deafweekly

 

May 7, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 27

Editor: Tom Willard

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NATIONAL
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Washington, DC
THE FCC IS ACCUSING THIS COMPANY OF CHEATING THE DEAF
The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it will issue a $11.9 million fine against Purple Communications, for allegedly improperly billing a government fund dedicated to providing assistive communication services. In its statement, the FCC said that Purple was reimbursed for providing some of its services to "customers with names that were so clearly false that they could not have been the actual names of eligible users." These names included “sdfsdf cicwcicw,” “ Myname Yourname,” and “Lot$a Money," according to the release. / The Washington Post

See Also FCC NEWS RELEASE / FCC.gov

See Also PURPLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. REFUTES FCC ALLEGATIONS / Digital Journal

Oakland, CA
ASL INTERPRETERS STAGE ONE-DAY STRIKE AT PURPLE COMMUNICATIONS
ASL interpreters at Purple Communications sites in California, Colorado and Arizona will be off the job and on picket lines today [May 5], in a one-day unfair labor practice strike called to protest unilateral changes the company made in its health care plan, the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521, announced Monday. / Business Wire

Brattleboro, VT
BRATTLEBORO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SET TO CLOSE
Since 1908 the Austine School has been working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Now that tradition is slated to come to an end -- but students and staff hope it's not for good. After more than 100 years in business the school will close this spring. "I know I feel very badly for the staff, the students -- everyone has to move away, look for new jobs," said Sirena Caputi, a seventh-grader at the school. / WCAX

Honolulu, HI
DEAF STUDENT HOPES TO BREAK MILITARY BARRIER
“Cadet Ferdinand Bermudez reporting for duty, sir.” Fingers fly and a woman shouts. Bermudez stands at attention. “At ease,” the sergeant orders. Bermudez, a Honolulu Community College student, is in the Reserve Officer Training program at UH-Manoa. But current rules won’t allow him to ever join the military when he graduates. Bermudez is Deaf. / Ka La

Los Angeles, CA
MAN WHO SWINDLED DEAF AND BLIND WIDOW GETS SEVEN-YEAR PRISON TERM
A Vermont parolee was sentenced to state prison Monday for stealing more than $280,000 from a widow with dementia to buy a classic record collection, a Tiffany & Co. engagement ring and a "sex swing." John Thomas Windsor, 44, of Costa Mesa was sentenced to seven years and four months for stealing thousands from the woman, who was also blind, deaf and confined to her home, the Orange County district attorney’s office said in a statement. / Los Angeles Times

Aurora, IL
BOND UPHELD FOR MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING DEAF AURORA TEEN
A 30-year-old Aurora man accused of sex abuse remains held in Kane County Jail on $100,000 bail after a judge denied a bond-reduction request Wednesday. Travis A. Armstrong was arrested April 18 and charged with aggravated criminal sex abuse and solicitation to meet a child. The arrest followed a sheriff’s office investigation that began in March involving a teenager who said she met Armstrong at Jaycee Park in Aurora where they engaged in sex acts on “several occasions,” according to court documents. / Aurora Beacon News

Denver, CO
CUED SPEECH HELPS COLORADO BOY 'SEE' WHAT OTHER SAY; MAX ONLY DEAF CHILD IN STATE USING METHOD
A rap video is raising awareness about a little-used form of communication for the deaf called Cued Speech. One Colorado mother says her middle school son is the only deaf child in the state using the method. "We found out Max was deaf when he was 3 years old," said Lisa Weiss. "So he had already lost three years of acquiring spoken language." Her son, Max Tucker, 11, now has bilateral cochlear implants and can hear in quiet situations, but has trouble when there is background noise. / 7NEWS

Barrington, IL
BARRINGTON NATIVE ON GLOBAL QUEST TO PROMOTE DEAF RIGHTS
Marissa Polvere is on a mission to travel the world — and she has a lot to accomplish on that mission. Polvere, who was born deaf, wants to use her travels to enhance rights and accessibility for deaf people all over the globe. A current student at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., Polvere recently traveled to South America with 13 other RIT students to study the sign languages of Chile and other countries and to examine how rights for deaf people differ in that part of the world. / Lake County News-Sun

Morganton, NC
LOCATION SELECTED TO BUILD PROJECT
The North Carolina School for the Deaf Foundation — comprised of NCSD alumni, parents of students and graduates, educators, business and community leaders, interested private citizens and a liaison from the school’s administration — has selected the old Morganton High School location as the future site of its North Carolina Senior Deaf and Blind Community project. Now that the location has been confirmed, the foundation is kickstarting its capital project and hopes to break ground in just a few months. / The News Herald

