Thursday, December 8, 2011

Continuous improvements with Google Goggles 1.7

With Google Goggles, you can quickly add someone to your contacts, learn about paintings, translate foreign text, and even solve Sudoku. Starting today, with Goggles 1.7 for Android, we’re making your visual search experience much faster and providing better results with new features like continuous mode, improved text recognition and contributed results.

Skip the shutter with continuous mode
Continuous mode is a quick and easy new way to use Goggles. You can now get results instantly without having to take a picture - no shutter press required! Goggles will scan the scene continuously so you don’t need to worry about taking multiple pictures. The new continuous mode works best with books, products, artwork, and landmarks. Snapshot mode is still available, and has some tricks that aren’t in continuous mode yet, including translating text and adding a contact. Also, images recognized in continuous mode sessions won’t show up in your Goggles Search History, so if you’d like to refer back to something, such as a painting in a gallery you should use snapshot mode.

Goggles also scans multiple items in continuous mode

Get richer results with text recognition
Starting today, when Goggles recognizes a portion of text, you’ll get results that have a close match to the text you’ve scanned. Let’s say you’re reading a magazine article you really like and want to share it with your friends. Just point Goggles at a part of the page, and instantly find a link to an online version to share immediately or read again later. You won’t even need the entire article in the frame. Goggles will also pull up more information from pages around the web where that text is mentioned, so its easier to learn about what you’re seeing.

Goggles finds web results to provide more information

More comprehensive results with your suggestions
Since Goggles 1.4, you’ve been able to suggest better results when Goggles doesn’t recognize what you’re searching for. To date, hundreds of thousands of submissions have been made to improve Goggles. Starting today, if you choose to suggest a better result or submit a new object altogether, your suggestion could become a result for the next user who searches for a similar object with Goggles. I’ve added a snapshot of the album cover from my old band so that my fans can use Goggles to find out about our music online. Now, if a fan searches for the cover of our album, they will see the information I suggested, along with my name and link to my Google profile.

Submitting the result for my band’s album cover

Google Goggles 1.7 is available for all Android devices, but you’ll need a device running Android 2.3 or newer to use Continuous Mode. Scan the QR code below to download, or visit Android Market. Tell us what you think on our Google + page.

Download the new Goggles in Android Market

Posted by David Petrou, Software Engineer

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blackberry Budget Update 2011

Sample worksheet gives you an idea of the cost of producing, harvesting and marketing blackberries in North Carolina. It includes worksheets for machinery, materials, yields, labor, production costs and returns. An in-depth financial analysis and overview of the operation is given based on the numbers you plug in.

10 Billion Android Market downloads and counting

(Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog and Android Developer's Blog)

One billion is a pretty big number by any measurement. However, when it’s describing the speed at which something is growing, it’s simply amazing. This past weekend, thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market exceeded 10 billion app downloads—with a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month. We can’t wait to see where this accelerating growth takes us in 2012.

To celebrate this milestone, we partnered with some of the Android developers who contributed to this milestone to make a bunch of great Android apps available at an amazing price. Starting today for the next 10 days, we’ll have a new set of awesome apps available each day for only 10 cents each. Today, we are starting with Asphalt 6 HD, Color & Draw for Kids, Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro, Fieldrunners HD, Great Little War Game, Minecraft, Paper Camera, Sketchbook Mobile, Soundhound Infinity & Swiftkey X.

Of course, none of these apps would have existed if it weren’t for the developers who created them. Every day, these developers continue to push the limits on what’s possible and delight us in the process. For that, we thank them.

Please join us in this 10-day celebration and check in every day to see what new apps our developer partners are making available on Android Market - for only a dime.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Just wanted to check in with you guys.. I am currently on my laptop here in the hospital.. We have been here all day and when we went home just a bit a go I changed clothes and got the computer. Mr. Jaggers looks much better tonight and we are getting ready to go eat.. And I will be back to talk more later. I have just had so many emails that I wanted to say thank you for. He looks much better now but its still a long road for him.

Anyway.. thank you very much.

K Jaggers

Monday, December 5, 2011

Updated: Essential Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired.


Updated: Essential Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired.

iPhones have changed lives for the better with the most amazing opportunities coming to a group that seems least likely to benefit from the sleek glass design. Steve Jobs insisted that iDevices be useable by everyone, including those who are visually impaired. By using VoiceOver, app developers are able to give access to even those who have no vision. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of developers do so.

This AppList features some of the most amazing accessible apps we could find! With your iPhone you can send for a taxi, describe colors, read aloud, get walking directions, warn about people approaching and much more.

7 months after first publishing this AppList, we have tested and approved so many apps that we created a separate AppList just for accessible entertainment apps which will be published shortly.

