AMRAD and the HEX BBS -- see article

Richard Barth Richard.Barth@noaa.gov
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>DEAFDIGEST BLUE - JULY 11, 1999 
>
>Volume 3 Number 49 BLUE               Barry Strassler, Editor, 
>
>     BLUE SECTION
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>ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the 
>BLUE section. If you wish for an attached copy instead of a
>body text copy, please e-mail mailto:barry@clark.net
>
>NEWS OF THE WEEK
>   Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) closed its high
>school department in June 1984. Is the high school
>department coming back? That was the rumor making its
>rounds.
>   Joseph Fischgrund, the PSD headmaster said "the issue
>of re-establishing the secondary program is a priority in
>the school's strategic planning process and is of great 
>interest to all of us. The planning process will address 
>this issue in the fall."
>
>   Rick Macomber, a deaf harness driver on the Midwest states
>standardbred racing circuit, is now a million dollar driver.
>Just recently he has won over 1 mil in purses - he is now
>at 121 career wins and career purse winnings of $1,099,570
>earned in just three full seasons of professional racing.
>   Rick is the first Gallaudet athlete to enjoy a sustained
>professional career in the world of sports. At Gallaudet
>he played basketball and soccer.
>
>   The HEX BBS, the vestige from the early days of e-mail,
>has been taken off the air. It was an electronic bulletin board,
>that shared information on the needs of the deaf and the 
>handicapped. It also served as a limited e-mail system for
>the deaf in the Washington, DC area in the early eighties.
>   The AMRAD, an organization of radio and electronics
>hobbyists, sponsored the HEX. And during these early
>eighties days, they worked closely with the Telecommunications
>for the Deaf, Inc on projects of mutual interest - computer
>TTY, wireless TTY, e-mail and ham radio modifications.
>   It is believed that the HEX was the first such electronic
>clearing house for the handicapped, and it generated much 
>publicity at that time.
>   The HEX is not completely dead - it is now on the web 
>site at http://www.amrad.org/hex
>   A warning - the web site is new - enhancements will come
>in due time.
>
>   The Illinois governor has stopped dragging his feet and
>has reappointed Tom Benziger and John Miller as members of
>board of directors of the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing
>Commission. A third person - Laura Blackburn - is a new
>appointee. Last week's DEAFDIGEST reported the concern
>expressed by the deaf of Illinois over these lack of
>appointments.
>   Asked about 4 vacancies due to occur in November, the
>governor's office has assured the deaf community that it
>will be dealt with when the time comes up.
>
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>AUDITIONS ARE A WAY OF LIFE		
>   Performers hoping for roles in movies have to 
>audition - unless the casting director knows exactly
>which performer is specifically needed for that
>particular role thus dispensing with such an audition.
>Also a high profile performer such as Julie Roberts
>or Richard Gere are often exempt from such auditions.
>   How does this impact on deaf performers always looking
>for that rare role in movies? Well, suppose we play with
>numbers - lets say this year alone there are 5 movies
>that involve deaf roles. In these five deaf roles, there
>may be as many 20-25 deaf hopefuls auditioning. And
>the casting director may select just 2  of them,
>whereas the other 3 such deaf roles go to hearing
>performers!
>   This is the Hollywood discrimination we need to
>continually fight against.
>
>THE DEAF IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT FIELD
>   We have a deaf athletic director at Gallaudet
>University (Rich Pelletier); we also have many
>deaf athletic directors at residential schools
>for the deaf.
>   Do we have any deaf in the sports administration
>and management field (general managers, team 
>presidents, agents, business managers, etc).
>   Don't know but there is a deaf man who serves
>as Sports Information Director. It is John Arenberg,
>now in his 8th year at Emory University in Georgia.
>   Said John "Interesting how e-mail has become a
>standard part of the business culture. In a way,
>it makes my job easier."
>
>ATTENDING POLITICS STATE UNIVERSITY
>   According to a June 30th Wall Street Journal story
>Michigan State University offers a course that is
>better known as Politics State University (PSU). It said
>that there is a shortage of politicians in the state
>that would campaign for public offices - hence the offering
>by the PSU. 
