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Town Hall: HB1064 – MD Interpreter Act

Recording of the live streamed meeting is now available for playback. Please be aware the video may buffer from time-to-time as a result of the internet connection at the time. This video will remain available to the public for future viewing.


804, 2019

Dr. Ava Morrow Honored as Professor Emeritus by Gallaudet University

Congratulations to Dr. Ava Morrow Gallaudet University’s Board of Trustees voted to award the distinguished status of Professor Emeritus to Dr. Ava Morrow. She was selected for this honor by her faculty peers in recognition of her outstanding service and contributions to the University. This honor will be conferred upon Dr. Morrow during [...]

804, 2019

Subscribe to our NAOBI-DC Mailing List for Email Updates

Subscribe to Our Mailing List Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates and reminders about news, upcoming events, volunteer, and professional development opportunities. * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name Organization Affiliations (select all that apply) NAOBI-DC Member PCRID Member Mano a Mano Member RID Member VRID Member [...]

704, 2019

StreetLeverage – Live 2019 (Register Now)

StreetLeverage - Live 2019 Austin, TX  |  May 3-5 StreetLeverage – Live is an event for forward-thinking sign language interpreters seeking to examine conventional practices in order to remain focused on the humanity of the people they encounter through their work. Register Now  |  More Details

1503, 2019

New Course: “Advanced Interpreting Immersion: Depiction II”

Advanced Interpreting Immersion: Enrich Your Interpretations with the Power of Depiction II This course is designed for both Deaf and hearing interpreters working in any setting where advanced ASL discourse strategies are required. The course explores the three vital components of an effective ASL message: advanced non-manual signals, classifiers, and facial grammar. The [...]

1303, 2019

Submitting Motions to the 2019 RID National Conference

Submitting Motions to the 2019 National Conference Bylaws requirements for motions to be considered at the biennial RID business meeting. Hello! The biennial membership business meeting will be held during the 2019 RID National Conference. This message includes important dates to note in preparation of the business meeting. As has been done in the past, [...]

1303, 2019

Deaf Interpreter Translation Series Workshops

Deaf Interpreter Translation Series Workshops DI Translation Series: CART Interpreting Hosted by: Gallaudet Interpreting Services Presents Presenters: Darla Konkel, MA, CDI and Gino Gouby, CDI & SC:L Friday, April 19, 2019 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Gallaudet University - 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 - Room: SAC 1213 The main focus [...]



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