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DeafDigest – 21 October 2017

BLUSHING HEARING EMPLOYEE
A deaf employee that can speak very well, had a
problem with a hearing employee.

That hearing employee always thought the deaf
people were dumb, helpless, and cannot talk.

This hearing employee would use gestures every time
he saw that deaf employee.

Tired of these silly gestures, the angry deaf employee
shouted at the hearing employee:

Can you talk?

The hearing employee immediately blushed with a
red face.

 

DeafDigest – 15 October 2017

A deaf person had to attend a workshop as part of his job
training. The issue was – who should pay for the interpreter?
Should the employer pay for it or should the workshop host
pay for it.
The deaf person came up with an idea. He made a suggestion
that he attend the workshop free. And in turn the fee that would
have normally paid for the workshop would go to the interpreters.
The workshop host liked the suggestion, and everyone was
happy about it.

DeafDigest – 18 August 2017

   In USA many newspapers have special pullout sections. These pullouts are all about special issues like religion, country, political party, health, food, travel, the football Super Bowl, etc.    Deafness issues in a paid pullout section? Never saw one in American newspapers. But in Great Britain, there were a couple of deafness-related pullout sections in the past.    Wish we had one in USA – that would fairly cover deafness from A to Z without showing bias.

DeafDigest – 28 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf in interviewing panels” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-in-interviewing-panels.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 27 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”no free tickets for deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//no-free-tickets-for-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 27 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”geico deaf commercials” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//geico-deaf-commercials.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 14 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf with perfect speech” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]

 

DeafDigest – 14 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”mother against deaf daughter attending gallaudet” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 24 January 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”coolidge coin sold out” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//coolidge-coin-sold-out.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 23 January 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”gesture insulting deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//gesture-insulting-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 03 January 2016

 

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”clerk following deaf customer” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/clerk-following-deaf-customer.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 02 January 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”big talker in deaf community” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/big-talker-in-deaf-community.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for Ipad; below is for other computer“]

[flowplayer src=’big-talker-in-deaf-community.flv’ width=400 height=350]

DeafDigest – 06 December 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”one international deaf sign” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//one-international-deaf-sign.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 06 December 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”embarrassment at workshop” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//embarrassment-at-workshop.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 05 December 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”hearing tired of deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//hearing-tired-of-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 15 November 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf mentor is best” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-mentor-is-best.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 14 November 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”hearing aid not always for deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//hearing-aid-not-always-for-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 24 October 2015

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DeafDigest – 24 October 2015

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DeafDigest – 18 October 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf asl class cancelled” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-asl-class-cancelled.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 17 October 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”staff meeting with deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//staff-meeting-with-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 17 October 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”introduce deaf employee” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//introduce-deaf-employee.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 27 September 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf student bad luck” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-student-bad-luck.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 06 September 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf know body language” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-know-body-language.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy this video with captions“]

DeafDigest – 05 September 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf-tv-captions” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-tv-captions.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 05 September 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”waiter shocked at deaf asl” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//waiter-shocked-at-deaf-asl.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 30 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 30 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 09 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 09 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 08 August 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”describing the deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//describing-the-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 19 July 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”parties boring for deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//parties-boring-for-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 18 July 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”federal contractors hire deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//federal-contractors-hire-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 04 July 2015

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DeafDigest – 04 July 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf sign language liar”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-sign-language-liar.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video”]

 

DeafDigest – 28 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”big coda embarrassment with deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//big-coda-embarrassment-with-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 28 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”lucky town with deaf ada” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//lucky-town-with-deaf-ada.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 27 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf avoid open house” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-avoid-open-house.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 27 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf employee watching telephone call” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-employee-watching-telephone-call.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 21 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf skateboarding” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-skateboarding.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 21 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf employee sad story” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-employee-sad-story.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 20 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf leader with disabled group” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-leader-with-disabled-group.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

 

DeafDigest – 20 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”scared by new people in store” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//scared-by-new-people-in-store.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 14 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf scared new employee” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-scared-new-employee.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 14 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf leader sorry leaving gallaudet” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-leader-sorry-leaving-gallaudet.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 13 June 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf hearing party groups” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-hearing-party-groups.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 31 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf last minute” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-last-minute.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 30 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”restaurant both friendly unfriendly” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//restaurant-both-friendly-unfriendly.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 24 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”bored deaf printers” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//bored-deaf-printers.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 24 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf man loves lawsuits” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-man-loves-lawsuits.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 23 May 2015

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DeafDigest – 23 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”bitter deaf man=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//bitter-deaf-man.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 17 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf cant hear credit card click” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-cant-hear-credit-card-click.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

 

DeafDigest – 17 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf disappearing attorneys” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-disappearing-attorneys.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

 

DeafDigest – 16 May 2015

 

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf hate flashlight” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-hate-flashlight.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 16 May 2015

 

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf afraid with computer” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-afraid-with-computer.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 10 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf hawiian sign language” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-hawaiian-sign-language.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 10 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf hearing facial expressions” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-hearing-facial-expressions.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 09 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf know more than hearing” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-know-more-than-hearing.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 09 May 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”unpopular deaf leader” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//unpopular-deaf-leader.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 19 April 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf noise hearing noise” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-noise-hearing-noise.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 19 April 2015

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DeafDigest – 18 April 2015

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DeafDigest – 18 April 2015

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DeafDigest – 08 March 2015

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DeafDigest – 08 March 2015

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DeafDigest – 07 March 2015

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DeafDigest – 07 March 2015

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DeafDigest – 08 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 08 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 07 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 07 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 01 February 2015

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DeafDigest – 31 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 31 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 18 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 17 January 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”gestures for deaf on tv” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//gestures-for-deaf-on-tv.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” type=”this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 17 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 11 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 11 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 10 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 10 January 2015

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DeafDigest – 21 December 2014

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DeafDigest – 21 December 2014

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DeafDigest – 20 December 2014

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DeafDigest – 20 December 2014

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DeafDigest – 30 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 23 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 23 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 22 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 11 November 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 11, 2014

— a theater stops being accessible to the deaf

For years, Ruth MacMullen, a deaf woman, has attended
captioned shows at the York Theatre Royal in York, United
Kingdom. These shows took place every Saturday, making it
easy for her to attend. Suddenly, without warning, this
theater changed its captioned shows to Fridays. She and
her deaf family are angry because they work during the week.
What did the theatre say? “We feel more people will attend on
Fridays, instead of Saturdays.”

 
— another new residential home for the deaf

For the past ten years we have seen several new residential
homes for the deaf in USA. Now add Rochester, NY to the list.
The Christa Cos., a developer, is proposing a new residental
home for the deaf on West Henrietta Road in Henrietta, not
too far from Rochester.
This is great news because deaf population in the Rochester
area is one of the highest in the nation.

 

— a special chair for the deaf

Is there such a thing as a Deaf Chair? This chair is special
because it has a hearing aid built into it! What is this
all about. King John VI of United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil
and the Algarves, was deaf and needed a device to help him
hear when communicating with the people.
Confusing? Yes. This chair was built in 1819. United Kingdom
of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves only lasted for a few
years at that time before dissolving.
Electronic hearing aids were not invented until many
years later. The 1819 hearing aid was a long tube that
amplified the sounds that went into it.

 

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DeafDigest – 09 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 01 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 01 November 2014

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DeafDigest – 04 October 2014

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DeafDigest – 04 October 2014

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DeafDigest – 21 September 2014

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DeafDigest – 21 September 2014

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DeafDigest – 20 September 2014

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DeafDigest – 24 August 2014

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DeafDigest – 23 August 2014

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DeafDigest – 16 August 2014

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DeafDigest – 16 August 2014

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DeafDigest – 02 August 2014

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DeafDigest – 27 July 2014

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DeafDigest – 27 July 2014

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DeafDigest – 26 July 2014

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DeafDigest – 26 July 2014

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DeafDigest – 04 May 2014

 

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DeafDigest – 04 May 2014

 

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DeafDigest – 03 May 2014

 

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DeafDigest – 03 May 2014

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DeafDigest – 26 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 20 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 13 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 13 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 12 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 12 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 06 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 06 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 05 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 05 April 2014

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DeafDigest – 23 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 22 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 22 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 16 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 16 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 15 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 15 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 08 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 08 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 02 March 2014

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DeafDigest – 28 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 23 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 23 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 22 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 22 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 09 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 08 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 08 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 02 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 02 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 01 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 01 February 2014

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DeafDigest – 26 January 2014

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DeafDigest – 26 January 2014

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DeafDigest – 25 January 2014

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DeafDigest – 25 January 2014

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DeafDigest – 12 January 2014

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DeafDigest – 12 January 2014

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DeafDigest – 11 January 2014

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DeafDigest – 11 January 2014

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”fake gesture fake interpreter for deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//fake-gesture-fake-interpreter-for-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 22 December 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”rock star interpreters” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//rock-star-interpreters.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 21 December 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf jobs in asia” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-jobs-in-asia.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 21 December 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”400″ caption=”350″ url=”[pb_vidembed title=”refuse deaf community” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//refuse-deaf-community.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 08 December 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”dadhkai india deaf village” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//dadhkai-india-deaf-village.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 08 December 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”crazy deaf gesture” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//crazy-deaf-gesture.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 07 December 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf pro nfl derrick coleman” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-pro-nfl-derrick-coleman.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 30 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 17 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 17 November 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf tax credits” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-tax-credits.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” type=”this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 16 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 10 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 10 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 09 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 09 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 03 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 02 November 2013

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DeafDigest – 26 October 2013

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DeafDigest – 20 October 2013

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DeafDigest – 19 October 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”no more deaf network in building” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//no-more-deaf-network-in-building.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 06 October 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”coda classmates using deaf sign language” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/coda-classmates-using-deaf-sign-language.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 06 October 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”New York cops knowing deaf ASL” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/new-york-cops-knowing-deaf-asl.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 05 October 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”car inspector and deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/car-inspector-and-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 29 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”400″ caption=”350″ url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf at starbucks” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-at-starbucks.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 28 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”fear of becoming deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//fear-of-becoming-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 28 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf party hearing party” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-party-hearing-party.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 22 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf busy businessowners” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-busy-businessowners.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 21 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf watch tv commercial” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-watch-tv-commercial.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 15 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf sign language at window” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-sign-language-at-window.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 14 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf hate when clerks are reassigned” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-hate-when-clerks-are-reassigned.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 08 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf wifi starbucks problem” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-wifi-starbucks-problem.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 08 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf at conventions” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-at-conventions.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 07 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”popular deaf person at work” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//popular-deaf-person-at-work.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 01 September 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf gestures dictionary” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-gestures-dictionary.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 31 August 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf gestures with police” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-gestures-with-police.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 31 August 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”400″ caption=”350″ url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf vibrating bracelet” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-vibrating-bracelet.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 18 August 2013

 

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf not understand eating signs” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-not-understand-eating-signs.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 18 August 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”biggest deaf travel fear” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//biggest-deaf-travel-fear.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 17 August 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”strange deaf attorney” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//strange-deaf-attorney.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 17 August 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf captions on wrestling dvds” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-captions-on-wrestling-dvds.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 11 August 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”400″ caption=”350″ url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf fcc captioning rules” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-fcc-captioning-rules.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 11 August 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf in museums” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-in-museums.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 10 August 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”old deaf tty machines” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//old-deaf-tty-machines.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 04 August 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”skilled deaf interpreters” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//skilled-deaf-interpreters.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer”]

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DeafDigest – 27 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf sign languages comparison” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-sign-languages-comparison.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 21 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”captioned airflight movies” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//captioned-airflight-movies.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 20 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf brother with ci” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-brother-with-ci.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer”]

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DeafDigest – 20 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”airport avatar not deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//airport-avatar-not-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 13 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”bad deaf hogs” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//bad-deaf-hogs.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer”]

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DeafDigest – 13 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf hard to introduce themselves” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-hard-to-introduce-themselves.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad”]

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DeafDigest – 13 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf election problems” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-election-problems.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 13 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf athletes hate each other” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-athletes-hate-each-other.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 07 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”hypocrisy in deaf election” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//hypocrisy-in-deaf-election.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″] this is for iPad; below is for other computer

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DeafDigest – 07 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”shy hearing with deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//shy-hearing-with-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″] this is for iPad; below is for other computer”

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DeafDigest – 06 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”bury deaf hard of hearing” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//bury-deaf-hard-of-hearing.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″] this is for Ipad; below is for other computer” 

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DeafDigest – 06 July 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”deaf unfriendly stores” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-unfriendly-stores.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 03 July 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 3, 2013

 

 

— a deaf man will challenge the bulls

Every year a famous tradition in Spain takes place – the Spanish
Bull Run at Pamplona. It starts on July 6th and ends on 13th.
Many, many brave men, from all over the world, will try to run
ahead of bulls and hope not to get gored, or even worse, get
killed. Every year for the past 15 years, Sergio Colas, a deaf
Spaniard, participates in the Bull Run. He was once scraped on
the back by the horn of a bull, but other times, he successfully
outran the bulls. He will run again this week.

 

 

— A deaf player at the Wimbledon tennis tournament

The Wimbledon is one of the most famous tennis tournaments in
the world. Winning the championship is a goal that all tennis
pros dream about. And this week at the Wimbledon, there was
a deaf tennis player. Lee-Duck Hee, who is deaf and is 15 years
old and from South Korea. He competed in the Wimbledon junior
boys division. Unfortunately he didn’t win and was eliminated.
Hope he will come back again next year.

 

 

— a mixed up ADA in Japan

In Japan, our ADA is called Disability Discrimination Dissolution Bill.
(DDDB). Our ADA tells us what is discrimination and what is not
discrimination. In Japan, it is up to every government agency to
decide what is DDDB and what is not DDDB. In other words, one agency
may decide that something discriminates against the deaf, but another
agency may say the same thing is NOT discrimination. It is a big joke!
The Japanese deaf hate the DDDB.

