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June 18, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 33

Editor: Tom Willard

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Minneapolis, MN
PHOTOS OF STUDENTS FOUND ON TEACHER'S COMPUTER LEADS TO INVESTIGATION
A teacher who worked with deaf and hearing-impaired students is under criminal investigation after a school technology staff member discovered thousands of photographs of elementary schoolchildren, some in compromising positions, on his computer, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. The Spring Lake Park and St. Francis school districts were notifying parents Tuesday of the investigation. The teacher has not been charged, and the investigation continues, the Sheriff’s Office said. / Star Tribune

Portland, OR
DEAF INMATE SUES OREGON PRISON SYSTEM FOR NOT PROVIDING SIGN-LANGUAGE INTEPRETERS
A deaf prison inmate accuses the Oregon Department of Corrections of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing him an interpreter during 13 years of incarceration. A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of 48-year-old David D. VanValkenburg seeks $460,000 in damages for what he describes as a systematic failure to effectively communicate with him from the beginning of his prison term in November 2000. / The Oregonian

Omaha, NE
DEAF STUDENT APPEALS ORDER FAVORING CREIGHTON
A deaf student at Creighton University is appealing a federal judge's 2013 ruling that said the school did not have to reimburse him for more than $100,000 he spent on special equipment and interpreters in his first two years of medical school. Michael Argenyi's cross-appeal was filed Wednesday after lawyers for the Omaha school filed their own appeal earlier this month. / The Associated Press

Brattleboro, VT
AUSTINE SCHOOL GRADUATES FINAL CLASS, HOPES TO REOPEN IN 2016
Brattleboro’s Austine School graduated a class of four students Tuesday, in what could be its final commencement. The 100-year-old school for the deaf announced in April that it would close at the end of the academic year because of financial problems. School officials say they hope to regroup and re-open in 2016. "This is not goodbye, please don’t misunderstand that," said outgoing alumni association president Michael Carter. "It’s a, 'See you later, see you soon.'" / Vermont Public Radio

Vancouver, WA
INSLEE TELLS SCHOOL FOR DEAF GRADS ABOUT SUCCESS, FAILURE
"Every single success story is built on failure," Gov. Jay Inslee told the graduating class at Washington School for the Deaf Thursday night. In Vancouver for several meetings, Inslee gave his commencement address to the school's seven graduates for his last gig of a long day before he and his wife, Trudi, headed back to Olympia. / The Columbian

Concord, NH
DEAF SALUTATORIAN OVERCOMES ISOLATION, OBSTACLES IN FRANKLIN
Born hard of hearing, Carter Henry was never going to breeze to his goal of graduating near the top of his high school class. But by December, Carter had grinded his way to the No. 2 ranking by using a gifted mind, relentless work ethic, support from family and friends and an FM radio system that amplified classroom sounds so he could participate. A month later, though, his world went silent. As Franklin High’s only deaf student, Carter suddenly could no longer communicate with classmates, becoming more isolated as he struggled to adjust to his new world. / Concord Monitor

Birmingham, AL
ALABAMA INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND NOW HAS 3 TORNADO SHELTERS
During the school year, more than 12,000 students from around the nation call the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind home. Now, the school will be adequately prepared the next time there is a threat for a tornado in the area. Three new storm shelters are now in place on campus. The school took a hit from a storm in March of 2013 when storms slammed five buildings, leaving behind $250,000 in damage. / WIAT

Tulsa, OK
TULSA PATIENT GETS HIGH-TECH HEARING AID THAT GOES IN THE MOUTH
After surgery to remove a tumor near her brain, Donna Martin woke up deaf in her left ear, a side effect that doctors had warned her to expect. She spent the next 16 years wearing two hearing aids. Last week, she became the first patient in Tulsa to receive an innovative new device — technically not a hearing aid, but considered a prosthetic. The SoundBite system has two components — a tiny microphone worn behind the impaired ear and a thin wire that wraps around the upper back teeth, converting the microphone’s signal into imperceptible vibrations. / Tulsa World

Fremont, CA
FREMONT POLICE FIND DEAF AUTISTIC BOY
Fremont Police on Thursday afternoon announced they have found a nine-year-old autistic and deaf boy who had gone missing. Police had asked for the public’s help finding Adeeb Nasari, a nine-year-old South Asian Indian boy. / KTVU

