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2013 Announcements - The Latest
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
WA State Job Bulletin – Assistive Communication Technology Program Manager
ODHH invites applications for the position of Social and Health Services Program Consultant 1. Applicants can apply online here: http://careers.wa.gov/index.html and type 11904 in the keyword search. Or, if you click here, it takes you to the job posting. SHPC1 11904 position.
The deadline to apply is December 9, 2012.
Please share with your friends and colleagues.
DSHS Sign Language Interpreter Survey
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The DSHS Sign Language Interpreter Contract will expire on June 30, 2014. In preparing for the new contract, we are conducting a basis survey for both certified and non-certified interpreters to fill out. The survey will be available on ODHH’s website from November 13, 2013 until March 31, 2014. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/InterpreterRates - Please take a moment to complete this survey.
Executive Director for the State Rehabilitation Council
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Forwarding on behalf of DSHS/Division of Vocational Rehabilitation –
DSHS is seeking applicants to apply for this position. To view the posting please click here Executive Director for the State Rehabilitation Council 11641 . Please feel free to send this link to prospective applicants.
Information on How to File a Discrimination Complaint
Friday, November 08, 2013
For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind facing discrimination when attempting to access employment, state/local government agencies, business, nonprofit, housing, airports, health care, mental health, education, or captioning, the Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing developed a resource listing of agencies to contact for assistance on where to file a complaint. That information is available on our new webpage under General Information for Consumers and Professionals: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/odhh/resources/information.shtml
Advisory Vote on HB1971
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Dear friends and supporters of ODHH,
ODHH hasreceived some inquiries expressing concerns about the recent Advisory Vote No. 6 on House Bill 1971 that changed ODHH funding from telephone taxes to state funds.
Information about advisory votes here:
Information about the November results on HB 1971 here:
Information about House Bill 1971 here:
(See Section 109 concerning ODHH)
It is unlikely the legislators will reconsider HB1971 during the 2014 legislative session. However, ODHH will monitor for any legislative bills that will have an impact on ODHH.
Eric Raff, Director
Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101)
It came to our attention that the CR-101 rule filing did not include the link to the drafted WAC sections that we are soliciting comments on.
For more information about the proposed standards and the drafted WAC sections itself, click here:
(Standards for Sign Language Interpreters in Courts are Sections 388-818-500 through 388-818-670)
The table below contains the listing of DSHS' current Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101) rule filings.
CR 101 Amending Chapter 388-818 WAC
The department is amending Chapter 388-818 WAC, formally establishing standards for sign language interpreters to interpret in legal proceedings, with a new sub-section. Other related changes that arise during this rule-making may be incorporated. http://www.dshs.wa.gov/pdf/ms/rpau/101-13-21-129.pdf
Northwest ADA Center Vacancy
The Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation (CCER) is dedicated to promoting access and inclusion for people with disabilities through education, collaboration and connection to resources. CCER is a part of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. The Northwest ADA Center is a program within CCER which provides information, training, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to all constituencies within Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington).
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Continuing Education Coordinator. The position reports to the Director of Northwest ADA Center Programs. Organizationally, the position is part of the Center for Continuing Educations in Rehabilitation (CCER) which is housed within the University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct, design and implement training on all titles of the ADA for individuals and organizations within the Federal Region 10. This training may occur face-to-face or via distance education. Provide on-site accessibility assessments of building and other facilities. Develop and complete systematic evaluations in order to provide useful feedback regarding outcomes to sponsors, clients, administrators, staff and other relevant constituencies regarding Northwest ADA Center technical assistance and training.
Provide technical assistance in complex cases, continuing education and technical consultation services related to compliance of facility and public rights-of-way with accessibility provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other -related federal and state requirements for professionals, businesses, state and local government agencies and consumers for a four state region (Region 10 -Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Oregon). Provide technical assistance and training on employment provisions of the ADA and other employment-related federal and state statutes. Technical assistance and continuing education may occur by telephone, email, face-to-face or via distance education. Liaise with architects, engineers, building officials and others requiring specialized knowledge of accessibility-related standards and codes and transportation regulations. Collaborate with the National ADA Network as requested/needed.
Manage the Northwest ADA Center ADA Trainer Network (ATN) including organizational development, implementation and support of the program. Provide training, evaluation and ongoing technical support for all participants within Region 10 on the ATN training program in support of the mission of the Northwest ADA Center. This includes working with the Regional State Affiliates to manage and implement the program in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington States.
Design, develop, produce and evaluate accessible technical assistance documents, web content, training resources and curriculum for the Northwest ADA Center federal grant H133A110015. Assist with writing and submitting requests for program training and research.
As directed, investigate opportunities for funding and project development, including the establishment of partnerships for such activities.
Attend appropriate academic and continuing education programs to remain up to date and informed of major trends in the field or rehabilitation and to related skills and knowledge.
Assist in the compilation and writing of grant progress reports.
Work with all staff at CCER to develop and conduct training programs and provide assistance to self-directed work teams addressing other Northwest ADA Center and CCER Activities.
Manage the Northwest ADA Center ADA Trainer Network (ATN) including organizational development, implementation and support of the program.
REQUIREMENTS:MA/MS in related field
3+ years' experience providing curriculum development, design and providing continuing education on a myriad of topics and in multiple formats, as well as providing technical assistance, training and other related services in an ADA or disability related program.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
DESIRED:Proven ability to develop, design and implement distance education/curriculum.
Experience working with specific disability population(s)
Expertise in Assistive Technology
Condition of Employment:
Requires ability to travel frequently on a regional and national basis.
Educational Interpreter Standards
On behalf of the Professional Educator Standards Board
This is relating to educational interpreter standards and national interpreting certification. Deadline for public comments is November 14th. The report that is the result of the October 15 workgroup meeting is posted at the link below; feel free to share!
Send comments directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ODHH 2013 Newsletter
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DSHS News Releases
The following is a listing of DSHS news releases featuring ODHH. News releases will be added as they become available. news releases from prior years can be found in our archives. For more information on news releases contact ODHH at (360) 902-8000 or the DSHS Media Relations Office at (360) 902-7829.
- 07-16-2013 ODHH Extends TRS contract for another 2 years
- For earlier archived news releases please go here
We will be posting video logs (VLogs) on YouTube DSHS/ODHH channel to explain important announcements or issues in American Sign Language . For some deaf people, ASL is their first language. To be accessible to all people we will include captioning and text files.