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DeafDigest – 24 February 2013

DeafDigest Gold – February 24, 2013

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; 17th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-come-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-music-sports/

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)

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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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Special Discounts for Popular Smartphones

Harris Communications, through our association with Sprint Relay, can
now offer discounts to our deaf and hard of hearing customers on some
of the most popular smartphones.

Simply go to the Harris Communications website and click the Sprint
Relay Store banner on the left hand side.

It is convenient. It is easy. Start shopping and saving now!

To find out more, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG022413

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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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This just in –

Coming up soon is the World Baseball Classic. On the
Canadian team is Tyson Gillis, who plays in the
Philadelphia Phillies farm system. He is deaf

Top stories about the deaf:

A federal judge may approve a class action lawsuit
settlement that would force Pennsylvania to
provide services for the deaf in need of assistance
in the human services system

MyInfoBill.com announced plans to improve communications
with deaf customers. This company deals with customers’
bill paying matters and issues. They have realized that
communication needs of the deaf is different from hearing.
As a result they will expand into different ways a deaf
customer can discuss with the customer service department.
One option is on-line chat.

The name of a town is Townsville. It is not a joke.
It is a real town in Australia, on the Outback. It is
one of the Outback’s biggest cities. Anyway, for the
benefit of the deaf, all of the town’s service agencies
have agreed to move into one building – as a one-stop
visit for deaf people that need help and advice.

This week has been known as the National Court Reporting and Captioning Week. When we get great
captions then we are thankful to these captioning
professionals.

A deaf dorm wing at a hearing college? Eastern Kentucky University is coming up with 2-floor block, reserved
for its deaf students, as well as for interpreting
program students.

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2013 GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS

Girls Volleyball Fundamental Camp
When: July 7-12, 2013
Where: Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Md.
Cost: $230
Ages: Girls 10-18

For more information, please contact:
Lynn Ray Boren
Volleyball Camp Coordinator
E-mail: lynn.boren@gallaudet.edu
Voice: 202.651.5603
VP: 202.250.2461

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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EASY GESTURE SOMETIMES IMPOSSIBLE FOR HEARING TO UNDERSTAND
A deaf man and a hearing man come across each other in
the hall.
The deaf man, wanting to be polite, gestured “you come.”
Almost all hearing people understand the “come” gesture, but
always sometimes a hearing person does not understand it.
Even if the deaf person gestured “come” slowly few times,
the hearing person still does not understand.
Why?

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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The Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Government

2013 National Training Conference April 8-10, 2013

Washington Marriott
775 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

http://deafdigest.com/2013-deaf-hard-of-hearing-in-government-conference/

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MUSIC IN SPORTS
Many deaf people love sports – football, basketball,
etc – no matter.
Many hearing people also love sports for another
reason – music! There is a lot of music during sports
events. Hearing people enjoy two things – watching
sports and listening to the music.
We, the deaf, often do not realize it!

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

if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video

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2013 Career Fair for
Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans

Monday, March 11, 2013
Washington, DC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2013-career-fair-for-deaf-jobs/

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YET ANOTHER DEAF CHEF
Do we have that many deaf chefs that we don’t know about?
There is another one – Scott Garthwaite, himself with a
degree in culinary and patisserie art.
He has been featured on some TV programs in Great Britain.

FOUNDING THE NATIONAL GUILD OF HYPNOTISTS, INC
The National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc is said to be the
world’s largest organization of hypnotists.
It was founded in 1950 by Dr, Rexford L North. He was
described as “stone deaf.”
Despite his deafness he was said to be a publisher, author,
teacher, therapist, showman and entrepreneur. And for sure,
he was not culturally deaf!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(video with captions; may not work with iPads)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/innocent-discrimination-with-deaf/

Do enjoy viewing that video! Sorry, this video may
not work with iPad.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Black Deaf Advocates

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-black-deaf-advocate/

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a fund raising announcement went like this:

Help brave little girl live with hearing loss

Two things wrong. Brave? There are many little girls that are
brave; there are also many little girls that are not brave.
Being brave or not has absolutely nothing to do with hearing
loss.

Live with hearing loss?

Young kids deal with hearing losses; it is that many of their
parents don’t!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do many deaf people in USA have lipreading problems
whereas deaf Europeans say that lipreading is not hard?

A. A lot to do with Phonetics. In USA, many words that are
spoken do not follow the way these are being spelled. Deaf
Europeans claim that pronunciation follows the spelled
words.

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:

Doctor visit

The other day I needed an urgent care appointment to see a doctor.

Last minute, finding an interpreter is impossible.

Writing with a black marker and paper was not effective.

I brought my iPad with keyboard.  I used the App “note”.

I set the font size I needed and reversed the background color.

That was very effective!

However, the nurse needed to enhance her typing skills.  She was “hen pecking”!

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

more deaf reality show actors on prime time TV
programs

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DeafHistory:

Year 1979 – a book “Identity Crisis in Deafness” was written
by B. M. Schowe, a career labor economist with Firestone Tire
in Akron, Ohio. He did not major in Economics after graduating
from Gallaudet in 1918 – but via luck and design Firestone offered
him the job as the company Labor Economist. And because he was
deaf he was also the unofficial Firestone Deaf Employees human resources person. His outspoken comments on anything relating to the deaf and of deafness sort of made him a pariah among the
professionals that worked with the deaf! Only one deaf professional
did not consider him a pariah, but a close associate – NAD executive
director Frederick C. Schreiber! When Schreiber ran into problems
and issues with the NAD, he ran to Schowe for advice and counsel.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

24,090

deaf people of New Zealand that use New Zealand
Sign Language, according to the national census.

(DeafDigest’s comment; such a precise count is something that is hard to believe)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

– King’s University, Canada – Jonathan Kassian, JR, volleyball; university does not have
a volleyball web site

– Loyola – Rebecca Meyers, incoming FR, swimming; will make her collegiate swimming
debut next fall

– Minnesota State Moorhead – Haley Thomforde, JR, women’s basketball; started 21
of her team’s 24 games; part of team’s 5-player core; 7.2 points per game average

– Mission College – Alexis Thompson, FR, women’s basketball; was profiled in a local
TV news program

– New Brunswick – Kristy Edwards, SO, women’s hockey; has left the team

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

– Jamie-Lee Lewis; Australian national womens U-20 water polo team; has aged out of the
U-20 category

– Jonathan (Link) Hardy, Australia, pro wrestling; no updates

– Michael Lizzarraga, Mexico, pro basketball, Soles of Mexicali team; in 33 games,
averaged 9.2 minutes per game; 4.1 points per game; not part of team’s core group
of key players

– Louis Long (Silent Warrior), Buffalo, NY, pro wrestling; still at it

– Rick Macomber, standardbred driver, midwest tracks; still racing

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Deaf Sports Library

a picture of The Silent Warrior (pro wrestler)

http://deafdigest.com/silentwarrior/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  LIFESIGNS Data Entry Clerk – Los Angeles

*  Accounts Receivable Specialist (LIFESIGNS) – Los Angeles

*  LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Riverside

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim

*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga

*  Staff Interpreter – Riverside

*  Staff Interpreter – 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

Please post the following position. Thanks!

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position opening
female physical education teacher
Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/female-physical-ed-teacher-alabama-school-for-deaf/

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Position Announcement
Independent Living Adviser (ILA)
Deaf Independent Living Association Salisbury, Delaware

Qualifications: Fluency in ASL; 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 approach environment.  Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Job Goal: 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, etc. throughout the Eastern Shore. Shifts varies within a team oriented environment.

Qualified candidates may email resume to mailto:dila@dila.org

or mail to: Deaf Independent Living Association, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804

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Announcement of Position Vacancy
Interpreter Training Program Instructor and Field Coordinator
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

(12 month appointment)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provide leadership as the fieldwork coordinator and major instructor in UWM’s Interpreter Training Program. The ITP emphasizes curriculum, pedagogy, and experiences that prepare graduates to meet the needs of a culturally diverse Deaf/Hard of Hearing population. Primary responsibilities to include design and instruction of courses in the ITP sequence (theory and skills courses); coordinate fieldwork assignments throughout the academic year, provide supervision of students in the field placements and internships in the community; development of strong connections between the ITP and the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and interpreting communities.

For more information, go to: http://www.itp.uwm.edu

QUALIFICATIONS:    Master’s degree in Interpreting Education, American Sign Language, Linguistics, Adult Education, or applicable field; national certification in interpreting from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or National Association for the Deaf Certification (NAD-Level IV-V) bilingual competency in American Sign Language and English. Three years of college level teaching experience is required.

SALARY:     Competitive with excellent fringe benefit package.

STARTING DATE:  July 1, 2013

APPLICATION:    All applications must be submitted online at: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/12469  A completed application will include a letter of application, vita, transcripts (upload under .other document 1. or mail to address below), and three letters of recommendation (upload or mail to address below):

Dr. Elise Frattura and Pam Conine Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Exceptional Education
2400 E. Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Fax: 414-229-5500
Email: mailto:frattura@uwm.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 5, 2013.  Applications accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.

For the UWM Campus Security Report, see: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/OSL/CleryAct/CleryAct.html or call the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414)220-4632 for a paper copy.

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Position Title
American Sign Language Clinical Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Position Description:
This position is a full-time American Sign Language (ASL) clinical instructor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, ASL Studies Program. This person will demonstrate leadership and creativity by contributing vision for program management and professional development in ASL Studies Program.   The individual will be an active and collaborative member of the ASL Studies Program team.  One aspect that individual will work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative; while supporting University and department’s mission and values to the students, the larger community, and stakeholders.

This position also includes teaching in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses.   Additionally, this individual will provide pedagogical leadership in post-secondary language courses, curriculum development, including the exam materials, syllabus, and rubrics, in compliance of UWM and ASL Studies Program.   Other duties include recruiting, teaching, and mentoring individuals with diverse educational, language, and cultural backgrounds.

Qualifications:
The applicants must have a master’s degree from an accredited university in a closely related field.  Applicants should possess strong and effective leadership skills in teaching methods in various aspects of ASL or related courses.  Evidence of a minimum of 3-years of full-time collegiate/university teaching experience (or equivalent) in ASL. Native/near native fluency in ASL.    This individual has demonstrated the knowledge of ASL and Deaf Studies related field which may include but is not limited to linguistic principles of ASL, Deaf Culture, and Deaf History.

Preferred Qualifications:
Overall satisfactory performance in teaching, service, and scholarly activities.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Preference is given toward applicants with ability to develop trainings and workshops for current ASL instructors, university students, and extended to the community outside of the University.   Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and/or national levels. Candidates with ASLTA certification and ASL proficiency (ASLPI) Level 4 or greater is an ideal.

Salary:
Competitive.  This position is full-time, probationary appointment; 12 months; beginning August 1, 2013.

Application Process:
Submit application materials online including letter of intent, vita/resume, degree, and list of three references at this link:

https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/12559

Additionally, submit name and email of individual who supervised you and can evaluate your teaching.  This individual will be asked to provide a teaching evaluation upon receipt of all application materials.

Application Deadline: Search will be open until filled.  Review of application will start January 1, 2013.

The names of those nominees and applicants who have not requested that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.

This position requires a criminal record review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.  For information relating to the campus security report for UWM, visit: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/OSL/CleryAct/

UWM is an AA/EO employer and educator strongly committed to maintaining a climate of supporting equality of opportunity and respect for difference based on gender, culture, ethnicity, disability, gender orientation, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, and lawful activities. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who would enhance and diversify our workforce.

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full-time job announcement
Client Support Specialist
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
San Leandro, California

DCARA has an opening for the position of Client Support Specialist with a primary focus on the hard of hearing and late deafened community.  This full-time position will report to the Director of Client Support Services and work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafened youth, adults, and senior citizens. The Client Support Specialist will provide services including, but not limited to, community education, information & referral and peer counseling in addition to meeting the specific needs of the hard of hearing and late deafened community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Host a variety of workshops and classes focusing on the social, emotional, communication and other daily living needs of hard of hearing and deafened individuals and their families.
–    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organizations/agencies in the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County as well as other agencies primarily serving the deaf,  hard of hearing and late deafened community to advocate for equal communication access.
–    Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events. –    Provide the following services: peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral, employment and community education.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.
–    All other duties and assigned,

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    BA degree in Deaf studies, social services or related fields, OR 3 years of documented experience in service provision in a human services setting.
–    Knowledge about the needs of the hard of hearing and deafened community.
–    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
–    A valid driver’s license and vehicle with current automobile insurance as required by law; able to travel to appointments within the workweek (California driver’s license required within four weeks of hire).

DESIRED SKILLS:
–    Knowledge of assistive listening devices and technology used by hard of hearing and late deafened individuals.
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and working knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture.
–    Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player .
–    Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others .

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

DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send an application (available at http://www.dcara.org under .Jobs.), cover letter, three letters of reference and resume to:

Human Resources
DCARA Headquarters
14895 E. 14th St., Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

DCARA is an At-Will and equal opportunity employer.

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position opening
Principal K-12
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, RI

Non-Classified Job Description – Principal K-12

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES – PRINCIPAL
This new position will plan for, coordinate, and implement educational services to all students who are deaf or hard of hearing Kindergarten through Grade 12. The Principal of RI School for the Deaf is the
educational leader of the school and is responsible for assisting the Director of the RI School for the Deaf in the effective management of classrooms, curriculum, teaching personnel, instruction, and materials.

The Principal shall lead in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of all instructional services (K-12) in order to develop an optimum learning climate for the unique needs of
our students. The Principal shall assist in the daily operation of the school and shall assist in providing an educational program which is responsive to student needs; develops and implements standards-based
curriculum and encourages the use of current and effective instructional practices. The Principal leads the faculty in addressing the goals of the school and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE),
guided by the Common Core Standards. The Principal shall assist with compliance with all regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the RI School for the Deaf.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Works collaboratively with the school community to develop and maintain a shared school vision and uses that vision to guide decision-making about students and the instructional program.
-. Models ethical behavior at both the school and community level and communicates to others expectations of ethical behavior.
– Applies and enforces policies and procedures consistently, wisely and compassionately.
– Provides leadership with current curricular trends and instructional practices, addressing the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across a variety of settings.
– Assists in daily planning, implementation and assessment of curriculum and curriculum development projects.
– Supports the teachers. efforts to implement the curriculum in alignment with state standards.
– Recognizes, models, and promotes effective teaching strategies that enable students to apply what they learn to real world experiences.
– Uses data effectively to monitor, assess and revise academic direction and goals.
– Maintains open communication with the school community and effectively conveys high expectations for student learning.
– Assists in providing opportunities and support for collaboration, the exchange of ideas, experimentation with innovative teaching and ongoing school improvement.
– Conducts frequent classroom visits and periodic observations, provides regular and helpful feedback to faculty and staff, and suggests models of effective teaching.
– Fosters a caring and continually improving environment for faculty and students, one in which high expectations and high standards for student achievements are emphasized.
– Assists in planning for and assessing the overall impact of professional development activities on the improvement of teaching and student learning.
– Conducts meetings, keeps records and submits reports (written and oral).
– Coordinates and monitors student interns and substitute teachers.
– Fosters the integration of students into mainstream society while valuing diversity.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
– Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to engage the Deaf community in the school’s mission and goals.
– Advanced degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, Education Leadership, or related area
– Ability to earn certification from the State of Rhode Island as both a Teacher of the Deaf and School Principal.
– Fluency in ASL (SLPI Level: Advanced) and standard written English.
– A minimum of three (4) years classroom instruction experience as a Teacher of the Deaf.
– A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience, three of which must have been experience in a school or educational program serving deaf students.
– Knowledge of state and federal laws related to education.
– Ability to read, analyze, and interpret academic standards and assessment data, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions that improve student outcomes.
– Ability to plan well for all students, regardless of academic ability, learning style, or communication choice.

EXPERIENCE:
The candidate must be able to demonstrate:
– Strong and effective interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
– Leadership in working collaboratively with students, staff, parents, and the general public.
– Understanding of classroom practices appropriate to a bilingual, bimodal educational environment.
-. Familiarity with the Common Core State Standards and the knowledge of student assessment, and performance improvement tools.
– Knowledge of the professional standards for teaching.
– Ability to apply best practices and current standards-based educational approaches associated with successful students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Significant knowledge of curriculum development, current trends in educational practices with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
– Knowledge of how to collect, interpret and use data, both qualitative and quantitative, to plan for student instruction.
– Ability to provide supervision to teachers; to respond to and deliver positive and effective feedback.
– Ability to support the effective use of classroom technology.
– A history of documented improvements in outcomes for students with hearing loss.
– Ability to communicate in ways appropriate to the needs of the school population.

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, 12 month
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1
SALARY RANGE: $80,226 – $110,301 Per Year

Application Materials:
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Sharon Salisbury, Personnel Specialist
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Materials to include:
– Complete/Current Resume
– All Certification and Professional Licenses
– Two (2) Current Letters of Recommendation with complete contact information
– ASL/SLPI Certification

*Upon conditional offer of employment, selected candidate must provide a Criminal Background Record
Review per TITLE 16 Education, CHAPTER 16-2 – School Committees and Superintendents; SECTION 16-2-18.1

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

School Year 2013-2014

–    Science Teacher- MSSD –    Elementary Teacher-KDES
–    Math Teacher-MSSD –    Social Studies Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    Social Studies Teacher- MSSD –    Physical Education Teacher-KDES
–    English Teacher-MSSD –    Math Teacher-KDES (Middle School)
–    English Teacher-KDES (Middle School)

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).

SALARY: Commensurate with educational degree and experience

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 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 16th, 2013. New Teacher Orientation will be held on August 12th, 2013.  (Required and will be paid for attending). The 1st work day for returning teachers will be August 14th, 2013.

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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Overnight Residential Counselor – (1) Boys Dorm & (1) Girls Dorm
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-overnight-residential-counselor/

Residential Counselor – Girls Dorm (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

Child Care Worker – Residential (2nd Shift)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

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

Therapeutic Mentor – Wraparound Program
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

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

Classroom Teacher (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Classroom Assistant (Anticipated Opening)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Child Care Center Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Substitute Child Care Center Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-substitute-childcare-center-classroom-assistant-job/

If you are interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website – www.tlcdeaf.org), as well as three professional references and/or three letters of recommendation to mailto:hr@tlcdeaf.org

All documents must be present in application packet to be considered for the position.

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job announcement
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
position based in Floyd County, Georgia

details at:
https://www.careers.ga.gov/jobsearch/jobdetail.asp?ReqNum=GVR-14681aa

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Deaf Education
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

(Tenure Track Position)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE: August 2013

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
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
http://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 (USAO) is a public liberal
arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts
Colleges (COPLAC). The explicit mission of USAO is to offer an outstanding
interdisciplinary general education program with a strong emphasis in the
liberal arts and sciences. To this end, USAO’s general education program
features team-taught courses that continue from the freshman through the
senior year and incorporates professors from various disciplines. USAO
seeks to assemble a faculty whose interests transcend their specialized
fields of study and who are willing to dedicate themselves to the liberal
arts mission. USAO is located in Chickasha, Oklahoma, about 35 miles
southwest of Oklahoma City.

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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor II
Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
position based at Bangor, Maine

Equal Employment Opportunity
Person with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply

REHABILITATION COUNSELOR II for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD) II Class Code 3082RCDB for the Bangor position

3082RCDL for the Lewiston position

$34,091.20-$46,217.60

BENEFITS:
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.42 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:
Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2010.

Value of State’s Share of Employee Retirement 11.54%

Opening: January 07, 2013               Closing: January 18, 2013

Typical duties include determining eligibility for rehabilitation services and supporting individuals with disabilities in a vocational program leading to an employment outcome.  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary.  These positions may serve persons with a broad range of disabilities and ages, including transition services from school to work, mental health rehabilitation, and rehabilitation counseling for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These are two year time limited positions.  One position will be based in the Lewiston Career Center, and the other position will be based in the Bangor Career Center. Occasional statewide travel will be required. Please state preference of location on your application.

Minimum qualifications: A six (6) year combination of training, experience, and or education providing knowledge and abilities relating to vocational rehabilitation placement.
After meeting the above minimum qualifications, preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelors Degree and two years of experience in rehabilitation counseling. Additional preference will be given to those applicants having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, related field or a C.R.C.

A necessary special requirement for this position is proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Interested persons must complete the State of Maine Direct Hire Application.  Applications are available at Career Centers, the Employment & Security Service Center, Human Resources Office in Augusta, or online at: http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/how_to/direct.htm

Completed applications including a copy of CRC certification (If applicable) and copies of post-secondary transcripts are required. The completed application packet must be postmarked on or January 18, 2013 to the:

Employment and Security Service Center, Office of Human Resources, 45 Commerce Drive, State House Station #108, Augusta, Me 04333-0108.

Telephone: 207 623-6739, TTY 1-800-794-1110 or can be emailed to: ( mailto:Andrew.Birch@maine.gov )

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Minnesota

http://www.district196.org/District/Employment/JobOpenings.cfm?category=Other+Non%2DLicensed+Positions

Hi all, District 196 (Apple Valley/Rosemount/Eagan) has 2 positions open currently. One is for a DHH educational assistant (not interpreting, no certification needed); the other is for a k-12 educational interpreter

Interpreter – Full time

Tarrant County College – South Campus Disability Support Services

Facilitates communication between hearing and deaf or hard of hearing individuals in classrooms and meetings using American Sign Language or the mode of communication preferred by the student.