 

 

06/30/13 Blue edition at:
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06/30/13 Gold edition at:
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DeafDigest – 30 June 2013

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DeafDigest – 29 June 2013

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DeafDigest – 29 June 2013

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DeafDigest – 23 June 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf that hide discrimination” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-that-hide-discrimination.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 23 June 2013

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DeafDigest – 22 June 2013

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DeafDigest – 22 June 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”discrimination not at deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//discrimination-not-at-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 16 June 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf jobs networking” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-jobs-networking.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

 

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DeafDigest – 16 June 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf machine shop foreman” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-machine-shop-foreman.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

 

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DeafDigest – 09 June 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”hard-of-hearing-reject-deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/hard-of-hearing-reject-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computers“]

[flowplayer src=’hard-of-hearing-reject-deaf.flv’ width=400 height=350]

 

 

DeafDigest – 08 June 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”asl course with interpreter” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/asl-course-with-interpreter.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” type=”op” w=”this video is in iPad; below video is for other computer“]

[flowplayer src=’asl-course-with-interpreter.flv’ width=400 height=350]

 

 

DeafDigest – 08 June 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf confusion with shop vocabulary” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-confusion-with-shop-vocabulary.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this video is for iPad; below video is for other computer“]

[flowplayer src=’deaf-confusion-with-shop-vocabulary.flv’ width=400 height=350]

 

 

DeafDigest – 26 May 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf successful businessman” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-successful-businessman.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad’ below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 26 May 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf with nosey hearing person” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-with-nosey-hearing-person.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 19 May 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”big jobs for irresponsible deaf person” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/big-jobs-for-irresponsible-person.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this video is for iPad; below video is for other computers“]

[flowplayer src=’big-jobs-for-irresponsible-person.flv’ width=400 height=350]

 

 

DeafDigest – 18 May 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=” [pb_vidembed title=”ignoring a deaf employee” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/ignoring-a-deaf-employee.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″] “this video is for iPad; below video is for other computers“]

 

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DeafDigest – 18 May 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”fake oral deaf speech” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/fake-oral-deaf-speech.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this video is for iPad; below video is for other computers“]

[flowplayer src=’fake-oral-deaf-speech.flv’ width=400 height=350]

 

 

DeafDigest – 11 May 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf lipread insulting words” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-lipread-insulting-words.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 11 May 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf passing difficult exams” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-passing-difficult-exams.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 05 May 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”400″ caption=”350″ url=”[pb_vidembed title=”first deaf baseball player” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//first-deaf-baseball-player.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad;below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 05 May 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf hard to communicate” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-hard-to-communicate.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad;below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 04 May 2013

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DeafDigest – 04 May 2013

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DeafDigest – 27 April 2013

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DeafDigest – 27 April 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf usher syndrome access” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-usher-syndrome-access.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 21 April 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf asl busy learning” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-asl-busy-learning.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 21 April 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf skype driving” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-skype-driving.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 20 April 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”hearing laugh at deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//hearing-laugh-at-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad, below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 14 April 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf boring conversation” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-boring-conversation.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 14 April 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf jump up and down” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-jump-up-and-down.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 13 April 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf math learning” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-math-learning.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

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DeafDigest – 13 April 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”no more deaf april fools jokes” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//no-more-deaf-april-fools-jokes.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” this is for iPad; below is for other computer“]

 

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DeafDigest – 07 April 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”double ASL in one day” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/double-asl-in-one-day.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”this is for iPad; below is for other computers“]

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DeafDigest – 07 April 2013

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”dying sign languages in videos” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/dying-sign-languages-in-videos.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″] “ this video is for iPad; below is for other computers“]

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DeafDigest – 05 April 2013

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DeafDigest – 05 April 2013

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DeafDigest – 01 March 2013

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 28, 2013

 

— The truth about deaf Belgian twins that wanted to die

We remember the big story about Belgian deaf twins that wanted
to die because they were going blind. True? It was learned later
that they had other health problems – spine, lung, breathing.
When they learned they were also going blind, they were fed up,
and asked the doctor to put them to death. The doctor refused
many times until he gave up and agreed to put them to death.
This is the story the newspapers did not tell us.

 

— The double-fake sign-singing at Oscar event

Every year at the Oscar Academy Awards ceremony, there are songs to
entertain the audience. A song in the 1979 ceremony was a double fake.
This song “You Light Up My Life” by singer Debby Boone had 11
“deaf” kids sign-singing. The kids were not deaf and their signing
could not be understood! Yet, the hearing audience gave it a loud
applause.

 
— Another “Gallaudet” Washington City Paper spelling error!

Two weeks ago, DeafDigest mentioned the Washington
City paper misspelling Gallaudet twice in one article,
spelling it as Galludet. Did the newspaper staff learn
its lesson? No, in another Gallaudet story last week, the
spelling was – Galluadet! Some newspaper reporters can’t
spell!

 
— A big telecommunications company hangs up phone on the deaf!

A deaf person needed help with an internet modem and used the
voice telephone to contact the telecommunications company
customer service department. He explained that he is deaf
and to ask that they speak louder and slower on voice.
Instead they hung up on him few times! He had no relay
service to help him. He lives in Zaire, which has no
relay service for the deaf. Who hung up on him? Telkom,
which is the biggest telecommunications company in Africa.
We are lucky that Telkom does not serve us in USA!

 

— 100 percent full Deaf Accessibility life?

Deaf House. Deaf Space. Deaf Geographies (different
from geography). Deaf Visuals. Deaf-Hearing
Communications, etc. What is this? There is a lecture
this week at University of Edinburgh about 100 percent
Deaf Accessibility – future goal is perfect accessibility
and visual needs for the deaf. Possible or impossible?
Mike Gulliver, a deaf British leader, is giving this lecture.

 

02/24/13 Blue edition at:
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02/24/13 Gold edition at:
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DeafDigest – 18 December 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 19, 2012

 

— New York says deaf cannot become barbers!

Justine Liss, a deaf woman, wants to become a barber,
and to own her barber shop some day. She moved from New York
to Pennsylvania because a New York barber school told her deaf
cannot become a barber. She enrolled at the Carbondale Barber
School, even though she had no money to pay for tuition. Mike
Caporali, the school owner, allowed her to enroll, even though
he had no luck finding tuition money for her. He said she is doing
very well and will easily pass the state barbering exam.

 

— Hearing students use sign language to save their school

The Yaldhurst Model School in New Zealand is supposed to merge
with another school. The hearing students did not want to merge.
They made several sign language videos and plan to post these
on the internet. Sign language? Yes, they learned sign language
to communicate with a deaf student that attends the school.

 

— a second chance at NFL for a deaf football player

Derrick Coleman, who is deaf, played football at UCLA as a
running back and was signed by Minnesota Vikings in the
pre-season. The team cut him in the summer time. Just recently,
Seattle Seahawks signed Derrick to their practice roster. Will
he be promoted to the active roster this season? Hard to say.

 

 

— an employer’s anti-deaf attitude

One employer said:
– we are not a social service
– we have no time to train the deaf how to do the job
– we have no money to train the deaf
– deaf people cannot work well
– deaf people have communication problems
– deaf people cannot keep up with new technology

This attitude is terrible. Where in USA did that
anti-deaf employer made these comments?
Nope, not in USA, but in Australia! We are lucky
to be Americans.

 

— the Forevermark diamond and the deaf

the Forevermark diamond is popular in China, Hong Kong, India
and Japan. It is part of the famous De Beers diamond empire.
Anyway, at the Forevermark factory in Botswana, there are 220
employees, and about 45 of them are deaf. One of them is
Edwin Mabote, a factory supervisor of hearing employees.
These deaf employees work on the polishing of diamonds to
make these look perfect. Unfortunately these Deaf Diamonds
are not available in USA.

 

12/16/12 Blue edition at:
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12/16/12 Gold edition at:
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DeafDigest – 17 November 2012

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DeafDigest – 17 November 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”Deaf Captions for nothing” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-captions-for-nothing.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]

DeafDigest – 11 November 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf neighbor hearing neighbor” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-neighbor-hearing-neighbor.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”works with Quicktime; click on arrow until video comes up“]

DeafDigest – 11 November 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”no interpreter for deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//no-interpreter-for-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 10 November 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”sad deaf retirement story” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/sad-deaf-retirement-story.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”works with Quicktime; click on arrow until video comes up“]

DeafDigest – 04 November 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf person signing to self on street” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/signing-to-self-on-street.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”works with Quicktime; click on arrow until video comes up“]

DeafDigest – 04 November 2012

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DeafDigest – 03 November 2012

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DeafDigest – 28 October 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”Deaf Computer Training” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-computer-training.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”works with Quicktime; click on arrow until video comes up“]

DeafDigest – 27 October 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”Lucky Deaf Employee” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/lucky-deaf-employee.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”works with Quicktime; click on arrow until video comes up“]

DeafDigest – 27 October 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”Deaf Coffee with Cop” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-coffee-with-cop.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”works with Quicktime; click on arrow until video comes up“]

DeafDigest – 21 October 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf videos in DeafDigest” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-videos-in-deafdigest.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”works with Quicktime; click on arrow until video comes up“]

DeafDigest – 20 October 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”canceled deaf events” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/canceled-deaf-events.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”works with Quicktime; click on arrow until video comes up“]

DeafDigest – 20 October 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”snob or shy to deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/snob-or-shy-to-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”works with Quicktime; click on arrow until video comes up“]

DeafDigest – 06 October 2012

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We have many disability advocacy centers. There
are hearing attorneys and hearing advocates that
work at the centers.
But how many disability advocacy centers have
deaf employees?
Probably not too many. This is different from
disability service centers where we have many
deaf employees.

DeafDigest – 06 October 2012

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”special-friend-of-deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/special-friend-of-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]

A hearing friend of DeafDigest editor passed away this
week.
    It was hard on DeafDigest editor because the hearing
person always updated him on things that were going on
in the neighborhood, the neighborhood gossip, the
local political issues, etc.
    Other hearing people did not care about DeafDigest
editor and ignored him, but that special hearing friend did.
Was that hearing person fluent in ASL? No, he knew
no signs – but always communicated with DeafDigest
editor on everything!

 

DeafDigest – 30 September 2012

 

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DeafDigest – 29 September 2012

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DeafDigest – 29 September 2012

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DeafDigest – 19 August 2012

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DeafDigest – 05 May 2012

 

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DeafDigest – 21 April 2012

 

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DeafDigest – 13 April 2012

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DeafDigest – 08 April 2012

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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!

DeafDigest – 08 April 2012

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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!

DeafDigest – 07 April 2012

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    What is the hearing aid user’s worst nightmare, and possibly
an ordeal? It is when everything goes fine while conversing
with hearing people.
    It is when the battery dies and the user forgets to take the
back up battery with him.

DeafDigest – 07 April 2012

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    It happens from time to time that a deaf person, with an interpreter,
is enjoying a conversation with the hearing.
    Then all of a sudden, without warning, the interpreter has to
leave the group?
    Why? To go to the restroom! And when this happens, everything
is at a standstill.

 

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DeafDigest – 15 February 2012

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 15, 2012

— Deafness was a secret with a famous TV actress

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

 

– An important deaf man in the Japanese court system

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


— New Zealand Parliament fights deaf legislator

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

 


— A comedy about audism in a theatrical play

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

 

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

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 22 January 2012

DeafDigest Gold – January 22, 2012

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

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

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– Changed video setting and style

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

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

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

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

– Very Hot News

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

– Thursday January 19th

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

– Friday January 20th

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

– Saturday January 21st

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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

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

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

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

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(last call – deadline: February 1, 2012)

Announcement from Deaf Seniors of America President, Jim Potter

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

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

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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Communication Access and Accommodation Card

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

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

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

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

Happy New Year from the HealthBridges Team!

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

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

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

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

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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

Vermont Association of the Deaf

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

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

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

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

Very, very interesting wording!

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

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

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper story said:

He is half-deaf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
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11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

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

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

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Organize

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

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

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

I always kept soy sauce in front on the shelf.

Somehow the Worchester sauce came in front of soy sauce.

You see how important to keep the kitchen cabinet organized.

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

Keep organized!

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

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

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Wish List of the Week:

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

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

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DeafHistory:

Fact or legend?

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

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

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Unemployment numbers –

30 percent
South African hearing people unemployed

93 percent
South African deaf people unemployed

Very sad!

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DeafLibrary Resources

Who were member of European royal families that were deaf?

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

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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
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seeking ASL Interpreter
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, Oregon

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

The assignment requires:

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

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

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please send resume, cover letter, three references to:

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

OR

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

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

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE.

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(revised posting)

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

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

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

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

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

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

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No agencies please.

EOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer

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

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

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

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

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

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

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

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

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

IRC54578

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

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

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

Deadline: December 31, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

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

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

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

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

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

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

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

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

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

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

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

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

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

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

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

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

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

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

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

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

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

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

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

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

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

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

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

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

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

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

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

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

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

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

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

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

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

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 22 January 2012

DeafDigest Blue – January 22, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pointing-finger-at-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hairstylist-and-hairstyling-magazines/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-think-deaf-cannot-talk/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-hates-hearing-boss/

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

To raise funds for the Career Counselling Agency for the Deaf
in the Czech Republic, twelve most famous hearing individuals
have been modeling themselves, one month per model. The agency
sells calendars of these models at a “Deaf Cafe” in Prague.
This agency was founded in 2006 in an effort to teach the deaf
job training skills.

Malaysian parents are possibly the worst enemies of
their deaf children. Making this accusation is
Mastika Sijol, an administrator of a rehabilitation
center. She said that hearing parents refuse to
send their children to the center to help them
with their life goals.

– Very Hot News

Larry Taub, the first deaf headmaster in the storied history of
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, has resigned from his position.
This resignation takes effect when school closes for the summer.
The school press release said he wishes to pursue other
professional opportunities.

– Sunday January 15th

Tamil Nadu, one of the 28 states in India, has
established seven separate disabled people categories.
One such category is deaf, and the government is proposing
to try to help all the disabled, the deaf included.

– Monday January 16th

What is a reasonable accommodation and what is not, at least
in Great Britain. DeafDigest mentioned several times that
deaf diplomat Jean Cordell had her diplomatic job pulled
off the table when it was learned that cost of professional
lipreaders was too expensive. Great Britain explained that
“reasonable accommodation” is how critical is lipreading
to her job, how would deaf employee benefit from lipreading,
cost of lipreading professional in proportion to the office
budget, any precedence in the past with government professional
lipreaders, ability for any employer to spend that much money
on professional lipreading and would the expenditure be
appropriate. The government based its decision on such criteria.

– Tuesday January 17th

Canada, for some reason, is getting more and more
strict with their immigration guidelines as far as
deaf immigrants are concerned. It is so bad that
the Federal Court of Canada is looking into this
issue. A hearing engineer from Philippines originally
given a temporary worker visa, wanted to bring his
wife and family along. One of the children is deaf
and this was the reason for Canada saying no. He
filed a lawsuit. Canada was afraid that disabled
immigrants would impose a burden on the national
welfare system!

– Wednesday January 18th

Deaf residents of Forth Worth, Texas, interested in the city
council proceedings, are now able to watch the captioned
discussions. Captions are showed on a special screen that
is 3 feet wide, 9 inches high, and is claimed to be
clear to those that sit within 50 feet away. It didn’t
say, however, if deaf people, standing from the back of the
room would still be able to watch captions?

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

This past May, Hear USA filed for Chapter 11
bankruptcy. If the Southern District of Florida
approves it, this means the company can reorganize
while trying to pay off its debts. Whats’ the update?
An insider said there’s much confusion going on as
to the real direction Hear USA wants to take.

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

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A BLUSHING HEARING EMPLOYEE
A deaf employee that can speak very well, had a
problem with a hearing employee.
That hearing employee always thought the deaf
people were dumb, helpless, and cannot talk.
This hearing employee would use gestures every time
he saw that deaf employee.
Tired of these silly gestures, the angry deaf employee
shouted at the hearing employee:

Can you talk?

The hearing employee immediately blushed with a
red face.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-think-deaf-cannot-talk/

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for people with disabilities (deaf, included)

Washington, DC
Friday, March 16, 2012

more information at:
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IF YOU HATE THE BOSS
Today’s economy is bad. Many people have no jobs.
If you are deaf and have a job, then you are lucky.
But suppose you have a job and you hate your boss,
then what should you do?
Quit the job and look for a better job with a
better boss. Or to stay in the job and still hate the
boss.
If you quit your job, it is a gamble, because it may
be a long time before you find a new job.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-hates-hearing-boss/

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

A STREET NAME SAME AS ONE OF OUR ASL GESTURES
Could there be a street anywhere that whose name
is the same as one of our ASL gestures?
Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/pah-road-auckland-new-zealand/

There is no such a word in a dictionary for the
phrase pah – but in ASL, it means either “finally”
or “about time.”
Why pah? More of a mouthing reaction to something
that is “about time” or “finally.”
Please read the text that comes with this picture.

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A DEAF LEAD SINGER IN A BAND
The band “History for Sale” is being led by a lead singer,
Mark Young, who is deaf and wears hearing aids while
performing on stage.
DeafDigest is not sure if he is late-deafened or has been
deaf all his life. A search of his bios on web sites do not
deal too much on his hearing loss. Do keep in mind hearing
loss is common with musicians everywhere.

LEARNING SOMETHING NEW
All of us learn something new every day, regardless of
our age.
One recent blog hooked DeafDigest editor. It said:

Learning to go Deaf

Never thought of it. It applies to those that are
losing their hearing, either because of age or illness
or accident.
Many people, when they lose hearing, go into denial,
refusing to learn what captions, relay services, signaling
devices, sign language are all about – and to join these hearing-loss self support groups.
This header (Learning to go Deaf) is a step in a
positive direction!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Without letting me know in advance, students that want to watch
a video instead of interacting with hearing students during
study hour

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because it is very important that all caption viewers become
advocates for better quality captioning, it is also important for us
to understand what kinds of errors are made in realtime captioning.