We would like to thank the dozens of AppAdvice readers who suggested apps for us to test.  For those who enjoy our Visually Impaired AppLists, we would like to recommend a web site that has been set up for the visually impaired by the visually impaired to share app information AppleVis.  As always, we also wish to again thank Austin Seraphin of Behind The Curtain for his advice.

Finally, we want to thank the amazing developers who were thoughtful enough to comply with Apples suggestion by making their apps voiceover friendly.

Essential Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired

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Tech the Halls: 12 Christmas Decorations for Geeks [PICS]


1. Pantone Christmas Baubles

Color-code your Christmas with these stunning Pantone baubles.

Cost: $14 each or $62 for a set of five

Click here to view this gallery.

Here at Mashable we love the holiday season. Decorating your home, cubicle and heck — even your car — is all part of the fun.

However, traditional decs just aren’t geeky enough for our tech-loving tastes. To this end we’ve scoured the web for festive ornaments with a geeky or social media twist.

From Angry Birds to LEGO via Santa-Bots, we think you’ll like our 10 cool Yule creations. For more Dev & Design coverage:


Tech the Halls: 12 Christmas Decorations for Geeks [PICS]
Amy-Mae Elliott
Sun, 04 Dec 2011 19:37:40 GMT

New Android Mobile app for Starbuck Customers


New Android mobile application for Starbucks' fans: secret recipes, coupons, nutritional information and more!

(PRWeb December 05, 2011)

Read the full story at

New Android Mobile app for Starbuck Customers
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 08:17:58 GMT

Home Theater Products For $199 or Less - 2011 Holiday Gift Special


You don't have to spend a lot of money for a home theater gift. There are actually a lot of surprisingly good home theater gadgets priced at $199 or less, that make great holiday gifts. For my look at my current favorites, check out my Top Picks for Home Theater Products Priced at $199 or Less. Also, for more gift possibilities, check out my Top Home Theater Gifts for Holiday Shoppers.

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Mon, 05 Dec 2011 06:00:27 GMT

Dell halts online sales of Streak 7 tablet, turns toward a new mobile future


You might wanna pause for a moment of silence, because it looks like Dell has just discontinued its Streak 7 tablet. As the folks over at Streak Smart recently noticed, the Android slate has mysteriously disappeared from Dell's website, replaced only with a note to confirm that it's no longer available online. Dell, which axed the smaller Streak 5 back in August, provided us with the following statement:

Dell remains committed to the mobility market and continues to sell products here and in other parts of the world. Streak 7 delivered a unique experience for customers who wanted a larger screen-size yet the freedom of staying connected to their personal and professional content while on the-go. It continues to be available in many markets through retail, distributors and carrier partners such as Optus in Australia. A 10-inch version of the tablet, Streak 10 Pro, is currently offered in China, offering the ultimate digital divide between work and life. The Venue and Venue Pro devices, as well, continue to earn accolades for performance, design and functionality around the world. We also recently launched the Latitude ST, a 10-inch Windows 7-based touch-screen tablet designed for vertical markets such as education, finance and healthcare in November of this year. We remain committed to expanding our reach beyond PCs with a targeted set of open, standards-based mobility solutions and services designed for commercial and mobile professional customers.

So Dell isn't leaving the mobile space entirely, and it doesn't look like the Streak 7 is completely dead, though based on the above statement, it certainly seems to be on its way to pasture.

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Dell halts online sales of Streak 7 tablet, turns toward a new mobile future
Amar Toor
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:32:00 GMT

Windows 8′s Answer to the Mac App Store Comes Into Focus Tuesday


After years of leaving it to Windows software makers to sell their own wares, Microsoft’s flagship operating system is finalizing its plans to get into the app store business.

The move won’t come until the debut of Windows 8 — expected next year — but Redmond will share more details on Tuesday at an event in San Francisco.

Microsoft revealed that Windows 8 would have a built-in software marketplace back when it first showed the revamped interface at our D9 show in June, though at that point the company wouldn’t comment on the “Store” icon that was clearly visible in the home screen it showed. Microsoft did offer a few more details at its Build developer conference in September.

I’m sure we’ll learn a lot more on Tuesday (and naturally, AllThingsD will be on hand to get the full skinny) but here’s what we already know.

As of earlier this fall, the plan was that the store will be the exclusive way for developers to distribute new-style Windows 8 apps. Microsoft didn’t share the business details at its developer conference, though some documents made reference to some sort of revenue-sharing arrangement. The store will support free and paid apps, as well as trial versions and in-app payments. Businesses will also be able to make available internal apps to their workers using the store mechanism.