>   How effective is the 10-month PSU program? 63 such
>students won public elections since 1992 and others,
>while not winning elections, have been serving on 
>politically appointed positions in government agencies.
>   It didn't say if there are deaf students at PSU.
>Would be mighty interesting if we had some.
>
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>
>   Bruce White is seeking poems by deaf writers for possible
>inclusion in an anthology he is compiling for the Gallaudet
>University Press.
>   Please send copies of your work (no more than a dozen pages,
>please) to him at the Department of English, Gallaudet
>University, 800 Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002.
>   Suggestions for prospective contributors and questions are
>welcome via email to mailto:bruce.white@gallaudet.edu
>
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>
>SHAKEOUT PARALLELS
>   The seventies and eighties were rough for high tech
>manufacturers - computer firms such as Alliant, BBN,
>Fujitsu, Hitachi, Kendall Square, MasPar, etc are
>no more - much part of the legacy of these turbulent
>early days.
>   What about the deaf? Well, what about Essco, Apcom,
>Micon, Teletyrm, TVPhone, etc, etc - these early day
>TTY manufacturers that have since then gone under!
>
>LACK OF HEROES
>   The public has lamented lack of genuine heroes -
>such as Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, Thomas Paine and
>Benjamin Franklin - of these colonial days.
>   In the sixties and seventies our deaf heroes were
>Fred Schreiber, Mac Norwood and Boyce Williams.
>   Who are our deaf heroes nowadays?
>
>COTTAGE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
>   Entertainment - film, stage, TV - is big and huge
>business in USA. Not well known is also an equally
>huge cottage industry - warehouses of theatrical costumes 
>and props.
>   An example would be the Baltimore Opera Company which
>owns a warehouse that stores clothing and props for
>productions of ancient themes - Greek, Shakespearean,
>Biblical, etc.
>   Years ago in Hollywood a deaf man - the late Art
>Kruger - was the warehouse supervisor of the Western
>Costume Company, responsible for maintaining such 
>wardrobes in tip top condition to be used in movie
>scenes.
>
>OUR CLOSED CAPTIONING PROVIDERS
>   The DEAFDIGEST editor, cleaning out his old files,
>came across a 2-year old list of closed captioning 
>providers. The list may need updating, though.
>   In the early days of closed captioning there were
>only two providers - the NCI and the WGBH, both of
>which continue to provide us with many hours of
>closed captioned programs. Since then more closed
>captioning firms have come on board.
>   There are questions:
>*  do competition among these providers bring prices
>   down?
>*  do competition among these providers help raise
>   the quality of these captioned programs?
>*  with that many providers around - are there such
>   a thing as technical standards in closed captioning?
>   (remember that TTY technical standards are still far
>    from reality despite efforts by TDI and the EIA)
>
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>
>Schwarz Financial Concepts offers Financial, Investment, Retirement
>and Tax Planning Services. For more information,
>http://www.deafmoney.com or mailto:louis@deafmoney.com.
>Securities offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. Member
>NASD/SIPC
>
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>A POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
>   The West Hartford, CT police department will never be
>accused of insensitivity to the rights of the deaf - not
>because American School for the Deaf (ASD) sits in its back yard
>but because one of the patrolmen - Ted Baran is hard of hearing.
>   Ted, a former ASD employee, always dreamed of becoming a
>police officer despite his hearing loss. He took the big step
>and became a police officer.
>   Here is what he has to say "they have actually embraced the
>hearing loss and taken advantage of it and the sign language skills."
>And they've encouraged him to take training courses whenever
>applicable.
>   Not bad for a former high school girls' basketball coach who
>has received his share of technical fouls for arguing with the refs!
>
>INJURIES AMONG MUSICIANS
>   The Wall Street Journal, July 2nd edition, ran a feature
>on injuries younger musicians incur - bumping into each other
>at parades, swollen lips from blowing too hard, accidentally
>hitting others with their musical instruments, etc.
