February 1, 2017
Vol. 13, No. 15
Editor: Tom Willard
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DISTRICT ATTORNEY: NO CHARGES AGAINST TROOPER IN FATAL SHOOTING OF DEAF DRIVER
The Mecklenburg District Attorney will not bring charges against a state trooper who fatally shot a deaf driver in Charlotte last August after a high-speed chase. District Attorney Andrew Murray announced Monday that Trooper Jermaine Saunders had legal justification to fire the shot that killed Daniel Harris not far from his north Charlotte home. Murray’s findings were included in a 122-page report that included details on the chase and other events leading up to Harris’ killing. / The Charlotte Observer
DEAF MAN WINS $25K IN SETTLEMENT WITH WOONSOCKET POLICE
A deaf man who was arrested at the City Side night club in 2015 for allegedly making obscene gestures – and who was not provided an interpreter – has settled his suit with the Woonsocket Police Department, winning $25,000 and an agreement that the city will change its policies. David Alves said he was celebrating a friend’s birthday at the club when there was a verbal altercation between the bouncer and his group. Police were called. / The Valley Breeze
DISABILITIES AGENCY TO EXPAND SERVICES FOR THE DEAF IN SETTLEMENT WITH JUSTICE DEPT.
The state agency serving people with developmental disabilities has agreed to provide a sign-language interpreter or other communication aides for deaf and hearing-impaired clients in group homes and programs, in a settlement announced Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Justice. The Department of Developmental Services also agreed to appoint an official to track the agency's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to train agency employees in ADA regulations. / The Hartford Courant
Fort Worth, TX
FORT WORTH CENTER FOR DEAF CLOSING FRIDAY
For decades, the Goodrich Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helped those in a silent world, live life out loud. A handwritten sign posted on the doors announced its impending closure. After Friday, January 27, the center will be no more. At a final meeting Tuesday inside the building, longtime board members explained the circumstances to the people who use the facilities. “Unfortunately the funding has dwindled down to where we can no longer support this organization,” said A.B. Lampkin. / CBS Dallas
The Woodlands, TX
DEAF NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMER TO RECEIVE PRE-PERFORMANCE GROOMING SERVICES
Years after their time as college classmates, two members of the deaf community are reconnecting just ahead of this Sunday’s Super Bowl. Kriston Lee Pumphrey, the Deaf performer selected as the representative of the National Association of the Deaf to sign the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful," will be visiting 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in The Woodlands on Saturday, Feb. 4 to receive pre-performance grooming services and reconnect with his former college classmate, John-Michael Stern, the salon’s owner. / The Paper
DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING MOVIE GOERS WANT TO REQUIRE OPEN CAPTIONING
Nebraska theaters provide devices so that people with hearing loss can go to movies and read the dialogue. But many of them say the devices don't provide an experience similar to what hearing theater goers can get, even those watching foreign films with subtitles. Representatives from the hearing-impaired community worked with Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse and through an interim study to propose a bill (LB269) that was heard by the Legislature's Judiciary Committee on Thursday. / The Lincoln Journal-Star
SENIORS AT IDAHO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND SEEK TO RAISE MONEY FOR CLASS TRIP
Students at the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind are planning their senior class trip for the end of March. But in order to make the trip happen, they need a little help. The trip to Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., where some of the Idaho students have applied, costs nearly $15,000, but having raised about $6,000 they’re still $9,000 behind their goal. / News Radio 1310 KLIX
MAN SEARCHES FOR HIS MISSING, DEAF HUSKY IN MT. HOOD NATIONAL FOREST
A man is searching for his lost dog in the Mt. Hood National Forest after they became separated during a winter storm more than a week ago. Fredrick Zal said there have been clear signs his 16-year-old Husky Shelby is still alive. He found fresh dog tracks in the snow, and others in the area claim they have spotted the animal. There's a unique challenge that makes an already difficult search much harder - Shelby is deaf. / KOMO
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LEGAL CONUNDRUM OVER VIC DEAF MURDER TRIO
