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April 23, 2014
Vol. 10, No. 25

Editor: Tom Willard

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Greensboro, NC
JANE FERNANDES NAMED PRESIDENT OF GUILFORD COLLEGE
Guilford College’s new president will come from UNC-Asheville. Guilford’s trustees announced last Tuesday that they had chosen Jane Fernandes, the UNC-Asheville provost, to be the college’s ninth president. Fernandes is Guilford’s first female president. She’s also the second non-Quaker leader of the liberal arts college founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends. Kent Chabotar, whom she is replacing, was the first. She’s also deaf. / News & Record

See Also DEAF COLLEGE PRESIDENT? FERNANDES CAN FIND AN INSPIRING EXAMPLE / News & Record

Romney, WV
WORKERS BEGIN PICKETING OUTSIDE WV SCHOOLS FOR DEAF AND BLIND
Child care workers and union reps began picketing outside the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Tuesday morning. “We weren’t satisfied with the meeting we had with Dr. Boyer,” one worker said. More than a dozen workers walked up and down the sidewalk next to the schools along U.S. Route 50 in Romney. / Cumberland Times-News

Bakersfield, CA
DEAF MAN FILES CLAIM AGAINST CITY AFTER HE'S ALLEGEDLY INJURED BY POLICE OFFICER
A deaf man allegedly tackled by Bakersfield police who believed he'd been trying to break into an apartment has filed a claim against the city alleging civil rights violations, assault and unlawful arrest. Jesus A. Trevino suffered a fractured wrist in the encounter, his attorney, Daniel Rodriguez, said Thursday. The claim, a required step before pursuing a lawsuit against a public entity, was filed April 15. / The Bakersfield Californian

New Orleans, LA
KENNER AND RAILROAD NOT LIABLE IN 2009 DEATH OF DEAF WOMAN, LA. SUPREME COURT RULES
Kenner and the Illinois Central Railroad Co. are not liable for a 2009 crash in which a train struck and killed a deaf woman who was trying to cross the tracks at an unguarded intersection, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled. The high court, in a 6-1 decision last week, called the death of 58-year-old Cynthia Tuckson “a tragic accident,” but it dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit that claimed the crossing was unreasonably dangerous and, given its history, should have been equipped with crossing gates and flashing lights. / The New Orleans Advocate

Tacoma, WA
HEARING TO DETERMINE FATE OF SERGEANT ACCUSED OF KILLING 2 DEAF IRAQI BOYS
Two high-profile attorneys will clash on Wednesday when a military hearing begins to determine whether Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera should face court-martial in the shooting deaths of two deaf, unarmed Iraqi youths in March 2007. The so-called Article 32 hearing, similar in ways to a preliminary hearing and a grand jury proceeding in civilian courts, will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near here. / TribLIVE

Indianapolis, IN
DEAF WOMAN, 76, RECOVERS AFTER BEING ATTACKED, MUGGED IN DRIVEWAY
A 76-year-old woman is recovering after being attacked and mugged in her own driveway by a man who she said tricked her by asking for directions. “It wasn’t until I saw the blood when I started screaming,” said JoAnn Green in an exclusive interview with FOX59. After four stitches and bruises across her face, Green said she is angry. / fox59.com

Pittsburgh, PA
DISMISSAL OF FACULTY MEMBER SPARKS DEBATE OVER ADJUNCT
When Sandra Saba found out the University of Pittsburgh did not rehire her favorite professor, Bobbie Jo Duffy, she began demanding answers from Pitt’s administration about transparency. Saba asked for better treatment of adjuncts and, above all, the return of Duffy to the American Sign Language department. The University informed Duffy in November 2013 that her contract would not be renewed for the spring semester. Duffy, however, is not alone in this position. / The Pitt News

Phoenix, AZ
JOURNALISM STUDENT CREATES DEAF AND HEARING NETWORK FOR PEOPLE IN DEAF COMMUNITY
“I see this need, and I think that I can fill it,” Peyton Gallovich said. “So, I got together with people who thought this was a necessary thing too, and here we are.” Gallovich told her sign-language professor Dyan Sue Kovacs about her plan, and the two of them created the Deaf and Hearing Network, which they describe as a meld of the three types of television currently available. / Downtown Devil