Springfield, MO
MAN SWIPED DOG OF YOUNG DEAF BOY, DOG WAS BEING TRAINED TO HELP
Sandy Benson's son, Logan, is a typical rambunctious 3-year-old boy. The single mother recently got Logan a bull mastiff that they named Rosco P Coltrane. On Monday, Benson's friend took Rosco for a walk. A man asked if he could pet the dog. He seemed friendly enough, so the friend agreed, but it turned out he had another motive. "He unhooked the leash, grabbed the dog, and took off in his car," said Benson. Benson desperately wants Rosco returned. "It's not just any dog; it's a special dog that's being trained to save my son's life." / KY3

Washington, DC
FCC LAUNCHES SUPPORT LINE FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
The FCC has launched a video consumer support service, the ASL Consumer Support Line, specifically designed to enable consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing to engage in a direct video call with a consumer specialist at the FCC. The service will allow deaf consumers to communicate in their primary language, ASL. Until now deaf consumers only had the option to communicate using relay services or by filing a complaint form online. / Telecompaper

South Bend, IN
MORE CLOSED CAPTIONING REQUIRED
Come June 30, local news stations will be required to comply with the Federal Communications Commission's new regulations for closed captioning on their live programming. Though most news stations already provide closed captioning for the majority of their programming, the new regulations will extend existing requirements to include unscripted news segments, such as weather reports, sportscasts, live interviews and breaking news, depending on the television station. / South Bend Tribune


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Internet
WATCH MAGICAL MOMENT DEAF AND BLIND BRAZIL FAN ENJOYS GOAL THANKS TO SIGN LANGUAGE
If you find yourself feeling cynical about the World Cup, watch this and feel refreshed. Brazil fanatic Carlos is deaf and blind. But thanks to the ingenuity of his family and friends, he too can enjoy the magic of the beautiful game. / Mirror

United Arab Emirates
BEHIND THE SCENES: MISS INDIA WORLDWIDE
Winning the Miss India Worldwide title this time last year, representing the United Kingdom, hearing-impaired Nehal Bhogaita is the first differently-abled contestant to have successfully come away with the crown in the competition’s 17-year history. For the past year Nehal, accompanied by her interpreter sister, has travelled the world completing her duties. This weekend she is in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to pass on the mantle to one of 40 new contestants from all over the globe. / Khaleej Times

Wales
LOTTERY BOOST FOR DEAF YOUNG PEOPLE
A new project that will support deaf young people across Wales is set to start this September. The Gearing Up project, run by the National Deaf Children's Society, will run for three years and support deaf young people aged 14-18 as they take their first steps into adulthood. The project will offer a range of activities including workshops that will help deaf young people decide whether they want to go to university or into employment, and 'Young Leader Weekends' that will develop confidence and leadership skills. / NewWales

London, England
LIFELONG CAMPAIGNER OF DEAF RIGHTS AWARDED MBE
Ruth Myers was awarded an MBE [Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire] for services to Improving Telecommunications Access for Deaf People. From the early days of the Deaf Broadcasting Council, Ruth led campaigns for subtitles and sign language on our television programs. Ruth has also been an active and staunch advocate for the improvement of telecommunication in the UK. / BDA

London, England
JAMES MERRY, THE DEAF ANIMATOR OF OUR NEW BUMPERS
Bumpers are short bits that go at beginning and end of a film, or television program. They are usually only a few seconds in length. They can be still or animated, or even footage, but their main purpose is to announce the brand identity of the studio, producer or broadcaster attached to that film or television program. / BSL Zone

Bristol, England
DEAF BRISTOL COUNCILLOR RHIAN GREAVES MAKING HISTORY IN CITY HALL
Meet Rhian Greaves, who is making history in the corridors of power at City Hall on College Green. She is believed to be the city's first councillor who is severely deaf. Rhian, 23, romped home in the local elections by beating the UKIP candidate by 159 votes. She said: "I want to be a role model for other people with disabilities. I want to show what can be achieved, whatever your circumstances." / Bristol Post

Toronto, ON, Canada
NEW 'TRAVEL WITH DAWN' TV SERIES ON SOUTH AFRICA
A new internet travel video series of “Travel with Dawn” presented in International Sign with English subtitles focusing on South Africa premiered June 8 on the H3.tv website. Dawn Jani Birley hosts this eight-part series, which took place seven weeks prior to the World Federation of the Deaf World Congress in Durban, South Africa. Birley teamed up with Darren Frazier who was videographer. “We covered South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho,” Birley said. / DEAF 411