Traditional Windows apps will continue to be sold in the same way they have been — directly from developers and through online and brick and mortar stores. The store won’t be a way for users to directly purchase older-style Windows apps (the ones that run on Windows 7 and earlier versions in addition to Windows 8), but developers of those apps can create a landing page for those apps so they can be found in and linked to from the store.
The Windows Store itself is a new-style Windows 8 app that is linked to from the main start page.

Thanks to the iPhone, app stores are all the rage these days. Google has one for Android and Apple has transferred the concept to the Mac, with the marketplace it built into Lion.

Even though it is basically just following the trend, putting an app store in Windows is a big bet for Microsoft. Windows remains the company’s most important product and a key source of its revenue and profit. Inserting itself into the software distribution process opens up a potentially huge new income stream for Redmond, but also risks alienating developers — many of whom are trying to figure out just how much attention to give Windows these days, especially since new-style Windows apps use a different set of programming languages than those Microsoft has traditionally employed.

While Windows is one of the last to the app store game, Microsoft has considerable experience in this realm, already running online app stores for the Xbox and Windows Phone.

Among the key details to watch for on Tuesday will be what Microsoft’s business terms for software developers including the cut it hopes to take and other policies.

It will also be interesting to see if Microsoft has more to say about when it might release a beta version of the software. It handed out an early developer preview at the Build conference, though that edition had none of the code for the store. Developers will clearly need to start kicking the tires on the store fairly soon if Microsoft wants to have its virtual shelves stocked at launch.

Windows 8′s Answer to the Mac App Store Comes Into Focus Tuesday
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Mon, 05 Dec 2011 12:00:58 GMT

Google SketchUp 8.0.11752


Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create 3D models of anything you like.


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Mon, 05 Dec 2011 04:58:27 GMT

Apple’s Claim of Android Rip-Off Awaits U.S. Trade Agency Ruling


For two years, Apple Inc. has told the world that phones running on Google Inc.’s Android operating system are iPhone rip-offs. Now Apple is about to learn whether a U.S. trade agency thinks its claims have merit.

Apple’s Claim of Android Rip-Off Awaits U.S. Trade Agency Ruling
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:08:34 GMT

The Next Chapter For Apple vs. Android: HTC At The ITC This Week (Ingrid Lunden/paidContent)


Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
The Next Chapter For Apple vs. Android: HTC At The ITC This Week  —  Last Friday Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) saw a setback in its multinational fight against alleged patent infringements by Android when it was denied an injunction on Samsung's Android devices in a U.S. Federal Court …

The Next Chapter For Apple vs. Android: HTC At The ITC This Week (Ingrid Lunden/paidContent)
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 13:30:00 GMT

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434


This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: antiX M11 News: Mint as an Ubuntu killer, how Mandriva was built, Red Hat's syslog controversy Statistics: Lies and statistics Released last week: VectorLinux 7.0, Clonezilla Live 1.2.11-23 Donations: LiVES receives US$300 New distributions: FDGnuX, Tango Studio, VESTA Reader comments Read more....


DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:00:39 GMT

Galaxy Nexus first look video and impressions


The Galaxy Nexus smartphone I ordered on Sunday from the U.K. has arrived. I haven't played enough yet, but the little time I've had with the first Android 4.0 smartphone has been most impressive. The best way to put the experience? Android has finally grown up.


Galaxy Nexus first look video and impressions
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 01:27:06 GMT

Plex app available on Kindle Fire, media servers and other clients get new updates too


For a media software package to survive these days, it has to be able to run pretty much anywhere and just recently Plex added the Kindle Fire to its list of supported platforms, uploading its Android client onto Amazon's Appstore. The team hasn't stopped there either, delivering updates across a slew of products starting with its Media Server v0.9.5.2 which added autoupdate and start on login features, while the Media Center package has reached 9.5.2, with support for refresh rate switching as well as a number of other tweaks and fixes. The various clients haven't been forgotten either, with a brand new alpha available for Linux users, individual apps for Android and Google TV, and a new v2.1 for iOS that supports myPlex cloud streaming without the need for users to run the Plex server software locally. Hit the source links for changelogs and more details or just check an app store near you where updated software is no doubt residing for your picture, music, and video streaming pleasure.

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Plex app available on Kindle Fire, media servers and other clients get new updates too
Richard Lawler
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 06:30:00 GMT

AT&T’s LG Nitro HD goes up for sale, LTE-enabled Gingerbread pep for $250


In case you forget that AT&T's latest LTE-equipped smartphone hit shelves today, consider this a friendly reminder from your mobile obsessed friends here at Engadget. We're talking about the LG's Nitro HD, the 4.5-inch device we lovingly handled last week -- loaded with a skinned version of Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, running atop its peppy 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8060 dual-core processor. If you'll recall, it's notably packing a 1280 x 720p screen resolution with an ultra-crisp looking 329ppi, an 8 megapixel rear camera (1.3 MP up front) and a healthy 4GB of internal storage supplemented by an included 16GB microSD card (expandable to 32GB). Thankfully, bloatware on the Nitro is at an all time low, but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that's it's been confirmed to be loaded with the ickyness of Carrier IQ. Sure, it's not as tasty as an Ice Cream Sandwich, but if your hungering for LTE-enabled 4G speeds on Ma Bell, at least you now have a third option. It can be yours now for $250 with a two-year renewal of service, and you'll find more info at the source link below.