Danville, KY
KSD TURNS GREEN SPACE INTO FARMLAND AGAIN AFTER 40 YEARS
It’s been about 40 years since a student worked the farmland at Kentucky School for the Deaf, but the land will soon be productive again . “It’s a dream come true,” said Bethany Yance, a sophomore and vice president of the school’s Future Farmers of America chapter, which was formed in 2009 and is only the second deaf chapter in the United States. On Friday, students, staff and alumni gathered with state officials to break ground on the school’s farm and research center — 23 acres located on campus behind Kerr Hall. / The Advocate-Messenger

West Lafayette, IN
FAMILIES SHOULDER BURDEN OF CHILDREN'S HEARING AIDS
Nine-year-old Zain Hafeez was diagnosed with moderate-to-profound hearing loss in both ears when he was 3. Still reeling from the shock of Zain's diagnosis, his mother, Shireen Hafeez, was forced to absorb a second blow — the family's health insurance company refused to cover the cost of hearing aids. The insurer said his hearing loss was "not a medical condition" and that hearing aids are "more cosmetic," Hafeez said. / Indianapolis Star

Portland, OR
CLOSED CAPTIONING NOW AVAILABLE FOR MULTNOMAH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS
Viewers who tune into public access television on Thursday mornings to watch the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners' weekly meetings may have noticed a change to the broadcasts. Last month, they began appearing with closed captioning. The move, meant to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, allows deaf residents to participate in the public process by simply tuning into channel 30, rather than requesting special accommodations and attending the board's meetings. / The Oregonian

St. Louis, MO
SOUND CANNONS A TONE-DEAF APPROACH TO WORK ZONE SAFETY
Nobody questions that drivers need to remain alert while zipping through highway construction zones. But the idea of shooting a potentially startling warning message toward oncoming drivers using a so-called sound cannon had “backfire” written all over it. The Missouri Department of Transportation last week wisely canceled its plan to roll out noisy devices to warn drivers to slow down near moving work zones in the Kansas City area. / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA LAUNCHES COMMUNICATION PARTNERSHIP
City of Atlanta officials say public workers in more than 20 departments have been trained to receive and place calls using a program to help them communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing. Officials say the city joined the Georgia Relay Partner Program in 2013 and all non-profit organizations that apply for city funding will be required to also become Georgia Relay partners. / The Associated Press

Internet
MARLEE MATLIN: WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf and the wife of a police officer, teamed up with ACLU and advocacy group HEARD, on an ASL video to ensure deaf people know their rights when interacting with law enforcement. / ACLU

Los Angeles, CA
RUSH LIMBAUGH TAKES TIME OFF TO GET A SECOND COCHLEAR IMPLANT
Rush Limbaugh took some time away from his show last week to undergo a second cochlear implant surgery. The surgery, announced on his show April 8, added an implant to restore hearing in his right ear; he received an implant in his left ear 13 years ago. He said that the current implant has caused his hearing to deteriorate over time, with over half the electrodes in the device detached because they were causing him to develop a facial tic. / AllAccess.com


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Cornwall, England
INTERPRETER FEARS FOR DEAF PEOPLE AFTER FUNDING CUTS
Volunteers at Cornwall's only center for deaf people say they fear for its future as it cannot even hold meetings after funding for interpreters was cut. Officials at the Camborne centre said at least one meeting had already been cancelled and feared more follow. The interpreter service, costing £2,500 ($4,200 US) each year, had been paid for by Cornwall Council. The council said it knew interpreters were vital but "significant reductions" in its funding had led to the cut. / BBC News

Leicester, England
DEAF MAN RESCUED FROM BLAZING HOUSE AFTER CHARITY WORKER RAISES ALARM
A charity fund-raiser feared the worst when he came across a disabled man trapped in a smoke-filled house. Stephen Howell, 28, was in Loughborough knocking on doors to collect cash for Loros this week when he smelled smoke coming from a home nearby. As Stephen approached the door, he heard the fire alarm and saw smoke coming through the letterbox. He was unsure if anyone was inside until a man approached him in a panicked state, shouting that his uncle, who is deaf and mute, was inside. / Leicester Mercury