The fate of three deaf people who planned and carried out a murder in Melbourne remains unclear as authorities try to figure out whether they should be locked up. Jake Fairest, Georgia Fields and her former boyfriend Warwick Toohey appeared in the Victorian Supreme Court on Monday, months after a jury found they had murdered a man by pushing him off a balcony. Toohey, 30, has been in custody since 2015, while Fairest and Fields will remain on bail as prosecutors, defense lawyers and Justice Jane Dixon await reports about the suitability of custodial and non-custodial facilities for deaf people. / 9news.com.au
DEAF DANCER GRACES NEW SEVEN-STORY MURAL
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture," musician Elvis Costello once said. Half that metaphor took a surprisingly literal form on a Melbourne wall this week. As part of a series of murals recently commissioned by Melbourne Polytechnic, artist Guido van Helten worked with profoundly deaf contemporary dancer Anna Seymour to create a striking seven-story portrait. / The Courier
SAINT MARY'S TO LAUNCH NEW TRAVEL TOOL FOR DEAF
Saint Mary’s University is launching a new tool Monday to help deaf travellers journey across Atlantic Canada more easily. The new tool will combine YouTube, sign language and mapping to help members of the deaf and sign language communities share the sign language names for places across Atlantic Canada. The tool’s creators, who are themselves members of the deaf and sign language communities, will be at the launch on Monday as well as sign language interpreters. / The Chronicle Herald
'DEAF AND MUTE' NAYANTHARA STARTS 'KOLAYUTHIR KAALAM' IN LONDON
The shooting of filmmaker Chakri Toleti's Tamil invasion thriller "Kolayuthir Kaalam" commenced here Saturday and actress Nayanthara has joined the sets. YSR Films, one of the producers of the film, tweeted on Saturday: "Our production no 1 'Kolayuthir Kaalam' shooting started in London. Stay tuned for exclusive updates." The film is loosely based on English indie hit Hush - a story of a deaf and mute author who is struggling to complete the climax of her latest novel when she falls prey to a psycho killer. / onmanorama
DEAF-MUTE KID WITH DIFFERENT COLORED EYES
Having two different colored eyes is something we don’t see every day, but a four-year-old deaf mute boy in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad has a unique case where his two eyes are distinctively opposite. Jawad Safi’s one eye is bright blue and the other one is black. / Dunya News
LAL DAGGY: KENYA'S DEAF RAPPER DEFIES LIMITS
He was not always Lal Daggy, the indomitable deaf artiste making his voice heard against all odds As a young boy growing up in his village in Msanda, Butere, Western Kenya, Douglas Munyendo had a stressful childhood, always on the receiving end of his step-mum’s insults and beatings. She would dismiss him as “too dark and deaf”. Born hearing, he fell sick at age five and thanks to the mysterious illness coupled with neglect and lack of proper medical attention, he lost his ability to speak or hear. / Southern Times Africa
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LIFE & LEISURE
Little Rock, AR
GEORGE STRAIT GRANTS WISH FOR ARKANSAS TEEN WHO IS GOING DEAF
A teenager in Arkansas is getting his wish granted with the chance to see his favorite singer, George Strait, live in concert before he loses the chance. Chase Pair, a 15-year-old from Little Rock, Ark., and devout fan of Strait, received the devastating news that he will eventually lose his hearing due to a birth defect. His biggest wish before that happens is to see his favorite star in concert, a dream that is set to come true. / MyArkLaMiss
'IT TOOK MY BREATH AWAY': DEAF STUDENTS AT ST. MARY'S 'EXPERIENCE' SOUND
Imagine experiencing music and other sounds – even a loved one’s voice – for the first time. That’s what happens for 16-year-old Isa Habeeb and other students in a music class at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf when they try a device called Supbac. Some of the students have partial hearing while others, like Isa, are completely deaf. The technology allows them to physically feel music and sound in a way that they hadn’t before – through their bodies. It was really "loud and vibrating a lot," said 12-year-old Julia Bronneberg. / The Buffalo News
SCIENTISTS ... DEAF MICE ... GENE THERAPY
Using a novel form of gene therapy, scientists from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital have managed to restore partial hearing and balance in mice born with a genetic condition that affects both.The new model overcomes a long-standing barrier to accessing hair cells, the delicate sensors in the inner ear that capture sound and head movement and convert them to neural signals for hearing and balance. / News-Medical.net
HEEDING ALL THE RIGHT SIGNS
People of all hearing levels are welcome at the Birmingham Community Deaf Church’s weekly Bible studies and worship services. Though most speak in sign language, the services include an interpreter for the “sign-impaired” who join them. / 280Living.com