Required Education:  Associate.s degree or 60 college hours from a regionally accredited college or university.  Two years. experience. Experience with computerized systems.  Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.  Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.  State Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) or National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification.

Apply online at http://www.tccd.edu

Location:
5301 Campus drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Gail Walters
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: gail.walters@tccd.edu
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 817-515-4554

Galveston/Brazoria County Hearing-Impaired Co-op

JOB OPENING

http://www.ccisd.net

POSTING DATE:

02/12/2013
LOCATION: GBCHI Deaf Education
POSITION: COORDINATOR OF GBCHI SPECIAL EDUCATION

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Certification
* Deaf education certification (preferred)
* Texas mid-management/principal or other appropriate Texas certification (preferred)
* Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS) appraiser certification

Special Knowledge/Skills
* Knowledge of special education laws to maintain district-wide compliance
* Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
* Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teacher effectiveness for deaf and hard of hearing students
* Ability to manage budget and personnel
* Ability to coordinate district function
* Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
* Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
* Ability to think critically and systematically problem solve

JOB DESCRIPTION:
* Evaluate and provide leadership for the overall Special Education Curriculum and Instruction Department of G.B.C.H.I., including curriculum and staff development for the elementary level.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assist with implementing instruction and curriculum services for students. with hearing impairments K-12.

2. Plan, implement, and evaluate deaf instructional programs (including learning objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques) with teachers, staff, counselors, diagnosticians, and principals of the 3campuses.

3. Participate in and serve as administrator in deaf education ARD.s.

4. Involve instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional materials to meet student learning needs.

5. Supervise ESY deaf education summer program.

6. Provide consistent support to deaf education teachers at all levels.

7. Oversee Itinerant teachers.

8. Ensure that G.B.C.H.I. goals and objectives are developed using collaborative processes and problem-solving techniques when appropriate.

9. Work collaboratively with support staff and director of G.B.C.H.I. to carry out vision and goals of G.B.C.H.I.

10. Participate in the G.B.C.H.I. decision-making process to establish and review the district.s goals, objectives, and major classroom instructional programs.

11. Obtain and use evaluative information, including student achievement data, to examine curriculum and instruction program effectiveness in deaf education classrooms.

12. Provide effective staff development activities in the area of deaf education that incorporate the mission of the district, program evaluation outcomes, and input from teachers and others.

13. Implement the policies established by federal and state law, state board of education rule, and local board policy in curriculum and instruction area pertaining to deaf education.

14. Evaluate job performance of employees to ensure effectiveness.

15. Provide for two-way communication with principals, teachers, staff, parents, and community.

16. Articulate G.B.C.H.I..s mission, instructional philosophy and curriculum implementation strategies to the 10 communities and solicit its support in realizing G.B.C.H.I..s mission.

17. Demonstrate use of appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.

18. Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned.

19. Stay up-to-date professionally through the selection of quality staff development opportunities for personal growth.

20. Research district policy, precedent, and current practices prior to taking action.

21. Participate as an effective team member who contributes to district, department, and content goals.

22. Demonstrate integrity and ethics.

23. Display proficient levels of technology applications.

24. Utilize time wisely for effective management of job responsibilities.

25. Maintain punctuality in daily work times, appointments, and meetings.

26. Meet task completion deadlines established by supervisor.

27. Maintain friendly customer-service-driven interactions with all stakeholders, students, teachers, administrators, and co-workers.

28. Work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that the goals of the school/department are met.

29. Maintain a positive and professional tone in all communication (i.e. email, written, and verbal).

30. Manage and utilize data effectively for systemic process and program analysis.

* Account for the accuracy and verification of all student program data and reports.
* Implement data-driven decision making for improvement efforts based on best practices.

31. Manage and utilize policy effectively for maintaining systemic processes and practices.

* Account for the verification of the correct policy regarding all decisions and correspondence.
* Implement effective policy-driven decision making.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:  Three years as a special education teacher preferred

Please use link below: Click certified position types then click Other professional positions. You should see Coordinator of GBCHI Special Education (see link below)

https://sec01.ccisd.net/jobs/Jobpost.exe

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

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DeafDigest – 08 July 2012

DeafDigest Gold – July 8, 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/interpreters-invent-new-deaf-signs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/applause-for-deaf-in-marathon/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-hearing-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/green-light-and-deaf-driver/

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For Speed Demons: LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE is built for speed inside and out. A 1.2GHz dual-core processor helps you quickly switch between apps and enjoy super-fast Web browsing.

The Viper uses the Android 2.3 platform and has access to the hottest apps, games and widgets. Want to try Google Wallet[tm]? The Viper offers the latest Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, so you can pay on-the-go at participating retailers.

Now priced at $99.99, after $250 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.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

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

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG070812

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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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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?

Raphaël Bouton, himself deaf, was the campaign manager for
M. Philippe Vachieri who was campaigning for a city manager
position in Seine-Saint-Denis, a district in France.
Bouton’s candidate lost by 128 voutes out of 22,000
votes cast. Despite the defeat, Bouton campaigned for
the Substitute Deputy position, and won.

Anurag Basu, not deaf, is a filmmaker in India. He said that
some movies could be perfect for deaf actors because the
script asked for very few speaking parts. He said that deaf
actors could express themselves so much without saying
anything and that the audience will understand the plot.

– Very Hot News

PA Sangma. not deaf, is campaigning for the presidency
in India. He made a comment:

India should have a President, who is not blind, dumb and deaf

His comment elicited an angry response from the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled, and it was printed in newspapers
in India.

Do keep in mind that India is notorious for calling deaf people
as deaf mutes or as deaf and dumb.

– Thursday July 5th

Online hearing tests administered by the Hi HealthInnovations
has been shut down by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The American Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
all filed complaints with the FDA. This led the FDA to shut
down the hearing tests system.

– Friday July 6th

Google has announced a new feature – Hangout – a site
where the deaf could chat with each other on a computer
app

– Saturday July 7th

The deaf of New Zealand not able to get legal services?
Yes if the government has its way – because of funding
issues. The Public Service Association says the threat of
funding cutbacks is discriminatory.

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H3 Network Media Alliance: Seeking International Sign Coach

H3 Network Media Alliance, a not for profit organization in Toronto,
Canada is looking for an international sign coach.

SIGN COACH – candidate should be familiar with International Sign
(IS), and able to rehearse and coach signing talent in translating
and presenting English scripts in International Sign (IS).  Should be
familiar with translating and ways and means of presenting reports in
IS. Work remotely with signers twice a week through
videoconferencing.

For more information or to apply or get information, send cover
letter and resume to mailto:hannah@h3.tv

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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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A STRANGE HEARING GESTURE
DeafDigest editor stopped at a fast food restaurant
and ordered a hamburger.
The vendor pointed his thumb backwards (same as
ASL for “refuse”).
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor thought the vendor
was asking – to go instead of eating inside, and
nodded yes.
The vendor then put in french fries with the order.
This was not want the editor wanted.
It was realized the vendor’s backward thumb was
pointed at the french fries broiler.
A very strange gesture!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-hearing-gesture/

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

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List of events hosted by the Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc.

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 events maryland deaf senior citizens/

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GREEN LIGHT NOT ALWAYS GREEN LIGHT
All drivers look for the green light. Is green
light always correct?
Well, often there is a green light but the
cars are not moving. Why?
Because they hear siren of police cars or
fire trucks.
This is important for the deaf driver to look
at other cars. If cars do not move on green light,
there is an important reason!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/green-light-and-deaf-driver/

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

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 – 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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A NEW WORD FOR A CI?
Does the CI have a new word? Not really, but recently
a newspaper article mentioned it as:

implanted hearing aid

ALWAYS A MYSTERY
It is always a mystery – that when hearing parents find
out their newborn child is deaf – that grief and guilt
takes over.
And it is often that either the husband or the wife knows
what deafness is all about – because maybe a grandparent is
deaf or a childhood friend is deaf or because a fellow employee
at a workplace is deaf.
One would think that the deaf person could be asked for
advice on how to deal with a deaf child – but the grieving
parents would not have any of that.
Always a mystery!

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

for a change of pace, this video is based on one of the DeafDigest
Mid-Week edition stories.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-or-hearing-unborn-baby/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

And the Mid-Week link, where the story appeared, is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20120620/

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Exchange Carrier Association

do visit:
http://deafdigest.org/neca/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

no one talks to me anyway so why wear a 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 family with a listening disorder.

it means the father and the mother don’t listen to what
the deaf child has to say.

Very sad!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Could heavy industry workers wear hearing aids on job
site?

A. Yes, according to several hearing aid manufacturers.

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:

NAD highlighted a workshop I presented on Usher Syndrome.

I am hoping that NAD and the Deaf Blind community have a relationship that will grow, as we mutually support each other!

We need Deaf Blind awareness at this and many Deaf events from here on

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 we have ASL interpreters on call at pharmacies.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1910 – Cadwaller Washburn, a noted drypoint etcher, was in
Mexico at the same time the Mexican Revolution took place. This
Gallaudet graduate took advantage of his location and the opportunity
to become war reporter for American newspapers.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

25 (approximately)

deaf physicians

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DeafLibrary Resources

Usher syndrome

http://deafdigest.com/ushersyndrome/

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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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two open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Desktop & Systems Support Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-desktop-systems-support-specialist-job/

School Counselor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-school-counselor-position/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email
to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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

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

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas, Nevada

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a NEVADA statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center.  DHHARC has offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/at-will
Location: Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas

Compensation: DOE

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Executive Director
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy resource Center. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:
Specific committee responsibilities:
1.    Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

2.    Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.

3.    Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.

4.    Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

5.    Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

In communications, the Executive Director  will:
1.    See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.

2.    Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.

3.    Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.

4.    Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:
1.    Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.

2.    Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

3.    See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.

4.    Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

5.    Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1.    Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.

2.    Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

3.    Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

4.    Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
Work Experience:

Required:
–    Minimum of 1-2 years working within Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations. –    Minimum 3-5 years of non-profit management experience.
–    Excellent interpersonal skills.
–    Fiscal compliance and management experience with regards to Federal, State and local grants.
–    Grant writing experience.

Preferred:
–    Fluent in American Sign Language
–    Other advocacy position experience
–     Working with other Social Services/Human Services providers
Education Experience:
–    Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts/Science degree Preferred: –    Master’s degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management or related field.

TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and compensation requirements via email ONLY to mailto:laura.daviton@dhharc.org  AND mailto:Farrell@nvasl.com

Applicants who fail to comply with this requirement will automatically be rejected.  Any and all questions regarding this position must be submitted via email to mailto:laura.daviton@dhharc.org AND mailto:Farrell@nvasl.com

Thank you.

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position opening
Superintendent
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville, IL

position description, qualifications and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/superintendent-position-illinois-school-for-the-deaf/

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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Coordinator of Professional Licensing, Staff Development and Program Quality
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-coordinator-of-state-standards/

Secondary Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-secondary-principa/

Classroom Assistants (Elementary & Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teachers
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Classroom Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm) : Anticipated 2012/2013
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

Therapeutic Mentor
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-therapeutic-mentor/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email
to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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

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

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position available
Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, MO

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental and emotion disorders and promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best practices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and be able to apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental health.

They should be fluent in and culturally competent in American Sign Language and therefore has the ability to communicate directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals who sign.  They also need to be able to communicate directly with hard of hearing clients who do not use sign language.

Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self esteem issues associated with aging, job or career concerns, educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or relationship problems, as well as others.

Therapists need to be able to be flexible to work on a team and with in various structures in the community mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health utilizes electronic medical records.  The therapist must have knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word and have enough computer knowledge to be able to learn a new computer program.

Job duties will include therapy, intakes, and clinical case management

Must have a masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy
LCSW or LPC
2 – 4 years experienced required.

Please have interested candidates send their resume to:

Linda Warner
mailto:lmt1057@bjc.org 314-206-3721 (fax)

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open positions
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, 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.

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

– 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.

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

Responsibilities:
Medication Administration
Direct Student care
Scheduling of Doctors appointments, medication reordering
Documentation of student care
TEAM nursing approach

– 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

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

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several positions
to help the deaf and hard of hearing clients
Arizona counties (Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa)

– Seeking out ASL signer (non-certified) that can communicate with hearing world to find jobs for individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing.  We have openings in Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa County.  The starting rate is $16.00 an hour, and depending on experience higher.

– We also have opening for tutors, career exploration and work adjustment which is at a higher rate. Full time and part time work.  Must pass background check, be fingerprinted, and have reliable transportation.  Must be organized, good communication skills (oral, and written).  Computer a must. Must be self directed.

To apply send resume to mailto:Martdepue@aol.com or call Stella (VP) 520-720-0855, or Pat (office) at 480-988-1189.

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position opening
Director HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Job Description

Position:
Ultimately administers and provides oversight to the day-to-day management of the program operations.

Duties:
–    Oversees intake, assessment, admission and discharge of Consumers;
–    Monitors and oversees evaluation of programs;
–    Ensures coordination of interagency programming and services to clients;
–    Ensures that programs collect appropriate program and client data and meet reporting requirements;
–    Interviews and hires HIV Program Specialists;
–    Carries out performance evaluations of Program Specialists;
–    Coordinates and arranges training activities for the HIV program;
–    Ensures that programs meet licensing and safety standards;
–    Coordinates services between consumers who do not receive CSA/sub-provider services from Deaf-REACH and their CSA;
–    Serves as a member on the Quality Improvement Committee;
–    Develops program design for new services;
–    Locates and assists with writing grant proposals;
–    Markets to recruit clients;
–    Attends staff meetings;
–    Supervises Program Specialists regularly;
–    Coordinates student interns to be interviewed and placed in various programs.

Qualifications:
Prefer Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, psychology, nursing or equivalent field with three years experience with deaf persons who have additional disabilities, especially with mental illness and mental retardation, and two years experience in administration; strong background in clinical consultation and behavior management; prefer fluency in sign language and knowledge of psycho-social-cultural aspects of deafness.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Hours:  40 Hours per week

send application and resume to:

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.  20017
ATTN: Joye Crump

mailto:Crumpj@Deaf-REACH.org

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open positions
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. The official job announcement for TEACHER OF THE DEAF may be found on CSDB’s website: http://www.csdb.org under Non-Classified Employment.

Applications are being accepted for current and future vacancies for the 2012-13 school year in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics, Social Studies).

Positions open until filled; salary based on appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload documentation.  Contact Information:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB – HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Phone:  719-578-2114
Fax:    719-578-2239
E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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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:

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

– 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.

– 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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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

REPONSIBILITIES:
–    Provide the following services:  peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
–    Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports. –    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organization/agencies in the city of San Jose and Santa Clara County that provide services to the Deaf community, as well as other agencies primarily serving deaf community.
–    Represents DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events.
–     Provide Deaf culture sensitivity trainings or  other related presentations at locations outside  the office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

Salary & Benefits
Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

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 photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

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 photography. 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 (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

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

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA(Two positions)

–  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 – 17 June 2012

DeafDigest Gold – June 17, 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-agency-or-hearing-workplace/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-over-gesturing/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-with-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/words-of-insult-with-deaf/

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

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

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

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

*Sprint 4G LTE network is expected in midyear 2012 in limited
markets, on select devices.  Until 4G LTE coverage is available,
you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

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

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG061712

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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

……..

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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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.

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– 10th anniversary of The Old Fogeys

THE OLD FOGEYS made its online premiere on DEAF DIGEST on June 16, 2002.
They first appeared in print as a comic book in early 2002 which caught the
attention of DEAF DIGEST editor Barry Strassler who suggested wider
distribution through DEAF DIGEST.

THE OLD FOGEYS celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 17, 2012. Creator
David H. Pierce thanks his fans and supporters of the strip. Without them,
there would be no strip.

do visit the original fogey at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Do American broadcasters (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox) work
together to help the deaf with captions? Not really.
But it is different in New Zealand. These broadcasters – NZ On Air, TVNZ and South Pacific Pictures
are cooperating with each other to help set up
more captions on DVDs! Who pays for the captions?
The NZ On Air does.

Tamer Bahaa, a deaf Egyptian, grew up orally in
school, knowing no sign language. People though
he was not too bright a person. As he got older
he learned signs and liked it so much that he
set out to teach it to other deaf people. For some reason the Egyptian government did not
like the idea and tried to stop him. He went
ahead with this project by getting proper papers
and government permits. He is pushing to get
sign language in the courts and in the hospitals
for deaf people that need it.

– Very Hot News

While deaf people in Canada are grumbling about
lack of video relay services, there is a video
relay interpreter service, at least in Windsor,
Canada (across the river from Detroit). The
Windsor Police Department will be using the
VRI to help improve communications with deaf
residents. Providing this VRI service is
not a Canadian company, but an American
company.

– Thursday June 14th

Not just Windsor (see above) but it is Calgary
Police that is looking into implement cellphone
emergency paging service. The police is getting
feedback from the community.

– Friday June 15th

The deaf helping the blind? Sort of – in this
story – at the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive
Technology Society of North America 2012 Annual Conference, there was a design contest. Cal Lutheran University entering the contest were graduate
students in the university’s deaf/hard of hearing
program. They came up with a special clip attached
to the cane that the blind people use. The clip
prevents the cane from toppling over when the
blind person is not using it. This design has
propelled the team into the contest semi finals.
DeafDigest is not sure if the students were deaf
or are hearing graduate students majoring in Deaf
Education.

– Saturday June 16th

Malcolm Bruce, not deaf, is the MP serving the Gordon area
of Scotland. He has been knighted by Great Britain, honoring
his services on behalf of the deaf. He is the father of a
deaf daughter.

He said:
I’ve campaigned on behalf of deaf people ever since. It seemed the right thing to do. I’m also trying to get more MPs involved. I’ve been an MP here since 1983, so I do owe a lot of this to the constituents

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

When President Obama allowed undocumented immigrants to stay in
USA, he gave hope to Alan Verdugo, who is deaf. He just graduated
from high school, and had hopes of either attending college
or becoming an automotive technician. As an undocumented immigrant,
he thought his life would be hopeless if sent back to Mexico. He
has been living in the Phoenix area since he was a child.

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A GESTURE FRUSTRATION
A deaf man from Canada told DeafDigest editor of a
gesture frustration with a hearing friend.
He told the hearing friend that he was going to play
hockey.
He used the gesture for a hockey stick. The hearing
person thought he said “fishing”. No. Thought it
was “baseball”. No. Thought it was “golf”. No. Thought
it was “tennis.”
The deaf person walked away, frustrated.

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

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

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A survey on accessibility needs by Raising the Floor, Geneva, Switzerland

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/raising the floor deaf accessibility survey/

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SAYING THE WORD “DEAF-MUTE” IN FRONT OF DEAF PERSON
Every deaf person hates this word “deaf-mute” or
even “deaf-and-dumb”.
Many hearing people, even hearing friends, often
use that word “deaf-mute” when pointing their
finger at the deaf person.
Most times deaf person does not see it, but
sometimes from the corner of his eye, he catches
the word “deaf-mute.”
DeafDigest editor has caught that word many times
for many years. Not worth the time to argue and fight.
He just smiles and walks away.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/words-of-insult-with-deaf/

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

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HUD Makes Available $85 Million to Fund Housing for Extremely Low-Income
Persons with Disabilities

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/hud low cost deaf housing/

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THE #1 GRIEF QUESTION
When a deaf baby is born in a hearing household, the hearing
parents feel immediate grief.
Their #1 question is:

Will my child be able to hear some day?

Appointments are made with hearing aid specialists, with
CI surgeons, with ENT surgeons, hoping that one of them will
immediately make a deaf child a hearing child!

CALIFORNIA’S BIG EIGHT
DeafDigest editor, years ago, was employed at the
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency, located
at San Leandro, CA but serving the Bay Area widespread
Deaf Community.
He realized that the state of California was unique
in that there are eight regions, each served by an area
deaf service agency.
These Big 8 agencies are:

– Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc.
– Center on Deafness-Inland Empire (CODIE)
– Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation
– Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc
– Tri-County GLAD
– NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc
– Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency

Is this set-up unique among these 50 states?
Yes; every state has their own way of providing services
to the deaf – and California is just different.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

New Jersey Association of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/new-jersey-association-of-the-deaf-2/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

You have trouble following a conversation when people are
talking at the same time

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

I am without my two 8th cranial nerves

This person would not admit his deafness, just says
his cranial nerves are missing!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it great that many ASL students do not have to do
homework after class? It is different from taking classes
in Spanish – where one has to study the vocabulary and
grammatical rules. Right?

A. Depends on the teacher, possibly requiring ASL students
to mingle with the deaf in real life situations. ASL alone
in the classroom does not make a person ASL-fluent.

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:

Going to the beach

I love going to the beach.  It can be by the ocean, a lake or near rivers.

Being vision impaired, walking barefoot is a safety concern.

Flip flops and sandals are okay but they don’t protect your toes!

One suggestion is to use water shoes.  They are available in many styles.

They protect our toes and feet from rocks and sharp objects.

Enjoy the summer!  Don’t forget the sunscreen!

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 Netflix will give up looking for loopholes in FCC
captioning regulations and just caption all and
everything

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DeafHistory:

Years 1840’s thru 1880’s – there were deaf prisoners in Irish
jails; they were accused of various crimes. This information
was gathered by Cormac Leonard, an Irish Sign Language
interpreter, and being shared with the deaf nowadays.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Neurotologist Dr Howard Francis of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said that 90 per cent of children born deaf were born to deaf parents in Trinidad and Tobago. This is
interesting – because the reverse is normally true – a huge
majority of deaf children are born to hearing parents in
USA and in many parts of the world.