Sometimes people do not understand how a captioner could have made an
error because what came up on the screen seems to be totally
different from what was said.  They think that the captioner might
have misunderstood or misheard what was said.  Sometimes they think
that the captioner is not very smart.

That may not be the case.  What may have happened was a small
fingering error by the captioner, and that turned one word into
something totally different.

Because the steno keyboard is very different from a computer or
typewriter keyboard and because captioners are writing whole words
and phrases at the same time, the “typos” that a captioner makes look
very different from typos on a traditional QWERTY keyboard.

If a captioner slips with one finger, it may not just change one
letter in a word, but it can totally change the word into another
word.

Here is an example of a fingering error.

A captioner may have intended to write:

“We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial collapse.”

However, because of a slight misfingering error where the captioner
moved his or her right middle finger down slightly, it was
transcribed as:

“We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial clans.”

A GOOD RESOURCE FROM THE GOVERNMENT
Do visit:

http://disability.gov

It is a gold mine of information you may need to know about
many things.

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JAFFE VS MATALIN – A LIPREADING MYSTERY
Mr Jaffe, a past high school teacher, was easy to
lipread. The famous Mary Matalin was impossible to
lip read.
Why? A past school administrator was asked this
question. This administrator said:

People with great facial and body expressions are much
more easy to speech read. Some of that is cultural.
While it is stereotyping, certain cultural groups are
more expressive than others. For some reason, people
in politics (Matalin) are so poker-faced that they
cannot be lipread at all. Worst offenders were
university officials, though.

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The Deaf and the Law:

— Our rights as deaf passengers when flying

What are our rights as deaf passengers while flying?

** flight information must be visually displayed
** reservation requests by telephone cannot be hung up on relay calls
** ticket counter personnel and flight hosts must write notes for us
** on-flight announcements must be handwritten for us

This is the Air Carrier Access Act. There may be, sadly,
a loophole – if the flight is overseas, this Act may or may not
apply! Just ask beforehand.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A DeafDigest subscriber wanted the address of the ADA
agency!
It was explained to the subscriber that ADA is a set of
regulations and is not a government agency.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

This does not apply to Deaf Canadians that enjoy
coffee served by the Tim Horton’s chain. This
concerns Starbucks Canada’s refusal to provide
interpreters for a deaf Starbucks employee.
Settlement has been reached in that Starbucks
Canada will:

– design a “request interpreter” forms
– provide ASL interpreters upon need by deaf employees
– furnish a TTY machine for each deaf employee
– provide ASL interpreters at Starbucks job fairs
– compensate Barbara Burdick, who filed the lawsuit
– accommodate deaf employees that need shift replacements

Because Starbucks encourages American coffee drinkers
to get together at their outlets everywhere in USA, the
Canadian lawsuit settlement brings closure that is win-win
for North American patrons.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

More and more hearing people are becoming deaf,
thanks to noise pollution and refusal to protect
their ears.

A big question is this:

What makes people think they won’t go deaf?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

An employee brought in donuts for everyone to eat

I asked who brought these donuts.

I thought someone said:
Texas

Texas?

That person actually said:
Sandy

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

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

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

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

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

An EEO/Educational Opportunities Agency

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position announcement
Job Developer
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
position based in Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada. DHHARC has two offices: one in Las Vegas and one in Reno/Sparks.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Type of appointment: Full-time/40 hours a week/Non-Exempt

Location: Las Vegas

Posting Date: January 20th, 2012
Closing Date:  February 10th, 2012

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provides advocacy training and support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients to develop or maintain a level of independence and ensure higher quality of life. Employee will conduct accurate assessments and develop service plans based on clients. needs and goals. Focus is on specific areas of job and career development but is not limited to: literacy, employment preparation, budget management, time management, job referral, career guidance, skill set training, and adult education classes. In addition, the employee will work closely with Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists to develop programs or classes based on perceived needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients. Employee will also participate in technology/ equipment distribution programs and any community education workshops they develop and facilitate for DHHARC. When needed, employee will work on evening and weekends and also may need to travel to rural areas.

SALARY:  $36,224-$39,202 Based on Experience, plus customary benefits.

REQUIREMENTS: –    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    At least 2 years. experience working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in areas of job development, advocacy, and community outreach
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language –    Ability to facilitate group discussions
–    Knowledge about key issues within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities
–    Ability to assess clients. interests and abilities based on testing provided by Vocational Assessment Professionals and discussions with consumers
–    Have a clear understanding of all telecommunications equipment, relay systems and related services
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights laws
–    Ability to carry out projects independently and be a team player
–    Valid drivers. license and reliable transportation is required
–    Knowledge of basic computer skills and ability to maintain effective record keeping practices

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: At least High School Diploma/GED plus experience of working in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a resume, application form and references to DHHARC at 2575 Westwind Rd Suite C Las Vegas, NV 89146. Contact the Las Vegas office for the application form.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (February 10th, 2012) For further information, please contact Acting Director Anne Urasky at mailto:anne.urasky@dhharc.org or at 702-475-4751 (VP) or 702 363-3323 (V/ TTY) or 702 685-0324 (FAX)

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

Effective Date of Appointment:   August 2012

(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:  Dependent on Qualifications

Qualifications:   Earned doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study.  ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012).  General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community.  Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level.  Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments.  Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues.  Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels.  Commitment to the Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.  Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Basic understanding of curriculum development.   Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

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

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

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

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

Application Process:  Applicants should submit:  (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. Position to remain open until filled.

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

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

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

The university is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender orientation, gender expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No agencies please.

EOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No agencies please.

EOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

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

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

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

Typical Work activities

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

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
–    Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%) –    Keyboarding (40-60%) –    Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

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

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

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

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

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

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

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

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

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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

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

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

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

–  HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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other deaf-related jobs
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DeafDigest – 25 December 2011

DeafDigest Gold – December 25, 2011

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

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

serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-deaf-double-laughter/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-video-with-no-sound/

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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_DDG122511

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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Sprint Relay now has three amazing apps to help you keep in t
ouch with friends and family over the holidays!

Sprint Mobile IP, Sprint Mobile Video Relay Service and
Wireless CapTel by Sprint are all available on select
AndroidTM-powered devices!

Visit www.sprintrelay.com for more information.

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

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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?

The deaf people of Congo are furious at the government
because of a new law that bans text messages. While
this law was aimed at restoring peace, the deaf are
saying they would not be able to receive emergency
warning messages. The government did not want
warring factions to exchange text messages to plan
public attacks.

Scotland has always been behind England and Wales
(in Great Britain) when it comes to services for
the deaf. But the Scots are taking one step forward
by establishing its first British Sign Language
interpreting classes at the Heriot-Watt’s School of Management & Languages.

– Very Hot News

The AMC Theatres chain will provide captions at its
approximately 130 movie houses in California and
nationwide within the next six months. And that the
number will grow to nearly 600 by year 2013. No, it
not open captions but through a device that is called
“personal captioning system”. The chain, however, did not
elaborate on exactly what is a personal captioning system!

– Thursday December 22nd

A deaf man, with substance abuse problems, is being
helped with a GPS device that vibrates if he walks near
a bar or a wrong apartment building or another wrong
location. He is a client of a counseling center
that rigged his GPS to force him to walk the straight
line. This story was written up in a local newspaper.

– Friday December 23rd

Joene Nicolaisen has stepped down as the Executive
Director of the Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf
in Utah, to accept a new position as a counselor with
the state government. Replacing her is Stephanie Mathis.
Her first day on the job is January 1, 2012.

– Saturday December 24th

The National Institute of Mental Health is working with the Department of Psychiatry at University of Rochester
Medical Center to offer mentorship opportunities for
deaf professionals that desire a career in the mental
health field.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Few years ago there was a lot of guessing who would be
the next CEO of the Marriott hotel empire, when the long time CEO Bill Marriott, Jr would step down. It
was mentioned that one of the potential successors could
be corporation executive Stephen Marriott. He is deaf.
It was not to be – because the announcement was made of
a new CEO, an outsider, who is not a family member.

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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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FREE GROUND SHIPPING IN DECEMBER

Avoid the hassle of crowds and do your holiday shopping at WCI
from the comfort of your home!

Choose from a wide selection of products on our website or catalog.

And here’s a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING on orders over
$50.00! (excludes CapTel 800 or 800i)

Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re now on Facebook and Twitter! Come visit us!

WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology

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DISABLED STUDENT SERVICES AT HEARING COLLEGES
A deaf student in high school has two choices –
to attend Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN. The second
choice is to attend a hearing college.
Those attending Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN – no problem
with interpreters.
Those wanting to attend hearing college may have a
hard time looking on the web sites for the colleges’
disabled student services! Most hearing colleges do not
have a full web site explaining their interpreting
services or CART services. These colleges know about
ADA requiring interpreters or CART, but do not want
to tell the deaf about it!
Why? These services are very expensive.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/

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

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The Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL) wants to establish state-level chapters.

It is an association of deaf professionals in the medical
field (nursing, counseling, physical therapists, veterinarians,
physicians, dentists, etc).

To read what this is all about, do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/association-medical-professionals-deaf/

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ASL VIDEO WITH NO SOUND
An interpreter was watching ASL video at work. A hearing
person came around and looked at the video and was confused.
Confused because the video had no sound. That hearing
person asked the interpreter where to turn on the sound!
This shows that many hearing people do not realize
that we, the deaf, live in a world of no sound!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-video-with-no-sound/

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

TOP DEAF NEWS OF 2011, JULY THROUGH DECEMBER

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2011-top-deaf-news-july-thru-dec/

2011 NOTABLE DEAF DEATHS, N TO Z, LAST NAMES

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/2011-notable-deaf-deaths-second-part/

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/voc-rehab-counselor-forgetting-sign-language/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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

South Dakota Association of the Deaf

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

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

on an one-on-one basis with someone, I don’t need 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?

an artificial cochlea was implanted

An artificial cochlea? Sounds familiar?
Wouldn’t that be the same as the CI?

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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.

DeafDigest subscribers have a $50 discount until December 31, 2011.  Enter $50 in Promotion Code upon checkout.  Does not apply to fledgling registration or DVDs or ASL Art.

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.

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. Many high schools discriminate against volunteer deaf coaches
that want to coach sports. Yet, there are a few deaf coaches
in a few high schools. How were they able to get jobs?

A. Is it because some high schools are sensitive to the needs
of the deaf? Possibly, but another big reason is that some
private schools offer tuition reductions if the students’
fathers would coach sports. That was how one deaf father was
able to coach football in a private school. It was not the
best situation since other coaches were not willing to communicate with the deaf coach, away from the football field!

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

I have difficulty reading regular print these days.

There are several devices that help me to read.

ZoomText for my computer can make the font size larger.

It also can change background color to prevent glare.

Library books in large print can be borrowed from the special
services department of the library.

Additionally,  more books are available via electronic format!

Using computer, laptop and iPad, I can purchase ebooks on-line.

Then, I can adjust the size of font for my reading enjoyment!

If your Deaf-Blind friends have not tried these technologies, spread
the word!

Happy reading!

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 someone would invent a device to force videos to be
captioned; if it is not captioned, then the video won’t work!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1965 – Deaf Culture was given an official
identity when Dr William Stokoe proclaimed his
announcement that ASL was a legitimate language
of its own

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1500 implants need to be recalled (removed from people’s skulls)

2800 implants sitting on shelves need to be recalled

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf members of European royal families

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EEO/AA M/F/V/D Employer

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

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

Priority Screening Deadline: February 16, 2012.

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

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position openings
Walden School
Framingham, MA

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

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

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

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

Please apply online (www.tlcdeaf.org)

OR

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

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

IRC54578

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

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

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

Deadline: December 31, 2011

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

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

SALARY:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE:    August 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES:    The successful candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours. Other responsibilities include participating in recruiting efforts, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or their Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and participating in division and university committees.  A successful candidate with a doctorate or nearing completion of a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

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

USAO:    The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). USAO.s mandated 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.. To support this charge, 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..

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

An AA/EOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

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

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

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

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

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

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

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

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

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

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

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

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

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

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

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

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

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

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

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

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

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

Qualifications:
BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

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

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

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

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

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

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

Qualifications:
Experience and degree preferred & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

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

Responsibilities:
Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

Responsibilities:

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

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

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

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

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education

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

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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(revised posting)

Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

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

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

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

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position opening
MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – http://www.sprint.com/careers to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.

Req#  116023BR:   MGR CUST RELATIONSHIP

The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
– Sales or account maintenance experience
– Management experience

– Communication skills
– Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
– Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
– College Degree
– A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

How to apply:

Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

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

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

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include:
Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals,
families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities
to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge
summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or
Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of
Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of
impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who
are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

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

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

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

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

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

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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DeafDigest – 25 December 2011

DeafDigest Blue – December 25, 2011

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

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

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Holiday Message from Harris Communications

As the year comes to a close, Harris Communications wants to say
“Thank you” to all our customers for your past patronage. In 2012, we
will be celebrating our 30 year anniversary! We look forward to
continuing to provide you the products you want and need.

If you have questions about any of the products we carry, please call
or write. Send to the email below or go to our Facebook page. We
would love to hear from you.

Harris Communications wishes you a Happy Holiday Season!
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!

Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB122511

or contact us at mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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All of you, do have a Happy Holiday season!

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

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

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

– Very Hot News

A Deaf Bank no more!

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

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

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

Meisser, while deaf, does not know ASL.

– Sunday December 18th

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

– Monday December 19th

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

– Tuesday December 20th

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

– Wednesday November 21st

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

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

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

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

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-interpreters-expensive-in-england/

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latest announcements about Deaf Seniors of America
2013 Baltimore conference

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

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

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

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

TOP DEAF NEWS OF 2011, JANUARY THROUGH JUNE

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

2011 NOTABLE DEAF DEATHS, A TO M, LAST NAMES

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

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a comment by someone:

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

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we celebrate the holidays, it might be fun to look at how some of
our holiday terms are written in steno and a couple potential
mistakes that could happen if captioners and court reporters aren’t
careful.

The mistaken sentence translated as:

“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Chris Massey.”

This should read:

“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Christmasy.”

Another mistaken sentence:

“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hannah Cabell collar for
her dog.”

This should read:

“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hanukkah bell collar for
her dog.”

HAP/PEU/HAPB/TPHU/KA/-RBGS/PHER/REU/KREUS/PHAS/APBD/HAP/PEU/TPHAOU/KWRAOER/-
FPLT

In English the steno reads:

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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POLICE ACADEMY AND THE DEAF
More and more cities are working to accommodate the
needs of the deaf. Most important of all is communication.
Deaf individuals that are handcuffed behind their backs
just cannot communicate.
And many police officers, despite training sessions,
actually freak out when they encounter the deaf and
would forget what they have learned!
The city of Fort Worth, Texas has a 12-week training
course, of one night per week, to help deaf participants
work with the police in various capacities.
How many other cities have this such program?

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The Deaf and the Law:

A Maryland deaf man was awarded $200,000 in a police
brutality lawsuit. He called 911 to report a burglary
to his family’s house. And when the police arrived,
something went wrong. The police arrested him on
assault charges; the deaf man denied assaulting
a police officer. He, however, was handcuffed
behind his back, preventing him from communicating
with the police via pen and pad. Without admitting
wrong-doing, the county (Anne Arundel) agreed to
settle the lawsuit to have it closed once and for all.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A big concern at the Indiana School for the Deaf is the
proposal by the state government to “merge” the school with
Indiana School for the Blind.
There have been a series of meetings by several groups
to learn exactly what the proposal is all about.