>   Curious, the DEAFDIGEST editor asked Rich Pelletier, the
>Gallaudet football coach if there were Football Drum injuries -
>ie - the drummer might hit someone standing behind him on the
>backswing.
>   Rich said "there has been no accidents. I believe it is 
>because not too many fans stand on the sidelines."
>
>HEARING LOSSES AS DEFINED
>   There are four degrees of hearing losses - these are:
>*  hearing impaired
>*  deaf
>*  hard of hearing
>*  residual hearing
>   Exactly what separates one degree from the other degree?
>No two audiologists would agree on exactly what defines each nuance
>of each type of hearing loss.
>   Because the CISS, the governing body of the World Games for
>the Deaf, holds at 55 dB or higher in the better ear as the
>cut off point, the DEAFDIGEST editor goes by that criteria.
>
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>
>THE MIDDLESEX BED AND BREAKFAST
>MONTPELIER, VERMONT
>   A century old Farm House in the Village, half mile from
>exit 9 on I-89 in Vermont.
>   2 large double bedrooms; 2 small single rooms; shared half-bath
>and full bath with Jacuzzi; shared living room and large country
>kitchen with wood stove. Continental breakfast.
>   Open May 1 to Oct 31st - Thursdays through Sunday.
>   Within a 20-minute drive are Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory,
>Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Vermont
>Distillers and a long list of recreational sites and activities.
>   Inquire for additional information and details; Deaf & Hard of
>Hearing Accessible
>
>Host: Marge Wells
>RR # 3, Box 4591
>Montpelier, VT 05602
>TTY (802) 223-1385
>E-mail mailto:midvt@aol.com
>
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>YOU HAVE TO BE DEAF TO UNDERSTAND DEAF
>   Flip remarks could be extremely hurtful and
>derogatory - witness Aristotle's skepticism that
>the deaf could be educated; Gallaudet board of
>trustees chairperson Jane Bassett Spilman's off the
>cuff remark hinting that the deaf people may not 
>be capable of leadership (during the Deaf President 
>Now protest more than a decade ago) and now this - 
>that teaching ASL to deaf children is child abuse, 
>a remark that North Carolina's Dr. David Bruton is 
>now denying.
>
>RICHARD'S COMPUTER & INTERNET TIP OF THE WEEK
>   No e-mail messages are actually safe from "snooping."
>Any one could monitor and intercept e-mail messages
>while in transit and from a sender to a receiver.
>   If you wish to give your e-mail name and password
>to someone that you trust, make sure you send your
>user name in the first message. Wait a while before
>sending your password in a second message.
>
>Note: Richard Dawes is DEAFDIGEST/DEAFSPORTZINE webmaster.
>He operates his own Starlite Cyberbusiness Services;
>the web site is at: http://www.yellowstar.com/
>
>LOUIS J. SCHWARZ'S DEAFMONEY TIP OF THE WEEK
>Question - I want to install flashing signal wiring
>in the house so that lights will flash at the ring of
>the door bell or of the telephone. Is it tax deductible?
>
>Answer - Yes only if the capital expenditure costs for home
>improvement to correct a medical condition exceed the
>market value of the property. Best thing is to consult
>with your tax adviser before making the first move.
>
>Note: Schwarz Financial Concepts, the nation's first
>deaf-owned and operated financial services business,
>can be surfed at http://www.deafmoney.com
>
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>
>DEAFPROFILE
>NAME: Evelyn "Eve" Kildow
>RESIDENCE: San Benito, TX
>OCCUPATIONAL TITLE: retired
>PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: still learning how to use the
>   computer
>PRESENT ACTIVITY: getting together with other deaf and
>   hard of hearing people to form an area ALDA chapter,
>   and trying to help get grants to help the deaf, hard
>   of hearing and the late deafened in this under-served
>   area
>HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Line dancing, learning and teaching, 
>   bowling and reading
>E-MAIL ADDRESS: mailto:tomnevy@juno.com
>
>   If you wish to be profiled in a future DEAFDIGEST, please e-mail
>mailto:barry@clark.net. You will be contacted for a short list of 
>questions to answer. The DEAFDIGEST editor reserves the right to 
>edit submissions to fit within editorial guidelines.