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DeafLibrary Resources

list of CI manufacturers

http://deafdigest.com/list-of-cochlear-implant-manufacturers/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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several positions
to help the deaf and hard of hearing clients
Arizona counties (Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa)

– Seeking out ASL signer (non-certified) that can communicate with hearing world to find jobs for individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing.  We have openings in Prescott, Tucson and Maricopa County.  The starting rate is $16.00 an hour, and depending on experience higher.

– We also have opening for tutors, career exploration and work adjustment which is at a higher rate. Full time and part time work.  Must pass background check, be fingerprinted, and have reliable transportation.  Must be organized, good communication skills (oral, and written).  Computer a must. Must be self directed.

To apply send resume to mailto:Martdepue@aol.com or call Stella (VP) 520-720-0855, or Pat (office) at 480-988-1189.

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position opening
School Psychologist
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:    September 1, 2012

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: To administer psychological testing for the following:  cognitive re-evaluations; diagnostic evaluations upon referral; intake evaluations; and courtesy evaluations.

To prepare reports which include remediation techniques and sources of materials which can be used with the student to meet his special learning requirements.

To interpret psychological findings to staff and parents.
To participate in wrap-up meetings and CSE meetings regarding these evaluations when necessary.

To serve as a member of the Evaluation Team for intakes and re-evaluations; whenever appropriate, to serve on the Student Study Team, the Learning Disability Task Force, and the Mental Health Team.

To work closely with teachers, support service faculty, and administrators to determine the best educational programs possible for RSD students.
To provide counseling to students as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree.
New York State certification as a school psychologist.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong background in language and academic development of deaf children and strong writing skills.

Experience working with deaf students.

Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH: Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE:    Until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion, color, gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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position opening
Director HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Job Description

Position:
Ultimately administers and provides oversight to the day-to-day management of the program operations.

Duties:
–    Oversees intake, assessment, admission and discharge of Consumers;
–    Monitors and oversees evaluation of programs;
–    Ensures coordination of interagency programming and services to clients;
–    Ensures that programs collect appropriate program and client data and meet reporting requirements;
–    Interviews and hires HIV Program Specialists;
–    Carries out performance evaluations of Program Specialists;
–    Coordinates and arranges training activities for the HIV program;
–    Ensures that programs meet licensing and safety standards;
–    Coordinates services between consumers who do not receive CSA/sub-provider services from Deaf-REACH and their CSA;
–    Serves as a member on the Quality Improvement Committee;
–    Develops program design for new services;
–    Locates and assists with writing grant proposals;
–    Markets to recruit clients;
–    Attends staff meetings;
–    Supervises Program Specialists regularly;
–    Coordinates student interns to be interviewed and placed in various programs.

Qualifications:
Prefer Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, psychology, nursing or equivalent field with three years experience with deaf persons who have additional disabilities, especially with mental illness and mental retardation, and two years experience in administration; strong background in clinical consultation and behavior management; prefer fluency in sign language and knowledge of psycho-social-cultural aspects of deafness.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Hours:  40 Hours per week

send application and resume to:

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.  20017
ATTN: Joye Crump

mailto:Crumpj@Deaf-REACH.org

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open positions
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. The official job announcement for TEACHER OF THE DEAF may be found on CSDB’s website: http://www.csdb.org under Non-Classified Employment.

Applications are being accepted for current and future vacancies for the 2012-13 school year in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics, Social Studies).

Positions open until filled; salary based on appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload documentation.  Contact Information:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB – HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Phone:  719-578-2114
Fax:    719-578-2239
E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Classroom Assistant – Summer Session (Pre-K)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teacher (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Residential Counselor (Girls & Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

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

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

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

ILS Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker – Child Care Worker Substitutes (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

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

Therapeutic Mentor (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Head & Assistant Coaches
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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

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

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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:

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

– 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.

– 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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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

REPONSIBILITIES:
–    Provide the following services:  peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
–    Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports. –    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organization/agencies in the city of San Jose and Santa Clara County that provide services to the Deaf community, as well as other agencies primarily serving deaf community.
–    Represents DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events.
–     Provide Deaf culture sensitivity trainings or  other related presentations at locations outside  the office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

Salary & Benefits
Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

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 photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

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 photography. 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 (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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Special Notes:

Copyright 2012 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest – 10 June 2012

DeafDigest Gold – June 10, 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/hearing-attorneys-and-the-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-agency-or-hearing-workplace/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-over-gesturing/

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New HTC EVO(tm) 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The new HTC EVO(tm) 4G LTE is a 4G LTE Android phone that has a gorgeous
4.7″ HD display that will allow you to take, view and send images and
videos with the amazing 8.0 MP camera featuring instant capture.
With a 1.5GHz Dual Core processor and kickstand, watch videos hands-free
on the ultra-fast 4G LTE network.

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

*Sprint 4G LTE network is expected in midyear 2012 in limited markets,
on select devices.  Until 4G LTE coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G
coverage nationwide.

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

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_ddg061012

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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– DeafDigest editor’s favorite Old Fogey

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Old Fogeys carried
in DeafDigest, here is one of DeafDigest editor’s favorite
Old Fogeys. It is a favorite because of the folly of
some school systems forcing oralism instead of teaching proper grammatical rules.

do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Michael Sybert, a deaf student at North Posey HS in
Indiana, takes vocational training classes, especially with
masonry and bricklaying. It is in masonry where his
skills are the strongest. It had led him to championships
in the district and state Skills USA championships.
He will be moving on to the nationals real soon.

We have known of the adage that if you cannot find a job,
then go into business for yourself. Most job-seeking
deaf individuals don’t go the business route but a few do.
One of them is Angkie Yudistia, West Jakarta, Indonesia.
No one would hire her, and even more so, the two that hired
her, immediately fired her upon learning of her deafness.
Her qualifications are impressive – bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degree in marketing communications.
And she was a nominee for the Most Fearless Female by
Cosmopolitan Indonesia magazine and a finalist for
West Jakarta’s Abang None pageant. And also published a
book. Still, no one would hire her – so she set out and
founded her own company – Thisable Enterprise which
connects corporate social responsibility with disabled
individuals. It is a new enterprise that she is currently
putting her energies behind it.

– Very Hot News

There is a 37.5 percent spike in job discrimination
claims by deaf clients during the past three months. This is what the RAD Deaf Law Centre in United Kingdom is saying.

– Thursday June 7th

Alexander Graham Bell devised the telephone in 1876, supposedly because he thought it would help
the deaf to hear better. It didn’t – until the first
TTY machine came up in 1964.

And now this – there was a story going around that
the Internet was invented in 1934! Belgian engineer
Paul Otlet played around with the wires between the
telephone and the TV in hopes of sending messages
back and forth everywhere. It “sort of” worked but
it was so primitive that no one seriously pursued this
idea at that time.

Suppose it really worked, it could have tremendously
helped Deaf Communications at that time. Unfortunately
we had to wait decades later for something that worked
(TTY, internet).

– Friday June 8th

The Finnish Association of the Deaf is saying that up to 20 percent of the deaf adults are unemployed and blames employers for discriminating against deaf job applicants.

– Saturday June 9th

Goodwill, which hires the deaf, and the disabled, at their
sheltered workshops, has been accused of paying these
people wages below the minimum wages as dictated by federal law. While there is a minimum wage law, the some organizations
are allowed to pay these people as little as $1.00 per hour!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Join us on this 7-day cruise!

Register here:
http://aslspiritquestcruise.weebly.com/

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Job Opportunities with Gallaudet University Athletics

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-12060
Date Posted: 6/4/2012
Salary Range: $56,300 to $101,200

Status: Accepting applications

Administers a competitive men’s basketball program that emphasizes
integrity and the educational welfare of its student-athletes, and strives
for excellence within the University’s mission; coordinates recruitment; prepares
reports; serves as spokesperson for the needs and interests of all male
athletes; participates in program and budget planning to assure that men’s athletic
programs are fully integrated in the overall athletics program; develops
athletic event schedules; advises and assists the director with general operations
of the department; and represents the athletic department and attends
meetings in the absence of the director.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required and four years related
experience. (Significant playing and/or coaching experience in the field
may be considered.)

Significant coaching experience required. Thorough knowledge and
understanding of NCAA and NEAC guidelines required. Demonstrated skills in
developing and motivating students both athletically and academically.
Strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding
of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. American Sign
Language skills required.

To apply: www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/apply_now.html

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Want to learn a new language in a deaf-friendly on-line context?

Gallaudet University is pleased to announce to the deaf community
the availability this fall of “Basic French I”.

For a descriptive flyer, navigate to:
http://quicktime.gallaudet.edu/forlangweb/basic_French_online.pdf

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BEST TO WORK WITH DEAF OR WITH HEARING?
Which is better – work with deaf (deaf school or
deaf agency) or work with hearing?
Deaf employees that work with deaf are stuck with
rumors, gossip and angry talk.
Deaf employees that work with hearing know nothing
about rumors, gossip and angry talk – unless hearing
tell deaf about it. Many times hearing don’t share
with deaf.
Which is better? You decide!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-agency-or-hearing-workplace/

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

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2012 National Symposium on Healthcare Interpreting
July 22-25, 2012
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 national symposium deaf healthcare interpreting/

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DO WE HATE IT WHEN HEARING USE TOO MUCH GESTURE?
There are many hearing people that use right
gestures to communicate with the deaf. But there
are also many other hearing people that “over-gesture”!
Do we hate it when hearing people over-gesture
with us?
Guess so.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-over-gesturing/

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

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SayWhatClub Convention
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 15-18, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-say-what-club-convention/

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A MATTER OF PRIORITIES
What is our #1 priority? Is it captions in movie houses?
Or is it more interpreters? Or is it better education for
deaf children? Or is it employment opportunities?
A deaf activist in Australia raised this issue. DeafDigest
editor has heard these complaints among some deaf American
activists – that the deaf community do not know what the
priorities are – and that their #1 priority is movie house
captions!

A FRUSTRATED DEAF LAW SCHOOL STUDENT
A deaf attorney, looking back at his law school days, had to
deal with frustration.
He said that in some classes there were no interpreters or
CART. At that time CART operators were tied up with depositions
and had no time for law school CART work.
He got around it by taking night classes – because depositions
took place in the daytime, making CART available at night!
Times have changed!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Detroit Association of the Deaf

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I have trouble hearing people talking on the telephone

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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?

he is an Honorary deaf person

as if he is a hearing person, but fully accepted
into the Deaf Community?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I heard that a CI implant will cure deaf individuals
suffering from tinnitus. Is it true?

A. In some cases, yes; in other cases 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:

Hearing or Deaf Interpreters?

When we, the Deaf-Blind, need interpreter services, we face a decision whether to use Deaf or hearing interpreters.

It all comes to the type of event and personal needs.

For me, when I attend events that are all hearing, I typically use hearing interpreters.

When I attend Deaf events, I often use Deaf interpreters.

In some situations, I use both Deaf and hearing interpreters! (Half & Half)

So, for each situation or event, the Deaf-Blind consumer and interpreter referral agency needs to evaluate the event to schedule appropriate interpreter services.

Our fellow Deaf community members should still come up and talk with us one to one!

Interpreters, thank you for your valuable services!

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:

Arkansas just implemented its Smart911 emergency response
system. This is supposed to be of big help to the deaf.

This being said, the wish is that every state will also
implement Smart911 emergency response system, effective
immediately!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1990 – Senator Tom Harkin pushed hard for the ADA to
become a law, after seeing his deaf brother deal with
discrimination all his life. He did not want the deaf to
face the same thing.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Thomas Edison

won nearly 1,100 patents

his goal was as follows:
one minor patent every 10 days
one major patent every 6 months

at his research lab “invention factory” he had 20 full time scientists and craftsmen
working on different inventions at the same time!

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DeafLibrary Resources

added to the list of elected deaf public officials is
Charles Lemmond (Dedicated last week in DeafDigest)

http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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open positions
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. The official job announcement for TEACHER OF THE DEAF may be found on CSDB’s website: http://www.csdb.org under Non-Classified Employment.

Applications are being accepted for current and future vacancies for the 2012-13 school year in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics, Social Studies).

Positions open until filled; salary based on appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload documentation.  Contact Information:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB – HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Phone:  719-578-2114
Fax:    719-578-2239
E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Classroom Assistant – Summer Session (Pre-K)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Substitute Teacher (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistant (On-Call)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Residential Counselor (Girls & Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

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

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

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

ILS Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker – Child Care Worker Substitutes (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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

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

Therapeutic Mentor (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Head & Assistant Coaches
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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

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

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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:

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

– 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.

– 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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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

REPONSIBILITIES:
–    Provide the following services:  peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
–    Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports. –    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organization/agencies in the city of San Jose and Santa Clara County that provide services to the Deaf community, as well as other agencies primarily serving deaf community.
–    Represents DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events.
–     Provide Deaf culture sensitivity trainings or  other related presentations at locations outside  the office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

Salary & Benefits
Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

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 photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

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 photography. 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 (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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.

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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DeafDigest – 03 June 2012

DeafDigest Gold – June 3, 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/hearing-person-avoid-writing-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/service-for-deaf-in-new-zealand/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-attorneys-and-the-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

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Galaxy Nexus[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store

The sophisticated, stylish and speedy Galaxy Nexus[tm] is now at the
Deaf Pager Store.

Android 4.0 lovers who want an ultra-fast performance can zip around
the web, download movies in a flash and multitask like a madman with
4G LTE speeds and dual-core processor.*

The brilliant display and super speeds make for an epic entertainment
experience.

With massive amounts of storage and optional Mobile Hotspot
capability supporting Wi-Fi for ten devices, you can power serious
productivity from virtually anywhere.

The Galaxy Nexus[tm] is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant
Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and 2 year
agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the Galaxy Nexus[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_DDG060312

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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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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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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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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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– DeafDigest editor’s favorite Old Fogey

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Old Fogeys carried
in DeafDigest, here is one of DeafDigest editor’s favorite
Old Fogeys. It is a favorite because of this “special” rivalry.

What is this special rivalry?

do visit it at:
http://35.182.75.222/category/comics/

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Sheriff Kyle Overmyer of Sandusky County in Ohio is encouraging his police enforcement staff to learn ASL in order to communicate with county residents that have communication problems. He said:

I hope most of my deputies will at least be able to understand the basics and bring that communication gap together when they’re out on calls or at least understand what the issue is with the individual who can’t speak English

Sorn Sreyna, who is not deaf, learned much about
deafness from her mother who worked with the deaf while
she was growing up. As a manager of the Craft PEACE
store in Cambodia, she has made it a point to hire
as many deaf employees as possible. And she has
improved her sign language in order to communicate
with the deaf.

– Very Hot News

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has been traveling the state
to promote the needs and awareness of the deaf and the
disabled. He touted the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
as an example. This is puzzling – is he aware of the
existence of Tennessee School for the Deaf? And as a
politician he needs to be neutral – touting the oral
school and the sign language school as options for
parents. But he didn’t.

– Thursday May 31st

Oxford University is one of the world’s most prestigious
schools of learning. We’ve heard of the phrase “Oxford
Scholar” and we have one in Helen Willis. She is deaf.
She wants to do research on the CI.

– Friday June 1st

The Halton Region, which is not too far a driving
distance from Toronto, has been said to have the largest
number of deaf residents per capita in Canada. Despite
the area’s familiarity with the deaf, there have been
complaints that the employers do not hire the deaf.
And even more so, no one remembers if there have ever
been deaf people in employ anywhere in the area.
This was the main point being discussed in a meeting
with the area government officials.

– Saturday June 2nd

A magazine article read like this:

The loss of the sense of hearing should not necessarily mean deprivation of the power of speech also. Is it only within recent years that we have come to realize this fact, and in up-to-date institutions the old-fashioned finger alphabet is now unknown. Every child is taught to speak in the natural way by means of the vocal organs. The four or five years of the primary course are devoted almost exclusively to the acquirement of language and numbers

What magazine published that article?

It was Scientific Magazine.

Whoa, it was 105 years ago, the June 1907 edition!

You know the adage:
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Why are certain animals born deaf?

Joshua Akey, a University of Washington geneticist,
said it has a lot to do with gene mutation going weird, and
not following its normal processes. These are called mutants,
and which may, or may not be subject to evolutionary change.

All animals will be deaf in the future because of this
evolutionary change? No, just something quirky going on
with that particular animal birth.

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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MORE HEARING ATTORNEYS HOPE TO HELP THE DEAF?
Are we seeing more and more hearing attorneys
that hope to help the deaf win lawsuits?
Why? Many attorneys lose hearing business because
of bad economy? Or attorneys think ADA will help them
win lawsuits for the deaf?
This is a good question!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-attorneys-and-the-deaf/

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

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 – 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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EVERYONE UPSET ABOUT A LOST FILE
A deaf person works in an office; he is the only
deaf person in the office. No one communicates with him.
One day, an important “file” was missing. Everyone in
the office got upset about it and they ran all over,
looking for that missing file; going through file cabinets;
going through “in and out” mailboxes; going through
piles of paperwork on all desks.
That deaf person happened to have that “missing”
file – but no one in the office asked him about it –
until about two hours later!
Why?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

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

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Conference hosted by

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

October 17-21, 2012

Charlotte, NC

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 deaf conference by CIT interpreter trainers/

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A COMMENT BY A DEAF ACTIVIST
A deaf activist made this comment:

If people working in deaf-related professions can’t access our language then they’ll be lost but worst of all, us deaf people lose

Who made this comment? An activist from Australia who was
protesting government funding cuts for interpreter training
programs.

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

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Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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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
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* The Wand – It’s a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than
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Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
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Are you a workaholic during the day and can’t see a dentist at least
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* 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
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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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A PUZZLING BILL MURRAY TALE
Bill Murray, the famous comedian, is not deaf. But there
is a puzzling tale.
The story made its rounds this week that he hired a deaf
personal assistant, who signed in ASL only, just to annoy
the producers of the Groundhog Day movie (1993).
Don’t know if this was a fact or an exaggeration, but it
was the story this week in some entertainment publications,

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hairstylist-and-hairstyling-magazines/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/conference of interpreter trainers for deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I know what I can hear and what I can’t hear

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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?

he is hard of CI hearing

it was a comment in a newspaper story last week
that DeafDigest editor couldn’t believe his eyes!

There are always newspaper stories saying that a deaf person
is automatically a hearing person because of his CI.

Well, if that CI person is hard of hearing, it is implying
that the CI failed him? Not quite, but the implication
is there.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Are businesses interested in attracting deaf
customers by learning sign language to communicate
with them?

A. A newspaper in Australia said:

Private businesses are highly unlikely to take responsibility for training in areas such as Australian Sign Language

There are always a few businesses that learn
sign language, but most don’t.

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:

Summer Recreation

There are many opportunities to be involved with outdoor recreation.

But people with vision impairments like me require support services.

Some examples we could do together to enjoy the outdoors.

–      Biking – Bicycle built for two

–      Kayak – Tandem Kayak (seat for two)

–      Canoe – Bring back to the old days!

–      Walking – plan walking together on a regular basis

These few examples will keep us in shape!

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:

We have a few deaf individuals that work as models.
We wish we have more of them, gracing the glossy magazine
ads and in front of the TV during commercials.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1969 – The Silent News was born. It continued
operations until 2002 as the nation’s #1 deaf newspaper.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

60 percent to 80 percent

of deaf and hard of hearing students at hearing
colleges do not graduate and leave without getting
a degree (source: Liversidge, Anne Gray, her 2003
dissertation)

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DeafLibrary Resources

How many types of hearing aids have we had over the years.
For a listing, do visit:

http://deafdigest.com/many-types-of-hearing-aids-for-deaf/

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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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many open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Secondary Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-secondary-principa/

Classroom Assistant (Summer Session – Pre-K, Elementary, Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Classroom Assistants (2012-2013 school year)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Teacher (2012-2013 school year)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

Residential Counselor (Girls Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlcfemaledorm/

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

Temporary ASL Staff Interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/temporary-asl-staff-interpreter-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Teachers
http://deafdigest.com/subtitute-teaching-jobs-learning-center-for-deaf/

Substitute Classroom Assistants
http://deafdigest.com/substitute-classroom-assistant-job-learning-center-for-deaf/

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

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

Mental Health Clinician (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

ILS Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker/Substitute (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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/

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Wraparound Program)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

Coaches (Varsity and Junior Varsity – Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball)
http://deafdigest.com/sports-coaching-jobs-learning-center-deaf/

Submit resume online at http://www.tlcdeaf.org or email to mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

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

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

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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:

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

– 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.

– 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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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

DCARA has a full-time non-exempt job opening for the position of Client Supports Specialist at the DCARA  San Jose office.  This position provides a wide range of peer counseling, community education, workshops and advocacy on behalf of the diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Santa Clara County area.  The position reports to the Director of Client Support Services.

REPONSIBILITIES:
–    Provide the following services:  peer counseling, advocacy, communication assistance, independent living skills, information & referral and community education.
–    Ensure completion of intake paperwork, Individual Services Plans, statistical information and monthly reports. –    Work with the Director of Client Support Services to develop linkages and working relationships with governmental and community-based organization/agencies in the city of San Jose and Santa Clara County that provide services to the Deaf community, as well as other agencies primarily serving deaf community.
–    Represents DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events.
–     Provide Deaf culture sensitivity trainings or  other related presentations at locations outside  the office or conduct home visits as needed; must be able to arrange for own transportation.
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Client Support Services.