(editor’s note: nothing came out of it, but there is a
different concern at the school – that the famous
bi-bi philosophy may be seriously challenged by the
governor-appointed school board of directors, all
of them hearing, except for one deaf individual)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Eminent deaf individuals were profiled in the
“Flashbacks” comic strip that appeared in Sunday
edition of the Washington Post last weekend.
Such honored individuals were Konstantin
Tsiolkovsky, famous Russian rocket scientist;
Deaf Smith, who needs no introduction to all of
us; Laura Bridgman, famous deaf-blind woman; and
Eleanor Willhite, famous deaf pilot.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

In India, blind people are called visually challenged.

But deaf people of India are simply called Deaf and
Dumb.

Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Not every “similar” words have lipreading issues!

An example is this –

A co-worker said:
I need ink cartridge

The deaf co-worker thought he said:
I need eight hundred

mouth movements between “ink cartridge”
and “eight hundred: are not even the same!

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

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

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

We require significant professional/technical experience, a command of budgeting and contract management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Rehabilitation, Social Work, or related field, and Fluency in American Sign Language. You should have five years progressive experience supervising and managing a community service program.

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

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

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

Or email mailto:scotty@copdaz.org , faxed to 505-255-8029. No agencies please.

EOE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Purple Communications
Purple Communications is one of the nation’s largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.

Purple Communications. vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.

Job Description
Technical Sales Engineer, Large Accounts

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

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

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

Typical Work activities

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

Minimum Qualifications
–    Effective communication, written and presentation skills
–    Fluent in English and American Sign Language
–    Ability to interact with people of varying communications levels, and modify language for audience needs. –    Able to prioritize the work in a multi-tasking environment
–    Good team leading ability and managing additional technical resources for meeting the account needs
–    Able to make effective presentations or demonstrations in time constrained situations
–    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
–    Knowledge of voice and video technologies and protocols
–    Knowledge of voice and video integrations
–    Knowledge of standard corporate security practices
–    Knowledge of TCP/UDP port allocation through corporate firewalls
–    Knowledge and experience with network infrastructure device (i.e. cisco switches/routers/firewalls)
–    Working knowledge of packet capturing applications (i.e. wireshark)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
–    Sitting, standing and walking (95-100%) –    Keyboarding (40-60%) –    Viewing computer monitor, videophone, and pager requiring close vision –    May be required to set up booths at events, requiring balance and lifting up to 50 pounds. –    May lift or move boxes (up to 10 pounds)

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

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

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

Temporary – March-June, 2012
PrintWorks

CLOSING DATE:     Until filled.

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school

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

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

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

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

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An EOE and Veteran Friendly Employer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:
http://www.rideaf.net

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

– Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

– HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA

– Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Norwalk, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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DeafDigest – 06 November 2011

DeafDigest Gold – November 6, 2011

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-asl-deaf-communications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaflympics-deaf-culture/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pointing-at-menu/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/book-on-deaf-actors/

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab[tm] is a 7″ touchscreen mobile tablet that takes multi-tasking to the extreme.

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Find the Samsung Galaxy Tab[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_DDG110611

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

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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?

Are the deaf of Australia more interested in
deaf videos as opposed to hearing videos that are
either signed and/or captioned? This was an issue
raised in Australia. There seems to be little or
no interest in getting hearing videos accessible
to the deaf, but a big interest in deaf-only videos!

We have an average of 16 hours per day of pre-recorded
captioned TV shows. Cost of these pre-recorded captions
range between $400 to $1000 per half hour. In comparison,
real time TV captions may cost five times more. In USA, we only have just about 400 professional
captioners that do broadcast captions, and the demand
may triple within the next few years. It is not a get-rich-quick proposition for professional captioners,
as they get between $50 to $75 per hour.

– Very Hot News

We, in USA, have it so lucky. We enjoy unlimited use of
video relay services. Not that so in the United Kingdom.
Hours are limited and even worse, free video relay
is offered just for 30 minutes per month! Deaf Britons
are not too happy about it.

– Thursday November 3rd

Canada has been long envied by Americans for its
cradle to grave national health insurance plans.
Not everything is all that so rosy, as far as
deaf Canadians are concerned. Those in need of
medical attention often do not get such medical
services. This issue was raised in a newspaper story.

– Friday November 4th

A new museum has come on board in Seguin, Texas,
not too far from San Antonio. Deaf-owned Davideo Productions and hearing-owned Palace Theatre joined forces to establish the Seguin Cine Museum. It
debuted during the Seguin Film & Arts Festival
this weekend. The museum features old movies,
old cameras and other old photographic equipment.
Said Davideo owner, and museum curator
David H. Pierce:

it’s important to document and preserve these historical artifacts of motion picture history and to show what the equipment looks like that has helped create memorable moving images since the late 1800’s.

The museum opens when there are showings at
the theatre. But one can tour by appointments
if the theatre is closed.

Contact mailto:david@davideo.tv or visit
http://www.davideo.tv or http://www.seguintheatres.com

– Saturday November 5th

AgBell is probably starting a trend that other
national associations of the deaf may follow.
AgBell has outsourced its exhibit, sponsorship
and advertising sales to The Townsend Group.
This deal should allow AgBell to focus more on
missions and goals instead of worrying too much
about sales.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The Singapore School for the Deaf will close
up for good in 2016 when the sole surviving
students graduate. At present, only sixteen
students remain at the school. The problem is
the same in USA. Parents do not want to send
their deaf children to a deaf-only school.

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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

– education support services
– clinical services
– job skills training
– employment support
– life skills training
– school to work transition planning
– community involvement
– recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net
or click on:

http://deafdigest.com/lafamilia

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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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Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
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For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
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Deaf Seniors of America 2013 Baltimore
Aug. 22-27, 2013

http://www.dsa2013baltimore.org/

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deaf-Seniors-of-America-2013-Baltimore-Conference/128971430531726

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RISK WITH RESTAURANT MENU
You go to a restaurant, and point to the menu
the food you want.
It is a risk. Most waiters will catch your
food order and you are happy with the food
brought to your table.
Some waiters may read wrong with your finger pointing. Some may look at the food above what you pointed, or look at the food below what you pointed. And you get angry when the wrong dish is brought to your table.
Just because a waiter smiles and nods his head
does not always mean he got your order correctly!

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

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

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Pre-Registration For Career Expo For People With Disabilities
The Ronald Reagan Center
Washington, DC
November 18, 2011

visit: http://deafdigest.com/job-seeking-expo-for-the-deaf/

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A BOOK ON THE DEAF IN HOLLYWOOD
In 1988, former Gallaudet provost John S. Schuchman
wrote a book – Hollywood Speaks.
It was probably easier to write a book at that
time because we really did not have that too many
deaf actors and deaf actresses in Hollywood movies
and TV shows.
If someone wants to write a book right now about
the deaf in Hollywood, it will be very difficult
because there has been a big increase of deaf actors
since 1988.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/book-on-deaf-actors/

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

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

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Are you scared of needles for new fillings?

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What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other
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Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office?

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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:SRattner@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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FEATURING A DEAF REALTOR ON A TV NEWS PROGRAM
This week a deaf realtor was featured on a local
news program. Two things wrong with the airing.
It was not captioned. And the anchor did most
of the talking and most of the viewing time.
We, the deaf, only caught a brief glance of the
deaf realtor.
Seems many TV news programs are not well thought
out in advance.

PUTTING WORDS INTO LEGISLATIVE BILLS
The language in legislative bills are often
worked up by committee members that argue and
debate on these wordings.
Always? Not always! In the example of the
The Amateur Sports Act of 1978, signed by
President Carter, one word was important but
no one thought much about it. Out of desperation
a committee member asked a deaf employee of a
national political party, which word was better
– handicapped or disabled.
During the late seventies, the word handicapped
was more fashionable and so, the deaf person
suggested it. Alas, it was inserted into the bill
with no debate.
Explained that deaf person:

In these days there were insufficient TTY machines,
no pagers, no cell phones and so, the word
handicapped was more appropriate.

Eventually, when the second The Amateur Sports Act
was enacted in 1998, handicapped was changed to
disabled!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/scared-of-legal-asl-interpreting/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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

North Dakota Association of the Deaf

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/north-dakota-association-of-the-deaf/

NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTED BY DEAF SENIORS
The Deaf Seniors of America has just distributed a
newsletter.
You can view it at:
http://www.deafseniorsofamerica.org/images/stories/nhfall2011.pdf

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I do not need the hearing aid to do my job well

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story was titled:

For a Baby Born Different

It was about a baby born deaf. Is it saying that
to be born deaf is to be born different? Deaf
people can do anything, except to hear, you know!

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*Year-round American Sign Language Master Tutor Lessons via Web-Cam or VP*

Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long
distance ASL student who has a high speed internet and a web-cam or a
video-phone (Ojo, VP-200).

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
friends, families or business.

$10 per page.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

– Pah! For fun I Also provide:
Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00
Full Card Reading – $47.00
One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(new web site)
http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with more
than 3.0 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences
charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels
charge $12.95 per day).

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels
charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders,
Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, Franciso Olivera, etc.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.
Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.

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

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

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

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

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Years ago, users of landline telephones had to contribute
to the Telecommunications Relay Services Fund. Times have
changed – and those making these VoIP calls must also
pay! This was the ruling FCC enacted this week. VoIP?
A hint – Skype.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why was it important for Gallaudet to maintain its identity
when the Metro subway system changed the name of the station
near the campus?

A. The name was changed from New York Ave-Florida Ave-
Gallaudet U  to just  NoMa-Gallaudet U a few days ago.

It was important because most other colleges in the
District of Columbia have had metro stops named after
them. It would not be fair to Gallaudet if the name
was removed whereas other colleges have kept their
station names.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Wish List of the Week:

that every deafness resource and referral centers
(both nonprofit and private) maintain its neutrality
while explaining to perplexed parents of deaf babies
the “facts of deaf life” – Deaf Culture, oralism,
Cued Speech, CI, ASL, etc. Many centers are not
neutral and will steer perplexed parents towards
certain paths, much to the detriment of the
innocent deaf children.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Daylight Saving Time – Turning the clock back one hour

For me and people with Usher Syndrome, we are impacted by more dark time.

There is a lot of pressure to “beat the clock” and get home from work before dark.

Communication becomes more difficult outside in public places.

We are more restricted on traveling.

Many of us will be using our white canes more often.

Please remember your friends might need more support during these times.

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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DeafHistory:

Year 1937 – Marcus Kenner, a deaf New Yorker and owner of
a big printing shop, served as president of the NAD. He
wrote a letter to President Roosevelt asking that hiring of the deaf by hearing employers be mandated.

Yes, Roosevelt did not take him up on it.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

100

false text messages in Japan by a hearing woman sent
to police via cellular texting service for the deaf

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DeafLibrary Resources

Cochlear Implant Facts we may not realize

http://deafdigest.com/cochlear-implant-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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open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
– Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
– Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
– Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
– Teacher – Walden School
– Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:
http://deafdigest.com/open-positions-walden-school-tlc-deaf/

Please apply online http://www.tlcdeaf.org

OR

Send resume packet to:

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

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seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact:
Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
–    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
–    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
–    Maintain effective record keeping practices
–    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
–    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
–    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
–    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
–    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
–    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
–    Basic Computer Skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
–    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
–    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.

APPLICANTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (November 10, 2011)

DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

How to apply:

Send resume and letter of application to:

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

FAX (860) 570-1832

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open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

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

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

– OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include:
Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals,
families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities
to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge
summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or
Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of
Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of
impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who
are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

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

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

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

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

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

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position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:

http://www.frontrange.edu/employment

EOE/AA.

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job openings
– Day Child Care Worker
– Overnight Supervisor
Walden School/The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Day Child Care Worker – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-day-child-care-worker-deaf-job/

– Overnight Supervisor – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/walden-overnight-child-care-supervisor-deaf-jobs/

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

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

OR apply online:
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
School Counselor/Psychologist
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist.  Advanced ASL skills preferred.

Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d.
Excellent salary and benefits

Visit our website at http://www.thescrantonschool.org to view the full position posting.

Send resume to:
WPSD Human Resources
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Fax 412-244-4211
mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org

EOE

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Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
•    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
•    Prepare course content
•    Evaluate student performance
•    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
•    BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications •    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields.
•    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 12, 2012 and ending May 27, 2012.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 19, 2011.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html – search requisition number 174273.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender orientation.

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posting
Executive Director
Foundation for Deaf Education
Buffalo, NY

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

LOCATION:          Buffalo, New York
SALARY:          Based upon qualifications
EMPLOYEE TYPE:       Full-Time
REPORTS TO:          Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

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

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

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

–    Review of application packets will begin on October 15, 2011.

The Foundation for Deaf Education is an EOE

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announces openings for
Community Inclusion Specialists
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time available

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America.

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
This position, under the supervision of the Adult Vocational Services Director, provides community living supports to a deaf individual with cognitive limitations and/or other additional disabilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must possess a High School Diploma. Familiarity with mental retardation and physical disabilities. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in American Sign Language and/or manual communication system.  Driver’s license and personal car. Availability during evening hours and weekends is required.  Must be flexible in scheduling to meet client coverage needs.  In-state travel is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
(a)    Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.
(b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available.

HOW TO APPLY:
You may download an application from our website:  http://www.asd-1817.org

Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT  06107-1269

FAX:  (860) 570-1832

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Positions Available Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, TX

http://www.tsd.jobs

Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating publicly funded school in Texas. Since 1857, over 10,000 students have graced the halls of TSD and have contributed to our standing as a leader in deaf education. It is our educational excellence, our belief in a culture and community that embraces deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals alike, and our commitment to helping each child reach his or her potential that drives our mission to provide an environment where deaf and hard of hearing children can learn, grow, and belong.

Texas School for the Deaf is currently recruiting to fill positions for the 2011-2012 school year. There are various positions available including Student Development Coordinator, Elementary Teacher, Audiologist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Interpreter, and Nurse. To view the job postings for these positions and all the positions we have available, visit our website at www.tsd.jobs. Positions include full State benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, holidays, longevity pay, and retirement plan.

About Austin: Austin is consistently voted one of the country’s best cities to live, work, and play. Austin is also included in top-10 lists of healthiest cities, best vacation destinations, best big cities, most educated cities, top rated cities, and the list continues. Between its low cost of living and zero state income tax, Austinites have the benefit of big-city living with small-city costs.

TSD is an EEO employer.

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD)
Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director. KCD a growing organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee.

For more information: http://www.kcdtn.org

job description at:
http://deafdigest.com/kcdtn/

Annual Salary $50,000 – $70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Send Resume, Letter of Interest and two letters of recommendation to:

KCD Executive Director Search
C/O Teressa Gregory
410 Taliwa Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920

AND/OR
via email at: mailto:kcdboard@kcdtn.org

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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DeafDigest – 06 November 2011

DeafDigest Blue – November 6, 2011

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year
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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/slow-deaf-communications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sports-fans/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-eat-at-diner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-communications-struggle/

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Sign Language Storytelling for Children: 3-DVD Set

Nine beloved childrens’ stories are brought to life in this 3-DVD set available at Harris Communications.

Stories include “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”, “There’s Something in My Attic”, “Little Quack”, “Goodnight Moon”, “A Creature Was Stirring”, “Gladys Goes Out to Lunch”, “A Pocket for Corduroy”, “Blue Burt and Wiggles”, and “Big Al”. With free children’s activity guides and lesson plans, this DVD set is a several hour learning experience.

Colorful illustrations with voice, sign language and music scores make it suitable for all children— they will watch these stories over and over again.

Regularly priced at $24.95, Sign Language Storytelling for Children (DVD370) is now on sale for $19.95!

Sale ends November 18, 2011.

For more detailed information, including video clips, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB110611

or contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

….

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Elaine Bromka, who is not deaf, is a professional
actress, been performing for 30 years. She has
credited working with deaf actors years ago
for helping improve on her body language. She
said that if not for her involvement with deaf
theater as a hearing actress, she would not be
what she is nowadays!