AT&T's LG Nitro HD goes up for sale, LTE-enabled Gingerbread pep for $250 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 04 Dec 2011 21:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.


AT&T's LG Nitro HD goes up for sale, LTE-enabled Gingerbread pep for $250
Joe Pollicino
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 01:34:00 GMT

DeafDigest Gold – December 4, 2011


DeafDigest Gold – December 4, 2011

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year


The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into
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Do visit:


Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:


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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:


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In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
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AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
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The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
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The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.


weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday)


- DeafDigest Mid-Week edition

The DeafDigest Mid-Week edition ran into
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- What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A deaf woman was upset over the way the hospital treated
her deaf father. He was going through an operation and
was in his room, recovering from it. The daughter left
his room for a short time before returning – and saw
the fathers’ hands being strapped down. She confronted
the nurses, and was told his hands were “flailing”
up and down. The nurses did not realize the patient
was deaf and was trying to communicate via sign language!

What the daughter could have done was to post up a sign
on the wall saying “deaf patient” which was what a Coda
did few years ago when his mother had an operation.

Jordan Levin operates a nonprofit foundation – the
Jordan Levin Childhood Obesity Foundation. This group
works with hospitals on dealing with low income
children and their obesity issues. Jordan, of
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is deaf, but does not use
sign language. Been deaf all his life.

- Very Hot News

The Ice Cream man of Talladega, Alabama is making the
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind Foundation
$100,000 richer. Robert Weaver, who goes by that
nickname, won the NASCAR’s first Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The winner has the right to
direct the funds to a charitable or nonprofit organization
of his choice and he chose Alabama School for the Deaf and

- Thursday December 1st

Meggie Zahneis, age 14, was selected by major league
baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to serve as its first
Youth Reporter for the web site. Meggie
is deaf.

- Friday December 2nd

The Egyptian Coalition for the Disabled complained that
during this week’s national vote, there were no
interpreters around to help the deaf that needed
assistance at the polling places.

- Saturday December 3rd

Continental Airlines has announced that their in-flight
movies will be closed captioned. It will work through
DIRECTV’s satellite television.


Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The District of Columbia is a city of eleven different
universities, Gallaudet included. And of these eleven
universities, Gallaudet has been mentioned in a web
posting as the most picturesque of them all! It mentions
some of these historic buildings on the campus.


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All police officers attend Police Academy training
classes. These classes teach future cops all about
ADA and what deafness is all about.
But when they graduate from the Police Academy
and become real cops, they often forget what they
learn about deafness.
This is the reason why many cops have problems
when they arrest deaf people.
Why do they forget? A cop can be on duty for
25 years and never met a deaf person. Then all of a
sudden he arrests a deaf person and it is hard to
remember classroom lessons 25 years ago!

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)


Deaf Seniors of America 2013 Conference Dates Changed

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Why that 99 percent of time when hearing people
with a deaf person enter an elevator, the hearing
person always whispers the floor number to push
the button. Sometimes hard to lipread what floor
the hearing person wanted.
But one percent of the time, the hearing person
knows about a deaf person in the elevator. Instead
of whispering the floor number, he will flash
his fingers, telling him which floor button to
push. Five fingers in one hand and two fingers in
other hand tells the deaf person it is 7th floor.
Rare that hearing person thinks to use his hands.
He whispers all the time.

- for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)


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Last week DeafDigest ran a video about a deaf
person, himself a former general manager of a pizza
chain, who quit because of struggles with people
that cannot communicate with him.
Said a deaf businessman:

I don’t agree. I feel it is the Deaf General Manager’s
fault. He wanted the job and had to face the consequences
that he couldn’t live up to it. I was a general manager
of a produce company and of a restaurant, and I have
learned how to deal with daily problems without interpreters
helping me. I think he didn’t have strong management
background like I had. I wished he stood up to the

Someone from the workplace human resources office
came up to a fellow employee and covered his face.
It was because it was a confidential issue and he
was afraid a deaf employee, whose desk was nearby,
would be able to lipread.
Was the human resources person right to cover
his face in front of a deaf employee? This human
resources person does not cover his face when
hearing people are around.
Are we, the deaf, Super Lip Readers??????

