April 18, 2013
Summer Workshop in Pella
The Des Moines Public Schools and The Deaf Action Center are pleased to once again co-sponsor a summer workshop. for Iowa Sign Language Inter-preters.
Topics: "Uncrossing your Fingers when Sign to Voice Interpreting" & "Professional Interpreting: A to Z"
Click HERE to see the workshop flier
April 4, 2013
Exciting workshop opportunity offered along with our quarterly board meeting! Hold the date of April 27th!
ISRID Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce that in response to requests from our members to have more opportunities to earn CEUs, we will be hosting a series of mini-workshops in conjunction with our quarterly board meetings!
The first will be held on Saturday, April 27th in Cedar falls. Please see attached flyer for more information.
The title of this workshop is "Interpreting for Deaf/Blind and Low-Vision" Presented by Betty Hansen, Deaf-Blind Specialist.
Click HERE to see conference flier
If you think this topic doesn't apply to the work you do in the community or educational setting...think again! The target audience for this workshop is very broad! Interpreters working in a variety of settings will benefit from attending. The workshop will address different syndromes of deaf-blindness and low-vision in children to the elderly. There will be plenty of hands-on practice in small group and one-on-one. Please read the description and educational objectives below:
This workshop will instruct participants about deaf-blind etiologies and how to assess and identify the communication modes associated with each. Participants will have the opportunity to practice various communication modes in small-group activities. Various technology devices available to deaf-blind individuals will be introduced and demonstrated as they relate to etiologies of deaf-blindness.
Participants will also be able to demonstrate safe sighted-guide techniques and proper team strategies when interpreting for an individual who is deaf-blind.
Participants will obtain a deeper understanding of deaf-blind etiologies, such as Usher's, C.H.A.R.G.E. and Goldenhar's Syndromes, and age-onset or medical conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and sensory-neural loss associated with deafness, through instruction via power point presentation, video examples and small-group discussion. Informational hand-outs and simple guidelines will be provided as resources.
Participants will acquire a general knowledge about various communication modes and techniques, such as tactile interpreting, hand-over-hand, gross motor, visual tracking and appropriate distance for low-vision or tunnel-vision individuals, through power point presentation, video examples and demonstration of each technique.
Participants will be given scenarios with each etiology and associated communication mode to practice one-on-one with peers and in small group activities with guidance and feedback from presenter. Upon completion of these activities, participants will be able to identify which communication modes to utilize with individuals presenting with specific etiologies.
Participants will obtain a general awareness of technology devices that may be utilized as they relate to the various etiologies of deaf-blindness, such as assistive listening devices, I-pad / laptop computer and CART or real-time captioning, through presentation and demonstration. Participants will practice using these technology devices to enhance their understanding of how they are used and how their use may benefit the individual.
Participants will practice safe sighted-guide techniques, through one-on-one demonstration and practice in groups of two and three.
Participants will apply proper team strategies and understand how to advocate for use of a team when interpreting for an individual who is deaf-blind through power point presentation, reference material and articles, and coaching from presenter during role-play activities with teams using scenarios stated above.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will apply knowledge obtained and communication modes practiced, with feedback from presenter to determine their ability and level of comfort to work with this population.
We hope to see you there!
March 20, 2013
Save the Date!
|SAVE THE DATE - August 8, 2013
DeafBlind Day, Indianapolis
Pre-Conference at the RID Conference
DeafBlind Day is an event organized by the National Task Force on Deaf-Blind Interpreting (NTFDBI)* to bring together DeafBlind individuals, interpreters and others who are interested in learning more about interpreting for DeafBlind people.
DeafBlind Day and related events aim to not only provide a special focused day on DeafBlind topics, but also to raise the profile of DeafBlind opportunities throughout the entire RID Conference including a booth in the Exhibit Hall.
Who should go?
All sessions held on DeafBlind Day will be designed for a mixed audience that includes both DeafBlind individuals and the interpreter community. The event itself is FREE, and interpreters can earn .8 CEUs (pending) for $50.
RID has reserved a conference room for us. A tentative schedule for our day includes:
10:00-11:45 a.m. - SSP Mini-Training Session
Jill Gaus (NTFDBI) and Laura Thomas (HKNC)
12:00-2:00 - Requesting/Providing a DB Interpreter
Mala Poe (DBMS) and Bryen Yunashko (NTFDBI)
2:15-3:30 - Talking to Each Other: Negotiating Environmental Information
Laura Thomas (HKNC) and Jill Gaus (NTFDBI)
3:45-6:00 - Pro-Tactile
aj granda and Jelica Nuccio (Seattle DeafBlind Community)
BONUS: 7:00-8:00 a.m. Friday, August 9 - DBMS Meeting
Mala Poe (DBMS) and Bryen Yunashko (NTFDBI)
Information on how to register coming out soon - we'll keep you posted!
If you wish to be notified as soon as registration is open, send an
e-mail to email@example.com and ask to be added to our mailing list.
NTFDBI DeafBlind Day Organizers,
Bryen Yunashko and Rhonda Jacobs
March 12, 2013
2013 RID National Conference Early Bird Registration Ends 3/15
Early Bird Registration for the 2013 RID National Conference closes FRIDAY, MARCH 15. Members can save $150 by registering before then
Register now at: www.rid.org/conferences and save! The 2013 conference will take place August 9-14 in Indianapolis, IN. Program information is already available on the RID website. Don't miss out as we kickoff the celebration to RID's 50th anniversary!