Required Skills
–    BA degree in Social Services, Deaf Studies or related fields; OR 3 years of documented experience working in service provision to the Deaf Community or work in a human services setting.
–    Fluent in American Sign Language & fully knowledgeable of Deaf Culture
–    Knowledge of relevant issues associated with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened community.
–    Experience with PC including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
–    Ability to work independently, as well as a team player.
–    Ability to work with people from a variety of racial, economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Desired Skills
–    Master’s degree desired

Salary & Benefits
Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers 12 days of holiday leave plus paid winter holiday, full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.

Deadline:  Friday June 8, 2012

Application Procedure:
Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources/DCARA Headquarters
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

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 photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

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 photography. 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 (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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Special Notes:

DeafDigest – 20 May 2012

DeafDigest Gold – May 20, 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/deaf asl in the courtroom/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv captions for deaf in restaurant/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-angry-at-deaf-captioned-movie/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/animal-zoo-and-deaf-zoo/

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Galaxy Nexus[tm] at the Deaf Pager Store

The sophisticated, stylish and speedy Galaxy Nexus[tm] is now at the
Deaf Pager Store.

Android 4.0 lovers who want an ultra-fast performance can zip around
the web, download movies in a flash and multitask like a madman with
4G LTE speeds and dual-core processor.*

The brilliant display and super speeds make for an epic entertainment
experience.

With massive amounts of storage and optional Mobile Hotspot
capability supporting Wi-Fi for ten devices, you can power serious
productivity from virtually anywhere.

The Galaxy Nexus[tm] is priced at $199.99, after $350 Instant
Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) and 2 year
agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

Find the Galaxy Nexus[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_DDG052012

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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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options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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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?

Joanie Grondin, deaf and a single mother of two young
kids, is a newly minted graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a degree in nursing.
She is hoping to find a job at a hospital but worries
that hospitals may be reluctant to hire her because of
her deafness.

We have had a good number of Coda politicians. Most,
however, don’t do too much for the deaf when it comes
to legislative matters.
David Gibson, a Coda, just resigned from his position
as MP for the Gympie locale in Australia. The newspaper
said he was a strong advocate for issues involving the
deaf in the Parliament.
Why did he resign? He was caught driving with a
suspended license!

– Very Hot News

The Uganda Communications Commission has directed all television broadcasters to provide sign language interpretations in their programming or being shut down
by the government

– Thursday May 17th

The Trillium Family Solutions, which serves deaf clients in
Canton, Ohio, may merge with Greenleaf Family Center, another
such agency in Akron. Deaf community leaders are not too
happy with the possible merger, saying they were never
consulted about it. An upset member of the Canton Deaf
Community said:

Our Deaf Center in Canton is gone!

– Friday May 18th

Leveson Inquiry is one of the functions of the British
government. This inquiry looks into how the British
newspapers operate and to study its way of thinking.
Keep in mind these newspapers are notorious for its
screaming front page headlines about famous people’s
scandals. Anyway deaf leaders are saying this inquiry
does not look into the needs of the deaf community,
especially when disability payment program is threatened
with shutdown.

– Saturday May 19th

It was announced by the Postal News that the
Juliette Gordon Low commemorative stamp
will be issued on June 9th. Low, who was deaf,
founded the Girl Scouts.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The internet closed captioning rules was inserted in a recent edition
of the Federal Register; effective dates of these FCC rules were
set for April 30, 2012.

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WAR AT MOVIE THEATER
There was a “war” at a movie theater. A group of deaf
people went to a movie because it was advertised as
captioned.
But the movie showed no captions. The deaf group
went to the general manager’s office and complained
about it.
The general manager apologized – and stopped the movie,
turned on the captions and started the movie again all
over from start.
A hearing person complained about the captions and
about starting the movie all over again, and told the
deaf group to get out.
The general manager told the hearing person to get out,
explaining to her that he advertised the movie as
captioned and that the deaf group paid for tickets.
The woman got angry. The general manager gave her
refund and told her to get out and never come back again!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-angry-at-deaf-captioned-movie/

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

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International Week of the Deaf 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 international week of the deaf

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ANIMAL ZOO AND DEAF ZOO?
In a zoo in Sweden, a chimpanzee hates to be watched
closely by visitors. This chimp will throw rocks and
sticks at zoo visitors. The zookeepers are not happy
about it but the chimp is stubborn.
Do we, the deaf, like to be watched closely by
hearing people?
No. We hate it. Example – hearing people staring
at us at restaurants!

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

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

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HUD Makes Available $85 Million to Fund Housing for Extremely Low-Income
Persons with Disabilities

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/hud low cost deaf housing/

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A LEGEND IN DENMARK
Morten Olsen is a soccer legend in Denmark, having
served his nation as a player and as a long time coach.
This 62-year old individual is pretty much loved by the
soccer fans in this nation.
He has been deaf for almost 40 years. This is a fact
that very few people knew about it until he publicly revealed
his hearing loss.

A STATES DISABILITY CHAMPION
Three individuals are hoping to become the States
Disability champion.
Paralympics? No. In Guernsey, a tiny island nation,
in the English Channel, there is a public office, up for
election, called States Champion for Disabled People.
That person advocates the rights and needs of the
disabled, the deaf included, in the Guernsey Assembly.
We do not have this such special political office
anywhere in USA. It is not the same as State Commissions
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

A DEAF-BLIND OWNER OF HIS REPAIR BUSINESS
Frank Levine is deaf-blind and owns his own business –
Atlanta Brailler Repair, in Smyrna, Georgia.
He repairs broken Braille typewriters. He was deaf all
his life and he lost is vision as he got older because of
Usher syndrome.
He was trained to repair Braille typewriters – and it
led him to operating his own business.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-dogwalk/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Asian Deaf Congress

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/national-asian-deaf-congres/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid stresses me out

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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?

I now wear a hearing aid that protects me from any more hearing damage

A hearing aid preventing any more hearing damage?

A hearing aid is supposed to help the person to hear better,
and not to prevent hearing damages. There are other ways of
preventing hearing damages, but a hearing aid is not one
of them!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. A newspaper story said “Not many colleges offer a program
for deaf students.”  Is it correct?

A. No. Many colleges do – with support services. The quality
of such support services, however, vary wildly. Some colleges
offer excellent services; other colleges offer poor services.
The alternatives are Gallaudet, NTID, SWCID and CSUN.

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:

Interpreter services and Specialized Support Providers (SSP)

I am starting to need specialized support services.  I use interpreter services via tracking and tactile method.

In many situations,  SSP services are needed.

There have been confusion about when to use an SSP, or hearing ASL interpreter or Deaf interpreter.

It all depends on each event.  It is still a learning experiences for me to figure out my needs.

I once attended an event where I was the only Deaf-Blind person.

A hearing interpreter and a Deaf interpreter were working together to support my needs.

It did confuse the folks at the event.  I felt like I had bodyguards.

So, in a similar situation, I might have done it differently.

It is very important that a Deaf-Blind person is always in charge of his own accessibility needs.

I will now research future events before making requests for interpreter and/or SSP services.

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 hearing people would stop asking us this question –

could the deaf person drive a car?

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DeafHistory:

Year 1837 – Evi Backus becomes the first deaf editor
of a regular newspaper – the Canajoharie Radii, a weekly newspaper serving the Rome, NY community.
This newspaper lasted about 10 years

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

9,611 – interpreters in USA that are certified

280 – CART captioners that are certified

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DeafLibrary Resources

these moon craters named after the deaf

http://deafdigest.com/moon-craters-named-after-deaf/

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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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Job description
Client Support Specialist
DCARA
position located in San Jose, CA

JOB TITLE:    Client Support Specialist DEPARTMENT:       Client Support Services
LOCATION:    San Jose
REPORTS TO:    Director of Client Support Services
DATE:        May 2012
STATUS:        Non-Exempt
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   No

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position involves specialized primary focus on health related issues, work with deaf, hard of hearing, deafened individuals and deaf senior citizens. The Outreach Specialist provide services including, but not limited to, peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skill, information & referral, and community education in relation to health issues, youth & senior citizen issues, entitlement benefits and daily living issues.

Outreach Function:
–    Work with Director of Outreach Services to develop linkages and working relationships with health related   agencies in the City of San Jose and other deaf and hearing agencies serving the deaf community –    Develop and implement workshops, seminars, forums, and classes focusing on health related issues, SSI, SSDI, transportation, use of an interpreter in a medical setting, and other daily living issues.
–    Develop and send a quarterly benefits and health tips newsletter
–    Implement on-going support groups to follow-up on workshop topics and provide peer support to Youth & Seniors
–    Represent DCARA and/or the deaf community at meetings and community events –    Provide the following services: communication assistance, counseling, advocacy, independent living skills, information & referral and community education –    Feeding intakes and daily log in database system
–    Coordinate special projects as delegated by the Director of Outreach Services

Minimum Qualifications Required  (Education, Experience and Skills Abilities):
–    Experience in giving presentations, excellent project management and public relations skills, and a good team player. –    3 years of documented experience in public relations or any related field, BA degree preferred
–    Fluency in American Sign Language and strong background knowledge in the field of deafness and Deaf culture
–    Ability to relate with diverse groups of deaf and hard of hearing persons including, but not limited to, deaf senior  citizens, deaf-blind persons, foreign-born deaf persons, and others –    Ability to use computer and word processing software; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred
–    Able to travel to appointments within the work week and must own a vehicle

SALARY: Salary is negotiable dependent on education and experience. DCARA offers competitive benefits.

DEADLINE: June 8, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send DCARA application ( http://www.dcara.org under employment) cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

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

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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Job announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(2) Classroom Assistant – Secondary Department
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Classroom Assistant(s) – Summer Session
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) and three letters of recommendation and/or three references.

Send complete application packet to mailto:inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
or to the address below:

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

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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Open positions
Walden School & Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

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

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

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

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

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

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 photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

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 photography. 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 (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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DeafDigest – 13 May 2012

DeafDigest Gold – May 13, 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/important-deaf-actors/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-panic-attacks-with-deaf-people/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf asl in the courtroom/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv captions for deaf in restaurant/

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For Speed Demons: LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE is built for speed inside and out. A 1.2GHz
dual-core processor helps you quickly switch between apps and enjoy
super-fast Web browsing.

The Viper uses the Android 2.3 platform and has access to the hottest
apps, games and widgets. Want to try Google Wallet[tm]? The Viper
offers the latest Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, so you
can pay on-the-go at participating retailers.

Now priced at $99.99, after $250 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.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

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

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG051312

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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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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?

Lara Steward, a deaf British woman, is an actor. But
acting alone does not support a full time living.
She tried farming, but again it did not work out.
She is now a pet shop owner in Hibaldstow, a small town. Already she has seen hearing customers come
to her shop to make purchases.

Some hospitals have this habit of misplacing patients’
personal possessions – such as watches, wireless
devices, eyeglasses – and – hearing aids! In the case of
a hospital in Great Britain, the administration had to reimburse the patients £131,000 for lost hearing aids.
That is $211,255 in American dollars.

– Very Hot News

A new group, the European Deaf Geographies Summit, had
first meeting at England’s Bristol Centre for Deaf
Studies. Their press release was vaguely worded but
it has a lot to do with research on deafness-related
topics.

– Thursday May 10th

Gallaudet senior Zach Ennis is serving as an intern for
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican. Yoder has a special
interest in the deaf because Kansas School for the Deaf
is located in his jurisdiction.

– Friday May 11th

Actor Johnny Depp laughed very hard when he was told
of his ASL errors during the Sir Paul Mccartney’s My
Valentine video. It was mentioned by DeafDigest a couple
of times. This shows his lack of sensitivity towards
our sign languages everywhere in the world.

– Saturday May 12th

Deafness among children in China is often because of
improper use of antibiotics such as streptomycin, kanamycin and gentamicin. As a result, China’s State Food and Drug Administration has approved use of a
gene detector in hopes of curbing deafness in future
children.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, in Chennai, is a famous eye treatment center in India. This hospital is
experimenting with a new gene therapy in which the staffers
hope will improve chances of sight among those with Usher syndrome. They’ve already experimented with a 24-year
old patient and they are seeing some improvement with him.

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Both offer adjustable amplification and tone control with guaranteed
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For more information on all the features and to order
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BE CAREFUL IF YOU USE ASL IN THE COURT ROOM
A Coda and his deaf father were sitting in the court room,
just watching the court session.
The Coda used sign language to explain to the father
what the attorneys and defendants were saying.
The judge saw it and told the Coda to stop signing.
The Coda explained that he was interpreting for his
deaf father.
The judge then told both of them to go to the back
of the room and sit there so that the signing would
not interrupt the session.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf asl in the courtroom/

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

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Disability & Hiring Fair
June 26, 2012
Richardson, TX (in Dallas & Collin counties)

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-disability-and-deaf-hiring-fair-richardson-texas/

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TV CAPTIONS AT A RESTAURANT BAR
DeafDigest editor was eating at a restaurant
bar and asked the bar tender to turn on the captions.
He struggled for a long time and failed, and then
asked the editor to move to another table where
captions were shown.
The bartender explained that captions are easy
to turn on with old TV sets but with new TV sets,
it is very difficult to turn on the captions!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tv captions for deaf in restaurant/

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

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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research .
asks for your comments on Proposed Long Range Plan Comment

Period for your comments end June 18th

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012 deaf comments with national disability rehabilitation research/

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AN ISSUE WITH THE SEMESTER AT SEA
There was some discussion regarding interested deaf students
wanting to participate in the Semester at Sea programs.
This organization, under the sponsorship of University of
Virginia, enables students to spend a semester studying while
on a cruise ship.
Could a deaf student participate? Yes, if he is accompanied
by an interpreter(s).
But who pays for interpreters is another thing. There were
several suggestions that were thrown back and forth.
Still, no solution. Interpreters won’t interpret for free
even if rich once-in-a-lifetime experience is offered as
an incentive.

A CAREER EDUCATOR OF THE DEAF RESPONDS TO THE TEXAS OPTIONS
This weekend’s Blue edition said that Texas has these
three options in Deaf Education:

Local education agency
Regional Day School Programs
Texas School for the Deaf

A career educator of the deaf said Texas is, indeed, the
only state to make these options as simple and as clear
to hearing parents that know nothing about the deaf, much
less education of the deaf.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops forgetting deafness/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

World Federation of the Deaf

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/world-federation-of-the-dea/

TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THE NEW YORK BIGS
Many would-be actors leave behind the small towns they
grew up all their lives to make it in the New York theatrical
community.
One such individual is Tad Cooley, who will move to
New York from Vanderbilt, Texas to study acting at the
New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He has been
involved with high school drama, small films, small theatre
and Internet theater – taking such lessons in acting,
vocal and dancing.
What about it? He is deaf. He does not know sign language.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I am very comfortable without my hearing aid

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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

the university serves students with all types of hearing disabilities

this means mildly deaf, moderately deaf, severely deaf and profoundly deaf

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are many deaf people more tense than hearing people
when it comes to home appointments (cable technicians,
electricians, plumbers, etc)?

A. They have to constantly watch the flashing signalers
to make sure the visit is not missed. If they leave the
room for a few minutes to go to the bathroom, they are
afraid the lights would flash and the tech person will
think no one is home and leave!

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:

Mobility

Traveling independently is important for many of us.

Being Deaf-Blind is a challenge.  We are the brave ones!

Anyway, let’s talk about the white cane that we use to
feel our way around.

Some sidewalks are built with bricks or cobblestones
to look pretty!

Having that thin tip at bottom of our cane can get us
caught in the crack!

It feels like being stabbed!

Here are a few other cane tips that we can change.

Marshmallow – Yeah it looks like it, plastic and can
roll

Tear drop – Yeah tear coming down our cheeks! Another
good tip.

Mushroom – umm not edible again it does the job!

Ever wonder why we are always hungry?

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 TV sets are required to be outfitted with a push button
captions. Fiddling around with the remote or with on-screen
instructions can be extremely frustrating!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1975 – Jack Ashley, the deaf British MP, made the first
TTY call across the ocean, from England to USA.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100

number of days to determine where a deaf person
stands with his new CI; is he making progress
or he is not making progress or he is at a standstill!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Dr Peter Hauser’s Deaf Brain:
http://deafdigest.com/the deaf brain/

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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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Job announcements
Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(2) Classroom Assistant – Secondary Department
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

Classroom Assistant(s) – Summer Session
http://35.182.75.222/learning-center-for-deaf-classroom-assistant-position/

If interested in applying please submit a cover letter, resume, application (found on website) and three letters of recommendation and/or three references.

Send complete application packet to mailto:inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
or to the address below:

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

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position openings
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Openings:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the director, managers and the department.

– Controller: Controller manager overall accounting operations for the national office, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets. Controller ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Controller assures financial plans are consistent with organizational goals and strategic plan.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to mailto:careers@rid.org

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Recruiting teachers
Louisiana School for the Deaf
Baton Rouge, LA

La School for the Deaf is recruiting Teachers for the 2012/2013 school year

For more details and to submit applications go to: http://www.civilserce.la.gov.

For assistance call 225-757-3213.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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Open positions
Walden School & Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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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Job search
Director of the American Sign Language Program
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

We are pleased to announce a job search for the position of
Director of the American Sign Language Program at the
Ohio State University.

Position start date is August 1, 2012.

See the job description below.

The deadline for submission of applications is June 1, 2012.

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State
University offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the
university’s undergraduate requirement for a general education
sequence in modern/foreign college credits. The Program is
administered under the Foreign Language Center within the
College of Arts and Sciences. (See: http://asl.osu.edu/ )
The Ohio State University is located in the heart of
Columbus, which is a thriving city with a large and active
Deaf Community.

Detailed Job Description:
Plans and manages the OSU American Sign Language (ASL) Program.
reporting to the Director of the Foreign Language Center;
coordinates curricular development for the ASL program,
including all ASL course offerings; teaches up to 4 courses
annually; leads ASL instructor meetings; develops and
implements program assessment; coordinates training and
professional development for ASL instructors; evaluates all
ASL instructors in conjunction with the Foreign Language
Center Director; oversees and develops content for ASL
program website; coordinates interpreting ASL for all
program events; assists in identifying and applying for
grant and funding/development opportunities; completes an
annual report for the ASL program; assists in preparing
and monitoring expenses for the annual ASL budget.

Duties Description:

40 percent of job:
Plans and Manages ASL Program: Coordinates the curricular
development for the ASL courses; participates in establishing
policies as they relate to the program. Develops and implements
program assessment, reviews and makes recommendations for
updates on program curricula. Acts as liaison to faculty, students, units, and community members inquiring about the
program; oversees ASL website. Oversees technology integration
in the ASL classroom. Coordinates placement testing, transfer,
and EM credit; plans and manages the preparation of articles,
proposals, reports and educational materials for publication.

30 percent of job:
Manages ASL Instructors and Staff: Convenes and leads ASL
instructor meetings; plans and supervises the scheduling of
events, special assignments, and outreach activities for the
program; coordinates training, evaluation, and professional
development of all ASL instructors; develops and selects
training materials upon recommendations from the faculty
oversight group; coordinates interpreting for ASL for
program events; interviews and trains support staff.

15 percent of job:
Budget and Operations: Assists in preparing budgets and
monitoring expenses for ASL budget; evaluates and
authorizes payments for materials, facilities, and
staff as appropriate; assists in identifying and
applying for grants and funding/development
opportunities; completes an annual report on the program.

15 percent of job:
Teaching: Teaches up to 4 ASL courses annually.

Experience:
Required: Master’s degree in relevant discipline or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in program planning and administration.

Desired: Three years ASL teaching experience in
postsecondary institutions; administrative and
managerial experience in postsecondary education.
Doctoral or terminal degree in relevant discipline
preferred.

Compensation:
Salary: $50,000-$58,000. The Ohio State University offers
a comprehensive package of benefits, state retirement
options and access to the cultural resources at one of
the nation’s largest universities.

Applications:
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and provides reasonable accommodations under
the Americans with Disabilities Act. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The job will be posted on the OSU Human Resources website
on May 1st; see https://www.jobsatosu.com/
The complete application package includes a letter of interest
and a curriculum vita (resume) and must be submitted online.
Application deadline is June 1, 2012 or until the position
is filled or closed.

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job announcement
Director of Employment Services (Full Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont and San Leandro, California

DCARA has a full-time job opening for the position of Director of Employment Services.  This position has two major responsibilities:  1. Manage the Employment Services Department which is charged with the task of working with Deaf and hard of hearing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area to enhance their vocational skills, increase their employability, place them in jobs, and work with them to retain their employment; and 2. Develop and implement the Deaf Employment Training Center, a pre-employment skills training and development program for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.   This position will report to the Executive Director and will occupy an office at the Fremont EDD office (primarily) and at DCARA Headquarters in San Leandro.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
–    Oversee the compliance of contracts that fund Employment Services department within the agency
–    Provide training and supervision to all Employment Services staff
–    Work with Executive Director and Program Developer to develop funding opportunities to implement Deaf Employment Training Center
–    Develop linkages and working relationships with other agencies serving the deaf and hard of hearing community
–    Conduct evaluations of services offered within Employment Services Department to ensure that services are meeting the current needs in the community
–    Advocate for employability and communication access for clients with employers
–    Monitor department budget
–    Facilitate regularly scheduled department meetings
–    Participate in management team meetings to support department as well as agency operations
–    Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

REQUIRED SKILLS:
–    Bachelor’s degree in vocational services, social services, counseling, or related areas.  MA degree preferred
–    Experience in supervision and management
–    At least three years’ experience in employment service delivery
–    Demonstrated organizational, analytical and writing skills
–    Knowledge of MS Windows software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
–    Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
–    Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people
–    Able to travel during the week (and occasional weeknights/weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area

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

DEADLINE:  Friday, May 18, 2012, 5:00 p.m. PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under “About”/”Jobs”), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email or fax to:

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

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

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

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

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

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

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

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 photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

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 photography. 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 (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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.