In Antigua St John’s, in the Caribbeans, a popular
restaurant is Papa Zouk.
The owners of that restaurant are not deaf, but
it was named after a deaf man.
Said the restaurant owner:

He was the happiest person I ever met. He was deaf, but
whenever they would play some music, he must have felt the vibration of the bass, as he would get up and dance. So everyone called him Papa Zouk.

When he died, it was decided to name the restaurant
after him.

(all videos are captioned)

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf



I work in a factory, machinery and equipment are both too
loud for me to hear with my hearing aid


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A newspaper story said:

He is severely hearing-impaired and she is deaf

Why are these newspaper reporters splitting hairs?

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with more
than 3.0 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences
charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels
charge $12.95 per day).

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels
charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders,
Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, Franciso Olivera, etc.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes.
Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available.  With many
classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic
all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See for more information and for
registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.
Almost 200 have registered already!


ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon!   Other DVDS include stories
in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter information, etc.

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI.  The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.


Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why would some police officers arrest the deaf and
do not provide interpreters?

A. These officers are stupid; they do not know what
ADA is all about!

send your questions to

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.


Wish List of the Week:

that every city in USA will have at least one deaf-owned
restaurant; we already have deaf-owned restaurants in
Austin, Texas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Maybe there
are others we do not know about.


Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Holiday time, people tend to send greeting cards.

I am sure many of us, with vision impairment, enjoy hearing from
families and friends.

For me, reading greeting cards can be difficult.

I now need to use a magnifying glass.

Here are some suggestions when you want to send greeting cards to
your friends.

Pick cards that have large and bold fonts.

Use a felt marker to write a note and sign your signature.

You know you can make your own holidays greeting cards that meet your
Deaf-Blind friend’s needs on your computer as well!

Happy Holidays!

Rene’s show business is now entering its 2nd year and it
focuses on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at



during 1700′s – Samuel Heinicke “invented” the oral
method of Deaf Education in Germany. Even though Alexander Graham Bell has been strongly identified with Oral Education, it actually was Heinicke that started the whole thing


DeafNumbers of the Week:

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
minimum standards

3.0 is intermediate
4.0 is advanced intermediate
5.0 is advanced

this is for interpreters in mainstreamed classes


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position opening
Program Director
Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Status:         Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to:     Vice President of Educational Service Lines

Position Summary
The Program Director will supervise and monitor the day to day operations
of the residential and education services provided at the Pressley Ridge
School for the Deaf.  They are responsible for the supervision of service
delivery, staff, adherence to internal policy as well as external
regulation and licensing requirements, sound fiscal operation, and
communication and liaison with local community groups, schools, service
agencies, and local state offices and courts of the county and stated.

A.      To ensure overall program direction and oversight to program
operations, the Program Director will:

1.      Create and maintain systems for the documentation of all
educational activities and uphold the confidentiality of all program
records and files;
2.      Ensure that all program activities and staff practices are in
compliance with the regulation and in keeping with Department of
Education, DPW and Pressley Ridge policy, values, and standards of
professional and ethical conduct;
3.      Develop and oversee a safety program that addresses the safety and
well-being of staff and consumers in all activities and environments in
which we work.

B.      To ensure solvency through adherence to the PRESSLEY RIDGE
budgetary process, maximizing staff productivity and system efficiencies,
and effectively using agency resources in pursuit of program goals, the
Program Director will:

1.      Develop, implement and live within the program budget;
2.      Manage buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment, and PRESSLEY
RIDGE property and supplies in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE standards:
3.      Develop and manage systems for the efficient utilization of
workforce by establishing staffing patterns, job designs, work schedules,
and performance and productivity standards in keeping with PRESSLEY RIDGE
values and standards;
4.      Oversee the development of educational costs and revenues, (per
diems, etc.);
5.      Review and approve travel and receipt requests;
6.      Establish capital budget request.

C.      To ensure the maintenance of a full complement of competent and
committed staff/treatment parents to fulfill the mission of the program
and agency, the Program Director will:

1.       Develop and implement effective strategies for recruitment,
screening, selection and hiring of a diverse, qualified workforce;
2.      Develop and implement effective staff development strategies
including targeted training, supervision, succession planning and
professional development programs aimed at enhancing staff competence,
satisfaction and retention;
3.      Maintain effective performance management and evaluation system to
ensure accountability;
4.      Administer an appropriate and equitable compensation program
consistent with agency practices and standards;
5.      Maintain or provide oversight for the maintenance of updated HR
files on every staff.
Essential Qualifications