Beaumont, TX
KVLU PARTICIPATES IN EMERGENCY ALERT PROGRAM FOR DEAF, HARD OF HEARING
Lamar University public radio 91.3 KVLU is one of 26 NPR member stations that has been selected to participate in a pilot program to demonstrate the delivery of emergency alerts to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in the Gulf Coast states. The initiative is a joint effort with NPR Labs, the technology research and development group of NPR, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. / Lamar University


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INTERNATIONAL
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South Africa
THE FAKE INTERPRETER IS BACK, AND SIGN LANGUAGE IS MOCKED AGAIN
The mind boggles. We’re not sure what Thamsanqa Jantjie was thinking when he recorded this advert for a live video-sharing app, but we’re pretty sure that the company he’s advertising, Live Lens, knew what they were doing: causing a bit more controversy, at the expense of Deaf people, to help publicise their product. This ad features Jantjie mocking the worldwide controversy he caused back in December, when he signed nonsense at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. / The Limping Chicken

Finland
FINNISH DEAF ADVOCATE WINS UN PRIZE
The UN has given its Prize in the Field of Human Rights to a Finn for the first time. Liisa Kauppinen was recognized for her work on behalf of deaf people all over the world. Kauppinen was Executive Director at the Finnish Association of the Deaf from 1976 to 2006, and became the first female president of the World Federation for the Deaf in 1995. / Yle Uutiset

Finland
DEAF RAPPER SIGNMARK BREAKS SILENCE AFTER FOUR-YEAR LULL
Internationally known Finnish sign language rapper Signmark has released his third album after a four-year hiatus. After cementing his switchover from Finnish to American Sign Language the rapper, originally Marko Vuoriheimo, ventures into uncharted territory with a number in southern Chinese sign language. / Yle Uutiset

Dundee, Scotland
COURT TOLD DEAF MAN'S SIGNING WAS MISTAKEN FOR AGGRESSION DURING STRUGGLE WITH POLICE
Police arresting a deaf man “did not handle the situation appropriately”, a court has been told. Peter Drinnan, 29, was treated tactlessly by officers and was not offered an interpreter, despite being unable to hear anything, his solicitor told Dundee Sheriff Court. The “rough” incident happened after a drunken Drinnan, accompanied by a friend, attempted to enter a casino. The visibly intoxicated pair were refused admission, leading Drinnan to punch a casino employee on the head. / The Courier

South Tyneside, England
ALEX IS A LEADING LIGHT IN DEAF COMMUNITY
A man described as a “shining example” to his community has been nominated for an award. Alex Duguid is up for the Achieving Excellence accolade in this year’s Pride of South Tyneside. The 70-year-old, who is profoundly deaf, works for ITV SignPost, which translates programmes into British Sign Language (BSL), and Alex is best known as the face of ITV2’s Emmerdale Omnibus. / Shields Gazette

West Sussex, England
DEAF COUPLE UPSET AS DRIVER REFUSES FARE
A Worthing private hire driver refused to take a fare from a profoundly deaf couple because they were travelling with a hearing assistance dog. Paul Tolchard called A2B Taxis to book a vehicle on March 28. But when the driver arrived at the Edwards’ home, he said that his insurance would be invalidated if he allowed Cleo, a small cocker spaniel/miniature poodle cross, which has been specially trained, to travel. / West Sussex Gazette

Cheshire, England
THIS MAN HAS BECOME THE FIRST EVER DEAF-BEFORE-HE-COULD-SPEAK PERSON TO BE NAMED CAPTAIN OF A BRITISH GOLF CLUB
A Cheshire golfer who was born deaf has just made history by becoming a golf club captain. Peter Baker, the new captain at Ellesmere Port Golf Club, is thought to be the first pre-lingually deaf person to hold the office in British history. “I would advise any deaf golfer to get on the club committee and help out and show the hearing world that we are equal as them,” he said. / Golf Club Management

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
RENOWNED DEAF PERCUSSIONIST TAKES STAGE WITH WINNIPEG ORCHESTRA
There's only a few rehearsals left before renowned deaf percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie takes one of the world's biggest stages with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Glennie and the WSO are getting some rehearsal time in before travelling to New York, where they’ll be performing at Carnegie Hall's Spring for Music on May 8. / CBC News