London, England
DEAF WRESTLER SEAN NOONE: WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO WRESTLE IN JAPAN
When I was invited to wrestle in wrestling shows in Tokyo, of course, I grabbed the opportunity, as it was one of my dreams. The wrestling event had been arranged by a Japanese pro-wrestling company called Touroumon. I felt it was a huge honor to be invited to take part and flew to Japan at the end of January. / The Limping Chicken

London, England
SEE HEAR LOOKS AT DEAF THEATRE
This week's episode of BBC2's See Hear is all about Deaf theatre. It’s one of the most creative and exciting spaces for new work at the moment, with more and more productions incorporating deafness and sign language in different and creative ways. The program looks back at the history of deaf theatre, with some amazing clips that have not been widely seen until now. / BSL Zone

Mississauga, ON, Canada
ELITE DEAF HOCKEY PLAYERS TO COMPETE IN ROY HYSEN CUP
Hockey teams representing all regions of Canada will be in Mississauga next weekend competing in the 10th annual Roy Hysen Cup, a tournament organized for deaf or hearing-impaired players. The tournament, scheduled for April 25 and 26 at Iceland Arena, is named after Mississauga resident Roy Hysen, founder of the Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Federation and executive director of the Canadian Deaflympic hockey team. / The Mississauga News

Montreal, QC, Canada
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO BRING CKUT RADIO TO OUR DEAF COMMUNITY!
CKUT 90.3 FM is proud to support the Avalanche radio program in an indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, HAND FREQUENCIES: ASL on the Radio, a monthly series of ASL videos interpreted by ASL translators from live radio broadcasts. The launch for the campaign is Wednesday April 23! / CKUT 90.3 FM

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
SCHOOL'S SIGN CLUB DRAWS WIDE INTEREST FROM STUDENTS
The Wellington School sign club in Winnipeg started as a project of inclusion for one of its students and has grown in popularity among students. Allison Baker is an education assistant at the school and started the club when she found out that Grade 5 student Derrick Mallari is hearing impaired. It started off with five students who would stay inside during recess where Baker would teach them how to sign so they could interact with Mallari. The club has since grown to include Mallari’s entire homeroom and sparked interest from Grade 6 students. / CTV News

Toronto, ON, Canada
AT NORTHERN SECONDARY, BILINGUAL INCLUDES AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Aghash Yogarajah speaks Tamil at home. At school, he speaks English — and American Sign Language. The 14-year-old, who was born hard of hearing, learned how to sign the alphabet and some simple words when he was 10, but now he’s learning to sign more fully as part of a unique for-credit class at Northern Secondary School. The high school offers two such language classes — not only for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, but for any student who is interested. / Toronto Star

New Delhi, India
ADITI RAO HYDARI TO PLAY A DEAF, MUTE CHARACTER IN 'GUDDU RANGEELA'
Aditi Rao Hydari, who has finished shooting almost 30 percent of her upcoming film, "Guddu Rangeela," says that she plays a very challenging role in the film — that of a deaf and mute girl. “I will be seen communicating in sign language with Amit Sadh. I had to undergo intensive training with a tutor who specializes in sign language,” said the actress. / The Indian Express

Dubai
DEAF AT TWO, MOTHER TO FOUR AND WIDOWED AT 34: HOW ONE WOMAN CONQUERED HER DISABILITY
Hessa Hassan Al Jaber’s first thought was “please tell me my child can hear." The Emirati was just 2 when doctors discovered that she was deaf in both ears. And she was terrified that her baby boy Rashed, now 14, would be unable to hear too, despite statistics showing that more than 90 per cent of deaf parents have children with no hearing problems. / The National

China
COMMANDO ELITE SPECIALIZES IN SIGN LANGUAGE
Eight commandos successfully completed the operation of arresting the drug traffickers in the mountains in Shenzhen on April 15, without making a sound during the whole process. Sign language is used for the communications during the operation. The leader of the operation is Li Wen, a commando in Guangdong Frontier Corps who specializes in sign language. / People's Daily Online

Singapore
NEW LOCAL APPS TO HELP COMMUNITY OF DEAF PERSONS
Grey Group Singapore and the Singapore Association for the Deaf have launched two new mobile applications that allow phone calls to be made to deaf people and also provide them with timely notifications of important warning sounds. Say It With Signs is a mobile app that allows the user to make phone calls to a deaf person in situations such as when the caller is driving, where text messaging is prohibited. / TODAYonline