1.      Education/Credentials/Licensure.  Master’s Degree in Education,
Special Education and supervisory certification required.
2.      Experience.
a.      Minimum of five years of experience working with children with
severe emotional and behavioral issues,
b.      Working knowledge of the regulations and guidelines of
Pennsylvania Department of Education, DPW, OMHSA as related to Approved
Private School and Partial Hospital regulations
c.      Knowledge and experience in working in an educational setting
utilizing strength based approaches to interventions with seriously
troubled youth and their families.
d.      Understanding, commitment to and integration of the Pressley Ridge
Values.  CASSP Principles and Re-Ed Program Directors
e.      Ability to work with other disciplines as part of the team.
f.      Knowledge of an a commitment to culturally competent service
3.      Clearances.  Necessary State and FBI Clearances
4.      Pennsylvania Driver’s License and safe driving record

send application to:
Phillip Novak
Pressley Ridge
5500 Corporate Dr; Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Phone:  (412) 872-9449
Fax: (412) 872-9469


open positions
Austine School for the Deaf &
Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

most positions in Brattleboro, VT
few are statewide

Due to an expanding program we are looking for dedicated
professionals to provide support and services to Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students. We are now interviewing all qualified applicants
for the following positions.

- Preschool Master Teacher
Time Base: Full-Time
Location: Little Arrows Early Childhood Center Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood or in Human /Child
Development or a related field; and a minimum of two years (may be
school yrs. of experience if the experience is in a school).

Experience with preschool age children specified by the terms of the
license of appropriate licensure from the Vermont Department of

Fluency in ASL.

Willingness to take on-going professional development hours required.

Responsibilities: Implement and modify the curriculum to meet the
needs of the children in the classroom. Assess the development skills
of the children in the classroom.

Implement and plan age-appropriate activities. Attend and
participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/guardians meetings.

Engage with parents/guardians and be responsive to their needs.

- Teachers Assistant
Time Base: Part-Time
Location: Brattleboro, VT
High school diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age
and completion of a 30 hour course in child development approved by the Division or one higher education course (minimum 3 credits) in early childhood development to be completed within one year of employment.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to
learn ASL.
Willingness to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and
Restraint Training.

Work 1:1 with 4 year old with Autism.

Work closely with the classroom teacher to implement and
carry out age-appropriate activities.

Assist the classroom teacher with the assessment process.

Supervise the children at all times.

Ensure a 30 minutes rest period daily.

Other duties assigned by the Director.

- Counselor
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: full-time

Qualified for state and /or national licensure as a School Counselor
or Mental Health Counselor.

Knowledge of Secondary Disabilities preferred.

Fluency in ASL or willingness to achieve this level.
Knowledge of testing tools/materials.

Provides individual and group counselling to Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Work as a member of the School Mental Health Team.

- ASL Coordinator
Time Base: Part-Time/Full Time

Degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience
Native ASL user or fluency in ASL

Holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred

Knowledge of first and second language teaching methods

Knowledge of ASL AT WORK Curriculum and other materials

Advertising /outreach as appropriate-including but not limited to
churches, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, schools, city hall state offices.

Collaborate with instructors to identify and secure adequate/appropriate space conductive to a professional/learning environment

Responsible for student registration process, billing lifecycle and
maintaining a current/accurate schedule of courses offered, teachers, locations, times and resources.

Serve as a primary liaison for the sign language program to teachers
and the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference letters to Keri Darling.

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

- Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services
Victim Advocate/community educator
Location: statewide Vermont
Time Base: Full time

BA degree or equivalent experience

Fluency in American Sign Language

Advocacy experience

Work from a philosophy or empowerment

Ability to work with a diverse population

Exceptional listening skills and ability to empathize

Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence

Send resume and cover letter to Keri Darling

Keri Darling
PO Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670

- Residential Advisors:

Location: Brattleboro, VT

Time base: All shifts; including Overnight shifts & weekends

Bachelors Degree or High School Graduate & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL
Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques
understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential
Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded

- Behavioral Support-Para Educator:
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time base: All shifts

Experience and degree preferred & 21 years of age

Effective communication skills to include ASL.

Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.

Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the student

Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential

Programs which help students develop into healthy well- rounded

- Speech – Language Pathologist
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Part time

- Nursing Position (RN or LPN)
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time, part-time and per-diem

- Paraprofessionals
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time


Bachelors Degree or High School Diploma and 21 years old and related

Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing students.

Proficiency in ASL

Valid driver’s license

Willingness to obtain a VT bus license


Assist teachers with tutoring and instruction, classroom management
and clerical tasks.

Assist with morning residential program

Participate in staff development activities

Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include
lifting guiding.

- Teachers of the Deaf
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full time

Masters Degree in Deaf Education

Vermont Licensure in Special Education, Deaf Education endorsement or
obtain within the first year of employment

Background in Autism /Behavior preferred.