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (CODIE)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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DeafDigest – 06 May 2012

DeafDigest Gold - May 6, 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/hearing-ear-dog-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-one-ear/

This week's ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-actors/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-panic-attacks-with-deaf-people/

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Galaxy Nexus(tm) at the Deaf Pager Store

The sophisticated, stylish and speedy Galaxy Nexus(tm) 
is now at the Deaf Pager Store.

Android 4.0 lovers who want an ultra-fast performance 
can zip around the web, download movies in a flash and 
multitask like a madman with 4G LTE speeds and dual-core 
processor.* The brilliant display and super speeds 
make for an epic entertainment experience. With massive 
amounts of storage and optional Mobile Hotspot capability 
supporting Wi-Fi for ten devices, you can power serious 
productivity from virtually anywhere.

The Galaxy Nexus(tm) is priced at $199.99, after $350 
Instant Savings. Eligible upgrade (or new line activation) 
and 2 year agreement required. Other monthly charges apply.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. 
Until 4G LTE coverage is available, you'll enjoy 3G coverage 
nationwide.

Find the Galaxy Nexus(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_DDG050612

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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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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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"Make & Receive Calls Now" icon to check it out.

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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?

Everyone in Arkansas roots for the Razorbacks football
team of University of Arkansas. Each game is an
event, much helped by the marching band. One of the
members of the band will be Mitchell Moore, an
incoming freshman. Moore is deaf.

Sarah Hajjar is a medical school student at University 
of Calgary. She is deaf and a product of mainstreaming
programs in Edmonton. How did she overcome problems
with the stethoscope? She connects it to a visual
display. Another method is to connect it to her CI.
After she graduates with a medical degree she is
contemplating a career in audiological sciences.

- Very Hot News

Georgia did not follow the ADA when it comes to the
needs of deaf residents of group homes. This was
what U.S. District Judge Richard Story ruled.
He said there are no mental care workers that know
ASL, thus placing the deaf residents at risk.

- Thursday May 3rd

Andy Bonheyo has stepped down from his position as
football coach at Maryland School for the Deaf.
It was not an easy decision for him to make. At
Maryland he produced ten teams that were #1 among
deaf schools during his 11-year run. He previously 
coached at Model Secondary School for the Deaf and 
Texas School for the Deaf and also produced these
national #1 teams at both schools. He continues as 
the school athletic director, saying he has some 
unfinished projects and goals. Both of his sons
are Gallaudet football players. Will Andy return
to coaching? He has not ruled it out!

- Friday May 4th

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Smith Personnel 
Solutions, a temp staffing agency, discriminated against a
deaf applicant that was seeking a position as a stock clerk.
The agency told her that because of her deafness her work at
the warehouse would be at risk. She filed with the EEOC and won.

- Saturday May 5th

Gallaudet has always stressed academics, especially among
many students that play on athletic teams ranging from
football to track. And speaking of football, we had a 
football player - Jeff Kurz winning the 1992 National Football
Foundation scholarship award. This was a big time honor
especially when Gallaudet had problems winning football
games during the early nineties. And now this, by this
very same National Football Foundation has honored
Caleb Hinton to its National Honor Society. Caleb was
one of the important, but unsung, offensive linemen
that helped Gallaudet to a football resurgence in
these past seasons. Congrats, Caleb!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Food and Drug Administration is being dragged
into a feud between The Hearing Industries Association
and the hearing aid providers. Seems the manufacturers
do not want personal sound amplification devices to
portray themselves as "hearing aids" - whereas the
providers say these are important hearing aid accessories.

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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Both offer adjustable amplification and tone control with guaranteed
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For more information on all the features and to order
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For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

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IMPORTANT DEAF ACTORS
   We have a few deaf actors that are very important.
Important? Why?
   They play deaf roles in police, fire and SWAT
emergency training films. These hearing officers
watch the training films to learn how to deal with
a deaf person.
   They learn that deaf hands are most important
of all - for writing notes, for gesturing and
for using ASL with interpreters.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-actors/

(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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HEARING EMPLOYEE'S PANIC ATTACKS
   A hearing employee works in the same room with
a deaf employee. This hearing person is friendly,
always laughing and always joking around.
   But when there is a need for a simple communication
with a deaf employee to discuss a routine work
matter, then this hearing employee suffers panic
attacks.
   He never has panic attacks with other hearing
employees, always with that deaf employee.
   Fear? Scared? Nervous? Don't know why.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-panic-attacks-with-deaf-people/

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

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 - 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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IT ALMOST NEVER FAILS
   It almost never fails - that a deaf person grows
up avoiding the deaf, going to a hearing college,
avoiding sign language and then graduates and then 
goes job seeking.
   And where do they find their jobs - either at
Gallaudet or NTID or a deaf school or a deaf agency!
   One must get a job in order to have a roof over
his head and food on his dinner table!

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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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THE 888 OPTION
   What is the 888 option? We have no such option on our
TV sets in USA. But in Great Britain, every deaf person knows
what is the 888 option.
   It is a special button on the TV sets to turn on or to turn off
captions.
   And speaking of turning off captions, there was a debate
among some British deaf people - some want captions only and
to suppress the sign language window. Others want the other
way around.
   Sounds familiar in USA!

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

Two surprised deaf cousins
http://35.182.75.222/videos/video-cousins/

   Do enjoy viewing that video! 

A DEAF POLITICAL CANDIDATE
   From time to time we read of deaf individuals wanting to
run for an office in public elections. A few of them have won
elections.
   The list of deaf political officers is at:
http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/
   The latest deaf person is Simeon Hart, a deaf British
man, who is running for election as a Green Party candidate
for a Central Ward in Liverpool.
   He was recently interviewed for a newspaper story.
He admitted his chances for winning is dim because his
political party is not a popular one in his Ward.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

USA Deaf Sports Federation

visit
http://deafdigest.com/usadsf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I know what I hear without 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?

he is highly hearing impaired

Highly hearing impaired? As if he is almost
hearing (mildly deaf) or he is very deaf
(profoundly deaf).

So vague that this statement is.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it possible for a deaf person to run a business
whose clientele is 100 percent hearing?

A. Yes, but it is not easy. The most successful deaf
business owners that DeafDigest editor knows hires
hearing employees to deal with hearing clients -
whereas the deaf owner stays in the background but
always staying on top of things.

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: 

Reading the menu at a restaurant is difficult these days.

I have very narrow tunnel vision, so the low vision specialist 
didn't recommend stronger bi-focal glasses.

I would need to hold the menu closer to my face and it is too narrow
to read the words.

So he recommended a hand held magnifier with a light.  It's a work for
me.

But I need to remember to bring it with me!  One day I forgot to pack
it!

I had to ask my wife for some recommendations from the menu.

But, with an iPhone, you don't need a magnifying glass! 

There are free or low cost Apps available from the Apple store!

It is neat and who is willing to forget their iPhone? 

 Free App link herehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magnifying-glass-light-digital/id406048120?mt
=8

Oh, by the way, who else overlooks the Today's Specials?!!

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 an inventor will come up with a police bull horn
that has a captioned display

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DeafHistory:

Year 1956 - the first CI operation took place. Yes, it was not
until the late eighties when CI took off, and the Deaf
Community was never the same!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

more than 100

art galleries in USA where the late deaf artist
Robert Peterson had his works exhibited

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DeafLibrary Resources

a Bill Clinton additional tidbit.

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

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DeafDigest Sports 

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician - Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
St. Cloud, Minnesota

$22.18 to $32.69 per hour ($46,312 to $68,257 per year)

We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally
affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of
hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The
ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in a behavioral health
field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or
licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP,
LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have
extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge
of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications.
Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both
large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to
a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation
package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please
send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at
mailto:john.gournaris@state.mn.us

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Open positions
Walden School & Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

(3) Therapeutic Mentor (Part-time)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-for-deaf-wraparound-program-position/

ILS Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-independent-living-skills-specialist-position/

Recreational Specialist
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-recreation-specialist-position/

Relief Worker (Child Care Worker Substitutes)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-relief-worker-child-care-worker-substitutes/

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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Job search
Director of the American Sign Language Program
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

We are pleased to announce a job search for the position of
Director of the American Sign Language Program at the
Ohio State University.

Position start date is August 1, 2012.

See the job description below.

The deadline for submission of applications is June 1, 2012.

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State
University offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the
university's undergraduate requirement for a general education
sequence in modern/foreign college credits. The Program is
administered under the Foreign Language Center within the
College of Arts and Sciences. (See: http://asl.osu.edu/ )
The Ohio State University is located in the heart of
Columbus, which is a thriving city with a large and active
Deaf Community.

Detailed Job Description:
Plans and manages the OSU American Sign Language (ASL) Program.
reporting to the Director of the Foreign Language Center;
coordinates curricular development for the ASL program,
including all ASL course offerings; teaches up to 4 courses
annually; leads ASL instructor meetings; develops and
implements program assessment; coordinates training and
professional development for ASL instructors; evaluates all
ASL instructors in conjunction with the Foreign Language
Center Director; oversees and develops content for ASL
program website; coordinates interpreting ASL for all
program events; assists in identifying and applying for
grant and funding/development opportunities; completes an
annual report for the ASL program; assists in preparing
and monitoring expenses for the annual ASL budget.

Duties Description:

Duty PCT (%) 40
Plans and Manages ASL Program: Coordinates the curricular
development for the ASL courses; participates in establishing
policies as they relate to the program. Develops and implements
program assessment, reviews and makes recommendations for
updates on program curricula. Acts as liaison to faculty, 
students, units, and community members inquiring about the
program; oversees ASL website. Oversees technology integration
in the ASL classroom. Coordinates placement testing, transfer,
and EM credit; plans and manages the preparation of articles,
proposals, reports and educational materials for publication.

Duty PCT (%) 30
Manages ASL Instructors and Staff: Convenes and leads ASL
instructor meetings; plans and supervises the scheduling of
events, special assignments, and outreach activities for the
program; coordinates training, evaluation, and professional
development of all ASL instructors; develops and selects
training materials upon recommendations from the faculty
oversight group; coordinates interpreting for ASL for
program events; interviews and trains support staff.

Duty PCT (%) 15
Budget and Operations: Assists in preparing budgets and
monitoring expenses for ASL budget; evaluates and
authorizes payments for materials, facilities, and
staff as appropriate; assists in identifying and
applying for grants and funding/development
opportunities; completes an annual report on the program.

Duty PCT (%) 15
Teaching: Teaches up to 4 ASL courses annually.

Experience:
Required: Master's degree in relevant discipline or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in program planning and administration.

Desired: Three years ASL teaching experience in
postsecondary institutions; administrative and
managerial experience in postsecondary education.
Doctoral or terminal degree in relevant discipline
preferred.

Compensation:
Salary: $50,000-$58,000. The Ohio State University offers
a comprehensive package of benefits, state retirement
options and access to the cultural resources at one of
the nation's largest universities.

Applications:
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and provides reasonable accommodations under
the Americans with Disabilities Act. Qualified women, 
minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The job will be posted on the OSU Human Resources website
on May 1st; see https://www.jobsatosu.com/
The complete application package includes a letter of interest
and a curriculum vita (resume) and must be submitted online.
Application deadline is June 1, 2012 or until the position
is filled or closed.

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job announcement
Director of Employment Services (Full Time)
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
Fremont and San Leandro, California

DCARA has a full-time job opening for the position of Director of 
Employment Services.  This position has two major responsibilities:  1.  
Manage the Employment Services Department which is charged with the task 
of working with Deaf and hard of hearing residents of the San Francisco 
Bay Area to enhance their vocational skills, increase their employability, 
place them in jobs, and work with them to retain their employment; and 2.  
Develop and implement the Deaf Employment Training Center, a 
pre-employment skills training and development program for Deaf and hard 
of hearing individuals.   This position will report to the Executive 
Director and will occupy an office at the Fremont EDD office (primarily) 
and at DCARA Headquarters in San Leandro.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-	Oversee the compliance of contracts that fund Employment Services 
department within the agency
-	Provide training and supervision to all Employment Services staff
-	Work with Executive Director and Program Developer to develop 
funding opportunities to implement Deaf Employment Training Center
-	Develop linkages and working relationships with other agencies 
serving the deaf and hard of hearing community
-	Conduct evaluations of services offered within Employment Services 
Department to ensure that services are meeting the current needs in the 
community
-	Advocate for employability and communication access for clients 
with employers
-	Monitor department budget
-	Facilitate regularly scheduled department meetings
-	Participate in management team meetings to support department as 
well as agency operations
-	Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

REQUIRED SKILLS:
-	Bachelor's degree in vocational services, social services, 
counseling, or related areas.  MA degree preferred
-	Experience in supervision and management
-	At least three years’ experience in employment service delivery
-	Demonstrated organizational, analytical and writing skills
-	Knowledge of MS Windows software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 
Outlook)
-	Proficiency in American Sign Language and English
-	Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people
-	Able to travel during the week (and occasional 
weeknights/weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area

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

DEADLINE:  Friday, May 18, 2012, 5:00 p.m. PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:	Send DCARA application (www.dcara.org under 
"About"/"Jobs"), cover letter, resume & three references via mail, email 
or fax to:

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

Email: mailto:hr@DCARA.org
Fax: 510.483.2526

DCARA is an at-will and equal opportunity employer

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

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

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 
and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior 
administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing 
services to students with special needs.

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

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

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY 

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 
Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

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 photography. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or 
tutoring all aspects of:

- Digital photography technology and processes
- Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, 
Photojournalism, Fine Arts
- Biomedical photographic illustration
- Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

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 photography. 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 (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: 
http://apptrkr.com/243489 - Faculty search for IRC57319. 

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the 
work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified 
individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, 
color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender 
orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national 
origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, 
educational programs and activities. 

The following persons have been designated to handle 
inquiries regarding RIT's non-discrimination policies:                               
Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 
5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President 
for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman 
Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of 
Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: 
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address 
and phone number of the office that serves your area, 
or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, 
helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple 
products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all 
inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and 
dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any 
customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative 
style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services 
suit the end user's needs better than competitor's products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
- Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
- Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
- Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
- Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
- 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on 
customer satisfaction
- Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
- Requires an energetic and outgoing person
- Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be 
able to multi-task effectively
- Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via 
VideoPhone
- Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical 
demands for extended periods of time:
- Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
- Keyboarding (40-60%)
- Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision 
(40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some 
travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out 
of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and 
energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive 
organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve 
as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will 
build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the 
outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 
after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced 
educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep 
commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an 
outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation 
that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional 
needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was 
founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf 
children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow 
Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in 
the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model - 
combining English-based sign language with spoken language - underscores 
the school's prioritization of individual student needs above any 
particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings 
in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition 
to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and 
educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western 
Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has 
become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to 
take the next step in its evolution.  

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that 
enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach 
division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, 
faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. 
The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an 
institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he 
should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, 
parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating 
children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to 
assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and 
resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in 
confidence to: 

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal 
Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who 
contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 
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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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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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! -

-  Staff Interpreter - Bakersfield, CA  (BGLAD)

-  Staff Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

-  Staff Interpreter - Riverside, CA (CODIE)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 29 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 29, 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/very-isolated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/polite-hearing-rude-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-one-ear/

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For Speed Demons: LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE at the Deaf Pager Store

The LG Viper[tm] 4G LTE is built for speed inside and out. A 1.2GHz
dual-core processor helps you quickly switch between apps and enjoy
super-fast Web browsing.

The Viper uses the Android 2.3 platform and has access to the hottest
apps, games and widgets. Want to try Google Wallet[tm]? The Viper
offers the latest Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, so you
can pay on-the-go at participating retailers.

Now priced at $99.99, after $250 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.

*Sprint 4G LTE will be arriving soon in select cities. Until 4G LTE
coverage is available, you’ll enjoy 3G coverage nationwide.

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

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG042912

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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?

We often see Lions Club eyeglasses and hearing aids
drop off boxes, especially in small towns. What is
being done with these hearing aid discards? Actually
there are just a few discards per year but these are sent to a repair place to fix them up before distribution. Those getting these free hearing aids are cancer patients that have lost hearing because of treatment drugs.

What is becoming of the Mackay School for the Deaf,
an English-speaking school, in Montreal? No one seems to
know. It was announced last year that the deaf school just
had to find a new home. Yet, almost a year later, there
has been no positive movement towards finding a new
building.

– Very Hot News

An end of era at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind,
and a beginning of a new era – at the same time! Danny
Hutto has retired as president of the school, ending
his 44-year era. The new era begins when Jeanne Glidden Prickett, from Iowa School for the Deaf, starts as the
new school president. Hutto, however, will be handing
out the diplomas at his final school graduation
ceremony.

– Thursday April 26th

A deaf British job seeker attended a job hiring fair, expecting
an interpreter. When there was none, he raised a big stink
which in turn became a big newspaper story.

– Friday April 27th

Disability Rights Advocates, an organization in California, is
become an “undercover testing group”, making these relay calls
to places of business to see which ones will respond and which
ones will hang up!

– Saturday April 28th

Summer of Giacomo (directed by Alessandro Comodin)
Another debut film, Alessandro Comodin’s “Summer of Giacomo” also tells a tale of youth, this time in Northeast Italy. Following Giacomo, a 19-year-old deaf boy on a summer’s day spent with his childhood friend Stefania, the film is having its Canadian premiere April 30th after screening at fests like Locarno and Rotterdam. It should work as a lovely companion piece to “Only The Young” if you’re looking for a double feature.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

There have been cases of court cases in Croydon (southern part of
London) being delayed because of shortage of sign language
interpreters. But this is not all – the Applied Language Solutions,
which holds a contract with the court system to provide interpreters,
have canceled the service of an interpreter – without telling
the court, the deaf client and the attorney defending the deaf person!

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A COLLEGE AND THE HEARING EAR DOG
A deaf man worked at a hearing college. He
brought his Hearing Ear dog with him everywhere
on the campus. He worked at the college for about
five years and left for another job.
When he left, many people were happy. Did
these people hate dogs? No, they loved dogs and
had many of them at home as pets.
They were happy because the dog brought in a lot
of fleas, dog hair, etc – that made the deaf man’s
office very messy.
It took a cleaning crew and a crew of exterminators
all day just to clean up the room!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-for-deaf/

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

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2012 Breakout Conference
Breakout Conference:
Effective Mental Health Services
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
June 28-30, 2012
Westin Atlanta North Hotel at Perimeter
Seven Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA

more information at
http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-adaraconference/

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A DIFFERENT WAY FOR A HEARING AID
A hearing person uses a hearing aid! Why?
Because he is deaf in one ear and uses that
hearing aid to hear better in that deaf ear.
This is interesting – because most deaf-in-one-ear
people do not use hearing aids. They just turn their
better ear towards the voice speaker.

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

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A group picture of USADB officers
(national deaf clubs basketball tournament)

thanks to photographer George Dailey

http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-national-basketball-officers/

go just below the picture for officers’ names

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ACUPUNCTURE HELPING DEAFNESS?
If a deaf person goes through acupuncture, does it help them get back their hearing?
Hard to say – there is research that says it helps those
with “sudden” deafness, but may not help those that have
been deaf all their lives.

VIBRATIONS AND THE DEAF
Many deaf people are sensitive to vibrations. These
alert the deaf as to what is going on around them.
But could musical vibrations help the deaf get messages from
hearing people? This is what Tarek Atoui, of the Sharjah Art Foundation in United Arab Emirates, is working on.
He conducted a musical experiment that lasted four days
with a group of deaf students from a school for the deaf.
So, will vibrations help? Too early to say, at this point.

A GOOD FEELING OF NOT BEING OBSERVED!
A past teacher, not deaf, passed away recently.
A newspaper obit praised him for his work with
all kinds of students, including the deaf.
The obit, in part, said:

He didn’t make his deaf students feel like they were being observed when they gave interpreted classroom speeches

Deaf people, in general, hate being observed, just like
caged animals in a zoo!

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-taxi-driver/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Olathe Club for the Deaf (Olathe, Kansas)

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/olathe-club-of-the-dea/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I don’t pretty much care for others around me

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A proverb:
Never tell your story to a deaf man

Hmmm! There was a movie titled:
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

In that movie, these hearing characters poured their
secrets to a deaf man, who just nodded his head!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I have heard about the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but exactly what is
this agency supposed to do?

A. Enforces the employment part of the ADA

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:

I attended a party to honor a special lady who is retiring after 30 years!

The banquet hall was full with mostly hearing people.

A couple of Deaf ladies attended.

As a Deaf-Blind person, I required a tactile interpreter with me all the time.

There were speakers lined up and eating was at the same time.

For me, I couldn’t eat!  I was stuck with interpreters interpreting in tactile!

What a starving evening it was, drooling over my plate!

Hey, it was an awesome evening, seeing all my old friends from the past!

Deaf-Blind people would enjoy both the eating and the greeting!