Victoria, Australia
SHORTAGE OF SIGN-LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS PUTS DEAF PATIENTS AT RISK
A shortage of sign-language interpreters is forcing deaf hospital patients to rely on family members or scribbled notes to interpret vital medical information. And the situation is worse for public hospital patients, who don’t have access to a pool of federally-funded interpreters. A new report by advocacy agency Deaf Victoria says hospitals are putting lives at risk in a bid to save money, but hospitals blame a lack of qualified staff. / Herald Sun

Mandurah, Australia
DEAF MUM SHOCKED AFTER BEING CALLED A 'DUMB LADY' ON RECEIPT FROM CAMERA STORE
A deaf woman was left horrified after being called “dumb” on a receipt from a Mandurah shop. Emma Chevron, a mother-of-three who has been deaf since birth, said the incident showed many West Australians still didn’t realize the term was “archaic” and derogatory. “I was horrified to find the note referred to me as a ‘dumb lady’,” she told The Sunday Times. “I was hurt and wanted to run away from that store and never go back." / Perth Now

China
CHILDREN'S SIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM UNDER THREAT AS FUNDING DRIES UP
Like any mother, Louise Siu Pui-yee was overcome with emotion when her son Remus first called her mummy. He was 18 months old and it was a word she never thought she would hear. In fact, she didn't actually hear the word -- she saw it. Remus was born profoundly deaf and he communicated that special first word by putting his finger on his chin -- the sign for mummy. That was when 34-year-old Siu understood the value of sign language and realized the time she had invested in learning it alongside her son had all been worthwhile. / South China Morning Post

Hsinchu City, Taiwan
ART FEST FOR HEARING IMPAIRED LAUNCED IN HSINCHU
A festival celebrating the talents of Taiwan’s hearing-impaired artists kicked off June 14 in Hsinchu City, underscoring the efforts of the local government to promote creativity in the community. “In addition to giving the hearing-impaired a platform to demonstrate their gifts, the event aims to raise public awareness of the need to show greater care for this special group of people,” Hsinchu City Mayor Hsu Ming-tsai said at the launch. / Taiwan Today

Manila, Philippines
DEAF PIANIST ON HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES
At 17, Ron Tan taught himself how to play the piano. Growing up, he got involved in a slew of other hobbies, but the moment he sat and learned how to work the ivories, he knew music was going to be a big part of his life. Four years later, at 21, he's a regular performer at Singapore's Changi Village Hotel. He continues to make music with more fervor than when he first started out. Ron is also 80 per cent deaf. / Rappler

Ghana
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER REFUSED ACCESS TO EXAM HALL
Confusion nearly marred the smooth take-off of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination last Monday when an official refused to allow a sign language interpreter in the examination hall. Contrary to a directive to “allow the services of sign language interpreters" during the exam, Mr Ofori Mensah refused to allow the interpreter when the examination began. / GhanaWeb


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Internet
PROTEIN DISCOVERY MAY LEAD TO CURE FOR HEARING LOSS
A scientific team in France reports that the absence of a specific protein in the inner ear or impairment of the gene that codes for it leads to profound deafness in mice and humans. The researchers believe that it is possible to consider developing gene therapy strategies for deafness caused by defects in this gene. / GEN

Johnson City, NY
HEARING LOOP USE GROWING IN POPULARITY
New technology is enabling hearing aids to deliver crisper sound, and the campaign is taking off across the country. It's called a hearing loop. The development acts almost like a personal audio system for people with hearing aids, and all it takes is the push of a button. "It makes the hearing aid doubly useful, it allows people to hear in public places that they previously couldn't hear," said Juliette Sterkens, Doctor of Audiology and National Hearing Loop Advocate for the Hearing Loss Association of America./ WBNG

Houston, TX
WOODHAVEN BAPTIST DEAF CHURCH -- STILL SIGNING, STILL SERVING, STILL SENDING
The singers uttered nary a sound. The performance was greeted by a standing ovation. It, too, was silent. The lyrics and the resultant applause all were conveyed in American Sign Language. At Woodhaven, Houston's oldest church for the deaf, there is more than one way to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord." / Houston Chronicle