February 9, 2013
Deaf Capitol Day Agenda
|Click on the document below to visit IAD's website for more info
February 9, 2013
Iowa Public Television Fundraising Marathon
Once again we have the opportunity to serve our larger statewide community by answering the phones during the Iowa Public Television fundraising marathon, Festival 2013. We be live on television, wearing our free ISRID t-shirts, be fed well on breaks, and have some good fellowship with fellow members as well as the television staff and personalities.
This year, we will man the phones on Saturday, March 9th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Come join us! We had a great time last year, and hope you will to expand your volunteer experience. We even had a few spouses help out, which made it even more fun!
If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to:
Please reply to this email as soon as possible if you plan to go.
Hoping to see you there
February 9, 2013
New Job Posted
Click HERE to see posting (ISRID members only)
February 4, 2013
Call for Region IV Representative for the RID Student Member Section
|To be eligible for a Regional representative you need to:
Be a student member of RID in good standing
Be a confirmed member of the Student Member Section through RID (join by logging on to your
RID account, click ‘Manage Your Profile')
Live in Region IV
The benefits and responsibilities of the Regional Representative include:
Serve as liaison between the member section committee and student members within your
region. Act as a "voice for students" within your region and make your feelings known to RID through
your work. Attend scheduled phone-conferencing sessions with the full Student Member Section
Committee.Assist in the advancement and support of the section's purpose and objectives.
Promote RID as a professional organization, with extra regard to the SMS.
The Regional Representative is expected to serve for a two year term from the time they are elected.
Elections are to be held during the regional conference. Elections will take place annually as follows:
SMS Committee Members (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary), at the National Conference every two
years SMS Regional Representatives 1-5, at each individual Regional Conference
To apply to be REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE, please email us at Studentmembersection@gmail.com
with "Region IV Representative" in the subject line. Please include a resume, RID membership number,
and a few reasons why you would like to become a Regional Representative. Please include any goals or
ideas you may have for your term on the member section.
January 28, 2013
Colorado Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf
April 12 – 14, 2013
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
PASSION, Compassion, UNITY, and Community
Registration information coming soon
Save the Date!
January 27, 2013
Janet L. Bailey Retires From RID as Government Affairs Representative
Friday, January 25, 2013 - Alexandria, Va - Janet L. Bailey announced her retirement from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) as the Government Affairs Program (GAP) Representative effective January 31, 2013. In 2009, Janet graciously left the comforts of retirement from a long-standing and respected career in the profession to develop the RID Government Affairs Program.
GAP was created to advocate on behalf of professional sign language interpreters and the establishment and adherence to standards within the profession at both the state and federal levels. Areas of focus for GAP include certification and standards through licensure and regulation; advocacy and protection by ensuring interpreters are represented in policy development and decision-making; and the ultimate goal of quality service provisions for consumers and quality career opportunities for interpreters in the overall quest for excellence in interpreting.The program works to strengthen relationships with the membership, professional organizations, consumer groups, industry partners and government agencies through a four-pronged approach that includes involvement, advocacy, collaboration and communication. Read more>>
RID is currently seeking to fill the position of Director of Public Policy and Advocacy to fill the vacancy from Janet's retirement. The job posting is available at www.rid.org/aboutRID/careers.
December 22, 2012
EIPA Price Increase
The EIPA products will soon have an increase in price. The new fees will take effect beginning on January 1, 2013 and are outlined below:
· EIPA Performance Assessment will be $310.00
· EIPA Pre-hire Assessment will be $100.00
· EIPA Cued-Speech Assessment will go to $350.00
· EIPA Written Test will go up to $200.00
Boys Town states “We carefully reviewed our fee schedule and made the changes based on what was necessary to continue to support the administration of the EIPA program.”
Iowa continues to offer the EIPA Performance Assessment through membership in the Training and Assessment System for K-12 Educational Interpreters (TASK12). Iowa interpreters can take the test in-state or in any of the other member states. For testing locations and registration information please go to www.task12.org. Note that you may now register and pay online.
For more information about the EIPA pre-hire assessment: http://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/prehire/index.asp
For more information about the EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards:
If you would like information about the EIPA-CS (Cued Speech) or if you would like to take the EIPA-CS in 2013 please contact Frances J. Beaurivage at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 6, 2012
ISRID Loses Former President and Beloved Colleague
(February 14, 1965 - December 2, 2012)
Kathryn passed away on December 2, 2012, at Taylor House
Hospice in Des Moines, IA after losing her battle with breast cancer. The
family will greet friends at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road in Des
Moines for a Memorial Gathering on Sunday, December 9, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. She is
survived by her husband, Jeff; child, Jared of Des Moines; birth-mother, Marsha
Smith of Clinton, IA; and brother Craig of Iowa City, IA. She was preceded in
death by her parents Doris and Elroy Baumann of Merrill, WI. Kathryn spent her
life and career in service to the Deaf Community first as a licensed Sign
Language Interpreter and later as both administrator of Deaf Services
Commission of Iowa and deputy director of the Iowa Department of Human Rights.
She will be remembered as a devoted mother; loving wife; and loyal friend. She
will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Iowa Association of the Deaf (IAD) Home Office, 531 First St., Story City,
Iowa 50248-1129 in loving memory of Kathryn.
Click HERE to visit the Merle Hay Funeral Home website
November 18, 2012
ISRID Fall Conference and the CATIE Center
Attendees of the ISRID Fall Conference Advancing the Profession of Healthcare Interpreters can now verify their CEUs earned with RID. Mercy Medical Center and ISRID would like to again thank the staff from the Catie Center at Saint Catherine University for their in kind donations of their time and effort in sponsoring the RID conference CEUs, for sending presenter Richard Laurion and for the exemplary materials they provided as giveaways during the conference.
To learn more about the Catie Center and the additional resources they provide click HERE