American Sign Language proficiency

Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives and
Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Prepare IEPs and serve as case manager for assigned students.
Classroom Management & preparation

- Educational Interpreters
Location:  Brattleboro, VT
Time Base: Full-time & part-time.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Fax# 802-258-9574


position opening
Deaf Services Mental Health Clinician
The Buckeye Ranch
Columbus, OH

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization providing hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

The Buckeye Ranch is seeking a full-time accomplished and creative mental health professional to work with young people and families in the Deaf Services Program.  This individual will be based in the Columbus, OH area, but will provide case management services and mental health interventions to young people across the great State of Ohio.  Will also provide supervision of young people and facilitate therapeutic groups in structured settings at Ohio School for the Deaf.

Required Qualifications:

-    Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
-    Licensed or license-eligible, in the State of Ohio, for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Professional Counselor (PC) license
-    Advanced ASL skills
-    Thorough understanding of Deaf Culture

Excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401k, ongoing training, educational assistance and more!

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services provided by The Buckeye Ranch, please visit us on the web at or

The Buckeye Ranch is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse applicants sought to work with a diverse population.

Please send resume and salary requirements to:


Job Advertisement
Executive Director
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Director
The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive
Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department
directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs
or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget
projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for
Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and
interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed
regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other
agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and
public functions; participate in legislative activities that include
presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during
legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public
Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this
position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include
strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or
services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple
parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management.
Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets,
significant experience in the administration of programs and services for
the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to
communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with
disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human
Resources via email at . Phone calls
will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.

For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please


(revised posting)

Gallaudet University positions
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

ASL & Deaf Studies
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences
Philosophy & Religion
Physical Education and Recreation
Social Work
General Studies Information Technology

For detailed job descriptions and application information, go to:


position opening
The position may be filled at any US Sprint location

Sprint’s website at – to register, upload resume, create saved search, conduct search/apply, etc.


The position may be filled at any US Sprint location.

This position oversees the Sprint Relay Marketing department,
providing direction to employees who manage all aspects of marketing,
including but not limited to tradeshows, social media, web media and
print collateral.  This department also provides account maintenance
for an assigned customer base that focuses on customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing and/or have speech disabilities. Receives assignments
in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established
company policies. Establishes and recommends changes to policies
which affect immediate organization(s). Frequently interacts with
subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group
managers. Manages the activities of personnel with accountability for
results in terms of costs, strategies and employees. Monitors
projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget. Works on
issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires
evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of
current business trends. Manages the activities of individual
contributors or supervisors in a section or department with
accountability for goals, objectives, and operational policies. May
participate in the development of functional strategy. Has
responsibility for hiring, termination, performance and salary
decisions. Reports to Director Relay Services.

Basic qualifications include:
- Sales or account maintenance experience
- Management experience

- Communication skills
- Experience with developing and implementing marketing strategies
- Understanding of Sprint products

Preferred qualifications include:
- College Degree
- A combination of education and related work experience totaling 10
years post high-school.

* Fluency in American Sign Language


open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

- Administrative Assistant – Wraparound Program
- Intensive Care Coordinator – Wraparound Program
- Child Care Supervisor: Overnight – Walden School
- Child Care Worker: Overnight – Walden School
- Teacher – Walden School
- Secondary Classroom Assistant

position descriptions at:

Please apply online


Send resume packet to:

The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department


seeking Job Coaches
Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job
coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf
adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in
the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are
seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all
phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case
management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties
on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

Kathleen Lagalante
Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Family of Organizations
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100



position announcement
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt
Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011
Closing date:  November 10, 2011

Individual provides independent living skills training and support for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to develop or maintain a maximum level of independence and ensure a higher quality of life living in the community. Individual conducts accurate assessment and develops a service plan based on clients. need and input. Provides all services outlined in the individualized service plan including skill development, training, education, support and assistance to each clients. Skill development areas focus on, but are not limited to, literacy, employment readiness, financial management, time management, using communication technologies, transportation and housing. Participates in the technology/equipment distribution as well as in the community education responsibilities of the Center.  Conducts, develops and implements program activities for DHHARC. Conducts outreach responsibilities as assigned which may include travel to rural areas.  Works in the evening and during weekend when needed.

SALARY: $36,244 – $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits.

-    Knowledge of advocacy techniques
-    Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws
-    Maintain effective record keeping practices
-    Two years experience in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the areas of independent living skills training, advocacy, and community outreach is required.
-    Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
-    Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the relay system and related services
-    Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs
-    Ability to complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion
-    Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential
-    Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
-    Basic Computer Skills

-    Bachelor’s of Arts Degree Preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations
-    Ability to communicate using American Sign Language in strongly desired.

All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431.  Contact DHHARC office for the application form.


DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender orientation, or political affiliation.