Salt Lake City, UT
CATHOLIC PRIEST TO LEAD RETREAT FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
The Catholic Deaf community in the Diocese of Salt Lake City will host a retreat using the American Sign Language at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church June 21-22. The retreat master will be Father Michael Depcik, an Oblate of Saint Francis de Sales and pastor at Saint John’s Deaf Center in the Archdiocese of Detroit. / Intermountain Catholic

Glade Hill, VA
DEAFNESS NO OBSTACLE FOR FATHER OF THE YEAR
Father's Day is extra special this year for Harry Lynn Taylor of Glade Hill, as he has been named the Virginia Association of the Deaf's (VAD) 2014 Father of the Year. "My father was nominated for this award because he and my mother are both good examples of what deaf parents should be," said Taylor's daughter, Tammy Taylor Fortune. / The Franklin News Post

Internet
DO-IT-YOURSELF HEARING TEST NOW AVAILABLE
Do you think you may need hearing aids, but don't want to spend the time or money to see an audiologist? If so, you can now take a free, 10-minute hearing test by dialing the toll-free National Hearing Test number at 866-223-7575 and following the directions. Developed by hearing scientists with funding from the National Institutes of Health, the test is a screening tool for hearing impairment. / InsuranceNewsNet.com


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Rochester, NY
OPENING UP WORLDS FOR THE DEAF
Davin Searls and David Justice were two men in their 20s trying to make a difference in China. They met while they were each doing separate adventures helping out the deaf community and teaching English at a university. They formed a friendship, and wshen they both got back home, they had a plan. Both had different paths that brought them to the same place today, as leaders of Discovering Deaf Worlds. / Democrat and Chronicle

Wichita, KS
OPINION: KANSAS NEEDS MORE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS
The State of Kansas needs more sign language interpreters. Wichita State doesn’t offer a major in sign language interpreting. Students have to leave Kansas to go to another state to major in interpreting. WSU doesn’t offer two-year or four-programs for interpreters, but there are a number of people working to make this major happen. Some students decided to attend WSU hoping the interpreting program would be in place for them, but plans have been stalled and the interpreting major has yet to be finalized. / The Sunflower

Rocklin, CA
PURPLE COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT
Purple Communications, Inc. has appointed Robert Rae as president. Rae brings 23 years of experience leading advanced technology companies in telecommunications, digital marketing and online education. / MarketWatch


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Baltimore, MD
BWW REVIEW: TRIBES
Everyman Theatre's last production of the season is TRIBES by British playwright Nina Raine. It concerns Billy a young man who has been deaf since birth. John McGinty, a Washington DC-based deaf actor, is brilliant in the role. Megan Anderson plays his love interest Sylvia who is on the cusp of deafness and has learned sign language. (Anderson deserves kudos for not only learning how to sign over a six month period but also learning how to play the piano.) / Broadway World

Temecula, CA
TVIFF AND DEAF WEST THEATRE TEAM UP
The Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival (TVIFF) has partnered with Deaf West to extend their reach from hearing, to deaf and hard of hearing audiences. According to the event's website, the event is meant to “[showcase] a remarkable diversity of local, national and international films, music and personalities to the delight of enthusiastic audiences.” The event will begin on September 17 and end on September 21. / Canyon News

Spokane, WA
PARTIALLY DEAF GRADUATE FOLLOWS PASSION FOR PIANO
As a partially deaf, self-taught pianist enrolled in college as a reluctant nurse-to-be, Rana Mahmood may have been an unlikely concert musician. After graduating Friday from Spokane Falls Community College, where he wowed his teacher during an impromptu audition, he’ll head to Gonzaga University as a piano student with a scholarship and his eye on the stage. “Anything can happen, I guess,” said Mahmood, 23, last week. / The Spokesman-Review

Lacey, WA
DEAF STUDENT TACKLES THE TUBA
There’s nothing that sixth grader Trenton Eash can’t do. This year alone, Trenton made his way through attempting to learn several instruments -- first the trumpet, next was the French horn, then the baritone, and now, as the school year comes to an end, he’s settled on the tuba. There’s also something unique about Trenton’s passion to play: he can’t hear any of the sound he creates. Trenton, 11, is profoundly deaf. / Central Kitsap Reporter