Toronto, ON, Canada
NEW PROGRAM TO MAKE RECREATION FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING PATRONS
The swimming instructor is talking, but you can’t hear her. The yoga teacher is speaking softly, but you can’t understand him. The coach of your kid’s hockey team is giving directions but your child is missing most of it. For the 1 in 4 adults in Canada who has a hearing loss, this may be their experience at their local community recreation center. A new project is looking to change that experience and bridge the communication gap. / CHS

Toronto, ON, Canada
VOICE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS SUPPORTING FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSS
2014 marks the 50th year that VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children has been supporting Canadian families of children with hearing loss so they might learn to hear listen and speak. Started as a small parent advocacy group in Toronto, VOICE has grown into a national organization advocating for thousands of children with hearing loss. / Newswire.ca

Bradford, ON, Canada
HAIR SALON RAISES FUNDS FOR HOSPITAL HEARING UNIT
Mary & Vita’s Hair Design in Bradford has raised nearly $400,000 over 14 years to ensure nobody has to go deaf. The salon hosted its 14th annual Vita & Stehpanie Cut-a-Thon in support of the Cochlear Implant Program at the Hospital for Sick Children Sunday, May 4, which the owner hoped would raise more than $20,000 alone. Donations are still being counted. / York Region

Germany
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY TO GO DEAF
Professional musicians are four times nearly more likely to suffer from deafness caused by exposure to loud noise than the general population, a new study has shown. Whether playing in rock bands or in an orchestra, career musicians are also 57 per cent more likely to develop tinnitus. The study, published in the medical journal Occupational Health and Environmental Medicine, looked at health insurance data from seven million people in Germany. / The Independent


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Brattleboro, VT
LOCALS GO TO KENYA TO AID DEAF SCHOOL, AREA CHILDREN
Michael Gantt not too long ago got back from what he believes was his 30th trip to Kenya. But he said it was as special and meaningful as the first. Gantt, a pastor with the Agape Christian Fellowship, journeyed to east Africa in February on yet another service-oriented mission for the Immanuel Christian School for the Deaf in Oyugis, Kenya. He focuses on the school's infrastructure and brought along with him a registered nurse, an EMT and a licensed nursing assistant to conduct medical examinations on the children. / Brattleboro Reformer

Turlock, CA
DEAF SOCIAL: LEARNING ABOUT A CULTURE, NOT A HANDICAP
Anyone can tell you time and time again not to be nervous, we are all people, it’ll be fine. But this will never stop you from having butterflies in your stomach the first time you try to communicate with someone from a culture you’ve studied but never been a part of. That is, after all, exactly what it is for a hearing student of ASL attending a Deaf social. But just like everyone promised, I lived to write about it. / The Signal

Shreveport, LA
FACULTY MEMBER BRINGING NOVEL HEARING LOSS TREATMENT TO NORTH LOUISIANA
There’s a new option for people with hearing loss who are not satisfied with hearing aids. Patients whose hearing falls under the category of too bad for hearing aids but too good for cochlear implants may benefit from an innovative hybrid approach, and an LSU Health Shreveport physician who was trained in this newly FDA-approved treatment is now able to offer it to them. / KTBS

St. Augustine, FL
FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND HAS PAGEANT
In early April, the Kirk Auditorium on the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind campus was magically transformed with garlands and lights to become an elegant setting for the Mr. and Miss FSDB Pageant. The 2014 pageant marked the 26th year and 25th consecutive year the event has been held. Nicolas Owen, class of 2016 from Palm City won Mr. FSDB and Katie Inman, class of 2015 from Atlantic Beach won Miss FSDB for the Blind High School. / The St. Augustine Record

San Angelo, TX
DEAF KIDS FIND FUN, BELONGING AT OLYMPICS
The West Texas Deaf Olympics are a place where hearing-impaired students can belong, said Harlie Oliver, a student volunteer at the event. Subscribe to read the full story. / Standard-Times

Rochester, NY
LETTER: CAPTIONS SHOULD BE STANDARD
I was disturbed by the “thumbs up” you gave Wegmans for captioning their TV commercials. Closed captioning has been around for almost 35 years. No company should be applauded for doing something that should have become standard practice, oh, some 35 years ago. When companies don’t caption their ads, it is disrespectful, rude, hurtful and ignorant. / Democrat and Chronicle