>
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>
>EVENTS ACROSS THE NATION
>   July 14-17 TDI Convention, Seattle, WA; mailto:tdiexdir@aol.com
>   July 14-18 CAID Convention, Los Angeles, CA; 
>mailto:rnboend@cwix.com
>   July 14 Carousel, interpreted performance, Danbury, CT;
>mailto:Vpdaly@aol.com
>   July 17 Picnic, Greater Washington Association of Deaf Asians;
>mailto:poh-pin.mangrubang@gallaudet.edu
>   July 17 The Wizard of Oz ASL-interpreted play, Costa Mesa, CA;
>mailto:lstotz@ocpac.org
>   July 24 Workshop for interpreters, Leesburg, FL; 
>mailto:dsclake@aol.com
>
>   Non-commercial groups are welcome to post their events in the
>DEAFDIGEST. All events must have an e-mail contact person. The
>DEAFDIGEST editor reserves the right to edit event submissions
>and to refuse event submissions that are in question.
>
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>WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
>POSITION OPENINGS
>
>POSITION TITLE:		
>Assistant Superintendent of Student Programs
>
>REPORTS TO:		
>Superintendent
>
>JOB DESCRIPTION: 
>   In a full-time, 12 month position, the Assistant Superintendent of
>Student Programs will be responsible for the supervision and
>coordination of all academic and residential services.  
>   WPSD currently provides academic programming for approximately 215
>students from Preschool through High School; generally, one half
>of the student population resides on campus.   
>   Responsibility for the Parent/Infant Program, which serves several
>counties in western PA, will also be included under this position.	
>   The Assistant Superintendent of Student Programs will assume the 
>responsibility of instructional leader of the School.  He/She
>will make recommendations to the Superintendent regarding budgetary
>and staffing considerations.  The incumbent will be responsible for 
>monitoring the School's curriculum, staff evaluations, SCPI
>concerns, the new Learning Center, and Counseling/Evaluation			
>programs.  He/She will assume the responsibilities of the 			
>Superintendent in his absence.
>
>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
>   A Master's Degree and PA Certification (or eligibility)
>in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing plus Supervisory
>Certification or eligibility thereof is required.  The Applicant
>should have 10 years of related experience in the field with 5 years
>in upper level administration of programs serving the Deaf.
>   Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the 			
>SCPI; Advanced Level skills are preferred at hire.  PA Act 34
>clearance and 151 Child Abuse clearance are required.  			
>
>SALARY:			
>   Starting salary is dependent upon degree and experience. 
>Included are full benefits with membership in the State's teacher
>retirement system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and life
>insurance.
>
>STARTING DATE:		
>   Immediately.
>
>.....
>
>POSITION TITLE:	 	
>Assistant to the Deans
>
>DEPARTMENT:		
>Girls' Dorm
>
>REPORTS TO:		
>Assistant Dean of Students/Dean of Students
>
>JOB DESCRIPTION: 
>   This is a 10 month position - 40 hours per week; typical
>schedule would be 3:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. 
>   The individual would be responsible for directing the activities of the 
>Girls' residential program while the Assistant Dean of Students is 
>not on duty.  This includes supervising all Girls' Dorm House-parents and
being
>responsible for behavior management and the overall welfare and safety of the
>dorm students during this shift.  
>
>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
>   Bachelors Degree in a related area; fluent sign language communication
skills
>including fluency in ASL; ability to work with children; ability to supervise
>adults; strong people orientation.
>   Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SCPI;
minimum of
>intermediate level skills are expected at hire. PA Act 34 clearance and 151 
>Child Abuse clearance are required. 				
>
>SALARY:			
>   Dependent upon degree and experience.  Starting salary with Bachelor's
>Degrees is $25,000 with full benefits including membership in the State's
>teacher retirement system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and life 
>insurance.
>
>DEADLINE:
>Until filled.
>
>STARTING DATE:		
>August 23, 1999.
>
>.....