St. Louis, MO
HISTORICAL NOVEL EXPLORES BLIND-DEAF CELEBRITY (NO, NOT HELEN KELLER)
Before Helen Keller, there was Laura Bridgman. At the age of 2 she contracted scarlet fever, losing her vision, her hearing, her sense of smell and her sense of taste. Though now little known, as a teen in the 1840s Bridgman was almost as famous as Queen Victoria, as Kimberly Elkins writes in her first novel, “What Is Visible.” / St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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St. Augustine, FL
FSDB'S LEFORS EARNS COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD
Thirteen years ago, Eric LeFors was staring down a crossroads in his life. His eventual decision has worked out splendidly for all involved. With the opportunity to either pursue a master’s degree upon graduating from Gallaudet University or hunt for his first full-time job, LeFors chose the latter and ended up on staff at Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. The 36-year-old is The Record’s 2014 Coach of the Year. / The St. Augustine Record

Brattleboro, VT
NEW ENGLAND DEAF DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT RETURNS TO AUSTINE
The New England Deaf Disc Golf Junior Championship took place on May 31 at Austine School, which is home to Brattleboro's only nine-hole disc golf course. Deaf youths from all over New England participated.
The tournament was hosted by Patrick Harris, an 18-year disc golf veteran that is also a disc golf course designer. / Brattleboro Reformer


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Tulsa, OK
TERESA THOMPSON, 51, MASTER'S DEGREE STUDENT
Teresa Lynne Thompson passed away in Tulsa, OK, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, surrounded by family and friends, following a long illness. Terri began her education in 1968 at the Missouri School for the Deaf, moved with her parents to Virginia for a short time before moving to South Dakota, where she graduated from the South Dakota School for the Deaf. At the time of her passing she was enrolled at Langston University in Tulsa seeking her Master's degree in sociology and counseling. / Argus Leader


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JOB OPENING

OUTREACH COORDINATOR
(UTAH)

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

Location: Salt Lake City area

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 Utah.

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, organizations within the public, 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 our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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JOB OPENING

LOUISIANA OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Baton Rouge, LA
, currently has a full-time position open for “Outreach Coordinator”.

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 Louisiana Relay Services.

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, organizations within the public, 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 our HR Corporate office at: (800) 821-1831 by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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JOB OPENING
CAPTIONED TELEPHONE OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Staffed in Richmond, VA

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Virginia
currently has a full time position open for “Virginia Captioned Telephone Services Outreach Coordinator”.

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 Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Virginia Captioned Telephone Service (VACTS).

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, organizations within the public, 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
Able to travel alone
Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com by July 7, 2014.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and company paid benefits. For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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MARYLAND RELAY CAPTIONED TELEPHONE
OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland
currently has a full time position open for “Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator”.

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 CapTel service and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

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
Experience in public relations activities
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
Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Maryland Relay TAM staff, organizations within the public, 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
Able to travel alone
Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com by July 7, 2014.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, 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 paid benefits. For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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TRS OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Staffed in Baltimore, MD

Hamilton Relay Services Division in Maryland
currently has a full time position open for “TRS Outreach Coordinator”.

This position will be staffed in Baltimore, MD.

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 TRS and increase the number of customers served by Maryland Relay. Individual will devote 100% of their time to Maryland Relay and is required to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Applicants with the ability to communicate through the use of American Sign Language is required. A Bachelor's Degree or comparable work experience along with a minimum of two years public relations experience is preferred. Strong written, analytical and interpersonal skills as well as a driver's license and ability to travel alone are required. Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service is also preferred. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

For the full job description and application visit www.workforhamilton.com by July 7, 2014.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, 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 paid benefits. For questions in regards to this position please contact our corporate HR Dept. at: 800.821.1831

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:
Speech Teacher

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
September 1, 2014

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
-- To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the school.
-- To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as required.
-- To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-- Master's Degree in Speech/Language Pathology.
-- New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.
-- Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of Deaf students.
-- Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

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

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

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

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

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The Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is now accepting applications for three open faculty positions:

Requisition Number: 1030BR: Interpreting Education (tenure-track; PhD required): *American Sign Language (tenure-track; PhD required)
Requisition number 1031BR *Interpreting Education (Non-tenure-track lecturer; MA required)
Requisition number 1032BR

To view the full job descriptions go to:
http://apptrkr.com/475688

Click on "Search openings". You can access all three positions at once by selecting "National Technical Institute for the Deaf" in the 'College/Division' box. Otherwise, you can search for individual positions by using the requisition number indicated above.

EOE

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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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PAHrtners Deaf Services
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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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