Tina Lannin, a deaf British woman, makes her
living as a professional lipreader. She has
been asked to read lips of famous soccer players
on TV, of highly publicized marriages of famous
people. She even admits she can only lipread
with a 30-40 percent accuracy. How much are
professional lipreaders paid? Between $50 to
$150 per hour, depending on supply and demand
and degree of difficulty. And for a full day
of lipreading, it is about $950.00

– Very Hot News

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind has a new
president. It is Jeanne Glidden Prickett, the
current superintendent at Iowa School for
the Deaf. Full press release is at:

http://www.fsdb.k12.fl.us/news/board-of-trustees-names-new-fsdb-president/

The FCC is now telling the churches that they
must caption their TV programs. A few years back
the FCC allowed 300 churches to get away without
captions – but not any more.

– Sunday October 30th

How to help the deaf get jobs and to have them stay
in school? This is what the Center for Results in Education and Employment for Deaf Students is trying to do. This group won a $1.3 million federal grant for that purpose.

– Monday October 31st

Becky Clark, a deaf woman, who once played basketball
for the legendary Pat Summitt at University of
Tennessee, will serve on the New York City Marathon Psyching Team for the big race on November 6th.
She is a licensed psychologist, and for the big race
she will help the runners with their mental and
emotional needs.

– Tuesday November 1st

The Nucleus 5 recall by the Cochlear Ltd is probably
going to cost this Australian company $160 million.
Already the stockholders are not too happy with it.

– Wednesday November 2nd

There are things we take for granted but without
realizing the facts. Well, in the case of SWCID,
Howard College has never owned the deaf college
property! This college leased the deaf land from the US Department of Education for years. This will change since Howard College is reaching a
deal to buy the land from the US government.
This means the deaf land be SWCID’s own.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

A controversy has erupted over United HealthGroup’s
plan to provide low cost hearing tests and hearing aids.
Critics are saying this provider is bypassing the
physicians and audiologists.

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EATING AT A DINER
When hearing people go to a diner to eat, they often
sit on the counter.
When a group of deaf people enter a diner, they always
sit at a table, not at a counter.
Why? Because deaf people don’t like to move their
head and neck to chat with friends. At the counter
hearing people just use their ears to chat!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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PREFERING THE DEAF OR PREFERRING THE HEARING?
An oral deaf person struggles with ASL with
a deaf friend.
That oral deaf person and that ASL deaf person
were invited to a hearing party.
That oral deaf person rejects the ASL deaf
person during that party because he wants to
communicate with hearing. The funny thing is that
he struggles while communicating with hearing.
Which is better for oral deaf person? To
struggle with ASL with a deaf person or to struggle
to communicate with the hearing?

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SCARY TO BE DEAF AND TO LIVE IN SMITHFIELD
If you are deaf and live in Smithfield, NC,
then it is time to be scared.
The town police force has threatened to ignore
911 calls because of lack of funding.
A hearing person can find a way to overcome
a 911 shutdown by using a quick series of
telephone calls. But for the deaf person, it is
scary.
If the town has no deaf residents, then
this issue is moot.

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SHALE OIL BOOM BYPASSING THE DEAF IN NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA
In the lower New York and upper Pennsylvania areas, there
is a shale oil boom, which helps the economy. While workers
from Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma move to the region to
work in the shale oil industry, some local workers are
hired to help out.
Is the boom helping the deaf find jobs? Hard to say but
in a way, yes and no.
Deaf people are not being hired for these dangerous
jobs because of safety concerns. But the deaf people could
be hired by restaurants, hotels, Big Box stores – but
only on entry level positions where wages are minimal.
This was the impression DeafDigest editor while
visiting Elmira, NY over this past weekend.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person:

can this deaf person see?

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

SOMETHING WE, THE DEAF, OFTEN DO NOT REALIZE
Hard of hearing people are more concerned with an
issue, that we, the deaf, are vaguely aware of.
It is the loop. The loop works with hearing aids
to help the hard of hearing people to hear better,
at least in public facilities.
The trend has been to install more and more
loop systems everywhere. This is the reason why
more hard of hearing people are smiling.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Game 6 of the 2011 World Series may have been one of the most
exciting World Series games in history.  The St. Louis Cardinals’
11-inning victory over the Texas Rangers received great television
ratings.  It was a thrilling event that took 4 hours and 33 minutes
to complete.

What most people do not realize is the impact that it had on realtime
captioners across the country.  Many television stations delay their
local news until the completion of the game.

Captioners who were scheduled to caption those news broadcasts had to
wait patiently for the game to be over in order to complete their
evening assignments.  Some of those captioners were scheduled to
caption early morning news and other programming the following
morning, and they certainly missed out on sleep that night.

For those captioners who were Cardinals fans, I suppose it was
definitely worth the wait.

AN ACCOMPLISHMENT AT A BIG BOX CHAIN
Big Box chains (Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, etc)
have many, many deaf employees. Unfortunately for most of them
they work at entry level positions and promotions with fat
pay raises are rare. It is not that they cannot handle
important jobs – they can, but they are not given opportunities.
But for one deaf person, he just won a job transfer with a
big promotion (and big pay raise). He started in one state,
was transferred to a second state, and then just recently
transferred to a third state – and is now a mid-level
administrator, in charge of his own department.
He is not “hard of hearing” but an “ASL/Deaf Culture”
person!
For reasons of privacy, DeafDigest is not mentioning that
person’s name.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

A deaf student at a hearing college, who thought he
was too good for either Gallaudet or NTID, realized
how bad it was at his hearing college. Lonely, isolated
and feeling abandoned, he came home every weekend. He
made no effort to try to fit into the weekend collegiate social life and events. He gave up after a semester and
enrolled at Gallaudet.

next week – another example

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A while ago when the BART, the rapid train system serving the
California’s Bay Area, blocked passengers’ use of their
cell phones, it upset the Deaf Community. It was because deaf
passengers have no one to turn to in case of emergencies.
Well, it was announced that the BART board has decided to
postpone the voting of this anti-cellphone policy. Is it
good news for us, the deaf? Time will tell!

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The Deaf and the Law:

The ADA regulations constantly change – either for improvement
or to keep up with the changing times, but the principle remains
the same. the Department of Justice says:

The ADA’s fundamental requirement remains for businesses and agencies to ensure effective communication by providing appropriate auxiliary aids and services; updates range from expanded definitions that reflect advances in technology to clarification about how businesses and agencies facilitate face-to-face interactions.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Brentwood post office in Washington, DC, hit by the
anthrax, has nearly 30 deaf employees. Inadequate interpreting
services for these deaf employees has been the issue raised
by civil rights group. The postal officers claimed they have
complied the interpreting needs of the deaf. Not so, says
the deaf group.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Metuchen Library in New Jersey is putting up for
auction a rare book, titled “Herball, or General History
of Plantes,” that was published in 1633. The value of
this book is estimated to be $2,500 or higher.
This book is about 2,800 woodcuts of medicinal plants
and is written in Elizabethan English.
What about it? Well, this book was donated by
Gertrude Rohdenburg way back in the early 20th
century.
Gertrude was deaf and her donation somehow got lost
in the library archives and was not discovered until
recently. Because the library has no use for that book,
it is being put up for auction.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

An incident took place at an open air market in Zimbabwe. A deaf man, selling his wares from his
stall, had a sign posted in front – saying that
the vendor is deaf. And beneath that sentence
are listed prices. Yet it did not stop a customer
from verbally abusing him. An upset observer had
to intervene on behalf of the deaf vendor.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

I thought the hearing person said:
I am going out to buy some shoot

buying some shoot?

He actually said:
I am going out to buy some shoes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Employment Openings
TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer
GACHI, Inc
Decatur, GA

GACHI, Inc. has immediate openings for the following:

TEDP Outreach Specialist/ Trainer

Full-time, permanent position in Decatur, Georgia.

Salary plus medical & dental benefits.

Responsibilities: Assess and train applicants, provide individual and
group trainings on how to use telecommunication equipment, deliver,
set and provide on going communication and documentation.  Market,
promote, and advertise the program to all segments of the population
to inform individuals, agencies, and organization about the program.
Recruiting and increasing the number of individuals to apply for the
program. Extensive traveling throughout the state of Georgia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in
telecommunication devices, and two years of experience with training
or teaching individuals or group settings.

Mail resume to:
GATEDP
Attn: Kevin Steffy, Co-Coordinator – Outreach/ Training
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, Georgia
30032

Or FAX to: 404-297-9465

Or Email to: mailto:ksteffy@gachi.org

Position will remain open until filled. For additional information
about this position, contact Kevin Steffy at: mailto:KSteffy@GACHI.ORG or 404-381-8433 (VP)

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position opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full-Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services are provided in individual homes and within the community

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group on-the-job training for individuals of various hearing loss which includes teaching and coaching individuals to develop job skills, employee and employer relationships, work ethics and communication skills for successful employment outcomes.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; Fluency in ASL or sign language is a must. Six months experience with training, coaching and motivating people. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Skilled in the use of structured training techniques for teaching job performance skills, job-related skills and work behaviors is preferred.

Schedule: Full Time

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

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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

Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual

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

Responsibilities: Provide direct care independent living services and support to individuals. Services range from personal hygiene, medication administration and intensive independent living skills training in individuals. homes and other locations throughout the Eastern shore.
Requirements: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required; one year related experience preferred; competency with basic independent living skills; must be flexible and work within a team environment. Ability to teach, advise and motivate people. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required. Fluency in ASL required.

Schedule: TBD

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

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:jdubuque@pkscpa.com

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

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position opening
Director
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School for the Deaf has initiated a search for Director.

All information can be obtained on our web page:  http://www.rideaf.net

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position opening
Clinical Psychology Faculty position
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Psychology Department at Gallaudet University has a clinical psychology faculty position opening. The position description and application information can be found at: http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/

For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick
Brice, Clinical Psychology Program Director at: mailto:Patrick.Brice@Gallaudet.edu

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position openings in Rehabilitation field
in Georgia

–  Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deafness
program is seeking a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) serving
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing caseload in Dublin and surrounding
counties.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00082276
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-15.05.05.916369

–  Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Life Adjustment
Supervisor responsible for the direction and operation of the 52 bed
dormitory and the coordination of Independent Living Skills Training
for the students. Duties include supervision of the dormitory staff,
coordinating the staff’s work schedules and activities, managing the
physical maintenance of the dormitory, and ensuring the safety and
accountability of all students.

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00155920
&entry_timestamp=2011-10-04-10.42.34.584892

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job title
Outreach Consultant for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Montana School for the Deaf & Blind
position located in Billings or other community in Eastern Montana

START DATE:  August 22, 2011

STARTING SALARY:  Dependent on education and years of experience

STATUS: Permanent, Full-time (200 duty days)

SUPPLEMENT REQUIRED:  Yes

PAY GRADE:  Contract exempt

POSITION NUMBER:  51300321

BARGAINING UNIT:  MEA/MFT

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

TYPICAL DUTIES:  Serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children in their home communities by providing information, technical assistance and consultation with the goal of promoting appropriate intervention strategies and educational practices for deaf and hard of hearing children in Montana.

Facilitates the implementation of the Family Advisor Program, which involves home-based early intervention services for infants and preschool age children.  This includes working with parents, overseeing the work of family advisors, and collaborating with other service providers to develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) that appropriately meet the needs of children.

Provides classroom support, consultation and technical assistance for school age children. Provides classroom based assessments, offers recommendations and suggestions to classroom teachers and specialists who directly serve deaf and hearing impaired students, and provides information on professional and instructional resources. Participates in evaluation team meetings and assists in the development of Individual Education Plans.

Assists in the planning and facilitation of annual Family Learning Weekends, Summer Skills Programs, and facilitates other learning opportunities for students.  Works with the MSDB admissions coordinator to facilitate appropriate referral of students for evaluation and placement at MSDB.

Completes summary reports of site visits and contacts, travel logs and expense vouchers, and other documents required by the outreach program supervisor.  Keeps Outreach Data Base current. Reviews and approves reports and invoices submitted by contracted Family Advisors.

Additionally, serves as a resource to the medical, home, education and community service agencies by providing training and information.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Deaf Education.  Previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children in an educational setting preferred.  Applicants with degrees in related fields and previous experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children will be considered.  Must be able to obtain a Montana Educator’s License with special education endorsement within three years of date of hire.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  Knowledge of general special education instructional practices and specifically best practices in the education of the deaf; educational and audiological assessment procedures and interpretation of assessment results; support services typically utilized in the education of the deaf, including speech/language and interpreter services; special education rules and regulations and the IEP/ETR process. Ability to comply with data collection, records management and reporting features assigned to the position.  Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad constituency through the application of skills and knowledge fundamental to the position as well as excellent interpersonal communication skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   The successful employee must be self-directed and able to work with limited supervision or direction.   The position requires extensive travel working hours beyond those of a typical teaching position with an average of 2 to 3 nights away from home each week.  The position may require occasional work on weekends and extended workdays with meetings before and after regular school hours.  This is a “tele-work” position requiring the employee to work out of a home-based office, usually located in a community outside of Great Falls.  Telework employees must be able to maintain the basic machines and functions of an office as well as securing routine maintenance for the state vehicle assigned to the position.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are:
1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible. 2.    Letters of reference from previous three employers (3 letters of reference).
3.    Transcripts or all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 4.    Copies of Professional Licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position.
5.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form.
6.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form.
7.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website:  http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION:  This position is a contracted position 200 days.  Salary is determined by the schedule as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Eligible state employees are also provided paid health, dental and life insurance.  Other benefits include deferred compensation program and retirement.  Employees earn approximately 3.69 hours of sick leave for each 80 hours pay period worked and employees who qualify are entitled to up to 15 days military leave with full pay.  Earned

leave benefits may be used for maternity and parental (birth/adoption) leave and for immediate family illness care.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF & BLIND using the information provided above.  TTY users may call the TTY number if available or use the relay service by dialing 711-253-4091.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: http://mt.gov!stateiobs/stateiobs.asp . You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center..

SPECIAL INFORMATION: MSDB IS A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN.  Grades encompassed in this program include elementary, middle school, and high school levels.    The schedule may also be adjusted temporarily or permanently for reasons such as training, meetings, student needs, agency needs, emergencies, etc.  This agency has been declared a non-smoking environment extending to the entire campus; there are no authorized smoking areas and smoke breaks are not given.  All successful candidates must possess a Montana Drivers License; submit to a background check, which includes a criminal record review, and must not possess any felony or DUI convictions. It is the policy of the Board that any finalist recommended for hire to a paid or volunteer position with this agency, involving regular unsupervised access to students in schools, as determined by the Superintendent, shall submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to consideration of the recommendation for employment.  Additionally, an .Applicant Release Form. must be completed and signed as part of the application.

Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  MSDB will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students, parents, employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the School Compliance Officer and Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59405. Phone (406) 771-6000.

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positions open
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
various locations in Vermont

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

– Teacher /Coordinator, William Center
Location: Brattleboro,VT
Time Base: Full -Time

Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education
Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience.
Experience in working with a variety of disabilities including
Autism.
Training and experience in instruction improvement
Effective communication skills to include ASL
Responsibilities:
Oversees the supervision and development of all William Center
Teachers.
Oversee daily operation of William Center Autism Program.
Coordinate Special Education procedures for the William Center.
Maintain accurate records.

– Victim Advocate/community educator
Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: 2 part-time positions

Qualifications:
* BA degree or equivalent experience
* Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience:
* Work from a philosophy or empowerment
* Ability to work with a diverse population
* Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize
* Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling
mailto:kdarling@dvas.org

– Residential Advisors:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

* Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years
of age; Effective communication skills to include ASL; Willingness
to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training; Willingness
to learn behavior management techniques; Understands the uniqueness and
development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing students.