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 we have fewer and fewer deaf individuals
in prisons and that more and more deaf individuals
will have meaningful jobs and life.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1888 – William Willard passes away. History is murky
but he has been credited with founding the Indiana School
for the Deaf. He lasted only two years with the school
but stayed in Indianapolis to pursue another endeavor –
real estate, in which he became wealthy. Yes, he was deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100

different dog breeds that have “deafness” genes!

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DeafLibrary Resources

What is Cued Speech is all about?

Do visit:
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Open positions
Learning Center for Deaf/Walden School
Framingham, MA

Secondary Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-secondary-principa/

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

Residential Child Care Worker (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

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

Mental Health Clinician (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

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

Teacher – Childcare Center (August ’12)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Anticipated Openings 2012-2013:

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

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

Teacher (Elementary/Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

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

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

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

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

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

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 photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

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 photography. 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 (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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.

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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, 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 – 22 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 22, 2012

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/telecommunications-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-language-flight-hostess/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/very-isolated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/polite-hearing-rude-with-deaf/

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“Hear Like the Deaf People” at Harris Communications

“Hear Like the Deaf People” is a collection of 18 stories by deaf
author Cooper Nickerson. In this book you will discover a hearing man
with a cochlear implant who suddenly becomes alarmingly insane with
the growing noise inside his ear. You will learn what really happens
when a deaf man gets a late night call from his TDD machine, and meet
an elderly couple rescuing a diminutive alien trapped in a pond at
the backwoods of Nova Scotia.

The author wrote this book for deaf people with most of the stories
being deaf-related.

“Hear Like the Deaf People” (B1208) is only $19.95 at Harris
Communications.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG042212

or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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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?

The Korean government promised jobs to the deaf and
the disabled. That was four years ago. Has this
situation improved? No, according to the Korean National Human Rights Commission. This was the
issue stressed during the 32nd Day for the Disabled,
an annual event to make the public aware of these
special needs.

There are few attorneys that chase “ADA-violation” cases
not because they want to help the deaf but to make
money for themselves. This is what a newspaper
story is saying. And these few attorneys have been
responsible for a huge majority of ADA cases that
have been filed!

– Very Hot News

Are public schools required for the upkeep and
maintenance of deaf children’s CIs? No, according
to a recent decision by the federal court in
Washington, DC. Two parents of deaf children
filed the lawsuit, claiming schools are required
to provide audiology services. The Court said no.

– Thursday April 19th

It was announced that deaf chef Kurt Ramborger,
coming from his restaurant near Austin, Texas,
will be a guest chef at a Frederick, Maryland
restaurant.

– Friday April 20th

The Iowa Board of Regents will be reviewing the
statuses of the state school for the deaf and
the state school for the blind. There are two
possible options – to leave both schools alone
as is or to merge both schools. This is what
is making the Deaf Community jittery.

– Saturday April 21st

British deaf activists are complaining that British
attorneys are not doing enough for the deaf when it
comes to discrimination lawsuits. Even going one up,
these same activists are advising the deaf plaintiffs
to sue their own attorneys on basis of malpractice!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A deaf applicant applied for a job at Wendy’s fast food
outlet and was turned down because of his deafness.
As a result, Wendy’s was slapped with a lawsuit by the
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. That
deaf applicant has experience in the fast food
field but still was not hired.

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A DEAF PERSON, VERY SMART BUT VERY ISOLATED
A deaf person, himself an oralist, grew up with
no deaf friends. No friends? Why? Because he never
met a deaf person in his life.
He graduated from college with a 4.0 GPA with
a degree in engineering. He worked as an engineer
for a high tech company.
He has one bad habit – he was always telling
hearing people that he is the smartest deaf
person in the world. He thought all other deaf
people were below him in intelligence.
Very sad that he has never met graduates
from Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/very-isolated-deaf-engineer/

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

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The 3rd biennial Conference

National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing

September 13-16, 2012

Austin, Texas

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-conference-national-hispano-dea/

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MANY HEARING PEOPLE RUDE WITHOUT REALIZING IT
Many hearing people think they are friends
with the deaf. They are polite when they mingle
with the deaf – at work place or as neighbors
or as family members, etc.
These same “polite” hearing people always
refer to the deaf as  deaf-mute or deaf-dumb.
The deaf often do not know about it.
Are these “polite” hearing people rude?
Yes, very much so. Deaf-mute and deaf-dumb
labels are never acceptable.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/polite-hearing-rude-with-deaf/

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

TELETEXT FINALLY PUT TO DEATH
During the early eighties there were two rival
TV captioning systems, Line 21, supported by the
ABC and NBC, and the Teletext, supported by the CBS.
Line 21 won, and this system continues to this
day. While Teletext died in USA (and CBS lost millions
of dollars invested in it), it was alive and thriving
in London. It was called Ceefax.
Only this week, Ceefax died. Because of the digital
switchover, Ceefax has closed up.
Ceefax started in 1974 as a way to help the deaf
watch programs with subtitles.

INVENTING THE BASEBALL SIGNALS
In baseball and softball, we all know the hand signals
for strikes, outs and safes.
Ask a baseball fan this question:

who invented the hand signals?

Most of these fans would say Dummy Hoy

Is this a correct answer? There are baseball
historians that claim that a deaf baseball
umpire – Ed (Dummy) Dundon) invented these
hand signals.
He had to come up with something, historians
say, for these strikes, outs and safes.
Which is the correct answer? Historians love
to disagree.
Dundon, by the way, was the first deaf
major leaguer, playing in the majors in 1883 and 1884 with a career pitching record of
9-10. He later became an umpire, and that was when
he was said to have invented these signals.

DEAF SCHOOLS AND HIGHWAY SIGNS
DeafDigest mentioned that there is no highway sign in
Michigan that points to Michigan School for the Deaf.
A DeafDigest subscriber shared this story – that he contacted
a superintendent of a state school, asking why there was no
highway sign that pointed to his school.
The superintendent said:

the school MUST pay for it, even though it is a state school… it
costs money to erect a sign.

Bottom line – no one wants to pay for the highway signs! At any
rate it is nice that there are some schools with their own
highway signs – New York School for the Deaf, American
School for the Deaf and others.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-movie-not-captioned/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Society of World Deaf Magicians

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/society-of-world-deaf-magician/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

no one realizes how much I put up with a hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

he is late deaf

same thing as saying:
he is late deafened

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. My mother is late-deafened and loves movies, but
cannot follow the voice dialogue. How can she follow
the movies?

A. There are more and more moviehouses with captions.
Ask her to try a captioned movie and hope she loves it.

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:

Mowing the lawn is a challenge for me as a vision impaired person!

I seem to be making a maze in my backyard.  No one is here to inspect my lawn!

Let me see, shall I use a Specialized Support Person (SSP) to inspect my lawn?

Speaking of SSPs, we here in Vermont held our first SSP training!

We trained 19 new SSPs!

Hey, maybe I can ask my SSP to mow my lawn while I have a cocktail!

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 major American city would have deaf-owned restaurants;
we have two in the Los Angeles area, one in the San Francisco
area, one in the Austin, Texas area – but where are the others?

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DeafHistory:

Year 1930 – The Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind
closes down (temporarily) because due to lack of funding
from the state. At the time of closing, the teachers were
owed three months of paychecks!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

– 5 percent

deaf children born to deaf parents

– 95 percent

deaf children born to hearing parents

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DeafLibrary Resources

cued speech?

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Open positions
Learning Center for Deaf/Walden School
Framingham, MA

Secondary Principal
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-secondary-principa/

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

Residential Child Care Worker (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-residential-child-care-worker/

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

Mental Health Clinician (Walden School)
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

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

Teacher – Childcare Center (August ’12)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-child-care-center/

Anticipated Openings 2012-2013:

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

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

Teacher (Elementary/Secondary)
http://deafdigest.com/learning-center-deaf-teacher-elementary-secondary/

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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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

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

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

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

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

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

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 photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

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 photography. 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 (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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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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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– 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 – 15 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 15, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with text under it: captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/four-different-sign-languages-usa/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talkative-hearing-kid-at-deaf-party/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/telecommunications-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-language-flight-hostess/

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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_DDG041512

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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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available through other VRS providers.

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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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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?

Russell Harvard, the hottest deaf actor right now
this moment, was written up in a long newspaper
story. He stressed that deaf actors rarely appear
in New York playhouses, pointing out to just two
plays that involved the deaf in the past three
decades – Children of a Lesser God and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Rebecca Klooz, a deaf teacher in the Marshall Public Schools system in Minnesota, was profiled in a
newspaper story. She lost much of her hearing shortly after birth because of an open heart surgery. Her
ability to hear got worse over the years. Wearing
hearing aids she relies on lipreading to function
in a classroom with deaf kids.

– Very Hot News

People in Texas are in celebration of Erastus “Deaf”
Smith’s 225th birthday. As many of us know, Deaf Smith
was a spy, a scout and a soldier in the Texas
Revolution. He was instrumental in helping Texas
break away from Mexico. The celebration is going on
right now at the Texas Capitol. Helping orchestrate the
event is Steve Baldwin, probably the nation’s most
eminent Deaf Smith historian.

He said:
The exhibit is an accumulation of my 30-year passion on the subject matter; I chose an artistic angle to simply a crucial aspect of Texas history in which Deaf Smith made an impact in securing a pivotal victory for Texas’ independence

– Thursday April 12th

Deaf New Zealanders wanting to watch DVD movies
with subtitles are out of luck. It was pointed out
by deaf MP Mojo Mathers that there is no law
requiring that all DVD movies be subtitled.

– Friday April 13th

West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
allows use of ASL in its classrooms and anywhere
on the campus. But this school has never had such a written policy on faculty and staff ASL
requirements. This may change, according to a
newspaper story.

– Saturday April 14th

The Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
will be part of the state-wide reorganization of
state agencies, as implemented by the administration
of Governor Sam Brownback. How and to what extent
would it impact on the deaf agency is not yet known.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

We have watched TV programs about undercover people looking
for things that go wrong in restaurants and in workplaces.
What about us, the deaf? Yes, but not a TV show but a government grant in Texas to help the Austin Tenants’ Council find out which landlords discriminate against the deaf that
want to rent apartments! There will be “secret shoppers”
that will pretend to rent apartments but will expose the
excuses landlords use to avoid renting to the deaf. This
grant is being funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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ORGANIZATIONS FOR DEAF AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR ORAL DEAF
We have some organizations for deaf people. We also
have some organizations for the oral deaf.
Members in deaf organizations use ASL. Members in
oral deaf organizations communicate orally and some
also communicate in sign language.
Which national organization was the first one
that both ASL deaf and oral deaf joined as members?
It was the Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.
or TDI.
TDI was founded in 1964 to help distribute TTY
machines that deaf and oral deaf both use!

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

(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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A SIGN LANGUAGE FLIGHT HOSTESS
One European airline has a hearing hostess
who is very good with her sign language.
She would use sign language to interpret
flight emergency instructions.
This is great for Europeans that know that
sign language. This is not great for Americans
that only know ASL!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-language-flight-hostess/

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

DEAF DEVICES OF THE FUTURE
What are our future Deaf Devices? Take a look at:

http://tinyurl.com/6r66lqe

A HEARING BUSINESSMAN EXPLOITS A LOOPHOLE
A hearing owner, of a small business, is
successful. He is busy all the time and often
has to turn down more businesses.
Why does he turn down more businesses? To
expand his business, he has to hire more
employees. He currently has 10 full time employees
but won’t hire more of them.
Why? The ADA regulations do not require small
businesses with less than 15 employees to hire
interpreters if the need arises. He constantly
stays at 10 employees just to make sure he
is on the safe side of the ADA regulations!

LATE DEAFENED POLICE OFFICER WINS CASE
Karen Beasley, a detective with the Birmingham,
England police force, has become late-deafened. She
is using hearing aids to help her function with
her police duties.
She filed a formal complaint with the police
department, saying they didn’t do enough to accommodate
her hearing loss. They would not give her promotions
and extra responsibilities because of her hearing loss.
She won the case. The police department now has
to decide how to best accommodate her needs on the
force.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-linotypists/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/junior-national-association-dea/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

no one really talks to me anyway

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A Deaf Student Uses Cochlear Implants To Hear

This statement is puzzling. Yes, we all know that CI users
use this device to hear, but is the writer implying that
CI has other purposes asides from being able to hear?

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. I want to learn American Sign Language. What is the
best way to learn?

A. While there are sign language classes and on-line classes,
nothing beats being assimilated with the ASL users. Of course
that option is not always possible.

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:

I still can call via Video Relay Service (VRS).

When I place a call via VRS interpreters, I began by telling the interpreter:

“Interpreter, FYI, I am Deaf-Blind”.  The VRS interpreter seems to be frozen.

I think I can read their minds: “How in the world can this Deaf-Blind man see?”

It is that “shock and awe” thing.

That brought me to the point of changing how I inform VRS interpreters about my needs.

Now, when I call someone via VRS interpreters, I say this:

“Interpreter, I have Usher Syndrome.”

The video interpreters now say this….

“You need me to change to a black top?  Can you see me?  Do you want me to sign smaller?  Do you want me closer to camera?”

Wow, what a big difference when I changed how I identified myself!

Thank you VRS interpreters for your good work.

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 we will have an “all-deaf” cable TV channel which is
24/7 and will show all these past deaf movies – such as
Love is Never Silent, Johnny Belinda, My Name is Jonah, etc.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1912 – Roger Demosthenes O’Kelly graduated from Yale
University. The Yale people were saying he was the second
deaf person to graduate from that university. He went
straight to Yale from the North Carolina School for the
Negro Deaf. Coming home, he then became an attorney,
specializing in Corporate Law.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

26 million Americans

that need hearing aids but are not able to get them because it is so costly

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DeafLibrary Resources

short list of Cued Speech facts
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-cued-speech-facts/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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accepting applications:
Interim Head of School for July 2012
Interim Head of School for July 2012
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Philadelphia, PA

Coed Day School

200 students, Pre-school-Grade 12

Interim Head of School for July 2012
Permanent Head of School for July 2013

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

The Board of Trustees seeks an interim Head of School to begin July 2012 and a permanent Head of School for July 2013.  Significant senior administrative experience is a requirement, preferably including providing services to students with special needs.

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

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

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RIT Faculty posting form
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
IRC57319 Department: NTID Arts and Imaging Studies
Job Category: Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

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 photography.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching and/or tutoring all aspects of:

– Digital photography technology and processes
– Professional photographic illustration: Advertising, Photojournalism, Fine Arts
– Biomedical photographic illustration
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

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 photography. 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 (CIAS).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/243489 – Faculty search for IRC57319.

RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, gender orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding RIT’s non-discrimination policies: Judy Bender, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, 5002 Eastman Hall, 585-475-4315.  Kevin McDonald, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, 7048 Eastman Hall, 585-475-6795

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Walden School
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

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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Job Description
Technical Support Representative
Purple Communications, Inc
headquarters in Rocklin, CA

(some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, some out of
state)

Brief summary of duties:
This position works with customers on an outbound and inbound basis, helping them resolve any issues they may have related to using Purple products. This position works under minimal supervision.
Areas of Responsibility: Provides top level technical support for all inbound callers. Responsible for gathering data on both satisfied and dissatisfied customers and will work with other Purple teams to bring any customer issues to resolution. Uses technical skills and consultative style to demonstrate to potential customers how and why product/services suit the end user’s needs better than competitor’s products.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
– Knowledge of PC and MAC operating systems and iOS and Android
– Video conferencing technical knowledge (i.e. h.323, SIP, h.263, h.264)
– Proficient with all videophones and mobile VRS application on the market
– Resolve complex network, router and firewall support
– 2 years of technical troubleshooting experience with emphasis on customer satisfaction
– Requires the ability to stay on track and meet daily production goals.
– Requires an energetic and outgoing person
– Must be friendly, empathetic, a good team player, quick thinker and be able to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate and interact with various customers via VideoPhone
– Good English skills and ASL fluency are required.
Physical Requirements Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
– Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%)
– Keyboarding (40-60%)
– Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision (40-60%)

Work Environment: Work is performed in a business office environment. Some travel to company, customer and vendor sites, including some that are out of state may be required.

To apply, contact:

Laura Waterhouse
HR Coordinator
Purple Communications, Inc.
mailto:laura.waterhouse@purple.us
916.367.4917 Office
AIM:  LauraWPurple
http://purple.us/trynow

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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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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– 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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 08 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 8, 2012

Gold 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/deaf-kid-and-ice-cream-truck/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/best-or-lousy-interpreters-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with text under it:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/four-different-sign-languages-usa/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talkative-hearing-kid-at-deaf-party/

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rebate via Reward Card. Eligible upgrade or new-line activation and
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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

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
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 dispute raged in the Mobile, Alabama area regarding
deaf students from the Chickasaw and Satsuma cities
being enrolled at Augusta Evans Special School and
the Regional School for the Deaf and Blind. The
state schools superintendent, who was dragged into it,
made a decision – that these students can attend
these schools for four more years. And that both
cities must pay full costs and provide transportation
for their students. And once 4 years is up, both
cities need to find a solution. It has been understood
that parents from anywhere in the state, including the
Mobile region, could send their deaf children to the
state school at Talladega without having to hassle
with the school districts,

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government met with the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to discuss ways
the deaf employees in the government sector could be
best addressed on their needs. The hope is that the
needs will be accommodated in due time.

– Very Hot News

All videos shown on TV must be captioned, effective April
30th. Says who? Our friend, the FCC. Will not be surprised
if these video producers try to seek loopholes to avoid
captioning their stuff!

– Thursday April 4th

Could a Bionic Eye help the deaf-blind to see? This is the
goal of the Monash Vision Group, an Australian team is
hoping to accomplish. It consists of implanting a chip
in the brains of the deaf-blind.

– Friday April 5th

The state of Illinois is jumping on the “movie house”
captions bandwagon. It wasn’t too long ago when Arizona
reached agreement with Harkins Theaters, after a protracted
lawsuit, to have movies captioned. This time in Illinois
the AMC Theatres have agreed to caption.  Next state, please, until all 50 states and District of Columbia
will be showing captions in all movie houses.

– Saturday April 6th

The traditional College Bowl at the biennial NAD Conferences
will have a fourth contender, thus breaking the Gallaudet-NTID-CSUN
triangle. The contender is a group of deaf and hard of hearing
students at University of Texas.

May the best contending team win!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

American Sign Language one thing and Gestural Sign
Language other thing – but both languages working
together when deaf students try to explain the
way to solve a math problem? This was the observation
made by a team of researchers at University of Chicago.

Sign languages certain operate in mysterious ways!

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ASL IS NOT THE ONLY SIGN LANGUAGE IN USA
We all know about the American Sign Language in USA.
But it is not the only one in USA.
The others are:
Oral Sign Language
Body Sign Language
Gestural Sign Language
Keep in mind not every deaf American knows ASL, but
they may use sign language to try to communicate!

– for ASL News version with text under it, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/four-different-sign-languages-usa/

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

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42nd Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference

October 16 – 19, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-serid-deafness-conference/

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A HEARING KID WOULDN’T STOP TALKING AT A DEAF PARTY
DeafDigest editor never forgot a deaf teen party that
took place so many years ago.
A group of deaf kids sat down in one part of the room
at the party. A group of hearing kids also sat down in the
other part of the party room. Both groups did not mingle
with each other.
Suddenly a hearing kid walked over to the deaf group
and gave a long talk. None of the deaf kids could understand
him. Yet he would not stop talking for a long time.
The party ended and the deaf kids still had no idea
of what he was trying to say!

– for ASL News version with text under it, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talkative-hearing-kid-at-deaf-party/

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

AN INCORRECT COMMENT
A Deaf Culture lecturer said:

American Sign Language isn’t based on English, it’s a language of its own

This is not correct. ASL is based on English;
ASL is not based on languages such as French,
Spanish, Italian – and many other languages,
all of which have sign languages of their own.

A DEAF DISC JOCKEY
We always have had a few disc jockeys (DJ’s) that
were deaf and that those listening to his programs
on the radio would not know about it.
The latest to surface is Robbie Wilde, a New
Jersey resident, who is deaf. At the age of 26,
he’s been at it for six years.

A DEEF PERSON
Is a deef person the same as a deaf person?
Yes, at least in Muncie, Indiana many years ago.
A local dialect would have this word “deaf
pronounced as “deef.”
Not any more these days since more and more
local dialects have disappeared.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/wear-tear-rear-window-captions/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Hearing Loss Association of America

visit:
http://35.182.75.222/hearing-loss-association-of-americ/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

hearing aid does not help me at all

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He was born with “Cochlear Nerve Aplasia”

No, it has nothing to do with Cochlear Implant.
It is one of the conditions that causes deafness in
some individuals.

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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. How can I tell if an interpreter is certified?
Yes, there are many interpreters that sign so smoothly,
and so ASL, but are they certified?

A. Certified interpreters are supposed to have
some kind of a certification card with them.
If you ask them and if they show it to you, then
you will be satisfied. But if the interpreter
does not have a card, then you will know he is not
certified.

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:

Attending Deaf social events is difficult for Deaf-Blind individuals.

Some states have very impressive services to meet the individual’s needs.

Today I attended a Deaf social event.  I had volunteer interpreters all afternoon!

Vermont RID members partnered with the event to offer support to Deaf-Blind individuals.

This was a great day for me because I fully participated in the meeting and event.

Thank you, Vermont interpreters!

