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- ASL interpreting services -- only 24% fill rate Jan-Aug 2014.
- Low income and senior citizen Deaf and DeafBlind people continue to suffer.
ASLIN turns 14 years old Feb 1, 2015 - thanks to staff and interpreters (Photo taken at our Anniversary party last weekend with staff and their +1 Cheers! We took the photo in the play area of the Northgate mall...
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Hello amazing team of interpreters,
I am proud to serve on the MITF (Medical Interpreter Task Force) since we were established in 2011. It has been a slow gathering of Leaders in our community making awareness our #1 goal on the State level.
Last Wednesday, Jan 22 our team headed down to Olympia. WA to speak to Senators and Representatives making them aware of points below... (also attached the same "Talking Points" in case your device cannot open attachment).
Check out the link and attached photos.
If you have feedback; please share so I can take back to our next meeting scheduled Feb 24th.
Robbi Crockett MA, MS, NIC-A, NAD IV
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Our very own Robbi Crockett was chosen to be one of the 15 nationwide to join the year long course.
INTERPRETER PROGRAM AIMS TO BRIDGE DEAF, MEDICAL DIVIDE
"Doctor-speak" — the technical language of the medical profession — can be difficult for any patient to make sense of, but especially so for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. That's because what the doctor says often can't be simply translated into sign language. But 15 interpreters from 12 states hope to fine-tune their skills — and learn more about medical terminology — in a year-long course on health care interpreting kicked off by the Rochester Institute of Technology this week. / USA Today
The Office of Financial Management released their report on state agency interpreter services. One of the recommendations is that ASL interpreter services for Medicaid be returned to ODHHRead More >
"We as an agency have already seen this product being solicited as a replacement to the in-person interpreter," said Robbi Crockett, executive director of the ASL Interpreter Network.
"This is definitely not the case, [since] each face, each set of hands carries different gestures and speed of use," Crockett told TechNewsWorld. "This device is only good, maybe, for one-on-one -- and at a much slower pace since each individual style, body language is unique."