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Phoenix, AZ
RESIDENT ADVOCATES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Since 1993 Ahwatukee Foothills resident Michele Michaels has been working in an industry that affects her own personal life and the lives of nearly 700,000 individuals in Arizona every day. Today, she is the hard of hearing specialist at the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing and travels across the state educating people about the challenges these individuals face. / Ahwatukee Foothill News

Wausau, WI
STATE OFFICIALS PRAISE LINETEC FOR HIRING HEARING-IMPAIRED EMPLOYEES
State employment officials were in Wausau Thursday to highlight the hiring of disabled workers at Linetec. Gina Krueger from Linetec HR says they've worked with a number of hearing-impaired employees in the past. The company hired Jay Kufahl, who lost his hearing recently and has been on part time work. Krueger says he's one of two hearing-impaired employees currently on staff. / WSAU

Washington, DC
GALLAUDET TO EXPAND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Gallaudet University announced May 3 that it has established a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to promote educational skill development and career advancement opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing Federal employees enrolled in the university’s Masters of Public Administration program. / PRWeb

Washington, DC
NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH 2014 THEME ANNOUNCED
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the 2014 official theme of National Disability Employment Awareness Month: "Expect. Employ. Empower." Observed in October, NDEAM is a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and honors the many diverse contributions of America's workers with disabilities. / US DOL


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Houston, TX
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER HELPS DEAF AUDIENCES ENJOY MUSIC, DIRTY LYRICS AND ALL
Amber Galloway Gallego was in bed when a friend texted her: "Turn on Jimmy Kimmel." Kimmel was showing a clip of Galloway Gallego on stage at Lollapalooza, dancing and doing sign language as rapper Kendrick Lamar rapped expletives. In the nine months since that Chicago music fest, Galloway Gallego's sign-language spectacle has been viewed about 4 million times on YouTube. / Houston Chronicle

New York, NY
NYC THEATERS BECOMING MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR HEARING IMPAIRED
Three off-Broadway theater companies — including the home of the Tribeca Film Festival — will turn up the volume for their hard-of-hearing patrons under deals with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The Manhattan Theatre Club, the Atlantic Theater Company and the School of Visual Arts Theatre all agreed to provide wireless headsets and install “hearing loops” that transmit audio signals to certain hearing aids, Schneiderman’s office plans to announce Monday. / New York Post

Sioux Falls, SD
BURST OF SIGN PERFORMANCE IS THEATER FOR ALL
A two-night student showcase at Augustana College will provide a new experience to many in the audience. Instead of watching out of the corner of their eye while language translators fill in the deaf audience members, they will be listening to speaking translators to explain what is happening onstage. "The student showcase is to show how hard we worked this year," said Jayne Hess, an Augustana student who has a double major of elementary education and deaf education. / Argus Leader

Rochester, NY
INTRODUCING ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST LAURIE MONAHAN!
NTID's Dyer Art Gallery had the extraordinary privilege of displaying the talented Deaf artist Laurie Monahan's work from March 18 through the end of April. Laurie has always been an artist at heart, exploring many ways of expressing herself including a 11-year career as a graphic artist. / The Silent Grapevine

West Palm Beach, FL
YEARS AFTER COCHLEAR IMPLANT, DEAF GIRL NOW THRIVING AS TEEN ARTIST
Years ago, WPBF 25 News' Tiffany Kenney introduced viewers to a little girl who captured hearts with her story. She was deaf, just 3 years old and about to undergo surgery. Since then, she has become a talented young artist whose work is now on display at Florida's largest museum, hanging on the walls among historic portraits and paintings. Alexandra Alfeo, now 16, is a student at Forest Hill High School, and this week her work -- along with that of a handful of other young artists -- is being featured at the prestigious Norton Museum Of Art. / WPBF

Indianapolis, IN
'AMAZING RACE' STAR VISITS INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
One of the stars of the hit CBS reality show “The Amazing Race” was in Indianapolis Sunday. Luke Adams has appeared in two seasons of the show including this year’s all-star season. He signed autographs as part of the Indiana School for the Deaf’s annual fundraising fair. / WTHI-TV

New York, NY
MARLEE MATLIN ON THE FCC'S FEEBLE ATTEMPTS AT ONLINE CLOSED CAPTIONING
Last week, Betabeat met with Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin, who’s been deaf since she was 18 months old. She told us a frustrating story from three years ago, about the time she’d tried to stream a CNN video about the unveiling of the Hellen Keller statue at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. “[There were] no captions," said Matlin. "How ironic that it’s Hellen Keller, the leading disability advocate, and it’s not even captioned for someone like me to be able to understand." / Betabeat

