Enjoy reading the March 2014 newsletter!
Happy Valentine! Enjoy reading the February 2014 newsletter!
Check out the flyer or read below.
Why is joining KAD member so important?
Come and motivate yourselves to be involved!!!
To KAD members in good standing, there are two (2) vacant
positions: Secretary and Youth Coordinator.
If you are interested to be candidate for either position, please
come to the Board Meeting and share your experiences.
For more information on these two positions, please email:
KAD President Ann Cooper, email: COOJA@aol.com
Please join the KAD Board at the regular Board Meeting
WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2014
TIME: 9:00am until 3:00pm
LOCATION: Olathe Club of the Deaf
221 South Chestnut, Olathe, KS 66061
Kansas Association of the Deaf and Kansas Association of Interpreters-Registery Interpreters for the Deaf are thrilled to announce that they will be hosting 2015 KAD/KAI-RID Conference in June 2015 (specific dates will be announced later). The conference will occur in Kansas City, KS metro area.
Both organizations are now searching for motivated people to be involved on our committee in planning for this huge conference. To be qualified to be one of the committee, you’re required to be member of either KAD or KAI-RID.
Please see below for list of 10 positions with descriptions and if you are interested in one of these position, please email to Lorrie Shank, KAD Conference, at email@example.com with your resume. Deadline to send resume is February 8, 2014.
KAD Chairperson is also looking for someone to be registration chaiperson for KAD Conference (KAI-RID will have their own registration chairperson). If interested, please contact Lorrie Shank at firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Public Relations
• Focus work on all aspects of media whether it is print media (newsletters) or electronic media (website or e-groups)
• Advertisements for program book
• Social Media
2) Interpreter Coordinator
• Actively recruit and appropriate number of conference interpreters.
• Receive, process and decide on the approval of completed conference interpreter applications.
• Work with the Chairpersons to ensure that conference interpreters are coordinated per the needs of the conference.
• Assign duties to, and clearly communicate all expectations of conference interpreters before, during, and after the conference.
• Work with the treasurer to ensure correct and timely payment of conference interpreters
3) Fundraising Chair
• Establish annual fundraising goals
• Explore non-traditional and innovative ways to raise money
• Coordinate and publicize events to collect monies with which to achieve established goals
4) Professional Development Chair
• Coordinate with workshop chairs and/or publicize workshops
• Consider the diverse needs of members throughout the state, of all levels of interpreting skill
• Explore non-traditional and innovative ways to provide professional development opportunities to interpreters and deaf/hard-of-hearing people
5) a. CEUs (preferred KAI-RID member)
~Coordinate with RID for CEUs for all workshops
~Coordinate with Conference Ambassadors
6) b. Workshop Coordinator (one each organization)
~Explore for presenters to give workshop
~Coordinate with presenters for AV equipments
7) c. Webmaster
~Create and maintain website for 2015 KAD/KAI-RID Conference
~Create and maintain Guidebook App (program book)
8) d. Audio-Visual Coordinator
~Coordinate with Workshop Coordinators and Booth Coordinators
~Set up AV equipments if needed
~Coordinate with hotel (AV equipment, WiFi access) through Chairperson
9) Exhibition Booth Coordinator
• Coordinate and publicize booth spaces to vendors
• Coordinate with vendors in setting up during conference
• Coordinate with Audio-Visual Coordinator
10) Entertainment Coordinator
• Explore for entertainers to give performance that applies to both interpreters and deaf people
• Coordinate with entertainers for lodging, setting up for performances (stage needs)
Happy New Year! Enjoy reading the January 2014 newsletter!
Req. No: 176385
Agency Name: Dept for Children and Families
Applications accepted through: JAN 31, 2014Job Description:
As a Director of the Kansas Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, you will: Serve as the top management position of the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH), a division of Rehabilitation Services (RS), a division of the Department for Children and Families (DCF). The Director is responsible to oversee all KCDHH activities including, but not limited to: staff supervision; expenditure oversight of budget; manage program of regulation and certification of interpreters for the deaf operating in Kansas and border communities; collaborate and cooperate with other DCF programs and initiatives; facilitate a process to review and respond to complaints regarding certified interpreters; staff the KCDHH Board appointed by Governor; conduct public education activities; report to the RS director; and, carryout Commission directives in accordance with applicable statutes governing KCDHH.
Minimum Requirements: Two years of experience in planning, organizing and directing the work of a department, program or agency. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
Happy Holidays! Enjoy our December 2013 newsletter!
Public Comment Opportunities
Have Something to Say about Disability Policy? Tell NCD at an Upcoming Public Comment Opportunity.
Throughout the year, NCD convenes four quarterly meetings and sometimes other forums and events at which there are periods designated for public comment. It is during these times that NCD seeks to learn about emerging issues and areas of concern for NCD’s diverse stakeholders to inform and help direct the work of the Council.
On December 4 and 5, the National Council on Disability (NCD) will meet in Topeka, Kansas to host one of its quarterly board meetings. We’ll have two opportunities for public comment and would love to hear from you – in person or by phone. Advanced registration is requested and details follow below. Can’t make it in person or by phone? You can email us your comments, too.
Public Comment for Kansans – The first public comment period on Wednesday, December 4, from 4:15 to 5:15 PM Central Time is reserved for Kansans only. While visiting Topeka, NCD wants to learn as much as we can about what is happening on the ground with Kansans with disabilities. Interested parties can provide comment in person or by phone.
General Public Comment – NCD has reserved Thursday, November 5, between 11:15 and 11:45 AM Central Time to accept public comments from the general public. This public comment period is open to everyone who registers from across the nation, in person or by phone, and is not restricted to Kansans.
Location and Call-In Information – The meeting will occur at the Kansas State House in the Old Supreme Court Chambers, located at SW 10th and SW Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612. Those attending in person should be prepared to process through Kansas State House security upon entrance. Individuals who present their comments in-person will be given priority status. For those joining by phone, dial 1-888-417-8533. The Conference ID is 3860992, Conference Title is NCD Meeting, and Host Name is Jeff Rosen. Individuals providing comments by phone will be called on according to the list of those registered via email.
Registration for Public Comment – To facilitate a smooth public comment period, NCD requests that all those interested in making public comment register in advance by sending an email to PublicComment@ncd.gov with the subject line “Public Comment, Topeka, KS” with your name, organization, state, and topic of comment included in the body of your email. Interested parties must register no later than close of business on Monday, December 2, 2013.
Emailed Comments – Full-length written public comments can also be sent to PublicComment@ncd.gov at any time.
Other Considerations – At the outset of your comments, you will be asked to state your name, organizational affiliation, and the topic on which you wish to make comment. So that NCD can hear from as many people as possible, we ask all commenters to please limit their comments to three minutes.
Accommodations – ASL and CART will be provided on-site. A CART streamtext link has also been arranged for each day of the meeting for those seeking to access it remotely. For Wednesday, beginning at 9:00 a.m., CMT, the web link to access CART is http://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=120413NCD1000am. For Thursday, beginning at 9:00 a.m., CMT, the web link to access CART is http://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=120513NCD1000am.
Those who plan to attend the meeting in-person and require additional accommodations should notify NCD as soon as possible to allow time to make arrangements.
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Hello, enjoy reading the KAD November 2013 newsletter!