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 hearing aids are so expensive, there should be a
national agency that aggressively collects these abandoned
hearing aids for reconditioning for distribution to those
in financial need.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1618, the American Jesuits asked the church if
a deaf Native-American could be a church member.
The church officials gave permission.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

225 races
20 wins
$130,550 purse earnings

by Rick Macomber, who is deaf and is a professional
horseracing trotters driver. These numbers are as
of March 31, 2012

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DeafLibrary Resources

listing of current CI manufacturers

http://deafdigest.com/list-of-cochlear-implant-manufacturers/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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position opening
Mental Health Clinician – Walden School
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/walden-school-deaf-mental-health-clinician/

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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An Invitation to Apply for the Position of President
Willie Ross School for the Deaf
Longmeadow, MA

Founded by parents -providing excellence in education one child at a time.

THE SEARCH
The Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) seeks an inspirational and energetic President to shape the next stage of growth for this distinctive organization. The President will provide direction to the School and serve as its public face, leading advocate, and operational steward. S/he will build on the momentum created by a dedicated board, veteran staff, and the outgoing President, Dr. Louis Abbate, who will be stepping down in 2013 after 28 years in the role. The ideal candidate will be an experienced educational or nonprofit leader and strong communicator with a deep commitment to the needs of deaf children and their families. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a school with a reputation for innovation that aims to provide for the evolving intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each and every student.

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, WRSD is a private school that was founded in 1967 by parents who wanted a day school option for their deaf children. With a model that allows students to learn at its Longmeadow Campus as well as in East Longmeadow public schools, WRSD is a pioneer in the mainstreaming of deaf students. Its simultaneous communication model – combining English-based sign language with spoken language – underscores the school’s prioritization of individual student needs above any particular approach or philosophy. WRSD continues to expand its offerings in order to be as responsive as possible to its student body. In addition to its campus-based programs, WRSD offers an array of audiological and educational services to students in 20 communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. With its educational partnership model, the School has become a national thought leader in deaf education and stands poised to take the next step in its evolution.

The President reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees a school that enrolls 63 students and reaches about 200 more through its outreach division. The 48-person WRSD staff includes four senior administrators, faculty, interpreters, audiologists, counselors, and speech therapists. The ideal candidate will have senior leadership experience at an institution with a focus on educating students with special needs. S/he should be experienced in reaching out to community leaders, policy makers, parents, and educational experts. S/he should have a passion for educating children and possess strong entrepreneurial instincts.

WRSD has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sheryl Ash, Vice President & Director
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

Email: mailto:4434@imsearch.com

Willie Ross School for the Deaf is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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position opening 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.

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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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– 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 – 01 April 2012

DeafDigest Gold – April 1, 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/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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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
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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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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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Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
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Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
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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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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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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* on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the
best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to
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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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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/other-deaf-jobs/

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DeafDigest – 25 March 2012

DeafDigest Gold – March 25, 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/deaf-lousy-tip-for-a-reason/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-teaching-asl/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drift-away-from-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-shoulder-tap-almost-fight/

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

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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?

Obama signed “thank you” to a deaf community
college student in Maryland. It practically
became front page news. This is puzzling.
It was not the first time Obama signed thanks
to a deaf person – and his previous thanks
went unreported in the newspapers. And
knowing the sign for the word thanks does not
mean Obama is ASL-fluent. Many waitresses,
upon serving a deaf patron, would run to another
waitress asking for the sign for thanks so that
she could use it when he pays the check. Many,
many waitresses use that sign in many Washington, DC restaurants, and possibly in Rochester, too. And besides, Michelle Obama knows more signs
than her husband!

History of chiropractics have credited D.D. Palmer
for being the world’s first chiropractor, and that
his first client was Harvey Lillard, a deaf man.
Lillard was able to hear again as a result of
Palmer’s work with the bones. Fact or fiction?
An article was posted on a web site, hinting that
it may have been a fiction. Was Cooperstown, the
site of the first baseball game? Same thing –
these fact or fiction debates!

– Very Hot News

There have always been complaints that the captioned
words on the screen do not match the program dialogue.
While many deaf viewers are not aware of it, it bothers
many hearing viewers. The AMC TV network has reached
agreement with a complainant and have promised to match
up captions with spoken words on future programs.

– Thursday March 22nd

Deaf people are getting a raw deal from Great Britain’s
National Health Service. This is what Dr Andrew Alexander,
a consultant with the Royal United Hospital is saying.
He points out lack of interpreters as the reason.

– Friday March 23rd

How many employers in Singapore have been praised
for giving jobs to the deaf? Exactly 46 – such as
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Holiday Inn, and a City
Center. They were all equally praised at a recent
banquet.

– Saturday March 24th

The National Institute on Deafness and other Communications Disorders, which deals with the Pathological, Audiological, and Medical perspectives on deafness, has reaffirmed its goals and objectives for the years to come. These goals
run the gamut from CI’s to hearing aids, but also including research into areas of hearing loss that we
never knew about.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Discussion took place on several web sites regarding using
hearing children as family interpreters. The consensus is
that this “forced labor” should be avoided every which
way possible.

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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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DEAF DRIFT AWAY FROM HEARING FAMILIES
There are many deaf people in hearing families
that are still close to each other for many years.
But there are other deaf people that drift away
from hearing families.
Why? Hearing family members are not comfortable
with the deaf and are not willing to communicate.
As a result, deaf people drift away – and do not
get in touch with hearing family members for many
years.
This is sad, but it is happening everywhere.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drift-away-from-hearing/

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

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SayWhatClub-2012 Convention

Red Lion Hotel – Downtown
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 15-18, 2012

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-say-what-club-convention/

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DEAF SHOULDER TAP ALMOST A DEAF FIGHT!
Is Deaf Shoulder tap an American Deaf Cultural
thing?
Deaf Americans are used to being tapped on the
shoulder – by hearing and deaf.
But what about deaf foreigners? Many years ago
DeafDigest editor was talking with a deaf foreigner
on a street.
A car was coming. DeafDigest editor tapped the
shoulder of the deaf foreigner to tell him to
move away from the car. Suddenly, without warning
that deaf foreigner almost was going to fight DeafDigest editor! He saw the car coming and
realized the tap was to tell him to move out.
Luckily no one was hurt but it was scary!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-shoulder-tap-almost-fight/

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

GALLAUDET AGAINST UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI IN BASKETBALL?
Last week, the NCAA Madness began, and there are always
upsets in the first round games (Duke is a perfect
example).
University of Missouri also lost in a first round
game in another shocking upset.
A deaf basketball fan mailed DeafDigest editor this
message:

1. Randolph College (VA) beat Gallaudet 71-42 in regular season

2. Norfolk State (VA) beat Randolph College 63-43 in regular season

3. Norfolk State (#15 seed) beat University of Missouri 86-84 (#2 seed)

Both Gallaudet and Randolph College play on the NCAA-III
level, which is not “big time” college basketball.
Norfolk State plays on the NCAA-I level but is not considered a basketball elite team (mid-level NCAA-I)
Deaf fans in Virginia that root for Norfolk State may not realize these close Gallaudet roots!
NCAA madness is not only for hearing; it is for deaf, too!

A RETIRING ADMINISTRATOR OF DEAF SCHOOL
An administrator of a deaf school is retiring. This announcement
is no big deal in USA because we have many deaf administrators
in deaf schools. Not that so in Great Britain.
It was announced this week that British’s first deaf
headteacher, Mabel Davis, is retiring at the end of this summer
as the headmistress of Heathlands School.
Different nations. Different levels of achievement by the
deaf employed in schools for the deaf.

A CHANGE IN LEGAL SYSTEM IN CHINA
Quietly announced during the week through a few web sites
is an important change in the Chinese legal system.
Deaf individuals arrested in China shall be immediately
provided with legal assistance – and also to have the
suspects’ families informed.
Interestingly enough, not a single word was mentioned
re interpreters for the accused deaf. Perhaps interpreters
are provided, but without making a mention of this fact
in these press releases.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/almost-never-see-deaf-in-paris/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

International Catholic Deaf Association

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/international-catholic-deaf-associatio/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

too much of a hassle putting new batteries in

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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
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

Rare cochlear implant surgery performed on a 4-year old

Rare? Cochlear implant surgeries are pretty much common

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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 it is not easy for a parent, of a deaf child,
to make the right deaf choices?

A. It is like going to the supermarket to buy a
barbecue sauce. You will find as many as 40-50
different brands. Which one is the best?

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:

Hot!

I am not talking about hot weather we had!

I am talking about hot dishes from the oven.

Or barbeque grill time that hot to handle.

Using oven mitts is fine but it is not flexible and difficult to feel the hot objects.

I recently saw oven gloves!  I have yet to try.

I can imagine it will handle our needs much easier than the oven mitts.

Take a look at this link:
http://tinyurl.com/6uu3oxd

(This link is for example only not an endorsement of this specific brand)

So, HOT, handle with care!

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 the British soap opera EastEnders’ star Rita Simons will be able to make the best and the most informed
decision regarding her deaf daughter Maiya – to go CI
or not to go CI (because she’s afraid it would be
tantamount to abuse)

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DeafHistory:

Year 2003 – the British government recognizes British
Sign Language

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

13,500

number of deaf people in Ireland on waiting list
for a free hearing test

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DeafLibrary Resources

Every USA president has a connection with the deaf or of deafness,
either directly or indirectly.

Do read them at:
http://deafdigest.com/usa-presidents-link-with-the-deaf/

……..

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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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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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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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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– 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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other deaf-related jobs
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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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Motorola Photon[tm] 4G: The Media Powerhouse

The Motorola Photon[tm] 4G is Sprint’s first Motorola 4G phone.

It has the must-have features you will love like a 4.3″ qHD display, dual cameras, worldwide GSM capabilities, and a unique kickstand for easy hands-free viewing.

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For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG031812

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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

……

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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

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?

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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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 – 11 March 2012

DeafDigest Gold – March 11, 2012

Gold 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/human-resources-person-talks-too-much-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-hearing-genes-are-funny/

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

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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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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?

Deaf Boston University professor Bruce Bucci has
a dream. He wants for the university to increase
its own awareness about the deaf and of deafness.
And not just at the university – but statewide.
A gulf exists between the deaf and the hearing –
and this is what he wants to bridge, through
better understanding of the deaf.

Russell Harvard, just 20 years old, may be the nation’s hottest deaf actor. He has been getting more and more roles – CSI, Deaf West, There Will Be Blood, The Hammer and now this – Tribes.
We should be hearing more of him as time goes on.
Not bad for an actor who began with Gallaudet
theatrical productions before moving on.

– Very Hot News

Deaf, hard of hearing, and late deafened people look
at music differently from each other. Hearing people
love music but in the deaf community, love for music
varies. The British documentary film – Lost and Sound
tries to explain how three individuals look at music –
from a born-deaf dancer, from a pianist that became
deaf while young and a music critic that suddenly became deaf. This premiere was shown in Austin, Texas

– Thursday March 8th

Why do many deaf people struggle with speech? A Duke University research team said there are two parts to
a speech – talking and listening. These are second
nature to the hearing, but not that so with us. Guess
this is “new” information, which basically is old
information!

– Friday March 9th

Seems Asian restaurants are jumping on the “hire the deaf”
bandwagon. The latest restaurant is Bakery café, a chain
in Kathmandu, a city in Nepal. This chain, which runs
seven restaurants, has a total of 60 deaf employees!

– Saturday March 10th

A national science competition took place at Orange County
in California. One of the winners was one team with their
project titled – Hearing the World’s Silent Side. The goal
was to help individuals that became deaf because of nerve damage

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Deaf passengers on the Continental Airlines Boeing
737NG planes will be able to watch closed captioned movies.
This announcement was made recently.

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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Plug in your own lamp and be alerted by different flash patterns
for different sounds – the doorbell at the front door, a knock
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For a catalog of all our helpful technology, contact:
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THE DEAFBLIND TENANT AND THE LANDLORD
Some years back, a deafblind man wanted to rent
an apartment that was vacant.
The landlord said no. The deafblind man filed a
lawsuit, and won. It cost the landlord plenty:

– had to pay legal fees on both sides
– had to pay punitive damages
– had to give deafblind man free lifetime stay at apartment!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/landlord-hates-deafblind/

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

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Whitney Museum of American Art

increasing access for deaf patrons

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-access-whitney-museum/

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DON’T BRING MOTHER TO A JOB INTERVIEW
This is a true story, which took place at the National
Association of the Deaf during the late seventies.
NAD was interviewing applicants for a position with the
administration.
One of the applicants brought his mother to the interview.
Yes, he did not get the job!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-applicant-and-mother-at-interview/

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

WHAT IS NEXT IN INDIANA?
What is next in Indiana after the House passed a bill
to establish a center for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
These steps are:

1. the governor has to sign the bill
2. the state has to decide where the center will be located
3. the state has to decide who pays for the center
4. the legislators must agree on the state’s recommendations

These four easy steps? No, not necessarily, give the way
politics plays itself out. And since Indiana is broke, no agency
wants to pay for the new center, hoping the other agency would
pay for it.

A COMMENT BY A HEARING WAITRESS
DeafDigest editor was dining at a Washington, DC
restaurant.
The waitress told him that she is from Albuquerque,
New Mexico – and that in all of her high school classes there was always an interpreter.
She said it was a big public high school with a large mainstreamed program.

HOSTING A TOWN SCI-FEST
Dunbar SciFest, an annual event in East Lothian, Scotland,
is being co-hosted by Dr Audrey Cameron. In real life she is
a chemist, specializing in plastics. She is deaf.
This event seeks to entertain people of all ages, and
it is getting more and more popular each year.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-political-contacts/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf International Basketball Federation

this organization governs international deaf basketball activity,
including the Deaflympics

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-international-basketball-federation/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I am too old to re-learn how to hear with a 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?

he is permanently deaf

this statement implies that an operation will
not restore his hearing (for the rare individual,
an operation will do the trick)

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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. More and more Asian restaurants are hiring the deaf.
This is great, isn’t it?

A. Yes and no. How many of these deaf employees win
promotions – from being an entry level employee
(dish washer) and becoming a general manager?
This is the question we should be asking. Otherwise
it is a lifetime dead end job.

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:

Spring forward!

Today (Sunday) we change our clocks one hour forward.

Of course we lost one hour of sleep.

For me and my friends who have Usher Syndrome that means more daylight during the evening!

We get to be out roaming around the neighborhood!

Now remember, we can not see you well, but do come out and say hi to us!

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 low-income deaf people can subscribe to
the internet and the cable services at cut-rate
monthly costs.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1932 – The Saturday Evening Post, a big time
magazine in these days, ran a piece that was titled

The Short Autobiography of a Deaf Man

It was written by Harold MacGrath, a deaf man who
managed to hide his deafness from friends for one
simple reason – people thought deaf people were not
smart!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

47 number of parent advisers in the past

6
number of parent advisers as proposed

West Virginia is broke, and the state is thinking of
curtailing its statewide outreach program to help
the parents of the deaf and the blind, cutting down
to six from 47 full time outreach people

Yes, these parents are screaming at the legislators

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DeafLibrary Resources

expensive to be deaf?

look at:
http://deafdigest.com/expensive-to-be-deaf/

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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
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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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 – 05 March 2012

DeafDigest Gold – March 4, 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/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudet-baseball-cap-confusion/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/human-resources-person-talks-too-much-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-hearing-genes-are-funny/

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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_DDGold030412

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

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

Jack Clevenger, Prescott, AZ, was written up in a
newspaper story as the state’s leading advocate on behalf of the hard of hearing. He has been
active with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and with the Hearing Loss Association of Prescott.

Jill Hipson, a deaf British woman, is still upset
with the bank. She purchased a car and arranged for
the bank to transfer the funds to the dealer. It
was an agreement she made in advance with her bank, and they told her it will be a routine transfer.
It was not to be – she was told she had to use the
telephone to activate the transfer. It didn’t matter
to the bank that she was deaf and not able to use the
voice phone. She reported this incident with a local
newspaper. The embarrassed bank then made the transfer
funds for her because of public outcry.

– Very Hot News

Ken Harrenstien, the deaf Father of Google youtube captions,
has been written up in the latest edition of the business
magazine, Forbes. Because of his captioning skills, he
has been admirably called “Caption Jedi” by his colleagues.
Before he was involved with youtube captions, he was
one of the pioneers of the early days of email, while
working at the SRI International. He designed the Deafnet
project that enabled the Deaf Communities of Boston,
San Francisco and Washington, DC to email each other.

– Thursday March 1st

Do late deafened adults stumble and fall a lot?
Yes, this is what the research teams from Johns
Hopkins University and the National Institute on Aging are saying. Their findings were published
in the Archives of Internal Medicine

– Friday March 2nd

Yet another deaf DNA study by yet another university
research team, this time it was the group of Yale
scientists coming up with a DNA that may have
caused inherited deafness. It is called Mitochondrial DNA mutations. This study was funded by the NIH.

– Saturday March 3rd

The Indiana state senate voted to establish a center
for deaf and hard of hearing, and it goes to the
governor for his signature. Supporters of Indiana
School for the Deaf (ISD)vigorously fought against this
bill. But Hear Indiana supporters are gloating that
after waiting 41 years, this center is overdue. They
are arguing that ASL is not the only option, and
that there are other options. The battle, however, is far from over.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Emily Thomas, a deaf woman from Oklahoma, claimed to have
learned to discriminate sounds and to speak within two
years, after being implanted. This is puzzling because
many deaf CI’s take as much as ten years and that many
have “given up”

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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:
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WCI ­ Your Source for Assistive Technology

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DID HUMAN RESOURCES PERSON KNOW JOB APPLICANT IS DEAF?
A deaf person gave a job application form at the human resources office of a big company.
Without looking at the job application form which
mentioned “deafness” the human resources director
talked, talked, and talked for about half hour
without stopping.
The deaf person was stuck because of no interpreter
and no way to tell the human resources person of his
deafness. He had to smile, and nod his head every
few minutes during that half hour.
And then the human resources person stood up and
shook the hand of the deaf person and told him thank
you for coming.
What did the human resources person say during
half hour?
No idea!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/human-resources-person-talks-too-much-with-deaf/

(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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IRONY WITH DEAF OF DEAF AND DEAF OF HEARING MARRIAGE
A deaf man, of hearing parents, was dating a
deaf woman, of deaf parents. He broke up with her
because he was afraid the children would be deaf.
This disappointed deaf woman then married a
hard of hearing man, of hearing parents. All of their children were hearing.
This deaf man then married a deaf woman, of
hearing parents, and expected the children to
be hearing. He was shocked that all of his children
were deaf!
Deaf Genes marrying Hearing Genes – hard to say
if children will become hearing or become deaf.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-hearing-genes-are-funny/

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

QUESTIONS TO ASK UPON GETTING AN INTERPRETER
Say that you need an interpreter for a conference.
There are following questions:

*  Who pays for the interpreter? You or they

*  Who provides for the interpreter? You or they

*  Are the interpreters certified? Make sure they’re
RID certified

*  How many interpreters are assigned to you? One if
it is an extremely short meeting or two if it is a long
meeting

*  Would the interpreters be available upon demand?

Having these questions answered in advance will
save you a lot of grief!

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

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Do you dislike braces that has wires?

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

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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
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Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

* Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent
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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
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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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REFUSING TO HIRE A DEAF WEB GRAPHICS DESIGNER
A deaf woman applied for a job with a graphics
firm as web graphics designer. The job description
said strong verbal communications is required with
clients. And also the description said the open
position is conditional, depending on economy
and the business flow.
The deaf woman applied for the job via email
but did not tell the owner that she was deaf and
may need an interpreter.
She showed up for the interview, her deafness
a surprise to the owner. He would not allow her
to be interviewed.
She filed a lawsuit on basis of job discrimination.
The courts ruled against her – citing that the job
opening was conditional and not a sure thing.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-license-inspector/

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:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG)

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-in-government/

AIRPORT KIOSKS DEAF-FRIENDLY ENOUGH?
Are airport kiosks deaf friendly? This is what the
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to know.
We will see what rules the DOT people will make
after collecting comments from concerned deaf
people and deaf organizations.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio so why bother
with a 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?

After the implant, the deaf child moves one step towards hearing

Huh! No deaf child automatically becomes hearing; it takes
hours and hours of practice and coaching. It works for some
deaf children while for others, it does not work

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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. Who pays for the interpreter at the doctor’s office?

A. The doctor. He cannot pass it on to the patient’s bill or
bill the health insurance provider. This is the law that has
been subject to ongoing disputes in the court room.

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:

I just received news that URelay closed their relay services due to
not being certified by FCC yet.

URelay also operates NexTalk relay which  is a popular choice of
Deaf-Blind people.

One Deaf-Blind individual posted a message in a group list and
complained that he was not able to use NexTalk to make phone calls for 3 days.

He asked others on the list if they experienced the same problem.

Well, it turned out that there were similar experiences with other
Deaf-Blind people.

There are very limited relay services that are accessible to
Deaf-Blind people.

What bothers me is that URelay made no effort to inform their
registered customers that there would be a problem!

Worse yet, this Deaf-Blind individual was in the middle of getting
his house sold!

Deaf-blind people are not in the loop…..what a shame!