Bozeman, MT
DOES CLOSED CAPTIONING STILL SERVE DEAF PEOPLE: GARY ROBSON AT TEDxBOZEMAN
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. / YouTube


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Washington, DC
ADHAM TALAAT, DEAF DEFENSIVE LINE DRAFT PROSPECT, HOPES TO PLAY IN NFL
Adham Talaat cannot hear, but he hopes to make some serious noise in the 2014 NFL draft. The talented defensive lineman hopes to become one of a very small handful of deaf players to play professional football. Talaat, who strikes an imposing figure at 6-foot-6, 271 pounds, was a standout at Division III Gallaudet University, where scouts from more than 25 NFL teams came to watch him play. / NESN

Rochester, NY
DEAFNESS DOESN'T IMPAIR RIT BASEBALL PLAYER SKIP FLANAGAN
Skip Flanagan was 17 months old when doctors diagnosed him as deaf. His panic-stricken parents bought every book they could find on sign language, desperately hoping to connect with their son. And then one day... "We were sitting with him in his high chair rolling a ball across the table," his father, Sean, recounts. "He would catch it and giggle. We would point to the ball and sign 'ball,' which is putting your fingers together several times." This went on and on. Sean and Sue Flanagan then hatched a plan. / Democrat and Chronicle

Louisville, KY
GALLAUDET SOFTBALL COACH JOSEPH KOLCUN FEATURED IN NFCA NEWSLETTER
Gallaudet University softball head coach Joseph Kolcun is featured in the January edition of Fastpitch Delivery newsletter published by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Kolcun is the featured coach in the newsletter's 'Coach's Profile' section titled "Gallaudet's Kolcun Seeing Signs Of Success" written by Dave Hines. The story details Kolcun's challenges associated with being a deaf coach of a deaf and hard-of-hearing team, and how these challenges are not issues for Kolcun and his players. / Gallaudet

Philadelphia, PA
A KEY SAVE IN GOAL
The third quarter ended, and Washington boys' lacrosse coach Jack Creighton turned toward his bench in search of his starting goalie. Robert Franklin sat there alone, with ice on one of his shins. Creighton asked him to walk onto the field. The coach did not need Franklin to reenter the game. "Need you to sign for me, please," Creighton said. Franklin's replacement, sophomore Paul Thiergartner, is deaf. And the Eagles coach wanted to give him instructions before the fourth quarter began. / The Philadelphia Inquirer


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You can advertise your job openings here for just $20 a week (up to 100 words, 10 cents each add'l word). To place your ad, send the announcement to mail@deafweekly.com.

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English Language Institute trainer position at Gallaudet University in Washington DC:

Main responsibility: to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) for an audience of deaf and hard of hearing international and domestic students.

Please refer to Gallaudet University’s HR link for more details about job description, minimum qualifications, and contact information.
http://jobs.gallaudet.edu/?select=Professional%20Staff%20(exempt)#14055

Gallaudet EEO statement: http://www.gallaudet.edu/hrs/employment_opportunities/eeo_statement.html

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Suite 446
Buffalo, New York 14214


Position Opening: Community Advocate
Category: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Reports to: Executive Director
Posting Date: May 6, 2014

General Summary:
The Community Advocate partners with deaf and hard of hearing individuals to address their individualized needs within the WNY community while maintaining their full access to the rights, privileges, and opportunities available to the general public. Using a strengths-based, problem solving approach, the Advocate promotes the client’s self-determination, independence, and celebration of his/her language, identity, and culture. The Advocate also works with businesses, agencies, and service providers on both an individual and systems basis in order to educate them on the needs and rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Domains within which the Advocate may provide support to clients include but are not limited to the following: communication assistance, peer counseling, disability benefits, health care, housing, money management, transportation, independent living, assistive technology, and employment.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Social Work
Experience working with persons who are deaf and hard of hearing
Fluency in American Sign Language
In-depth knowledge of Deaf Culture

Start Date: As soon as possible.

How to Apply:
Full job description and application instructions available at www.wnydas.org
Contact: nburns@wnydas.org

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The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities for Teacher of the Deaf for the 2014-2015 school year.

