Jun 242015



Hi Everyone,


There are two part-time positions available at the University of Virginia for this fall in the American Sign Language Program.  One is for a Lecturer position that involves teaching the beginning-level ASL classes (one each semester) meeting for 50-minutes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week.  The other position is for a Drill Instructor position, teaching a drill or lab session on Tuesday evenings for an hour and fifteen minutes.


Please consider or share this information with those you know who may be qualified and interested.


If you are interested, check out the job descriptions at:



This link should take you to the UVA Human Resources “Jobs@UVA” page.  From there, click on the blue “Faculty” button and at the top of the page under the “Department” heading, you should see “American Sign Language Program” listed for the two jobs of “Drill Instructor” and “Lecturer.”


Look through the description and job requirements and click on the “Apply for this Posting” button on the bottom to apply (instructions for applicants are also on the “Jobs@UVA” homepage).


Please let me know if you have any questions.




Gregory M. Propp, JD

American Sign Language Lecturer and Director

UVA ASL Program


New Cabell Hall, Room 255

434-924-6646 (voice)

434-260-5139 (videophone)

Email: gp5c@virginia.edu

Jun 242015


The Technology Access Program (TAP) at Gallaudet University is looking for individuals to participate in a study that will allow TTY users to communicate with friends and family members who do not use TTYs.  The study will last for up to 8 weeks, with participants making at least one call per week.

Participants who do not have TTYs will be given software to use to call their friends and family members who have TTYs, and each other.  Participants will be instructed how to use the software, and will be contacted periodically by TAP staff to answer any questions you may have.  At the end of the study, you will be interviewed about your experiences by TAP staff.

If you are interested in participating, or have questions about the study, please contact Paula Tucker by email at paula.tucker@gallaudet.edu, or by phone (voice or TTY) at 202-651-5049. To call using VP, contact Christian Vogler at 202-250-2795.

This study has been approved by the Gallaudet University Institutional Review Board.

May 212015




860 Park Ave., Norton, VA

President: Kenneth Potter

VP: 276-708-7370


2015 Activity Schedule: 11:00 AM to ???

May 23, 2015                          Social Event                             *Please Bring Finger Foods

June 13, 2015                          Deaf Picnic at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA

July 4 or 11, 2015                    Social Event                             * Please Bring Covered Dish

August 8, 2015                        Social Event                             * Please Bring Finger Foods

September 5, 2015                 Social Event                             * Please Bring Finger Foods

October 10, 2015                    Halloween Party                     * Please Bring Finger Foods

November 7, 2015                  Thanksgiving Dinner               * Please Bring Covered Dish

December 5, 2015                  Christmas Party                      * Please Bring Finger Foods


  • Finger Foods: soup, sandwiches, chips, dips, vegetables, cake, dessert, etc
May 212015

YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER encountered real silence. Finding a place that remains sonically unmolested by the roar of commercial jets or the steady hum of highways is nearly impossible. Whether you live in a city, the suburbs, or on a ranch in Montana, sound in the modern world is more or less inescapable.

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– Thanks to Wired.com