>
>POSITION TITLE:		
>Houseparent (2)
>
>DEPARTMENTS:		
>Girls' Dorm
>Boys' Dorm
>
>REPORTS TO:		
>Dean of Students 
>
>JOB DESCRIPTION: 
>   Full-time positions, 40 hours per week, 190 days/year. The position will
>require some split shift work where the individuals will work some morning as
>well as late afternoon/evening hours.  
>   The Houseparents supervise and interact with children during recreational
>times, meal times, and study times.
>
>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
>   Bachelor's Degree preferred; high school diploma required; individual
must be
>of strong moral character, enthusiastic, and work well with children in
>recreational activities.  The individual must be able to respond to a
variety of
>situations including emergencies. Experience working with deaf children is
>helpful. 
>   Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SCPI;
Intermediate
>level skills are expected at hire with Advanced skills required within
four years
>of employment.  PA Act 34 clearance and 151 Child Abuse clearance are
required.	
>
>SALARY:			
>   Dependent upon experience.  Starting salary is $17,000 with
>full benefits including membership in the State's teacher retirement
>system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and life insurance.
>
>DEADLINE:			
>Until filled.
>
>STARTING DATE:		
>August 23, 1999
>
>.....
>
>APPLICATION PROCEDURES - ALL POSITIONS AT WPSD:		
>Send letter of application and resume to:
>			Don Rhoten
>			Superintendent, 
>			Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
>			300 East Swissvale Avenue
>			Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218
>
>
>The Western PA School for the Deaf and Center On Deafness do not
>discriminate in their programs of education, employment, and all other
>activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex,
>age, religion, disability, or sexual preference.
>
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>THE CENTER ON DEAFNESS AT THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
>POSITION OPENING 
>
>POSITION TITLE:		
>Instructor - Transitional Instructional Program 
>
>JOB DESCRIPTION:		
>   This is a 12 month position with the major responsibility of
>providing classroom instruction to adults who are deaf or hard of 
>hearing.  The incumbent will specialize in math and must have
>ability to teach pre-college classes for math.  The individual must
>provide progress and end of semester reports for each client in
>his/her class as necessary.  In addition, he/she will participate
>in client evaluations scheduled throughout the year.
>   Instructors are expected to actively participate in client staffings
>and development/revisions of curriculum.  Instructors are also 
>responsible for planning and presenting workshops related to the 
>Transitional Instructional Program to interested parties.
>
>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:			
>   Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Education,
>Adult Education or related field. PA Certification in Deaf Ed.
>preferred. Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using
>the SCPI; Advanced Level skills are preferred at hire.  While
>instructors work fairly regular hours, some flexibility in
>individual schedules is	required.  PA Act 34 and 151 clearances are
>required.
>
>SALARY:			
>   Starting salary with Bachelor's Degree is $31,000 with full
>benefits including membership in the State's teacher retirement
>system, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and life insurance.
>
>STARTING DATE:		
>Immediately
>
>APPLICATION PROCEDURE:		
>   Send letter of application and resume to:	
>		Russell Fleming
>		Director
>		Center On Deafness
>		300 East Swissvale Avenue
>		Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218
>
>The Western PA School for the Deaf and Center On Deafness do not
>discriminate in their programs of education, employment, and all other
>activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex,
>age, religion, disability, or sexual preference.
>
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>Job Announcement - Education Coordinator (Full-Time)
>Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
>Seattle, WA
>
>   The Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) is a non-profit
agency in 
>Seattle, Washington that serves Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims of sexual
assault 
>and domestic violence, and provides prevention education to the general 
>community.
>
>The ADWAS Education Coordinator provides the following services:
>*  Coordinates outreach in Deaf and Deaf-Blind communities, i.e., 
>public relations, fairs, posters, etc.
>*  Designs culturally and linguistically relevant workshop formats 
>related to sexual assault and domestic violence for:
>	- Deaf Students
>	- Deaf and Deaf-Blind Adults
>	- Deaf and Deaf-Blind Developmentally Disabled adults
>	- Professionals who work directly/indirectly with Deaf and 
>          Deaf-Blind people, including interpreters, and hearing agencies.