DEAF, HEARING IMPAIRED LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE POLICE
Members of the deaf and hearing impaired community in Waco, Texas gathered for an information session earlier this week on how to effectively and safely communicate with police. Those in the community say concerns continue to grow as the country see more officer-involved shootings. They said in an already hypersensitive situation, the language barrier must be overcome. Tazz Speasmaker said she has had a few run-ins with police for things such as speeding, or not having her license plate number visible. / WAGM
Salt Lake City, UT
SORENSON INTRODUCES FIRST ASL PHONE TREE FOR DEAF PEOPLE
Today, Sorenson Communications, LLC, the company that revolutionized Video Relay Service (VRS) communication for Deaf people, introduced Sorenson Bridge, the first videophone tree designed specifically for users of ASL. Sorenson Bridge and its patented technologies were created as a way for schools, agencies, businesses and organizations that serve the Deaf to efficiently communicate in ASL, enhance the way they conduct business and strengthen the Deaf communities they serve. / Marketwired
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Huntington Beach, CA
ADVOCATE FOR DEAF COMMUNITY AMONG 19 AUTHORS AT HUNTINGTON BEACH FESTIVAL
As an advocate for fellow members in the deaf community, Antoinette Abbamonte has spent most of her life reaching out to educate the “hearing world” as an actress and speaker, or signer, at schools. But it was a deeply personal and affecting experience with her son, Dylan Plantinga, who is not hearing impaired, that led her to write her first children’s book, “Tree Wise: The Signing Branches.” / The Orange County Register
San Antonio, TX
TEXAS-BASED NONPROFIT, 'AID THE SILENT,' TO HOST DEAF-ACCESSIBLE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Aid the Silent (ATS), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that benefits the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, announced it will host the first known fully deaf/HOH accessible music and arts festival May 20, 2017 at the 1850 Settlement in San Antonio, TX. Headliner for the event is singer-songwriter, Ben Rector. / EconoTimes
State College, PA
NYLE DIMARCO SHARES HIS UNIQUE STORY
Nyle DiMarco’s speech fell on many ears in Heritage Hall last night as the speaker for SPA’s 2017 SPA Day. DiMarco has been deaf for as long as he can remember, but if you ask him about it, he’ll tell you it’s not an issue. / Onward State
COMEDIAN BRINGS ASL TO THE STAGE
Comedian Keith Wann owned the stage in the Burlington-Edison High School auditorium — jumping, dancing and emoting his way to laughs from the audience. But most of the time, Wann was silent. / SFGate
PARTIALLY DEAF FOOTBALL RECRUIT ANNOUNCES COLLEGE COMMITMENT
A partially-deaf North Texas high school football player will take the next step toward fulfilling his dream of playing college football when he signs his National Letter of Intent Wednesday morning. Woodrow Wilson High School's Darrion "Speedy" Green announced his commitment to Gallaudet University. The 3-star recruit was also considering SMU, New Mexico and New Mexico State. "I want to open the door for the deaf community," he said. "We have the opportunity to go to the next level." / NBC 5
AUSTIN-AREA ATHLETES MAKING A SPLASH AT DEAF COLLEGE GALLAUDET
Dalton Taylor played football and basketball at the Texas School for the Deaf, and he considered joining the slew of state products who go on to play football at the college level. “It’s a football state,” Taylor noted. But that started to change after he met Kevin Kovacs, now in his second season as the head men’s basketball coach at Division III Gallaudet University. Kovacs saw Taylor play hoops in high school, and now the 6-3 power forward is a freshman reserve for the Bison. / Austin American-Statesman
Oklahoma City, OK
U.S. NATIONAL DEAF SOCCER TEAM PLAYER PATRICK SHEA
Patrick Shea is spending this weekend at Energy FC's open tryout, hoping to take another step toward playing soccer professionally, trying to live out yet another dream. Last year, he played for the U.S. National Deaf Soccer Team at the Deaf World Cup. He has what is classified as moderate hearing loss, so he can hear some sounds with the help of a hearing aid, but on the soccer pitch, not being able to hear fully is a huge challenge. Still, soccer has always been part of his life. / News OK
FIRST DEAF MASCOT AT PORTLAND HIGH 'NOT THAT SPECIAL OF A STORY'
A couple months back, a press release came across my desk. It said, for the first time ever, a deaf student was playing the part of Portland High School’s bulldog mascot. I thought, hey, that’s a cool story that needs to be told. But the more I pondered it, the more I wondered if it was really a story. I mean, why couldn’t a deaf student be a mascot? Would it be kind of insulting to suggest it was a big deal at all? I hemmed and hawed about the story and, in the end, I just decided to just ask the kid what he thought. / BDN Portland
