keeps Outreach Data Base current. Reviews and approves reports and invoices submitted by contracted Family Advisors.

Additionally, serves as a resource to the medical, home, education and community service agencies by providing training and information.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Deaf Education.  Previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children in an educational setting preferred.  Applicants with degrees in related fields and previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children will be considered.  Must be able to obtain a Montana Educator’s License with special education endorsement within three years of date of hire.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  Knowledge of general special education instructional practices and specifically best practices in the education of the deaf; educational and audiological assessment procedures and interpretation of assessment results; support services typically utilized in the education of the deaf, including speech/language and interpreter services; special education rules and regulations and the IEP/ETR process. Ability to comply with data collection, records management and reporting features assigned to the position.  Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad constituency through the application of skills and knowledge fundamental to the position as well as excellent interpersonal communication skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   The successful employee must be self-directed and able to work with limited supervision or direction.   The position requires extensive travel working hours beyond those of a typical teaching position with an average of 2 to 3 nights away from home each week.  The position may require occasional work on weekends and extended workdays with meetings before and after regular school hours.  This is a “tele-work” position requiring the employee to work out of a home-based office, usually located in a community outside of Great Falls.  Telework employees must be able to maintain the basic machines and functions of an office as well as securing routine maintenance for the state vehicle assigned to the position.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are: 1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible. 2.    Letters of reference from previous three employers (3 letters of reference). 3.    Transcripts or all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 4.    Copies of Professional Licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position. 5.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form. 6.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form. 7.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website:  http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION:  This position is a contracted position 200 days.  Salary is determined by the schedule as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Eligible state employees are also provided paid health, dental and life insurance.  Other benefits include deferred compensation program and retirement.  Employees earn approximately 3.69 hours of sick leave for each 80 hours pay period worked and employees who qualify are entitled to up to 15 days military leave with full pay.  Earned

leave benefits may be used for maternity and parental (birth/adoption) leave and for immediate family illness care.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF & BLIND using the information provided above.  TTY users may call the TTY number if available or use the relay service by dialing 711-253-4091.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: http://mt.gov!stateiobs/stateiobs.asp . You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center..

SPECIAL INFORMATION: MSDB IS A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN.  Grades encompassed in this program include elementary, middle school, and high school levels.    The schedule may also be adjusted temporarily or permanently for reasons such as training, meetings, student needs, agency needs, emergencies, etc.  This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an .Applicant Release Form. must be completed and signed as part of the application.

Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

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positions open Austine School for the Deaf & Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing various locations in Vermont

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants for the following positions.

– Teacher /Coordinator, William Center Location: Brattleboro,VT Time Base: Full -Time

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience. Experience in working with a variety of disabilities including Autism. Training and experience in instruction improvement Effective communication skills to include ASL Responsibilities: Oversees the supervision and development of all William Center Teachers. Oversee daily operation of William Center Autism Program. Coordinate Special Education procedures for the William Center. Maintain accurate records.

– Victim Advocate/community educator Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services Location: statewide Vermont Time Base: 2 part-time positions

Qualifications: * BA degree or equivalent experience * Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience: * Work from a philosophy or empowerment * Ability to work with a diverse population * Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize * Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling mailto:kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors: Location: Brattleboro, VT Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age; Effective communication skills to include ASL; Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training; Willingness to learn behavior management techniques; Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

* Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student; Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential  Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded individuals

– Speech – Language Pathologist Location: Brattleboro, VT Time Base: part time

– Paraprofessionals Location: Brattleboro, VT Time Base: Part time

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related experience; Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students; Proficiency in ASL; Valid driver’s license; Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

* Responsibilities: Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management and clerical tasks; Assist with morning residential program; Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include lifting guiding.

for all of the above positions that are based in Brattleboro, VT, please send letter of interest & resume to:

Kelly Therieau Austine School for the Deaf 209 Austine Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301

or send email to: mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

802-258-9510 Fax# 802-258-9574

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recruiting for applicants Pre-K Teacher The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired Baton Rouge, LA

more information at: http://deafdigest.com/louisianateacher/

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posting Deaf Youth Program Coordinator Deaf Services Center, Inc Worthington, Ohio

more information at: http://deafdigest.com/dypohio/

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position opening Large Accounts Director, VRS Purple Rocklin, CA

more information at: http://deafdigest.com/purplelargeaccounts/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles

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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