* Responsibilities:  Enhance social and interpersonal relationships
among the student; Assist in the development and implementation of proactive, preventative residential  Programs which help students develop
into healthy well- rounded individuals

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

– Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

* Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related
experience; Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students; Proficiency in ASL; Valid driver’s license; Willingness to obtain a VT bus license

* Responsibilities:
Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks; Assist with morning residential program; Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

for all of the above positions that are based in Brattleboro, VT,
please send letter of interest & resume to:

Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

or send email to:
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

802-258-9510
Fax# 802-258-9574

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS –  Los Angeles, CA

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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DeafDigest – 04 September 2011

DeafDigest Gold – September 4, 2011

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/emergencyroom/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/helpdesk/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafplacement/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/notetaking/

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans
into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown
Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

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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 Roberts, Portland, Oregon, is deaf and he teaches
classes in Tai chi, which is a martial arts sport. Roberts
says Tai chi helps individuals develop balance and strength,
even among those unable to do yoga anymore because of
physical pain. He has been involved with Tai chi for over
30 years.

It is bad enough that the US Postal Service is broke and has
been talking about closing some post offices and laying off
some postal service employees. And at an important postal service
meeting in Wheeling, West Virginia, a deaf 24-year employee requested an interpreter and was turned down! The deaf employee
is Ken Hartzell and he was very upset about being refused
an interpreter.

– Very Hot News

Germany does not care about the deaf? Well, this nation
was reprimanded by the European Court of Justice for
refusing to give deaf non-Germans benefits for the time
they worked in Germany.

– Thursday September 1st

Australia discriminates against a deaf athlete! Sekou Kanneh,
age 11, is deaf and qualified for the national track and
field championships in the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints.
Because of his deafness, a request was placed with the track
officials to have a visual alerting device at the starting
line. His request was turned down. Why?

The track officials said:

It would create a precedent which would create problems for
the organization in the future. And that he should be encouraged
to compete in the “athletes with a disability” division!

Needless to say, people are already upset about it.

– Friday September 2nd

The Department of Education’s Civil Rights office has issued
a reminder that all schools are obligated to provide deaf
students with equal technology benefits that the hearing
students enjoy. Simply put, it means one word – captions.

– Saturday September 3rd

Rene Pellerin, Vermont’s deaf-blind advocate, succeeded
with an earthshaking request – that just might cause a
chain reaction with other states.  Do scroll all the
way down to his column to read what it is!

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Anderson County in South Carolina is a perfect example of
how should a government body become ADA-conscious. An
advocate led the county officials through the public facilities
and pointed out things that are not ADA-compliant. An example
was a public announcement system that lacked printout displays.

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Live in a NEW home designed just for YOU. 

APACHE ASL TRAILS is designed for the Deaf, Hard of
Hearing & Deaf/Blind. 

Located at 2428 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ, it is under
construction and will be completed this summer 2011. 

Visit our website – http://www.apacheasltrails.com
for more information and details. 

APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011. 

Contact Katie Voss at 414.937.5903, Darlene Piszczek
at 414.615.0109 and Judy Mohan who will be the Apache ASL Trails
manager at 480.305.0221. 

Also, for more photos, visit us at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Apache-ASL-Trails/124427560910082

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7th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 8, 2011

at

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Hosted by Southern Nevada Silver Knights, a 501-C3 non profit
organization. All net proceeds go to Deaf Charities

more information on tournament and rules:
http://deafdigest.com/lasvegasdeafpoker/

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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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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

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signaler alerts you to your videophone with a choice of three distinct
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or videophone with the flip of a switch. It also works with all Sonic
Alert remote receivers.

For more information call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or online at
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Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

– education support services
– clinical services
– job skills training
– employment support
– life skills training
– school to work transition planning
– community involvement
– recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net
or click on:

http://deafdigest.com/lafamilia

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VERY DEAF PERSON IN DEAF WORLD OR IN HEARING WORLD
There are many “very deaf” people that function
in Deaf World. There are also many “very deaf”
people that function in the hearing world.
Why? Many reasons such as marrying a hearing
spouse, living in a small town,  rejecting Deaf
Culture, parental choice in placing deaf with
hearing people, etc, etc.
There is also another possible reason. Some
oral schools for the deaf would transfer some
very deaf, but very functioning, deaf child
to hearing schools. They feel these deaf children
are better off in the hearing world.
Were these oral schools right? Hard to tell.

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

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

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Next Steps…2011 Conference Focusing on Infants and Toddlers  with Hearing Loss
and Their Families

Marlborough, Massachusetts

October 27-28, 2011

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/nextsteps/

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INTERPRETING OR NOTETAKING
Which is better for the deaf person in a
hearing classroom? Interpreter or CART or
notetaking?
Well. A professor who talks too much in
one hour could equal 50-60 pages of paper.
A notetaker could only equal five or six
pages of paper in one hour.
But, a student may forget what the
professor said. A student, reading these
notes can remember what the professor said.
You decide which is better!

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

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

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York  http://www.rit.edu/diit

*NEW* blended online/on-campus workshop added to the summer schedule “Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams!”

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, Graphic Communication, and Information Technology offered in sign language at RIT/NTID in Rochester, New York.

Financial assistance is available for RIT/NTID alumni.  Please email project leader, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu for more information.

*NEW* Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams – Blended Workshop
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Aplus.html

Online:    August 22-September 16, 2011

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require.  All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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VIETNAMESE DEAF CHILDREN BEING MAINSTREAMED?
To have deaf children in Vietnam get mainstreamed
requires the work of several humanitarian agencies
coordinating their efforts.
Involved agencies are The Intergenerational Deaf Education Outreach, World Concern Development Organization, Ministry of Education and Training,
Japanese Social Development Fund and even the
World Bank!
That many agencies required to change a light
bulb? DeafDigest is not sure why it is that way!

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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:SRattner@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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SUPPLY CHAIN – A NEW BUZZWORD
Buzzwords come and go. And the newest buzzword is
supply chain, as in supply chain professionals.
It has a lot to do with making sure the deaf, and
the disabled, are not left out of the loop in the
workplace.
This means making adjustments and provisions
(interpreters, visual displays, video phones,
computers, etc) to allow the deaf to function
normally in the workplace.
So, for us, this buzzword is it!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

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

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

A CHALLENGE FOR DEAF HISTORIANS – BINNY & CO
In Chennai, an important city in India, there was a big textile
company – Binny & Co, established by John Binny in 1797.
This company, at that time, was a leading merchant in the
city, doing a lot of trading with European nations.
The nickname of the founder, John Binny was “Deaf.”
Why deaf? Was he deaf or was it just a nickname for something
that has nothing to do with deaf.
A web search of the company and the nickname showed no
results.
At that time, the name of the city was Madras, which later had
been changed to Chennai.

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:

Mississippi Association of the Deaf

Unfortunately this state association has no web site

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I lose respect in the workplace if I wear 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?

in a newspaper story, the mother said:

He was born completely deaf. He had a 100 percent hearing
loss. We were told he was completely deaf and now he can hear after the implant

Not sure what is this supposed to mean. If he was born
completely deaf, it means he is 100 percent stone deaf
and not able to hear anything at all. Very confusing
statement.

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*Year-round American Sign Language Master Tutor Lessons via Web-Cam or VP*

Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long
distance ASL student who has a high speed internet and a web-cam or a
video-phone (Ojo, VP-200).

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
friends, families or business.

$10 per page.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

– Pah! For fun I Also provide:
Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00
Full Card Reading – $47.00
One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(new web site)
http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences
charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels
charge $12.95 per day).

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels
charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders,
Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, and 20 other highly
regarded presenters.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes with
most having RID CEUs applied for.

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.
You can register for 2012 at only $149!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

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

10th 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 2011 trip will begin July 16, 2011.

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for daily videos!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The U.S. Access Board is interested in your comments on how
the government makes its information accessible to the deaf.

To comment, web site is at:
http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/session-instructions.htm

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why did Graeme Clark invent the world’s first CI?

A. He wanted to help his mother to hear better. She was
becoming late-deafened.

The Deaf World has never been the same since then!

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 go out for a walk to keep myself healthy.

Since I live in a rural town where there are no sidewalks or
crosswalks, I am stuck!

It is a busy road, maintained by the State Department of
Transportation.

Cars do go by fast!  On a curvy road, I have to watch closely!

I felt that my safety along my walking routes was getting more
dangerous.

I made a request to add  warning signs.

My request was easy to do.

Soon, I will have those bright diamond shape signs to give motorist’s
notice.

The sign will have a picture of person walking and below it will say
Deaf Blind

If you feel the same way as I do, go ask your state or town
government to post those signs.

Drivers watch out for me!

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Wish List of the Week:

that all state legislators, pushing the panic button on state financial problems would come to realize that
closing out schools for the deaf and agencies serving
the deaf is not the best solution. The best solution
is to leave deaf schools and deaf services alone.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1893 – the U.S. Railway Service would not allow
the deaf to take exams for their open clerk positions.
Their argument is that the job is “too dangerous” for
the deaf. And interestingly enough, the decision was
not challenged by the leaders in the deaf community!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

120 years

that the Dewsbury, Batley and Spenborough Centre for the Deaf in United Kingdom has existed before closing up this week.
It closed because of the same problem that we, the deaf Americans,
face – lack of interest in the Deaf Community.

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DeafLibrary Resources

list of all-time elite Gallaudet athletes that made it big
in sports after their Gallaudet days

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudeteliteathletes/

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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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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD)
Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director. KCD a growing organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee.

For more information: http://www.kcdtn.org

job description at:
http://deafdigest.com/kcdtn/

Annual Salary $50,000 – $70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Send Resume, Letter of Interest and two letters of recommendation to:

KCD Executive Director Search
C/O Teressa Gregory
410 Taliwa Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920

AND/OR
via email at: mailto:kcdboard@kcdtn.org

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position opening
Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator Hamilton Relay Services
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland currently has a full time position open for Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  Position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities with the goal of expanding awareness and use of Captioned Telephone Service. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

Knowledge of:
–    Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
–    Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.
–    Demonstratable knowledge of user groups who would benefit from Relay Service
–    Senior Citizens Community –    Hard of Hearing Community

Skill in:
–    Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
–    Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.
–    Excellent presentations skills
–    Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Ability to:
–    Maintain effective working relationships with Maryland Relay TAM office, non-profit and for profit partners, the public, state government and other agencies.
–    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
–    Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work while meeting deadlines.

Education and Experience: –    Completion of Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience. Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service preferred. –    Experience in public relations activities.
–    Hold a valid driver’s license. –    Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.WorkForHamilton.com or contact our Corporate HR office at 800.821.1831 by September 15, 2011.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company benefits.

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position openings
– Overnight Supervisor
– Teacher
Walden School
Framingham, MA

– Overnight Supervisor
http://deafdigest.com/waldenoverightsupervisor/

– Teacher
http://deafdigest.com/tlcwaldenteacher/

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

email resume: mailto:inquiries@tlcdeaf.org
apply online: http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.
For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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position opening
Client Advocate
Hearing Speech & Deafness Center
Seattle, WA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/hsdcadvocate/

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2 immediate openings
Certified Rehabilitation Counselors
Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Deafness Unit
positions in Dalton, GA & Dublin, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/georgiavrjobs/

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seeking qualified applicants
Deaf Services Community Relations Coordinator
Office of Deaf Services
Atlanta, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deafservicescommunity/

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seeking qualified applicants
Deaf Services Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator
Office of Deaf Services
Atlanta, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deafservicescoordinator/

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Job postings
– Position:  Program Manager
– Position:  Registered Nurse
People Incorporated
Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/peopleinc/

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/nmoutreach/

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Overnight Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-orc/

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

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please send cover letter, resume, 3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  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

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

DeafDigest – 08 August 2011

DeafDigest Blue – August 7, 2011

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

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This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/medicalinterpreter/
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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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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Brett Simpson owns his Brett’s Place concessions and
snack bar at the Orange County Courthouse in Texas.
Customers love him and he, in turn, loves them and
treats them with respect. He is one of the most beloved
individuals at the Courthouse building. And there was
a recent newspaper story about him and his business.
What about it? Brett is deaf and blind.

When the only deaf person in a workplace loses the
only hearing person that can communicate with him with
sign language and gestures, then it may not be a
happy situation. This is the case that faces Bryan Reed,
who is deaf and a long time employee with the Boonslick
Technical Education Center in Missouri.

– Very Hot News

Kentucky School for the Deaf staged a special event
to honor deaf African-Americans who attended this school
in the past but left before receiving diplomas. They
left because of these Jim Crow laws that prevented them
from receiving quality education that would have led them
to graduation and diplomas. Nearly 80 of them have been
duly honored in this event.

– Sunday July 31st

Thanks to a $75,000 donation by the Walmart Foundation,
nearly 75 students at South Carolina School for the Deaf
and Blind will be enrolled at a job training program
to prepare them for careers in the retail field.

– Monday August 1st

It is not too often that the deaf are direct beneficiaries
of something that the hearing people demand, at least in
New Zealand. The hearing natives that speak Te Reo, a recognized language, asked for English TV subtitles so that
they can learn the language better. Just instantly, the
deaf TV viewers have benefitted from the hearing demand.

– Tuesday August 2nd

Would hearing loss among senior citizens lead to dementia?
This is what more and more hearing health researchers are
saying.

– Wednesday August 3rd

An obvious discrimination took place with the Lambeth Council in south London. Because of downturn in economy, the council
is forced to layoff three people from its staff of eleven
employees. And that two of these three laid off employees are
deaf! The union is screaming and is accusing the council of
discriminating against the deaf.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

position announcement
Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Program Coordinator
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Department: Athletics Department
Job Number: HR-2395
Date Posted: 8/1/2011

Salary Range: $56,300 to $101,200

Status: Accepting applications

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/womenbasketballcoach/

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ADA: INTERPRETERS OR NOT IN DOCTOR’S OFFICES
Many deaf people demand interpreters during
medical appointments, which is required under the
ADA.
But there are also many, many other deaf people
that do not want interpreters. Why?
Two reasons. Many deaf patients want total privacy
and do not want interpreters to know of their medical
problems.
Another reason – deaf patients want notes written
by doctors to bring home and to save for future
review.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/medicalinterpreter/

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

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2011 Deaf Senior Citizens of America
Conference

August 31-September 6, 2011

Chicago, Illinois

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/dsachicago/

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LEARNING ASL FAST OR LEARNING ASL SLOW
Always a mystery about learning ASL. Some hearing
people learn very fast and other hearing people
learn very slow.
A perfect example is a husband who works at
Gallaudet. His ASL is slow and fair. His wife
who does not work at Gallaudet and does not work with
the deaf, learned ASL faster and signs much better
than him.
Why? Always a mystery.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asllearn/

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

OPERATING TWO BUSINESSES IN NICARAGUA FOR A REASON
Mayflower Medical Outreach is a business in Nicaragua.
This business also operates two different businesses –
a computer-related business and a bakery. These two
businesses under Mayflower Medical Outreach operate for
a reason.
It is to fund a school for the deaf! There is no tax
money in Nicaragua to operate schools for the deaf, and
so, this is where the private sector kicks in.

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A DEAF-RUN GREETING CARDS COMPANY
We send greeting cards for weddings, birthdays, consolations,
births, retirements, and so on.
While there are many greeting card companies, both big and
small, there is one deaf-owned, deaf-run greeting card company.
It is Smart Alex, owned by Jay Blumenfeld, which is based
in Chicago. Before getting into the greeting card business,
he graduated from RIT with a degree in photography.
DeafDigest is not sure if there are other deaf-run greeting
card companies.