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 single drive-in restaurant in USA have a special push button
at the kiosks to inform the inside staff that the driver is deaf

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DeafHistory:

Year 1836 – the Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, the father of Edward Miner
Gallaudet, published a book – The Mother’s Primer in hopes of
helping the students on how to read

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

34,000

there are claims in the United Kingdom that the deaf population
count is missing that many deaf individuals. Blamed is social
stigma preventing deaf individuals from “declaring” themselves
as deaf!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Pah Road (as in our sign language gesturing ‘finally’)

http://deafdigest.com/pah-road-auckland-new-zealand/

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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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Deadline to apply is: March 16, 2012

position opening – re-announced
State Coordinator for VR Deaf-Blind Services
Atlanta, 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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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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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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

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

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 26 February 2012

DeafDigest Gold – February 26, 2012

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-candidate-getting-many-votes/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudet-baseball-cap-confusion/

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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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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dr. Robert G. Sanderson,
who departed us on Saturday night. Robert was a much beloved figure
in the Utah and national Deaf Communities, having served us so
admirably over the years – vocational rehabilitation counselor,
state director of programs serving the deaf, member of Gallaudet
board of trustees, past NAD president and so on – down the line.
The Utah Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has been
named after him.

And there is a touch of humor, back to his days as a lowly Gallaudet prep student. He inscribed his initials on the dormitory window panel. Many years later, he visited College Hall, which housed the preps at that time. The first thing he wanted to see – was if his initials were still visible, withstanding the elements of time and years.

Yes, it was! This shows how the Sanderson legend endures to this day.

Thank you, Robert, for serving us so admirably over the years.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Dang Tran Thanh is a self-taught deaf businessman in
Ha Noi, Vietnam, overseeing 25 deaf employees in the
handicrafts business. They sell these crafts at
booths scattered across the city. Before he started
the business, he had to learn about management, finances
and legal regulations. Many of his hearing customers
come from Germany, Holland and Malaysia.

Andrew Metz, a former deaf football player at
Hofstra University, was written up in a newspaper
story. Despite his BA and MBA degrees and experience
as executives at several agencies, he was downsized
and had problems finding a comparable job. Instead
he turned into distributing and he is a leading
distributor for a nutrition company that offers
health products. Currently he supervises 225
distributors from his home base in California.

– Very Hot News

A tale of three Third World Nations:

#1
Vietnam will be featuring a new TV program to teach sign language

#2
Sri Lanka will be having interpreters on TV news programs

#3
Ghana deaf is upset that the state of the union speech was not interpreted

– Thursday February 23rd

What is the best way to buy a hearing aid?
Go online and get a bargain purchase, but at the risk
of a wrong fit. Go to a hearing aid dealer, pay through
the nose but get the best fit? This is where the
Hearing Loss Association of America, which supports
online purchases and Hearing Industries Association,
which supports hearing aid vendors, both have agreed
to disagree! This was made public in a web posting.

– Friday February 24th

The SSA is interviewing deaf people on SSDI. SSA wants to know
how to improve on communications with the deaf. If SSA asks you for an interview, you can refuse; they cannot force you. And SSA cannot ask you for your social security number or to identify yourself or ask you how much money is on your SSDI checks

– Saturday February 25th

An ugly struggle is going on between the deaf backers of the Indiana School for the Deaf and Governor Mitch Daniels, his administration, and his Republican legislators.

Do they want to tear down the school or maintain the school status quo?

Who is Mitch Daniels and what is his frame of mind? He believes that the student needs is #1 and he does not think ASL is always the right one. He knows politics – and goes with the majority. He did his homework, knows what Deaf Culture is all about. And he is not afraid of
pressure exerted by the school backers.

And even more so, he is unafraid even when the pressure
by the national Deaf Community is exerted on him!

What is the best win-win solution to this mess?

This is the challenge that deaf leaders need to deal with.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Stroud, a small town, in the English country, has
a club called Stroud Hard of Hearing Club. The
members are working together to canvass the
town shops and stores next week. they will ask
if merchants know how to deal with the deaf and the hard of hearing customers on their shopping
needs.

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HOW IMPORTANT IS HANDWRITING?
How important is Deaf Handwriting? Also, how important is Hearing Handwriting?
Very important! If handwriting is lousy and
hard to read, no matter if it is Deaf Handwriting
or Hearing Handwriting, then communication by
note and pen is dead!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/

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

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8th Deaf History International Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 24-29, 2012

with new video at:
http://deafdigest.com/2012-deaf-history-international-toronto/

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BASEBALL CAP CONFUSION IN WASHINGTON, DC
In Washington, DC, many people wear baseball
caps with the letter G on front.
Letter G. It can be Georgetown University or
George Washington University or Gallaudet University.
Even worse – the design, the color, and the logo on these three different universities are almost the same.
From a distance, if you see a cap with G, it is
hard to know which university it is!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudet-baseball-cap-confusion/

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

A SMALL TOWN VOCATIONAL REHAB TALE
A deaf vocational rehabilitation counselor had his
office in the state’s biggest city (southwestern part of
USA).
A small town, two hours driving distance away – had
a thriving deaf community. These deaf people would get
together every Friday at a local bowling alley. Either
they would go bowling or just chatting with each other.
And then afterwards they would go to a nearby restaurant
for late snacks. For a bigger social event they would
rent the hall at the Salvation Army building.
This deaf counselor saw all this. He convinced his
supervisor to let him drive to that town every Friday,
That way he would make himself available when these deaf people needed vocational rehabilitation assistance.

AN EARTHQUAKE WARNING SYSTEM IN JAPAN
Because of the bad experience with the earthquake
in Japan, where the deaf people were the last to know
about it, there is a new feature.
It is a visual earthquake warning display device
that is being displayed at five central locations
across the nation.
It has become operational last week.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/scared-of-legal-asl-interpreting/

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:

Deaf Association of Wyoming

visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-association-of-wyoming/

AN IRONY WITH THE “INVISIBLE” EXHIBITION
Artist Andrea Galvani, not deaf, is having his first
exhibition at a gallery in New York. His work is titled
A Few Invisible Sculptures.
His “painting” is sculptures that are invisible, but replaced
by sound, drawings, text, collages and photographs.
The text found on the painting contains conversation he
had with an electromagnetism researcher. That researcher is
deaf!
Artists tend to be creative and this one is pushing the
envelope – because of our invisible disability and because
of text replacing voice since the interviewee is deaf!

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

Without a hearing aid, no one shouts at me

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

deaf-from-birth

it is the same as:
born 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 would Canada give interpreters for Gary Malkowski when
he was MPP in Ontario in early nineties and why would New Zealand
refuse to give electronic notetakers for new MPP Mojo Mathers?

A. Different nations. Different set of attitudes. No two nations
have same set of attitudes.

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:

Hot water

We boil water daily for many purposes.  For individuals like me, Deaf-Blind safety is important.

There are appliances available that are safe for us to use.

One example is called a “Hot Shot”, which is inexpensive.

It is a small appliance that heats up water for instant soup, tea, hot chocolate, etc.

It is safer because it boils one cup at a time.  Actually, it boils up to 16 ounces.

Winter is back (at least in Vermont)!

Let’s have hot chocolate!

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 resource center on deafness will offer two or three
sides to every deafness-issue so that people can make informed
choices (CI or not, ASL or not, oral or not, mainstream or
not, deaf school or not, etc, etc).

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DeafHistory:

Year 1962 – a deaf basketball club from Jacksonville, Florida
was kicked out of the gym where the team practiced and played
games. Reason was that they never paid a fee to use the gym!
After much arguing, it was realized the gym people never explained
to the deaf club that they had to pay a fee. Immediately, this
issue was solved.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned that schools for
the deaf in Ontario may be closed. Why?

– Robarts School for the Deaf, London
34 students.

– Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Milton
206 students.

– Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf, Belleville
75 students.

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DeafLibrary Resources

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

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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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
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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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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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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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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, 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 – 13 February 2012

DeafDigest Gold – February 12, 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/deaf-revenge-on-the-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-interpreting-for-good-reason/

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

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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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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

TV Ears has a product that helps the hard of hearing
hear the TV programs. This product is built in USA.
And yet – the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
terminated the contract and in turn, awarded it
to a Chinese company. This switch is costing VA
$3 million more. Why?

Seems hospitals do not know how to obey the ADA,
as far as interpreters are concerned. Another
hospital has been fined by the Department of Justice
for refusing to hire an interpreter for a deaf
patient in 2004. The hospital involved is the
Kingswood Hospital, Ferndale, Michigan.

– Very Hot News

Will the Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf close because
of lack of funding? This announcement was made by Chicago
deaf newscaster Karen Meyer. Years ago we had a number
of deaf law centers, but one by one these centers closed
up for the same reason – no funding.

– Thursday February 9th

The Detroit School for the Deaf was threatened with
closing few years ago but was saved by the bell.
This time, sadly, this school is being closed for good.
There are only 36 students remaining in the school and
they are all being transferred to other deaf programs
within the city of Detroit.

– Friday February 10th

Lillian Cossaboom, Tampa, FL, not deaf, was sentenced to six years in a federal prison. Her crime was cheating her deaf-blind
neighbor out of her lifetime fortune.

– Saturday February 11th

Colette Harrop, director, IMD Adsat, Ireland’s largest
disabled-based advocacy group, said that advertisers are
losing out on the deaf market – for one reason – they do
not caption their TV ads.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Is there such a thing as a drug to cure tinnitus, that
many deaf people suffer from? Yes, according to Lincoln Pharmaceuticals. This company has introduced
a new drug – in India. If this drug is introduced in
USA, it must be subject to U S Food and Drug Administration’s
stringent standards. No such standards, however, exist in India.

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A BIG DEAF MYSTERY IN ICELAND
Iceland is a small nation in terms of population, just
320,000 people. And only 200 deaf people live on that
island nation.
If we talk about this famous Martha’s Vineyard story,
for about 150 years, there were many deaf children born
and many people there, both deaf and hearing, used
sign language. There were distant cousins marring
distant cousins, thus causing deafness in newborns.
But at Iceland, no such deafness issue exists
even though small population often leads to
marriage between cousins.
Why? Good question!

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

(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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DISCRIMINATION DURING FAMILY POKER SESSIONS
A family has a tradition every Sunday when family
members gather together for socializing. They play poker.
One family member is deaf, all others are hearing. That
deaf man loves to play poker with his deaf friends.
For some reason, the family members refused to let the
deaf man play poker with them. They felt sorry for his deafness
and were afraid to “take money” from him during poker sessions.
The deaf man begged every Sunday and he was always refused.
It is discrimination for many years – before ADA was created!

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

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

DEAF COFFEE OR HEARING COFFEE?
In India, a newspaper story was titled:

Coffee differently served

It was about a cafe, serving coffee that is 100 percent
staff-staffed. Always great for deaf people to find
employment. But the story title is puzzling.
It implies that coffee prepared by hearing hands is
different from coffee prepared by deaf hands!
Coffee is coffee; does not matter which hands as long
as coffee is good to drink.

CAN SCIENTISTS READ OUR DEAF MINDS?
There was a recent story about scientists trying to read the
hearing minds of people that can hear but cannot speak. They
are either victims of stroke or paralysis.
The scientists use electricity inside the head to figure out what these people are talking about.
What about the deaf? We cannot hear but we can talk in our heads. There was nothing in the story about the deaf.
Wondering would this electricity method work with the deaf?

VATICAN CASE DISMISSED BUT WHO WINS?
Hearing attorney Jeff Anderson, after two years, decided to
withdraw the lawsuit filed against the Vatican because of the
Milwaukee deaf abuse scandal that took place years ago.
The Vatican said they won, saying the lawsuit should never
have been filed in the first place. Anderson said the deaf clients
won because of publicity and unwanted attention onto the Vatican.
Attorneys have a way of claiming victories especially when there
were no winners nor losers in this sad case.

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

http://deafdigest.com/videos/margarita-invented-by-deaf/

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:

West Virginia Association of the Deaf

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

a hearing aid tells people they cannot communicate with me

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Induced Hearing Loss

not sure if this is an appropriate phrase;
to induce means to move by persuasion.

No one wants to be deaf; even these rock musicians
do not want to be 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 was the ASL signing left off the TV screen
during the pre-game Super Bowl ceremonies?

A. The TV powers do not care about the deaf viewers!

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:

Telecommunication

We all use some sort of telecommunication devices.

Cell phones, TTYs, Video Phone, Skype, etc.

While the video phone and video relay service have become so popular,
the TTY is starting to decline in the USA.

For the Deaf-Blind,  TTY is still very much needed.

Now NexTalk on computer and use of NexTalk for Relay service works so that Deaf-Blind individuals can use their computer with assistive devices such as ZoomText, Screen readers, Braille, etc.

So remember, when advocating for telecommunication, many Deaf-Blind people still use TTYs!

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 the NFL and TV people have made it mandatory that
pre-game ASL song signers be guaranteed a spot on the
TV screen,. lest the mighty FCC would fine them $100,000!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1967 – a certain new Gallaudet student went out for
the football team. That new student was Chuck Baird, who
went on to greater fame in acting and in art.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

200

number of deaf people living in Iceland

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DeafLibrary Resources

the link below is self-explanatory:
http://35.182.75.222/correct-police-procedures-dealing-with-deaf/

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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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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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position announcement
Executive Director
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

DHHARC has two offices: one in Las Vegas, Nevada and
one in Reno/Sparks, 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: one in Las Vegas and one in Reno/Sparks.

THE OPPORTUNITY:
DHHARC is seeking a talented and visionary leader for the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and an understanding of disability civil rights, history and law. This person will have responsibility for the overall statewide operation of the agency. Responsibilities are both managerial and representational and include program planning, strategic budgeting, evaluation and reporting, financial planning and monitoring, organizational development, human resources, legislative and public policy advocacy, fundraising, public affairs and public relations.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director (ED) provides leadership and direction for the operations and programs of DHHARC and ensures the organization is financially sustainable. The ED is responsible to promote increased awareness of the organization in the local community and the disability community. Specific responsibilities include:

Board of Directors: –    Responsible for nurturing the development of a proactive, supportive and knowledgeable Board of Directors. –    Engages the Board in the work of DHHARC, strategic development and articulation of vision. –    Assists the Board in creating and maintaining active committees to supervise specific areas of the ED.s role. The ED coordinates staff support to the Board and its committees. –    Assists the Board in development of annual plan for activities.
–    Implements the policies and directives of the Board.
–    Prepares and submits timely administrative reports as required by the Board. –    Attends and participates in Board and committee meetings to provide information and receive general direction as required by the Board. –    Assists the Board in an assessment of its skills and aides in recruitment and orientation of new members. –    Supports the Board in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibility including development of resources. Planning and Evaluation:
–    Responsible for the overall planning, organizing, direction, supervision and evaluation of DHHARC and its activities.
–    Develop an annual strategic plan and budget with the Board that maximizes the effectiveness of resources.
–    Conduct staff planning retreats to receive input on the overall direction of DHHARC and management issues and to assess progress toward goals and objectives, identify needs, set priorities and develop strategies. –    Develop structure for DHHARC that maximizes the effectiveness of staff resources.
–    Conduct regular evaluations of DHHARC services and develop reports and analysis on specific topics on a proactive basis. –    Assist the Supervisors in the planning, evaluation and supervision of all advocacy work of DHHARC.
–    Ensure ongoing and meaningful input in the services of DHHARC from key stakeholder communities including persons with disabilities.

Emerging Issues:
–    Responsible for anticipating and planning for emerging needs of the agency.
–    Review state and Congressional action, federal laws, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) policies, etc. to determine actions that need to be taken by DHHARC.
–    Proactively develop strategies to ensure DHHARC continues to grow as an organization.

Human Resources:
–    Responsible for creating a progressive and productive work environment for employees.
–    Motivate and inspire staff members. –    Oversee procedures for selection and hire of competent personnel.
–    Evaluate, budget, and identify a set of employee benefits that will enhance the health, welfare and productivity of the staff and present recommendations to the Board for approval. –    Create job descriptions, job classifications and performance measures for all staff positions. –    Organize personnel resources statewide in a structure which effectively enables DHHARC to carry out its goals and objectives. –    Make staff advancements, probationary measure and terminations as appropriate. –    Support employees in personnel matters related to disability, family leave, etc.

Community Relations:
Coordinate with and support the effort of Supervisors in creating an overall favorable image of DHHARC, its services and its role in advancing and protecting the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Nevada. –    Promote and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, public and private officials, and other such persons involved in direct or indirect services to individuals with disabilities. –    Increase awareness of DHHARC among Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. –    Assume an ongoing public information program through the media, newsletters, and other publications to apprise citizens of the services of DHHARC and the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. –    Serve as chief spokesperson for DHHARC in the media, or designate that role to a more appropriate person.
–    Participate on local, state, and national Boards and Committees concerned with the needs of people with disabilities.

Development: Coordinate with the Board of Directors to increase the diversity and amount of funding for its programs and services.

Legislative and Public Policy Advocacy:

Coordinate with private and public entities in the development of policy initiatives, positions, legislation and other activities that protect or further the legal rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the Nevada State Legislature and Congress.

Fiscal and Program Management:
–    Responsible for the overall financial management of the agency’s approximate $900,000 budget. –    Develop the annual strategic budget. –    Monitor and control the financial affairs of DHHARC. –    Conduct all financial management practices according to generally accepted accounting principles and ensure internal control systems are in place to provide accurate accounting of funds. –    Arrange for an annual independent audit of DHHARC and ensure that each audit is clean.
–    Regularly report the financial status of DHHARC to Board, appropriate funding sources and other bodies as required. –    Responsible for the accurate completion of all financial and program reports required by federal, state, local and private funding sources. –    Perform related tasks consistent with skills, abilities and general responsibilities as assigned.

DIMENSIONS

Budget: $900,000 approximately

Staff:
10 employees (full and part-time)

Clientele: Staff and Board of Directors of DHHARC, Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons living in the state of Nevada, federal, state and local government officials and agencies, federal and private funders and the broader disability communities.

Relationships:
This Executive Director works directly with staff and the Board of Directors of DHHARC, elected officials at the state and national level, other community based organizations and the leadership of Nevada’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Cooperative working relationships are maintained with these individuals/agencies to ensure that DHHARC functions well internally and is seen as an effective, efficient and responsible agency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be sensitive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and knowledgeable about federal and state laws, programs and issues concerning persons with disabilities. Requires excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must have management skills to train personnel, delegate responsibility, and develop an effective organization, must be able to prepare a budget and monitor expenditures. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, encouragement and opportunities for staff development. Position requires personal flexibility, energy, stamina, and diplomacy. Must be able to travel statewide and nationally.

Problem Solving: Must be able to solve problems independently. Must have the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to conduct staff and client assessments for the purposes of planning and evaluation of DHHARC services, strategies and goals.

Required Work Experience: Minimum of three years of job related work experience with demonstrated competence in the following areas: working with people with disabilities, familiarity with the legislative process, budget, program planning, grant writing and non-profit or government management responsibility.

Decision Making and Problem Solving:
Selection, discipline, and termination of agency personnel. Develops programs and works with staff to set agency priorities. Represents agency in community. Negotiates agency contractual agreements, sets budgets and approved expenditures.

Freedom to Act: The incumbent has general freedom to act within the assigned responsibilities and with consultation of the President of the Board of Directors. Reporting is accomplished through oral and written reports to the Board.

QUALIFICATIONS
–    At least Bachelors of Arts/Science Degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, Management, Public Administration Human Services or other related field. –    Experience managing a complex organization.
–    Not less than three years professional experience in positions with increasing administrative and managerial responsibilities –    A passionate commitment to advancing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. –    Knowledge about disability and/or civil rights law and history.
–    Proven successful experience in working with non-profit organizations and with volunteer Boards of Directors. –    Proven successful experience in working with governmental entities on issues related to systemic advocacy for people with disabilities or other populations with similar needs.

Past work experience should include successful: –    Advocacy skills at the individual and systematic levels; including state and federal issues. –    Budget creation and management.
–    Direct responsibility for personnel and human resource management. –    Working with a board of Directors. –    Business management decisions based on fiscal realities and organizational missions and values. –    Analysis of political landscapes and programmatic trends. –    Interagency coordination/cooperation. –    Quality relations with the media.

Demonstrated skills must include: –    Excellent verbal and written communication. –    Building linkages to the legal, political, foundation and disability communities. –    Successful strategies in solving problems and bringing together divergent agendas. –    Managing multiple funding sources and agendas. –    Planning long-term goals and implementing strategies to accomplish said goals.

Knowledge of: –    State, local and federal programs and services for people with disabilities and their families. –    Current trends in the field of disabilities and human services. –    Applicable rules, laws and regulations related to personnel management, fiscal management of organizational resources. –    Internal management and fiscal controls.

Ability to: –    Comprehend and communicate in American Sign Language as well as other communication modes of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
–    Provide the overall direction to the organization in carrying out its mission.
–    Serve as the lead staff and professional resource to the Board of Directors. –    Serve as a role model for the agency staff, mentor the growth of all staff and set the pattern of work expectations for other staff. –    Provides leadership and vision within the disability community.
–    Willingness to work irregular and extended schedules.
–    Willingness to travel statewide and throughout the United States.
–    Self-starter, with proven ability to manage schedule and establish priorities that respond to the mission and the goals of DHHARC.

COMPENSATION
DHHARC offers a competitive salary and customary benefits. The salary range for this position is $57,000-$62,000, depending on education and experience. DHHARC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically, which includes a list of at least three professional references and compensation requirements via email to mailto:Farrell@NVASL.com and mailto:Laura.daviton@dhharc.org

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF March 13, 2012.

For further information, please contact Search Committee Chair J. Farrell Cafferata Jenkins at mailto:Farrell@NVASL.com

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.

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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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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
*  In