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Salem VA
DEAF DOGS ROCK: SALEM COUPLE'S WEBSITE HELPS DOGS NATIONWIDE
One couple's love of their dog has grown into a nationally recognized web site and is now the spot to match deaf dogs with forever homes. It was 2011 when Chris and Christina Lee adopted Nitro, a deaf puppy who had been rescued from a Salem riverbed. The Lees use sign language to communicate with Nitro. But when the Lees first adopted Nitro, they'll tell you straight out that they were nervous. / WDBJ7.com

St. Louis, MO
SONIC AWAKENING FOR A DEAF DANCER
My name is Marcus Johnson. I am a dancer, student, and teacher. I have decided to finally get a hearing aid for unilateral deafness. I recently came to learn that my insurance, that I am contracted on, does not cover hearing aids. With all options explored, I have decided to share my story and reach out for help. / YouCaring.com

Glen Falls, NY
OVEN TIMER FOR DEAF, HEARING AID CHARGER AMONG KIDS' BRIGHT IDEAS
Five students in the local BOCES Young Scholars program were selected as semifinalists in the Capital District Invention Convention. The Invention Convention is an annual regional and statewide competition in which students in kindergarten through eighth grade submit an original idea for a device or a method for solving a problem. / The Post-Star

Fort Worth, TX
STUDENTS REACH OUT TO LOCAL DEAF COMMUNITY
Twenty-two students from the intermediate sign language classes put their skills to use during Imagination Celebration’s Special Weekend for the Deaf. The April 11-12 event included several cultural arts workshops for deaf high school students led by deaf professionals. Activities included dancing with deaf choreographers such as Fred Beam, who has traveled the world teaching through Invisible Hands International, and learning to draw cartoons with deaf graphic designer Matt Daigle. / TCU 360

East Peoria, IL
STUDENTS SHOWCASE SKILLS IN DEAF IDOL CONTEST
The awards ceremony ended with applause, signaled by the crowd in the raising of arms and wiggling of hands. The silent applause was for all of the contestants Saturday of Deaf Idol, the performance of poetry, stories and songs in American Sign Language, presented by the Illinois Central College Sign Language Growth Interpreters Network (SIGN) Club. / Journal Star

Logansport, IN
CLASS MEANT TO CONNECT HEARING-IMPAIRED FAMILY MEMBERS
Jordanna Dishner-Rush gestured forcefully to a coat rack hanging in the back of the meeting room at the Logansport Library. She was trying to use just hand motions — no speech — to get the other women to guess the secret word she'd been given. Dishner-Rush and about a dozen other women were gathered for the second class in a series of 12 happening twice a month at the library. The game was an exercise to help the class members understand how communication takes place without spoken or written words. / Pharos-Tribune

Internet
HEARING AID BUYER TODAY RELEASES NEW GUIDE FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS
Hearing Aid Buyer Today announced the immediate availability of its in-depth guide to buying hearing aids online. The company's web site, a comprehensive destination for those seeking reviews and information regarding hearing aids, sports a large selection of such free resources. The newest guide is designed to allow even those who lack experience making these critical purchases online to acquire all of the knowledge necessary to do so successfully. / Digital Journal


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Tahlequah, OK
INTERACTIVE EVENT TO SHOW WHAT DEAFNESS IS LIKE
Diana Higgins hopes an interactive workshop will help people understand the frustration of being deaf. “Our goal is to bridge the gap that hearing loss creates,” said Higgins, the community relations manager for Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access, a nonprofit organization. TSHA provides a variety of programs to assist the deaf, partially deaf, or hard-of-hearing. / Muskogee Phoenix

West Hartford, CT
FOUNDATION DONATES $50,000 TO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and the American School for the Deaf (ASD) announced today that the Anthem Foundation awarded ASD $50,000 in support of the school's "Healthy Kids Initiative." The health and wellness program will run during the school day and after-school and will be offered to all of ASD's students. / Hartford Courant