>*  Develops curriculum, materials and visual aids.
>*  Reviews existing materials on sexual assault and domestic violence.
>*  Networks with community leaders and key school personnel and assess 
>   needs of Deaf and Deaf-Blind people.
>*  Coordinates all phases and aspects of workshops/trainings.
>
>Required Qualifications
>	* B.A. Degree
>	* Excellent public speaking skills
>	* Excellent writing and editing skills
>	* Fluency in American Sign Language
>	* Ability to work independently
>	* Working knowledge of Windows '98, Power Point, Publisher, Microsoft 
>          Office
>Desired Qualifications
>	* M.A. degree in education or counseling.
>	* Experience in providing education on sexual assault and domestic 
>          violence.
>
>Excellent salary and benefit package (medical, dental, retirement)
>Please send cover letter and resume to:
>		Marilyn J. Smith, Executive Director
>		Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services
>		2627 Eastlake Avenue East
>		Seattle, WA  98102-3213
>
>Deadline:  August 30, 1999
>
>ADWAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
>
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>Interpreter for Hearing Impaired
>2 positions available
>High School level. 35 hr/wk $17.63-$18.51 per hr
>San Ramon Valley Unified School District
>699 Old Orchard Drive
>Danville, CA 94526.  
>
>Apply by July 25
>
>Fax resume 925-837-9247 
>or call
>Mary 925-552-1953  
>
>EOE
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>EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
>2 teaching positions
>The Brazos Valley Regional Day School for the Deaf 
>Bryan, TX
>
>The Brazos Valley Regional Day School for the Deaf has two teaching
>positions open.
>
>Preschool/Kindergarten  Teacher serves children 3 to 6 years.  Two
>assistants help in the classroom of 9 deaf and hard of hearing
>children.  The program uses Bi-Bi methodology.  A person with strong
>signing skills in ASL, knowledge of early childhood development, high
>energy and a team player is desired.
>
>High School Teacher serves grades 9 - 12.   Two teachers share the case
>load of 10 students teaching core academic classes.  Strong signing
>skills, good classroom management skills,  knowledge of secondary
>students and the ability to work with a team desired.
>
>Both positions require the candidate to be eligible for certification or
>certified in their home state and eligible to apply for a Texas
>Teacher's certification in deaf education.  Competitive salary and
>excellent benefits are provided.
>
>Contact Connie Ferguson at:
>The Brazos Valley Regional Day School for the Deaf
>101 N Texas Ave.
>Bryan, Texas 77803
>(409) 361-5267 (v/tty)
>
>email mailto:connief@bryanisd.org  for a rapid response
>Bryan ISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
>
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>Job Opportunity at Wis. Relay System
>
>We are advertising for one more CA Supervisor position!!
>
>Society's Assets, Inc. is seeking a qualified individual to work as a
>full-time CA Supervisor at the Wisconsin Relay System.
>
>Responsibilities include supervising, coaching and evaluating Communication
>Assistants.  Work schedule flexibility is required in order to maintain
>effective supervisory coverage in the Operations Center.
>
>We are hiring a qualified individual to work on Sunday-Thursday 3:00 pm 
>11:00 pm
>
>Qualifications:
>	High school diploma or equivalent
>	At least two years supervisory experience
>	Experience providing performance evaluation
>	Leadership & problem solving skills
>	Ability to coach, counsel & instruct
>	Ability to communicate effectively on phone and in person
>	Strong organizational skills
>	Knowledge and adherence to code of confidentiality
>
>Additional Skills
>	Knowledge of American Sign Language preferred
>
>Salary range: $25,000 - $30,000.