OUR DEAF AUTO RACERS
There was a story in the Washington Post about a hearing
auto racer, who has been racing on all levels since the
age of 4, and has already won over 300 races. And he is
only 21 years old.
And he has a very hard time finding sponsors despite
doing very well this season.
We have about 10-12 deaf racers in all categories – and
almost all of them have sponsorship problems, except for
possibly one racer from Canada.
Ashley Fiolek, who is deaf, and races motorcycles,
is the only deaf person with a big time sponsor – in
Red Bull.
Winning races is one thing; getting sponsors is
another thing. Very hard for hearing racers, let alone
deaf racers.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

The speaker speaks too fast to allow me to catch up
with him

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

THIS AUDIOLOGIST SAID
On a web posting, one audiologist said:

I do not recommend young deaf children wear a hearing aid unless
they are of age and can determine if they can hear better or not
without it. And as for the CI, the children prefer wearing it.

DeafDigest knows that audiologists always agree to disagree
on many hearing-related issues. This is just the viewpoint of
one audiologist, whether you agree or not!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As students are preparing to head off to school this fall, some of
them may ask, “Is CART right for me?”

For people whose first language is ASL, a sign language interpreter
is probably the best choice for their educational needs.  However,
many people are still not aware of the possibilities of using CART in
an educational setting.  CART may be right for many people in high
school and college.  CART can help people who are deaf or hard of
hearing, and it may also be right for people with certain learning
disabilities and people for whom English is a second language.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is the method of
providing immediate, verbatim, voice-to-text translation, and it is
an approved assistive device under the provisions of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In a university setting, a student can read along on a computer
screen what is being said by the professor and the students in the
class.  They may also be provided a rough draft transcript of the
class proceedings for future reference.

As more students and parents learn about CART services and the
benefits of CART, they may find that CART is right for them.

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TO BE DEAF AND TO BE ISOLATED (new series)

There are newspaper stories saying that technology will
render obsolete our sign language  – and that the future
deaf will prefer to mingle with hearing than with their
peers – and that deafness will be completely eradicated
thanks to the CI and genetical engineering.

True or false?

DeafDigest wishes to point out this following example:

– A sole deaf man in a small town is surrounded by his
hearing family members and friends; he has never heard
of relay service, interpreters, ADA rights, etc, etc.
And his only “alerting device” is a family dog that
barks when someone comes at the door. And he is a
college graduate with a good job, not some one that
is ignorant of things in life!

next week – another example

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Who gets rich when more senior citizens become deaf?
CI manufacturers and CI surgeons? No. It is the hearing
aid dealers. This was the story on a recent posting on
a consumer web site.

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The Deaf and the Law:

When a president signs a “deaf bill” then it becomes a new
law, but why would it take a long time for it to take effect?

It is a matter of the involved agency writing up the regulations
that interpret the law. There is a lot of give and take among
those that write the regulations which causes delays. And
even when regulations are finally written, the Deaf Community
may not like the way these are being worded!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned that the Americans had to fork over
$18,000 to secure transportation to venues for their athletes at the
Deaflympics in Rome.
Well, the deaf Germans were lucky. They had use of 23 vans from the
Volkswagen plant for transportation at Rome at no cost to them!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Who is one of United Kingdom’s most influential
disabled persons?
According to Disability Now newspaper, Jack
Ashley is, ranking as the nation’s second most
influential.
Ashley, late deafened, served as the Member of
Parliament, and fought for the rights and the needs
of the disabled, the deaf included. He is now
retired.
Who is one of USA’s most influential deaf
person?
Sorry, DeafDigest isn’t getting into this
heated debating fray.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why are there captioned, but censored-for-the-deaf oldie movies on cable TV? Censored-for-the-deaf means non-censored-for-the-hearing! Is it because we are deaf these
movie people feel we should not be allowed to read these
“bad” words that the hearing people are allowed to hear?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

Someone said:
it is pouring outside

I thought someone said:
it is boring outside

looking at the window, I realized the person was talking
about the heavy rain

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Press Release of the Week:

OK Department of Rehabilitation Services, Public Information press release
on KaAnn Varner, newly appointed deaf superintendent of Oklahoma
School for the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/osdsupt/

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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 mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK:
http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214578

PLEASE NOTE: Deep expertise with and/or exposure to deaf community and deaf culture with ASL fluency, is HIGHLY desirable.

Position Summary: The Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for building and executing email marketing campaigns, as well as facilitating online advertising programs. The ideal candidate will have experience using marketing automation programs, as well as experience in online advertising placement and analysis. Duties and Responsibilities: – Email & Marketing Automation
* Collaborate with Marketing leaders to define and evolve email
marketing strategy
* Coordinate the implementation of email campaigns
* Build automated/triggered email marketing campaigns
* QA test emails and campaign landing pages
* Manage email subscriptions/un-subscriptions and related processes
* Ensure compliance with CAN-SPAM, remain abreast of current
regulations/legislation affecting email marketing
* Partner with Marketing Analyst to develop and report on key
performance indicators for email marketing

– Online Advertising/Community
* Organize and facilitate online advertising opportunities
* Organize and facilitate placement via community lists/sites/blogs
* Partner with Marketing Analyst to develop and report on key
performance indicators for online advertising and community activity

Qualifications/Abilities: – 3-5 years of experience creating and executing email marketing programs
– Experience working with email marketing platforms . Eloqua experience a plus
– Proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point
– Experience with Google Analytics
– Functional knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus
– Bachelor’s degree preferred
– Experience with Deaf community and knowledge of ASL a plus

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://www.purple.us/jobs/search.php?jobid=214578

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT 

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.

– Lead Weekend Overnight residential Advisor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full Time

Qualifications:
* 21 years of age and high school diploma required
* Residential program experience preferred
* Effective communication skills (ASL)
* Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students
* Acknowledge of and skills for behavior management techniques
* Obtain/maintain certification in : CPR, First Aid, Medication and
restraint training
* Maintain valid driver’s license

Responsibilities:
* Enforce student guidelines and regulations as established by school
and residential program
* Implement night emergency procedures and train staff
* Provide a safe and orderly environment while students are sleeping in
dorms
* Respond to student related emergencies
* Monitor all residence halls, staff and campus
* Prepare daily report for Coordinator of Student Life
* Perform duties related to medication certification
* Maintain continuous and appropriate communication with supervisor

–  Director of Little Arrows Early Education Center
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-Time

Qualifications:
* BA in Early Childhood Education, MA preferred
* Eligible for appropriate licensure
* 3 years teaching experience, 2 years administrative experience
preferred
* Fluency in ASL
* Demonstrated planning and organizational skills

Responsibilities:
Program development to include:
* maintain license
* hiring and developing staff
* curriculum development
* Ongoing direction of all program operations
* Supervision of staff
* Development and implementation of budget
* Direct teaching duties
* Communication with appropriate stake holder

– Residential Advisors
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: All shifts  including evenings and weekends positions are
available.

Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree and 21 years old – Or 21 years of age and High School diploma
* Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language
* 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 students
* Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in child
development and behavior management techniques
* Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
* preventative residential programs which help students develop into
healthy well- rounded individuals.

Please send letter of interest, resume and three letters or
recommendations to:

Kelly Therieau  Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

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

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
positions at either Framingham or Walden School

– Intensive Care Coordinator – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/tlcintensive/

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

– Teacher – Walden School
http://deafdigest.com/tlcwaldenteacher/

– Occupational Therapist
http://www.tlcdeaf.org/about/images/job.Occupational%20Therapist.pdf

If you are interested in any of the above positions,
please send cover letter, resume, 3 written references
and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: mailto:Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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Job Announcement Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, OK

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation 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-services,
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 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

FAX: (405) 951-3454

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 EOE

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Sub Positions Available
– Teachers Assistant
– Job Coach
– Student Life Counselor
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

The Washington School for the Deaf (WSD), part of the Center for Childhood Deafness, is located in Vancouver, Washington and serves Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the State of Washington.

Apply online at http://www.careers.wa.gov to join our dynamite teaching staff and enjoy the beautiful sights and various activities of the Portland-Vancouver area.

Visit http://www.experiencewa.com to find out more information about our area.

Sub Positions Available – Teachers Assistant, Job Coach, Student Life Counselor

$14.26 – $18.83 Hourly
On-Call
Clark County – Vancouver, Washington
Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss
Multiple substitute positions available:

Although hours cannot be guaranteed, work opportunities exist as a Substitute worker. We need on-call workers to fill in for long-term and short-term absences, special projects (job coach!), and other
intermittent work.

Duties:
– Teacher’s Assistant – Assist Classroom Teacher with instructional lesson plans and activities during the school day. (Day Shift)

– Student Life Counselor – Supervise students in after-school programs and activities, act as a “dorm parent” in the student cottages, and supervise students on the bus/plane when they’re
transported to and from home each weekend.

– Job Coach – Under the direction of the Post High School Coordinator, supervise and assist young Deaf adults when they are placed at a job site. Provide training, support, education and assist individuals with communication.

Qualifications:
* Ability to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language and written English.
* Two-year degree and one year of experience working with students/young adults.
* 3+ years of relevant experience may substitute for the education requirement.
* Ability to pass a criminal FBI background check.

Please do apply if you’re not able to communicate using sign language.

How to Apply:
To apply, applicants must submit an online application at http://www.careers.wa.gov

For more information contact:
April Lynch, Human Resources Manager
Washington School for the Deaf
611 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 696-6525 x4326 (V/TTY)
http://human.resources@wsd.wa.gov

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position opening
Job Coach
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/dilajobcoach/

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position announcement
Teacher, Elementary Department
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/rochesterteacher/

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position opening
President/Chief Administrative Officer
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
St Augustine, FL

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/floridapresident/

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position openings
– Teacher of the Deaf (Science)
– Teacher of the Deaf (Math)
– Occupational Therapist (Part-time)
– Secondary Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcopenings/

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position opening
Video Producer
Purple Communications
Rocklin, CA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/purplevideo/

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Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager
Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Olympia, WA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/olympia/

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Job Position Opening
HIV Prevention Program Specialist
Deaf-REACH
Washington, DC

Closing date: 8/5/11

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/reachspecialist/

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position vacancies
Kansas School for the Deaf
Olathe, KD

– Licensed Practical Nurse
– Secondary Science Teacher
– Bilingual Specialist
– Speech-Language Pathologist/Outreach
– Full Time Dorm Teacher
– Sub Teacher, Para, Dorm

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/kansasjobs/

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position notice
Assistant Men’s Residential Hall Supervisor & Head Basketball Coach
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
Big Spring, TX

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob1/

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position notice
Campus Associate Dean of Student Affairs #11-302
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID)
Big Spring, TX

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/swcidjob2/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  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

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

DeafDigest – 03 July 2011

DeafDigest Gold – July 3, 2011

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafminority/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/preferasl/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnothelpless/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/boring/

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Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm] at Deaf Pager Store

Paired with a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the
Nexus S[tm] from Google is one of the fastest mobile phones on the
market today. The Nexus S comes pre-installed with the best of Google
apps and enabled with new and popular features like true
multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling, NFC support and full
web browsing. Be the first to receive upgrades, features and new apps
as they become available.

Now priced at $149.99 after Instant Savings with two-year agreement.
Other monthly charges apply. Offer ends 7/23/11.

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_DDG070311

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

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans
into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

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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?

Two New York City late deafened police officers, both wearing hearing aids, and able to function normally, were pushed towards
retirement because of their hearing losses. They have filed job discrimination claims with the EEOC. Other police officers,
suffering from deteriorating hearing, have been too scared
to wear hearing aids on the job!

In Kerala, India, the nation’s Disabilities Act has placed
a group of individuals suffering from audio neuropathy at
a disadvantage if they wish to attend higher education
classes. Audio neuropathy applies to individuals that can
hear sounds coming in, but cannot understand them. Anyway
India’s rule is 40 percent disability to be able to reserve for spaces in these classes. But those with audio neuropathy do not qualify because of that 40 percent disability rule. 40 percent disability? DeafDigest does
not even know what is this supposed to mean and how is
this precise percentage level figured out.

– Very Hot News

The Moorestown Deaf and Hard of Hearing program, which provides
a mainstreamed setting for deaf students in New Jersey, has
closed its doors. For the stranded students, an option is
New Jersey School for the Deaf or a smaller local school
district.

– Thursday June 30th

Ben Weald, who is deaf, is running for election to be the
concillor of Bush Hill Park, a small municipality in Enfield, UK. Election takes place next month.

– Friday July 1st

A strange case is going on at Hampton, VA. The mother of a
deaf-blind student lost in her court case to force the school
system to provide him with a deaf-blind intervenor. The
school system provided him with an interpreter, in which the
mother said was not good enough. A deaf-blind person said
that he was surprised that this case made the newspapers
because it is supposed to be a closed case, and also that
the state said the boy is not really blind at all.

– Saturday July 2nd

The Delaware legislators have approved a bill to
make language respectful to the disabled, the deaf
included. A language example the legislators want is:

a person who is deaf

and not

a deaf person

Hope India will pick up this piece of legislation because
in the newspapers the deaf are constantly described as
either deaf and dumb  or  deaf and mute.

…..

Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Todd Behanna, who is deaf and is the Human Resources
Specialist at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf,
shot a hole in one at the Grandview Golf Course in Pittsburgh. It was during league play and it was witnessed by seven other golfers. Per golfing tradition, the hole-in-one
golfer had to buy drinks for those that witnessed this feat,
and yes, he did.

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Live in a NEW home designed just for YOU. 

APACHE ASL TRAILS is designed for the Deaf, Hard of
Hearing & Deaf/Blind. 

Located at 2428 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ, it is under
construction and will be completed this summer 2011. 

Visit our website – http://www.apacheasltrails.com
for more information and details. 

APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011. 

Contact Katie Voss at 414.937.5903, Darlene Piszczek
at 414.615.0109 and Judy Mohan who will be the Apache ASL Trails
manager at 480.305.0221. 

Also, for more photos, visit us at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Apache-ASL-Trails/124427560910082

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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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25% OFF GENTEX SMOKE DETECTORS AT WCI!

July sparkles with savings!

Safeguard your home with a Gentex Smoke Detector and save 25%
off the price all month.

Choose from either the Gentex Portable 710LS or the hardwired 710CS
units.

Each one offers a reliable, early warning to the presence of smoke.

Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at:
http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd

for more details on  all our other products.

For a copy of our catalog, email your request to:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

We’re on Facebook and Twitter!

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TELLING THE HEARING PERSON TO STAY AWAY
Some hearing people think deaf people are helpless –
can’t drive cars, can’t shop for food, can’t walk across
the streets, can’t go to a bank, etc, etc.
DeafDigest editor was at a drivers’ license office
to get his license renewed. He then waited for his turn
to be called to the booth. A hearing person was sitting
next to DeafDigest editor. He then walked to the license
office manager to tell him that the editor was deaf
and cannot hear the number being shouted out.
The DeafDigest editor was angry and told the hearing
person to stay away and also told him that deaf people
are NOT helpless!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnothelpless/

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

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The School of Law at Valparaiso University
(Indiana) published its Law Review (Volume 45
Spring Issue 2011). It is an all-deaf Law
Review (copyrighted – ISSN 0042-2363)
A number of deaf attorneys contributed to
this Law Review. This Law School wanted to
dedicate this special issue to how the ADA
has impacted the Deaf Community. It is the
first known issue of its kind.
The site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/legal-issues-related-to-deaf-discrimination-ada-etc/

A warning – it is a very, very long reading –
approximately 600 pages.
Some of our better known deaf attorneys have
contributed their articles to this review.

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A SMALL TOWN IN MARYLAND
Many small towns have odd names. Examples are
Hot Coffee in Mississippi; Monkey’s Eyebrow in
Kentucky; Fried Eggs in Florida, etc.
There is a small town in Maryland. The name of
the town is Boring.
We also have many deaf clubs in USA. OK, suppose
there was a deaf club in Boring, MD and the name is
Boring Club of the Deaf.
Would deaf people be confused about the word or the
name Boring?

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/boring/

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

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York  http://www.rit.edu/diit

*NEW* blended online/on-campus workshop added to the summer schedule “Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams!”

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, Graphic Communication, and Information Technology offered in sign language at RIT/NTID in Rochester, New York.