Kennewick, WA
AUDIOLOGIST HELPING RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HEARING LOSS
Two missions to developing countries working in tents and open-air stadiums, seeing 600 people a day and helping put smiles on the faces of hearing-impaired children and teens have given Neil Aiello a new focus -- humanitarian aid. Aiello, a Kennewick audiologist and the owner of Columbia Basin Hearing Center, fits hearing aids. He came back from those missions determined to raise awareness about hearing loss, not just internationally but locally too. / The News Tribune

Tempe, AZ
ZOUNDS HEARING OPENS 100TH STORE
Zounds Hearing, Inc., the fastest-growing hearing aid company in the country with franchise locations from coast to coast, announces the opening of its 100th store. “We are pleased to be able to reach a larger segment of the US through the continued growth of our franchise network,” said Sam Thomasson, Founder, President and CEO of Zounds Hearing, Inc. “Our mission has always been to offer state of the art technology at an affordable price to anyone with mild to profound hearing loss. With the opening of each new store, we get closer to achieving that goal.” / Business Wire


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Los Angeles, CA
'FARGO' ON FX: DECODING THE SHOW'S SIGN LANGUAGE
"Fargo" pulled off two of the coolest character introductions ever last night. In the opening scene of "Fargo" Episode 2 (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX), we met two heavies, played by Adam Goldberg and Russell Harvard, and they seemed like your typical thuggish henchmen (albeit in some very interesting outfits) … until they started signing to each other. / Yahoo TV

Red Wing, MN
RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR DEAF ARTISTS A DREAM REALIZED
Artists from the deaf community will travel from across the country to Red Wing’s Anderson Center in June to participate in the first ever Deaf Artists Residency Program. “This is something that deaf artists have dreamed about and talked about for a long time,” said Cynthia Weitzel, a year-round studio artist at the Anderson Center at Tower View who also is deaf. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded the center a $10,000 grant to host five deaf American artists as part of its residency program. / Pierce County Herald

Shepherdstown, WV
STUDENT'S WORK CHOSEN TO DECORATE EPTA BUS IN CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY
Used to expressing herself through art, Martinsburg High School senior Nikitha Appani is trying out a new canvas - an EPTA bus. Appani's drawing was selected as the winning picture to paint onto a bus as part of the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority's celebration of Earth Day. A hearing-impaired student, Appani has been drawing since she moved to the United States from India to be with her father, around 2006. / The Journal-News

Philadelphia, PA
AT THE MOVIES, CAPTION DEVICES HELP THE HEARING IMPAIRED
Alan Kutner was always the guy in the movie theater who leaned over to the person next to him and whispered "Huh?" or "What'd he say?" He is no longer that guy. No one else need be, either, now that most area theaters offer small devices that discreetly display captions to the individual moviegoer. / Philadelphia Inquirer

Las Vegas, NV
DAVE MUSTAINE TALKS ABOUT FLYING BORN-DEAF YOUTUBE SENSATION TO MEGADEATH'S LAS VEGAS CONCERT
Sarah Churman, who was born deaf, became an Internet sensation when her husband posted a YouTube video of her hearing for the first time at 29 years of age. Now she is a huge MEGADETH fan, and the band's frontman, Dave Mustaine, flew her to Las Vegas to see MEGADETH perform April 17. During a joint interview with Sarah, Mustaine spoke about how the he and the rest of MEGADETH found out about Sarah's incredible journey and their decision to make it possible for her to experience her first rock show. / Blabbermouth.net

Los Angeles, CA
'GREY'S ANATOMY' RECAP: 'GO IT ALONE'
April and Jackson Avery consult a young, deaf, girl, who was attacked by her dog. Jackson suggests to her parents that she get a cochlear implant, since she is young and could gain some of her hearing back. However, her parents strongly dismiss this idea. Her mother is deaf as well, and they do not want their daughter feeling as though she is disabled and needs fixing. April actually agrees with their decision, even though Jackson thinks it is absurd. / TheCelebrityCafe.com


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Roslyn Heights, NY
ALLISON SCHNEIDER, WITH AID OF COCHLEAR IMPLANT, EXCELS AS ATHLETE, STUDENT
Allison Schneider is a two-sport athlete and the star of the Roslyn High School lacrosse team. A straight-A student, she enjoys watching sitcoms in her spare time and attends about 10 pop music concerts each year. Her accomplishments are even more impressive when you consider what Schneider has had to overcome. / Newsday