>	Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
>
>Submit cover letter & resume to: 
>		Renee Postl/Wendy Jacobson
>		WRS HR Department
>		8383 Greenway Blvd, Suite 90
>                Middleton, WI  53589
>
>Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
>
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>EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
>Specialized Telecommunications Devices Assistance Program Coordinator
>Texas Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
>
>
>	JOB VACANCY NOTICE - POSTING # 335-62299-01
>	DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:  Until filled
>	 
>	AGENCY:   Texas Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
>	ADDRESS:  4800 North Lamar, Suite 310, Austin, Texas 78756
>	CONTACT:  Margaret Susman or Billy Collins
>	TELEPHONE NUMBER: 512-407-3250 (v)   512-407-3251 (tty)
>	POSITION AVAILABLE:  Specialized Telecommunications Devices
>                               Assistance Program Coordinator
>	POSITION LOCATION: AUSTIN, TEXAS
>	TRAVEL REQUIRED: Job requires extensive travel.
>	MONTHLY SALARY: $2749
>	POSTING DATE: 6-22-99		
>
>	DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: Performs routine consultative and
>technical work in the planning, development, and implementation of program.  
>Work involves providing consultative and technical services to agency program
>staff, other governmental agencies, community organizations, and the
>general	public. Provides program outreach to consumers and interested groups
>to disseminate information and stimulate interest in the program.
>Provides technical assistance to program advisory committee, vendors and
>consumers. Performs primary public relations for the program. Works under
>moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and
>independent judgment. 
>
>        GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
>	Experience and Training: Experience in a field relating to the
>agency program. Public speaking and training experience preferred.
>Experience in working with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, or other
>communicative disabilities.
>	Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or
>university with major course work in a field relevant to the assignment is
>generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one
>another.
>	Abilities, Knowledge and Skills: Public speaking skills.  Training
>skills.	Fluent sign language skills.  Broad knowledge of specialized
>telecommunications equipment preferred.  General knowledge of the
>equipment needs of the needs of the program's target population. Knowledge of
>local, state, and federal laws relating to the program area, of public
>administration and management techniques, and of interviewing,
>training, and statistical analysis processes.  Ability to gather, assemble,
>correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to
>write concise reports; and to develop and evaluate policies and
>procedures. Ability to relate well to people with special needs.
>	 
>	THE TEXAS COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF & HARD OF HEARING DOES NOT
>        DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, 
>        RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF
SERVICES.
>	 
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>EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
>Regional Specialist Coordinator
>Texas Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
>
>	JOB VACANCY NOTICE - POSTING # 335-62299-02
>	DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:  Until Filled
>	 
>	AGENCY:   Texas Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
>	ADDRESS:  4800 North Lamar, Suite 310,  Austin, Texas 78756
>	CONTACT:  Margaret Susman or Billy Collins
>	TELEPHONE NUMBER:  512-407 3250 (v)  512-407-3251 (tty)
>	POSITION AVAILABLE:  Regional Specialist Coordinator
>	POSITION LOCATION:   Austin, Texas
>	TRAVEL REQUIRED:	Job requires extensive travel.		
>	MONTHLY SALARY:   $2925  
>	POSTING DATE:  6-22-99
>
>	DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: Work involves providing consultative and
>technical services to agency program staff, other governmental
>agencies, public and private community organizations, contracted regional
>service	providers, consumers and the general public. May provide training to
>staff of regional service providers and other service personnel in
>communities.
>	Organizes and coordinates service offerings and serves as liaison
>among state, local and private agencies. Works with and speaks to
>community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate
interest
>in the program and services to the target population. Serves as agency
>ombudsman. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use
>of initiative and independent judgment. 
>
>	GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
>	Experience and Training: Field experience in work related to the
>agency program. Experience in community service planning and implementation
>preferred.  
>	Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or
>university with major course work in a field relevant to the assignment is
>generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one
>another.
>	Abilities, Knowledge and Skills: General knowledge of issues related
>to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have other communication
>disorders. Fluent sign language skills preferred.  Knowledge of the
>various methods of communication access.  Knowledge of Americans with
>Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it applies to state, local, and private
service
>providers.  Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws relating to
>the program area; of public administration and management techniques; of
>interviewing, training, and statistical analysis processes; of
>program	planning and implementation.  Ability to train others; to gather,
>assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to
>write concise reports; and to develop and evaluate policies and
>procedures.
>
>        THE TEXAS COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF & HARD OF HEARING DOES NOT
>        DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX,
>        RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF
SERVICES.
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