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Greetings! I’ve just learned that HB 1144 will be signed by Governor Inslee on May 7th, at 1:30 at the Governor’s Conference Room in the Capital Building. David
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TODAY is Interpreter Appreciation Day
Joshua Jones came up with this spontaneous idea and it is taking off like wild fire!!!
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Hi everyone -
We are looking for male Deaf leaders who want to work as Senior Counselors for Deaf Teen Leadership (DTL) camp.
The roles and responsibilities include but not limited to are to:
-Assist Team Leader on challenge course when needed
-Work with Team Leader to provide leadership activities throughout the day
-Supervise campers in dorms
-Establish common ground rules with campers
-Provide support to campers when needed
-Attend to staff meetings
-Be a role model for Junior Counselors
-Other duties as assigned
DTL camp is from June 27 - July 2. DTL staff will start working one day prior to camp (June 26) and have a wrap up meeting after the campers leave.
If have any questions, please contact DTL Director, Maria Christianson at " href="/">.
If interested, please send a letter of interest and a resume to " href="/"> by May 1.
Maria Christianson, DTL DirectorRead More >
Town Hall meetings... Please attend and rall support!
ODHH, WSAD< and WSRID are sponsoring the community forums.
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11th Annual Interpreter Institute
August 5 – 9, 2013
at Troy University in Montgomery
We are pleased to announce the Mental Health Interpreter Training sponsored by the Alabama Department of Mental Health, ADARA and Troy University.
The interpreter Institute is a 40 – hour course designed to provide a sound basis for interpreters to work effectively in mental health settings as part of a 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.
It will include introductions to:
- 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,
- Psychiatric emergencies,
- Support groups and Community Mental Health Services, and
- Demand-Control Theory applied to mental health interpreting
Full details and registration information is now available at www.mhit.org
I also wanted to share some exciting news about SSA’s first American Sign Language video and webinar “Social Security, SSI and Medicare: What You Absolutely Need to Know About These Vital Programs,” it can be viewed by video atwww.socialsecurity.gov/multimedia/video/asl or by webinar at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars. Please help us share the news far and wide. And let me know if you should have any questions.Read More >
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 >
Two ODHH programs will be combined to save costs.
By federal law, DSHS is required to remove communication barriers by providing services and resources to allow deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind people equal access opportunities to effective communication with DSHS employees. ODHH has played a vital role in ensuring DSHS meets its communication access obligations through two programs, the Sign Language Interpreter Management (SLIM) which administers contracts for sign language interpreter services and the Assistive Communication Technology (ACT) which provides assistive listening device systems and resources for real-time captioning services.
Due to upcoming budget reductions, ODHH will be combining a vacant position with another existing position to save money and minimize the impact on services. Accordingly, the SLIM and ACT programs will merge to become one program. This new program will have a new name, to be announced later. The new program will focus on streamlining the provision of DSHS accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act to close the communication gap between state employees and people with hearing loss.
Eric Raff, ODHH Director, is pleased to appoint Berle Ross, ACT Program Manager, to run the new program. If you have questions, please feel free to call Berle at 360-339-4559 VP or email her at " href="/">.
The Medical Interpreting Task Force (MTIF) is hosting community forums to address concerns regarding American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting in medical settings for deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing people. Friday night forums are for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing only AND Saturday morning forums are for ASL Interpreters only. ODHH, WSAD, WSRID are sponsoring the community forums. Special thanks to the Regional Service Centers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for their help in making these forums possible. More information about the forums can be found on the fliers (click below) including dates, times and locations.Read More >
ASL Interpreter Network turns 12 years old today 2/1/13! Amazing how time flies!!!! Thankful for each team member that makes it possible to keep the genuine admiration and care for our community together like glue! Cheers to everyone, may you find any excuse to toast ASL Interpreter Network today, this weekend, this month. Love and HUGS!!!! ;) Robbi and the whole ASLIN teamRead More >
University of Washington
Dr. Ladner interview on ASL project.
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"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."
The Washington State Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) is sharing this for your information.
TDI wishes to share some news from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Since September 30, 2012, television programs shown with captions must be captioned when shown online as well. Right now, this covers only prerecorded programs. This requirement will be applied to live programming beginning March 30, 2013. In the meantime, the FCC has revised its disability access complaint form (Form 2000-C) to include data about Internet or IP captioning complaints. This is an important implementation of The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA).
Next time you see a television program on the Internet that is not captioned when it should be, all you have to do is go to https://esupport.fcc.gov/ccmsforms/form2000.action?form_type=2000C, then fill out the form and submit.Read More >
ASL Interpreter Network was a proud Plantnium Sponsor at WSRID Conference this year!!Read More >
Visit us at local booths and exhibits and get your FREE ASLIN Green travel mug!
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Photograph by Mary Clare LitzenRead More >
ASL Videos explaining some those difficult IRS issues...Read More >