Interested persons are invited to visit the CSDB website www.csdb.org to view the official job announcement in its entirety; follow the instructions to submit a complete on-line application. Contact information:

Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street; Colorado Springs, CO 80903
E-mail: clutz@csdb.org; (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax)

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Position Opening

Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer

Rochester (NY) School for the Deaf (RSD) is seeking a Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer. Established in 1876, RSD is a private, New York State-supported school providing educational programs and related services for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, newborn to age 21. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must be eligible for New York State administrative certification (School District Leader or School District Administrator). Interested persons should go to http://www.leadschools.us and follow the “Current Vacancies” link. A current resume and a cover letter should be uploaded with the application file. The application deadline is June 30, 2014.

Questions should be directed to: Howard S. Smith, Ed.D., Associate, School Leadership, LLC;
E-mail: leadschools@aol.com; Phone: (800) 975-1730; (716) 949-2013.

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JOB OPENING

RELAY NEVADA OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Hamilton Relay
currently has a full-time position open for “Relay Nevada Outreach Coordinator”.

Location: Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Position summary:
This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CapTel®) for Relay Nevada.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
-- Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of public outreach, public relations or related marketing experience are required.
-- Experience in the telecommunication field, Traditional Relay Service or Captioned Telephone Service is a strong plus.
-- Excellent presentation skills
-- Ability to develop effective outreach and educational campaigns
-- Ability to confidently communicate (oral & written) with a wide variety of audiences
-- Ability to plan, schedule and execute multiple projects
-- Ability to understand and follow directions
-- Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Relay Administrator, public organizations, private and non-profit sectors
-- Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users
-- Familiarity with the user communities that could benefit from relay services:
Senior Community
Hard of Hearing Community
Deaf Community
Speech Disabled

-- Able to travel alone
-- Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com or contact HR at 402.694.5101 or 800.821.1831 by May 14, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Instructional/Support Faculty - Applied Computer Technology

Detailed Job Description

NTID Information and Computing Studies is seeking an Instructional/Support Faculty to teach deaf and hard of hearing students in the Applied Computer Technology program at the Associate degree level and provide tutoring support to deaf and hard of hearing students taking courses at the bachelor degree level at the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS). The successful applicant's duties include course instruction (teaching and tutoring), computer laboratory instruction/supervision, curriculum/course development, participation in departmental efforts, and maintaining liaison relationships with faculty in other colleges of RIT.

Required Minimum Qualifications
• Master of Science in Information Technology, Computer Science or related computing field.
• Five years full-time work experience in Web Development, database implementation and object-oriented programming.
• Sign Language fluency is required.
• Teaching/training experience
• Curriculum development experience
• Organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
• C# or similar programming experience, Mobile App Development experience, Multi-platform experience including Windows, MAC, Android and IOS, Recognized industry-wide technical certifications and/or Network/Security and Computer Support experience.

How To Apply
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/460891
Keyword Search: 991BR.

EOE
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Travis County (Austin, TX) is seeking an SENIOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER to provide sign language interpreting services for consumers, staff, one-on-one appointments, group meetings, and telephone calls.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Deaf Education, Interpreting, Linguistics, Communications, Liberal Arts, Social or Behavioral Sciences AND 5 years interpreting services experience in a variety of situations involving individuals with special communication issues. Must have at least 3 years of court interpreting experience.

Certificates: CIC, SC: L, CSC, RSC, CT, CI, OIC CDI-P, or MCSC. BEI Court Certification or RID SC:L Certification preferred.

Job #14-01676

VIEW JOB DETAILS & APPLY ONLINE AT:
www.TravisCountyJobs.org

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PAHrtners Deaf Services
www.pahrtners.com/careers

www.facebook.com/deafjobs


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 out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or 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, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in 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

Assistant Program Director for Residential Services for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs -
Full Time; Glenside location

Residential Program Assistant for Adult Residential Program - Full Time; Glenside location

Case Managers for Residential Program for Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health needs -
Full Time; Glenside location

Residential Counselors for Residential Treatment Facility for Adolescents- Full Time; Glenside location

Therapist/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker- Full Time; Glenside location

Staff Interpreter-
Full Time; Glenside location

HR Assistant-
Full Time; Glenside location

Go to our Website at: www.PAHrtners.com to learn more about each position.
Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/deafjobs

Send your letter of intent and resume to:
Elizabeth Williams, Office Manager

PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email: ewilliams@pahrtners.com
Fax: 215-884-6301


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