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Another site that we strongly support is DEAF NEWS TODAY for the latest news nationwide and internationally affecting the community we share in the bigger picture. Deaf News Today offers current updates from reliable sources that keep us informed in all areas that relate to our communities.

Paid Mentoring Opportunity at Gallaudet!


?Looking for quality training to boost your skills AND get PAID for learning?
ANNOUNCING 
A paid mentorship opportunity for skill development towards SC:L or CDI certifications
Gallaudet Interpreting Service invites you to apply to our 
Results! Visiting Interpreter Mentorship
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 24, 2015
Dates:   Program orientation begins in August 2015 and ends in May 2016 (dates do not including winter break, university holidays)
Hours:  Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, business hours (on-call emergency legal                      response additional for the legal cohort)
Where: The culturally and linguistically rich Gallaudet University campus
What:   An intensive interpreter mentorship like no other, boosting your skills to the next level while you are paid a generous weekly stipend 
How:    View the application information on the website (link below), complete and submit your                      application, and await information about your possible selection.
Who:    For RID certified interpreters (NIC, CI, CT, NAD IV, V) for the legal SC:L mentorship
             experienced, pre-certified or certified Deaf interpreters for the CDI mentorship
             (please note we do not offer a legal mentorship for pre-certified interpreters)
 
YOUR SKILL DEVELOPMENT IS OUR PASSION


 The Results! Mentoring Team
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Voice Phone: 202.651.5416
Video Phone: 202.250.2940
Gallaudet University - GIS
800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Categories: General News    |    Date Posted: 02-10-2015

Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting 2015-2016

Program Announcement

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. 

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Categories: General News    |    Date Posted: 02-10-2015

Medical Interpreter Task Force Update

Updates still coming in regarding the poor fill rates from HCA (Medicaid patients).
  • ASL interpreting services -- only 24% fill rate Jan-Aug 2014. 
  • Low income and senior citizen Deaf and DeafBlind people continue to suffer.
Here is the new info:

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Date Posted: 10-12-2014

ASLIN CEO interviewed in TechNews World


http://www.technewsworld.com/story/75616.html

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Categories: General News    |    Date Posted: 10-01-2014

ASLIN turns 14 years old; February 1st

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...

CHECK OUT our photos on Facebook...ASL Network

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Categories: Community News    |    Date Posted: 02-01-2014

MITF (Medical Interpreter Task Force)

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.

http://wsridlegcommittee.wix.com/wsrid-legislative-information/apps/blog/legislative-reception-2014

If you have feedback; please share so I can take back to our next meeting scheduled Feb 24th.


Thanks,


Robbi Crockett MA, MS, NIC-A, NAD IV
Executive Director
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Seattle, WA 98127
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Date Posted: 01-31-2014

INTERPRETER PROGRAM AIMS TO BRIDGE DEAF, MEDICAL DIVIDE

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/07/12/course-at-national-technical-institute-for-deaf-seeks-to-bridge-medical-divide/2512519/

Our very own Robbi Crockett was chosen to be one of the 15 nationwide to join the year long course.

Rochester, NY
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

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Categories: General News    |    Date Posted: 10-16-2013

ASL Interpreter Services for Medicaid

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 ODHH

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/reports/interpreterServices.pdf

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Date Posted: 04-16-2013

Tech News World Interview with ASLIN

"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."

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Date Posted: 01-09-2013

ASLIN Green Travel Mugs

Visit us at local booths and exhibits and get your FREE ASLIN Green travel mug!

YOU can help us spread the action to use ONLY ASL agency! 

Photograph by Mary Clare Litzen

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Categories: Community News    |    Date Posted: 06-06-2012