LANGUAGE OF LAYUPS: VSDB'S BLIND, DEAF PLAYERS TEAM UP
How would you like to play basketball on a deaf team if you were totally blind in one eye and could only see images similar to looking through a balled-up fist out of the other? That on-spot vision certainly limits peripheral sight, and is just one handicap for one of three students from the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind’s visually impaired department who are members of the school’s basketball team. / Staunton News-Leader
KATHY MORAN, STRONG ADVOCATE FOR THE DEAF, DIES AT AGE 59
A love of language drew Kathy Moran to learn to sign for the deaf. Her doggedness made her one of that community’s fiercest advocates. “She wanted to make sure that deaf folks could participate in life as fully and as equally as possible,” said Mark Alan English, part-owner of Middle English Interpreting in Minneapolis. “The deaf community adored her. … She danced to her own drum, and everyone knew her. She was part of their community.” Moran, 59, of Minneapolis, died Dec. 30, weeks after a cancer diagnosis. / Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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Rochester Institute of Technology
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New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY
New York School for the Deaf (NYSD) in White Plains is seeking a Superintendent to begin on or about June 15, 2017. Operations at the School are under the direction of the Superintendent, who is ultimately responsible to NYSD’s Board of Trustees.
The School is seeking candidates with the following qualifications and experience:
• Demonstrated broad intellectual capacity and a record of professional achievement
• Demonstrated ability to provide academic leadership and to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, parents, community leaders, and trustees of the School
• Ability to manage the School’s budget
• Commitment and ability to unify campus groups around the School’s strategic priorities, as well as to make resource and management decisions supporting these priorities
• Knowledge and capacity to engage in outreach and fundraising
• Readiness to learn the intricacies of New York State Education Department regulations for the operation of State supported schools
• Clear commitment to standards of integrity, excellence and diversity
• Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in education of the deaf, or a field related to educating deaf children including, but not limited to: language and cognitive development, education policy, and curriculum and instruction
• At least 5 years of educational leadership experience in an upper management position (experience as a school or program director, principal, or superintendent preferred)
• Experience and/or training in fundraising from public and private sources
• State certification or evidence of readiness for State certification
• Evidence of fluency in sign language (ASL preferred)
Please submit a résumé and letter of interest to:
President, Board of Trustees
New York School for the Deaf
If interested in applying visit www.nysd.net for more details.
Deaflympics Summer Games
July 18-30, 2017
Seeking TV media/production crew members for upcoming daily SportsDeaf TV news coverage of Deaflympics Summer Games. We are seeking writers, signers and video team members with passion and experience in media, writing, and preferably knowledgeable in deaf sports for pre/during/post production:
Producer - Coordinate crew and all SportsDeaf coverage during Deaflympics.
Field Producer - Assistant to producer, coordinates crews at venues. interviewing people, and responsible for social media.
Sports Writer(s) - Research, compile, write stories, attend events, conduct interviews, write caption transcripts and social media photography.
Videographer/Editor(s) - Videography, edit all video contents, video permissions, captioning, social media photography and social media contents.
Video Technician/Production Support - Technical troubleshooting, merge transcripts in final caption formats, provide technical support, works both in studio and remote locations and social media photography.
Art Director - Create show look - logo, animation, presentation, promotional videos.
Signer/Field Reporter(s) - Interviews and presents news stories in International Sign.
Stipends or Internship
Starting dates varies by position, producer and writer(s) start advance planning and research work. Costs of travel to Turkey, shared accommodations and per diems will be arranged. We are open to paid stipends or academic/community service arrangements.
