Phones Down

6:46 PM, 10/29/17: We are aware our phones are down. The VOIP provider we use is working to correct their system-wide problem. We are in the same boat with a lot of other companies at the moment. As alternatives to a phone call you may reach us by email, text, or live-chat on our website. […]

A Conversation with Deaf Youth

At the Idaho Association of the Deaf Conference that Cliff and I attended a few weeks ago I had a chance to talk with Deaf youth about interpreters and interpreting services. Part of our conversation was focused on them identifying characteristics of both ideal and problematic interpreters. I thought their insight was valuable, interesting, and worth […]

A Conversation with Deaf Consumers

Cliff and I just attended the Idaho Association of the Deaf conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The conference focus this year was on interpreting. I presented to several different stakeholder groups about interpreting. In my interactions with Deaf people over the years, I have heard the same story about how they did not know they […]

More on Extralinguistic Knowledge

by Naomi Sheneman I was thrilled to see how my recent blog post generated so much discussion.  Let’s dig a bit deeper into the concept of extralinguistic knowledge.  Some of the discussions included the idea that we need to broaden our horizons.  While that is a good idea, it is not always possible as we have no control […]

Extralinguistic Knowledge: Why Is It So Important in Interpreting?

Feel free to comment or chat with Naomi by using the reply section below. by Naomi Sheneman In the interpreting profession, we often talk about how important it is to take jobs tied to topic manners that we are familiar with. For example, someone who hates or knows nothing about cooking may not be best […]

NIS offering 3 IAD Conference Workshops

Network Interpreting Service (NIS) is pleased to announce our involvement with the Idaho Association of Deaf’s (IAD) biennial conference August 4-5-6, 2017 in Post Falls Idaho.  The conference theme is “Interpreting”.  Cliff Hanks, President, and Naomi Sheneman, Vice President of Business Affairs will be in attendance.  IAD has asked Naomi to present three workshops at the conference!  The […]