For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP


announcing openings for
High School and PACES Teachers
The American School for the Deaf
West Hartford, CT

Full-time and Part-Time vacancies

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut.  It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school.  It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America

Scope of Duties: Under the supervision of the Department Principal/Assistant Principal, instructs students enrolled at ASD.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf or Special Education, appropriate State of CT Teacher Certification (057 or 065).  SCPI Level of Intermediate Plus.  Experience and/or coursework teaching English as a second language preferred.  Good judgment.  Ability to work in a collaborative setting.  Ability to work flexible hours when needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education or Special Education will be considered.

Salary and Benefits (a)    Compensation range based on School’s salary scales. (b)    Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available

How to apply:

Send resume and letter of application to:

Human Resources Office
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269

FAX (860) 570-1832


open positions
Deaf Services Center (DSC)
Glenside, PA

Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who
are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

- OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN:  (Full time/Part time)
This position provides clinical services to individuals and family
members on a fee for service basis.  Responsibilities include:
Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals,
families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities
to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge
summaries and other reports as required.   Qualifications:  The
qualified candidate shall possess:  Masters in Social Work or
Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of
Pennsylvania; ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of
impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who
are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children.

- INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER for Residential programs: (Full time position)
This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside the residential program. The qualified candidate
shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or
High school diploma & 12  college credit hours in social science with
2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong
organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual
communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some
evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the
community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of
Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a
valid driver’s license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers
to insure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent
living skills instructions, advocate for access to public & private
services and programs such as medical, vocational and other services.

This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops
and group sessions for consumers who are deaf.  The qualified
candidate shall possess:  BA in psychology, counseling or any other
human services field; must have 2 years’ experience with individuals
with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment
planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must
be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment.
Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for
wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops.

- RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years’ experience with
Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills;
ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong
interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
Deaf Services Center, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301


position opening
Interpreter Prep. Program Faculty
Front Range Community College
Westminster campus, Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster Campus is now accepting applications for a IPP faculty member  The primary focus of this position is teaching and curriculum development for IPP courses.

For complete job announcement and application, visit:



job openings
- Day Child Care Worker
- Overnight Supervisor
Walden School/The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

- Day Child Care Worker – Walden School

- Overnight Supervisor – Walden School

Please send resume to:
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Attn: Personnel Department

(508) 879-5110 ext. 306

OR apply online:


position opening
School Counselor/Psychologist
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Scranton, PA

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
is seeking a School Counselor/Psychologist.  Advanced ASL skills preferred.

Act 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances and PA Certification req.d.
Excellent salary and benefits

Visit our website at to view the full position posting.

Send resume to:
WPSD Human Resources
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Fax 412-244-4211



Teaching Specialist Position American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language.

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional development projects and meeting with individual students as needed.  This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 3704, and 3705). The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate student performance, meet with individual students as needed and complete professional development assignments.

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other duties as assigned.

•    Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate level per Academic year.
•    Prepare course content
•    Evaluate student performance
•    Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
•    BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if that individual can provide evidence of two years full-time teaching ASL using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)
•    Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications •    MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related fields.
•    Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:    The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching Specialist beginning January 12, 2012 and ending May 27, 2012.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, however the search committee will review complete applications on October 19, 2011.   Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching experience and qualifications for this position, and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota Job Center at – search requisition number 174273.  Criteria for the 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant can be found online at the University of Minnesota Job Center under the job posting.

Send transcripts and videotaped introduction to:
ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or gender orientation.



* Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles, CA

* Administrative Assistant – Los Angeles, CA

* Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

* Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

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DeafDigest Gold – December 4, 2011
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 04:28:12 GMT

Motorola Xoom 2 review


Motorola's Xoom 2 arrives at a point where Apple's iPad (first- or second-generation...) still dominates the tablet market. The original Xoom was the first tablet to arrive with Android Honeycomb, an OS dedicated to the tablet form. In the months since we gave it a middling review, plenty more tablets arrived, faster, thinner, and more longevous (like the Galaxy Tab 10.1).
So what now? Well, Motorola has recast its Xoom: it's made it faster, slimmer and lighter.
They've beefed up the disappointing screen found on the original, it's now a Gorilla Glass-coated IPS screen that promises 178-degree viewing angles. But Motorola has also cut more corners than the four you see before you -- ones that it hopes customers won't miss.
However, with a certain quad-cored, ICS-imminent transforming tablet already stealing the hearts of many an Engadget reader (and editor), does this slimline sequel do enough to make up for its past mistakes? Is there now enough in the Android market to make Google-powered tablets a viable alternative to the iPad? Is £396 ($620) now too much to pay for a 16GB Android tablet that's merely dual-core? We'll be sure to try and answer all these right after the break.

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Motorola Xoom 2 review
Mat Smith
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 12:30:00 GMT