Positions on the team will be filled on ongoing basis. For more information, send cover letter, resume and sample of works to: Deaflympics@h3world.tv.
Advocates in Framingham, MA is Hiring!
Advocates is seeking talented professionals to join our team, providing health services within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
Community Crisis Stabilization Clinician: Provide mental health and substance abuse services.
Qualifications: MA and 2 years’ experience OR BA/BS and 5 years’ experience.
Direct Care Counselor: Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling. All shifts available!
Qualifications: BA/BS; or HS diploma/GED and 1 year experience.
Outpatient Clinician: Provide comprehensive outpatient counseling/therapy to children, adults and families in need of services.
Qualifications: MSW or MA in related field and 1 year experience in outpatient setting.
Senior Direct Care Counselor: Supervise daily activities, provide support/guidance/role modeling. Coordinate/monitor administrative/clinical functions.
Qualifications: BA/BS and 2 years’ experience; or HS Diploma/GED and 3 years’ experience.
Specialized Interpreter: Interpret in ASL between those using specialized ASL and/or those with language deprivation and requiring further communication assistance.
Qualifications: Approved by the MCDHH to work as an interpreter, BA/BS and 2 years’ experience.
Minimum Qualifications Include:
· ASL fluency.
· Valid driver's license/reliable transportation.
· Related education (as applicable).
Visit www.Advocates.org/Careers to apply today!
Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.
POTERVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Porterville, CA Area
American Sign Language Instructor, Temporary 1 Semester - $60/hr, hourly rate may vary; The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of ASL courses. For full details and to apply visit: http://apptrkr.com/905734. Emails will not be accepted. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.
KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Come Work With The Best!
Northeast Arc has full and part-time positions, working with adult individuals who are deaf, available in Lynn, Salem, Swampscott and Beverly, MA. You'll be working with deaf individuals using various communication skills including gestural, written and Signed English. Do you know ASL? If so, I'd like to speak with you about our direct care positions. We offer an excellent benefits package, paid trainings and the support you will need to become a successful part of our experienced, long-term team of professionals. For additional information or to send your resume, please email Erin Maloney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compensation: $12-12.50 for per diem shifts and $14 for PT/FT shifts.
NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and outpatient services to deaf and hard of hearing children, adolescents, and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are deaf or hard of hearing!
PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate, or a professional with many years of experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting for you! E.O.E.
PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, and energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf culture to fill the following positions:
Residential Counselors for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – Full time, part time, on call; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations. Minimum HS diploma required.
Case Managers for Residential or Community Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs - Full time; Glenside and Pittsburgh locations. Minimum HS diploma with 12 credits in social sciences required.
Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents - Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum of one years’ related experience required.
Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor - Full Time; Glenside location. Minimum BA/BS in human services required.
Clinical Coordinator – Full Time; Glenside location. Minimun MA/MS required in human services required. LCSW prefered; LPC or LSW accepted.
Visit our Web page at http://www.pahrtners.com/careers/ to learn more about each position.
Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Joel Skelton, Assistant Office Manager
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
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Residential House Director
The Northeast Arc, an established Human Service agency recognized for its creative approach and state of the art services for persons with disabilities is seeking candidates for the position of Residential House Director. Ideal candidates will have fluency in ASL and deep understanding of deaf culture. The Residential House Director will be overseeing a five person home for adults with Intellectual Disabilities and are deaf.
Excellent managerial skills as the director will be overseeing direct support professionals, relief staff and other support professionals.
Be a creative person with strong organizational skills that can assist individuals in achieving their personal goals.
Provide supportive assistance in a caring environment focusing on maintaining health and along with community and social networks.
Experience with working with families, DDS and other outside agencies is also required.
BA/BS in a related field.
At least 2 years supervisory experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as fluency in American Sign Language.
Strong commitment to providing excellent quality of care.
Strongly prefer someone with First Aid, CPR and MAPS but willing to train
Excellent health and dental benefits offered as well as a 403b, tuition reimbursement, career development/ seminars, short term disability, life insurance, generous time off and competitive pay!!!
For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter and your resume, please email Erin Maloney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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