Duluth, GA
GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP HELPER HAS VOLUNTEER SPIRIT
The relationship began when Ben Barnes happened on to the golf course in 2002, and wondered what all the fuss was about. The 16-year-old, who has been deaf since before his first birthday, had watched golf on television, but hadn’t seen a professional tournament up close. It wasn’t until checkout time while Barnes and the rest of the employees at Proof of the Pudding were munching over end-of-the-shift pizza that the supervisors realized Barnes wasn’t even an employee. “So we offered him a job that day,” said Larry Larsen of Proof of the Pudding. / Gwinnett Daily Post


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Muncie, IN
DR. J. DEAN TWINING, 88
Dr. J. Dean Twining, 88, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Morrison Woods Health Campus following an extended illness. Dean taught at the Michigan School for the Deaf in Flint, MI, and worked as a Deaf Education professor for Ball State University for thirty years until he retired in 1988. / The Star Press

Levittown, PA
LEONARD HAROLD MOVSOVICH
Leonard Harold Movsovich of Levittown passed away Friday, April 18, 2014. He was 82. Born in Trenton, he was a resident of Levittown the past fifty years. Mr. Movsovich was employed at the Katzenbach School for the Deaf before retiring. / The Intelligencer


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Cranford, NJ
UNION COUNTY COLLEGE SIGN LANGUAGE FESTIVAL IS APRIL 26
Union County College will be hosting the 30th annual American Sign Language Festival on Saturday, April 26, at the Cranford campus. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Richel Student Commons and will include vendors, food, and performances. The vendors at the festival include individuals who make various hand crafts, along with several organizations. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., for the performance of storyteller Peter Cook. / Suburban News


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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.

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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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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 April 30, 2014.

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

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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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Employment Advisor

Requisition Number: 1013BR
College/Division: National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Organization: NTID Center on Employment
Staff Job Function: Advising or Counseling
Wage Band: 115A
Employment Category: Fulltime

Detailed Job Description:

General Summary

Develop and enhance employment opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing students from NTID/RIT for both coop/internships and permanent employment.

Major Responsibilities
1. Help job seeking students prepare for co-op/internship positions and permanent jobs through advice on resume and cover letter writing, interview skill building, and other preparation techniques.
2. Teach classes, workshops, and seminars related to job seeking skills development
3. Initiate, enhance, and maintain relationships with employers throughout the nation for job development
4. Orient employers to NTID and train on working successfully with deaf persons
5. Advise Deaf/HH students regarding employment trends, career opportunities, and how to access those opportunities
6. Work closely with NTID/RIT faculty and advise them of employment trends and help in developing new curriculum
7. Maintain liaisons with appropriate personnel throughout NTID/RIT including the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services.

Other Responsibilities
Participate, as appropriate, on NTID teams and projects
1. NCE team and/or project leadership
2. Assist in training and mentoring new staff

Required Minimum Qualifications

Education
Bachelor’s degree in business, or related technical field, marketing, human resources (focus on staffing, recruiting, advising) required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.

Experience

Employment Advisor: 1-3 years in business/industry, job development, career services, or marketing.

Senior Employment Advisor: 3-5 years in business/industry or educational environment, preferably related to human resources, marketing, or career services.

NTID Center on Employment recruits and hires Employment Advisor at different levels of experience and skill in its career ladder, i.e. Employment Advisor and Senior Employment Advisor. Placement in the career ladder will be determined by experience, and skill proficiency level.

Skills

Required:
1. Strong Presentation skills, persuasive skills in marketing or sales, advising skills, group facilitation/training skills and written communication skills
2. Computer literacy skills including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, familiarity with database systems.
3. Strong organizational and detail follow-up skills
4. Ability to work in a team mode
5. Travel to conduct employer development, training, and conference exhibiting and/or participation
6. American Sign Language communication and knowledge of Deaf culture or willingness to learn.

Desired:
1. Knowledge of industry employment needs and processes

Required Minimum Education Level
BS

Preferred Education Level
Masters-Other

Required Application Documents
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
List of References

How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://apptrkr.com/455045. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.

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

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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