Financial assistance is available for RIT/NTID alumni.  Please email project leader, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu for more information.

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business – August 1-5, 2011 ** Date Change
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

2.  Microsoft Office 2010: Create a Dynamic Presentation – July 11-15, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office2010.html

3.  Microsoft Excel 2010: Create an Electronic Worksheet – July 25-29, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/excel.html

7.  *NEW* Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams – Blended Workshop
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Aplus.html

Online: July 11-August 12, 2011
On-Campus: August 15-18, 2011, daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm at
RIT/NTID, Rochester, NY
Online:    August 22-September 16, 2011

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require.  All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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AN IMPORTANT PROGRAM MANY OF US NEVER HEARD OF
There is an important program that many of us never
heard of.
It is the Postsecondary Education Programs Network
or better known as PEPNet.
It is funded the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Special Education Programs and provides
support to mainstreamed programs at public schools.
Originally it started out as a support program for
colleges and universities that have deaf and hard of
hearing students.
The web site is at:
http://pepnet.org/

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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 Wind – 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?

* Evening Hours Tuesday until 7pm and Wednesday until 8pm

* One Saturday Per Month Open 9am to 1pm Rockville/Gaithersburg Only

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:SRattner@aol.com for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. Our website is http://www.drrattner.com

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A DEAF WINE IN OHIO?
Is there a Deaf Wine in Ohio? Well, a newspaper story
announced the opening of a new wine bar and a store at
Dayton, Ohio.
The name of this “Deaf Wine” is Deaf Monty’s Wine. DeafDigest
is not sure if the owner is deaf or if he is hearing and is
just using the word “Deaf” as a marketing gimmick?

A TYPICAL JAMES CASTLE DRAWING
While DeafDigest editor was in Madrid last month, he
had the opportunity to view the drawings of James Castle,
a deaf artist, that were placed on exhibit at a museum.
The museum staff allowed patrons to take pictures
with their cell phones. Here is one typical James
Castle drawing:

http://deafdigest.com/castledoorknob/

For reasons of his own, Castle liked to focus on the
door knob in many of his drawings. These door knobs were
positioned much closer to the floor. It is as if a person
of average height had to bow down to turn on the door knob!
The drawing on the web site, however, showed the
door knob at the waist level of the average person.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/cartwithinterview/

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:

Kansas Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/kansasassoc/

THE AAJPD ORGANIZATION IN JAPAN
The AAJPD is an organization in Japan. Spelled out in
full it is:

Architectural Association of Japanese Deaf Persons

DeafDigest editor is puzzled about it. Is there a number
of deaf architects in Japan? Or is it an organization of
deaf technicians and para-professionals in the architectural
field (draftsmen, architectural technicians, CAD operators, etc)?
The AAJPD mission is this:

Members aim to enhance welfare of the hearing impaired who work in construction and civil engineering related work

Other than that, it is a mystery.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

A hearing aid makes me feel like a Martian that
always wears such gadgets

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A past USA edition ran a piece on CI, saying it is a magic
device.

Magic device? Possibly for the late deafened, but for the others,
it is on a case by case basis.

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*Year-round American Sign Language Master Tutor Lessons via Web-Cam or VP*

Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long
distance ASL student who has a high speed internet and a web-cam or a
video-phone (Ojo, VP-200).

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
friends, families or business.

$10 per page.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

– Pah! For fun I Also provide:
Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00
Full Card Reading – $47.00
One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(new web site)
http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences
charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels
charge $12.95 per day).

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels
charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders,
Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, and 20 other highly
regarded presenters.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes with most having RID CEUs applied for.

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.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again!

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for
registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.
You can register for 2012 at only $149!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

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

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10th 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 2011 trip will begin July 16, 2011.

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

the U.S. Access Board will conduct a public hearing at
Dallas, Texas on September 12th to welcome comments
from the public, the deaf included, on accessibility
needs with public facilities.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is DeafDigest considered Deaf Pop Culture?
This was an issue raised on a deaf-related site.

A. The DeafDigest theme has always been this –

America’s Unique Deaf Stories

If this is to be interpreted as Deaf Pop Culture,
so be 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: 

The July 4th holiday weekend is upon us!  Watching fireworks is
awesome.  

However, for some of us, like me with Usher Syndrome, we will miss
those smaller sparks.

Our tunnel vision makes it difficult to find those beautiful
explosions on the periphery of our vision.

Try it yourself with a funnel from the kitchen. Look through it from
the large opening.

You’ll will see how difficult this can be for us!

What you can do:

Use your hand and have your Deaf-Blind friend rest their hand on
yours.  

Point to the sky where the fireworks spark!  Be quick about it….

I have seen way too many fizzle out!

Happy Independence Day!

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Wish List of the Week:

that every police department in every city and
every town, big and small, would reach out
to the Deaf Community and listen to our needs
and concerns

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Year 1951 – James Duthie, a deaf Briton, rode on his
bicycle from Cairnbulg, a small town in Great Britain.
His destination was the Arctic Circle. He made it
in three months and 3,000 miles.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Professional standardbred racer Rick Macomber, who is deaf
and races at tracks in Indiana has won 95 races so
far. His best year was 2009 when he won 222 races.

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DeafLibrary Resources

A listing of Deaf Acronyms

Example – what is IDEA, and many others. Do visit:

http://deafdigest.com/acronymsspecial/

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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
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Secondary Department Secretary
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/tlcsecretary/

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact:

Cristin Houlihan
Personnel Assistant
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306
mailto:cristin_houlihan@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

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position opening
Counselor II – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf &
Hard of Hearing
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services Portsmouth, VA

Salary Range: $33,019 – $64,347   

Sign-On Bonus:  up to $5,000*

Position: #00998

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Field Rehabilitation Services Division is seeking a qualified VR
Counselor for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing to provide comprehensive
vocational rehabilitation services to eligible persons with physical,
mental, and emotional disabilities in the South Hampton Roads area of
the Eastern Region of Virginia.  This includes Portsmouth, Suffolk,
Chesapeake, Franklin, Emporia, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the
Eastern Shore.  This is a position with unique skills fluent in
American Sign Language, and familiar with aspects of audiometric,
hearing aid purchases, and orientation. This position covers a large
geographic area with a substantial ongoing need for vocational
rehabilitation services.  The position must be knowledgeable of
specific resources for consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing,
assistive technology, and possess the ability to effectively provide
counseling assistance related to this specific disability group. 

Responsibilities:  Provides comprehensive case management services
including guidance, counseling, training and physical/mental
restoration and job placement services.  Develops, implements and
manages vocationally focused service plans that identify customer
goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome.    Maintains detailed case notes and prepares
position-related reports.  Due to regional coverage, extensive travel
is required.

Requirements:  Considerable knowledge of the social, economic,
medical, psychological and vocational issues impacting persons with
disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques;
methods and tools for career counseling and exploration; and ADA
compliance requirements.   Demonstrated ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with community resources and
individuals from diverse environments.  Abilities to establish
employment opportunities through contacts with businesses and
organizations within the community; effectively communicate, orally
and in writing; interpret and apply policies/procedures; and
organize/manage multiple duties.  Fluency in American Sign Language
required. Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of
and understanding of the communication, cultural and psychosocial
needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.  Working knowledge
of Windows based computer software.  Master’s degree in
Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current CRC
required.  Master’s level transcripts or copy of current
certification, if applicable, must accompany application.  Must have
a valid driver’s license and access to transportation for daily
travel.  This is a sensitive position, and the successful candidate
will be subject to fingerprinting/ background investigation.  Salary
is negotiable above the minimum of the pay band based on
qualifications. 

*Sign-on bonus based on time in job. 

Contact Information: Please visit our Career Center at
http://www.vadsa.org/jobs for position information or how to apply for a
position.  To apply online, https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov

Applications must be submitted through the RMS online system unless
the applicant has called in advance to request a reasonable
accommodation.  To request an accommodation or additional
information, call 804-726-1919.  Minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA/TTY – Reasonable
accommodations upon request.            

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico Albuquerque, NM

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for a “Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator”

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay New Mexico.

Preferred education, experience and skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
– Effective communication and public outreach techniques.
– Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.

Skill in:
– Organizing outreach and educational campaigns.
– Developing clear written content for technical and non-technical audiences for use on Relay New Mexico’s Facebook and Twitter sites.
– Public speaking and confidently communicating verbally to a wide variety of audiences.

Ability to:
– Maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator and NMCDHH employees, non-profit and for profit partners, the public and other agencies.
– Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
– Plan, schedule and organize multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
– Completion of an undergraduate degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach program or related marketing experience are required. Experience in the telecommunications field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus. Excellent presentation skills – Experience in public relations activities.
– Hold a valid driver’s license. – Fluency in English and American Sign Language OR English and Spanish preferred.
– Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals may apply online at: www.workforhamilton.com or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by July 21, 2011 at 800.821.1831.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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Faculty position posting form
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA)
Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Research and Teacher Education
Rochester, NY

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/avpaa/

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job title
Business Account Executive
The Z® / CSDVRS
Location  TBD

Department: Video Communication Solutions
Reports To: Senior Director of Sales
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location  TBD

Summary:   The Business Account Executive will be responsible for introducing ZVRS to new business customers and residential customers. Also responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers who desire to use video relay service in their place of employment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
– Planning and directing sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
– Prospecting assigned region for new customers.
– Suggesting and implementing creative and practical methods for selling ZVRS, strengthening client relationships, and increasing visibility.
– Coordinating aspects of ZVRS marketing efforts.
– Working with other Business Account Executives to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
– Overseeing a group of Z sales specialists within the region
– Coordinating installations of ZVRS equipment in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our National Sales Engineers and installation program; Conferring with potential customer to ascertain equipment, supplies, and service needs.
– Communicating with and submitting regular activity reports to the Senior Sales Director.
– Performing additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:
– 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
– Computer knowledge and Microsoft office

Qualifications:
– Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
– Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a variety of people.
– Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language
– Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Must have extensive customer service experience.
– Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
– Must have knowledge of Video applications.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary requirements to be considered.

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid Time Off, Short/Long Term Disability, 401K and matching, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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job title
Telesales Specialist
The Z® / CSDVRS
Clearwater, Florida

Department: Telesales
Reports To: Team Leader
FLSA Status: Part-Time

Summary:   As a telesales agent you will create interest to potential customers to switch their current provider and becoming a ZVRS customer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
– Pro-actively call individuals listed on the company “Hot List”
– Educate the individual about CSDVRS’s product offerings
– “Sell” the CSDVRS product and features to the individual
– Convert the “Individual” into a CSDVRS “Customer”
– End of call should result in the “Customer” placing a confirmation call to CSDVRS audio customer service.
– Close at least one “verified” customer per hour while working.
– Maintain up-to-date knowledge on all of CSDVRS’s product offerings through a combination of product demonstrations, Tele-Sales meetings, and marketing materials)
– Transfer all business leads to the Director Internal Ops.
– Provide clear communication to the Tele-Sales Lead and work all open items to closure

Telesales Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Team Leader, effectively carries out the duties listed above in order to create a work environment that is an efficient operation that supports customer satisfaction demands.

Education and/or Experience:
– Ability to foster a positive work environment
– Ability to multi-task and problem solve

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
– Demonstrates attention to detail; support customers’ satisfaction.
– Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Assist in developing alternative solutions; Completes projects on time.
– Responds promptly to customer needs
– Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
– Assist in improving processes, products and services.
– Available to work a flexible shift based on scheduling needs

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

– Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
– Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have excellent signing skills.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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position opening
Director of Admissions
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Directs the organization and administration of admissions to all the undergraduate (UG) programs; plans, implements and monitors recruitment activities per enrollment goals and plans for the UG programs; develops and oversees all UG recruitment strategies and activities; maintains and reports data related to the effectiveness of admission-related and recruitment strategies and the profiles of admitted students in the UG programs which include, but are not limited to establishing and evaluating of student recruitment strategies to meet institutional needs and admissions criteria; accountable to various internal and external institutional publics regarding admission criteria and decisions; and is accountable to the faculty and staff regarding the impact of admissions standards on institutional survival and the effectiveness of admissions criteria; oversees all marketing initiatives, i.e., publications, advertising and mailings; manages all facets of the admissions process; provides a positive image of Gallaudet University and its impact on students in terms of academic growth, professional preparation, and personal growth, and promotes Gallaudet as an excellent place to pursue an UG education.

Requires:  Master’s degree in an academic discipline.  Minimum five years of work experience in administration and program management, i.e., admission-related areas.  Strong background in deafness and student development.  Evidence of academic preparation in areas of deafness, counseling, and administration and supervision.  Evidence of administrative, supervisory ability, and leadership skills.  Thorough understanding of educational needs and abilities of deaf and hard of hearing students and knowledge of Gallaudet’s programs and services from pre-college through graduate level.  Knowledge of admission issues, faculty, and administration concerns, and public constituencies and their concerns.  Ability to formulate, communicate, and implement policies and procedures. Ability to deal effectively with professionals on and off campus.  Excellent writing and marketing skills.  Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills.  Must possess interest in using the website for admissions marketing and application.  Fluency in sign language required at time of application.

Please go to http://www.gallaudet.edu for more information including salary and benefits.

To apply, send cover letter, Gallaudet application, and resume to: Gallaudet University, Human Resources Services, CO #106, ATTN: Job #11045 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

EOE

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Announcement of vacant position
Director, Research and Evaluation – Clerc Center
on campus of Gallaudet University.
Washington, DC

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation’s capitol.

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

Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml by clicking on Professional Staff under Job Listing.

To apply for the staff vacancies, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to:

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

Faxed applications or emailed documents ( mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu ) are accepted. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.

Staff Employment Recruiters mailto:joanne.jones@gallaudet.edu mailto:trudy.lewis@gallaudet.edu Human Resources Services (202) 651-5352 – Voice (202) 250-2284 – VideoPhone (202) 651-5344 – FAX Office Hours 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F Applications Accepted 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F

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position announcement
Office and Communication Support Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

more information at http://deafdigest.com/dhharcspec/

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Job Announcement
Position Title: Physical Therapist
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/atlanta1/

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Job Announcement
Occupational Therapist/Hourly
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/atlanta2/

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Secondary Educational Supervisor (Grades 6-12)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-ses/

– Overnight Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-orc/

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

– Speech Language Pathologist
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please send cover letter, resume, 3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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position openings
– DBA – Senior UI Engineer
– Website and Social Media Graphic Designer
Purple Rocklin, CA

more information at http://deafdigest.com/purplejobs/

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position openings
teaching positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

– K-12 PE/Health Teacher
– Elementary Teacher
– Language Arts Teacher

more information at http://deafdigest.com/washingtonjobs/

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position opening
Center Manager Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple1/

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position opening
Center Supervisor Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple2/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter  – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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/jobs/

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DeafDigest – 26 June 2011

DeafDigest Gold – June 26, 2011

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafblindcommunications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/salarydiscrimination/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafminority/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/preferasl/

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Introducing Nexus S[tm] 4G from Google[tm]

Paired with a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory, the
Nexus S[tm] from Google is one of the fastest mobile phones on the
market today. The Nexus S comes pre-installed with the best of Google
apps and enabled with new and popular features like true
multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet calling, NFC support and full
web browsing. Be the first to receive upgrades, features and new apps
as they become available.

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_DDG062611

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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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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans
into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

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

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

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

Don’t have a Z phone?

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

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

……

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?

How important were years spent at a state school
for the deaf, especially New Jersey School for the
Deaf? Very much so to the parents of Arlene Malinowski.
A Coda, she has come up with a theme called “Field of Deaf Dreams.” It focuses on a school homecoming day
that she spent with her parents. It is being featured
at an event at Chicago’s 16th Street Theater.

For years The Osmonds were a famous musical group that
gave performances everywhere. Two deaf Osmonds, not
regular members of the group, still joined in for
occasional appearances – George