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ADWAS will be having two summer camps this year in August.
ASL Summer Camp – Camp for CODA’s who receive services through ADWAS August 10-14th
Deaf Summer Camp – Camp for the Deaf kids in the community August 17-21St
We are looking for Volunteer Interpreters to act as Interpreters or Camp Counselors these two weeks. If you cannot commit to the whole two weeks that is fine. We have several field trips planned if you can make only one of them that’s great. I am hoping to get Deaf Volunteers for the Deaf week in August.
Do you have a special skill you would like to teach the kids? A fun game to share? ASL Storytelling? Please consider working with ADWAS at camp this summer to help make this camp unforgettable for these campers!
Please contact me you can interpret during the week or need a camp couselor form to fill out. Email me with questions at any time.Read More >
Stay in the know with details at www.wsrid.com
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The Department of Justice is pleased to announce that, as of today, individuals wishing to file ADA complaints with the Department will be able to fill out the form and submit it completely electronically. Filers will also immediately receive a "reference number" that can be used whenever contacting the Department about that complaint. Please visit www.ada.gov to view the new electronic form. Effective March 15, 2015, e-mail complaints will no longer be accepted by the Department. However, complaints will still be accepted by U. S. mail. Contact the Department's ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 (v); 1-800-514-0383 (tty) to receive a paper complaint form by mail.Read More >
2015 Mental Health Interpreter Training
August 3-7, 2015
A collaborative effort between the Alabama Department of Mental Health’s Office of Deaf Services
ADARA and Troy University Interpreter Training Program
A 40-hour course designed to provide a sound basis for interpreters to work effectively in mental health settings as part of an professional team. It includes lectures, demonstrations, exercises, evaluation and discussion to develop knowledge, skills and resources to ensure that services are linguistically and culturally appropriate.
Demand-Control Theory applied to mental health interpreting
Medical and mental health systems and culture,
Sources of communication breakdown associated with mental illness and treatment,
Interpreters' roles, tools, and resources,
Severe language dysfluency and Visual - Gestural Communication,
Support groups and Community Mental Health Services
Bob Pollard, Robyn Dean, Roger Williams, Steve Hamerdinger, Charlene Crump, Brian McKenny, Carole Lazorisak, Shannon Reese, et. al.
A minimum of 4.0 RID CEUs will be offered.Read More >
Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting 2015-2016
The American Sign Language Interpreter Education Department (ASLIE) at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is happy to announce the “Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting” program 2015-2016. This program is designed in a blended format consisting of a consolidated, week-long face to face classroom and online learning components. The overall aim of this certificate program is to provide specialized professional development to ASL/English interpreters in the area of healthcare interpreting. It promises to employ innovative teaching strategies/methodologies by nationally recognized healthcare experts combined with practical application within healthcare environments. This announcement serves as an invitation to explore the program further and to seek application if you so desire. We invite you to look at our website http://www.ntid.rit.edu/aslie/certificate-healthcare-interpreting to learn more about this exciting cutting edge program and the application process.Read More >
- 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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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."