Workshop Jan 23-25, Los Angeles

Below is a link to a flyer for an upcoming workshop in the Southern California Region:

SCRID presents “Legal Interpreting While Understanding Perceptions & Perspectives” presented by Kayelle Morgan & Tiffany Green on January 23-25, 2014

Email Changes

Network Interpreting Service has made some email address changes that could have an effect on your communications with us.

  • First,, which was the return address used for emails coming out of our scheduling program, is being phased out. The return address is now If you have filters on your side based on, you should adjust them accordingly. Since your address book may have captured over the years, you should delete it and use when generating an email to our office.
  • We have had, over the years, some aliases that you may find in your address books such as:,,, or any address. You should delete these and only use or when contacting one of our staff directly.

If you sent an email to us this last weekend which we haven’t responded to, please resend it. There was a time over the weekend when our email was down.

Thank you!

WithOutWalls 2013 Festival

For our friends in the San Diego, CA region:

The La Jolla Playhouse and DonorNation present WOW – WithOutWalls 2013 Festival

There are a number of related events taking place this Thursday – Sunday many of which are free!

For more information, visit

Free ASL Children’s Storytime

For our friends in the Boise, ID region:

Did you know there is a FREE ASL children’s story time event each month? It takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month at 11:00 AM and is open to everyone of all ages.

The event is hosted by ASL Expressions at the following location:

1843 N. Wildwood Street
Boise, ID 83713

For more information, visit:

20 Years of Excellence

Liz Mendoza

When Liz Mendoza joined NIS 20 years ago I knew a superstar had landed in our small and growing company. She had then, and has now, an uncommon passion for excellence. She cares deeply about her work, personal growth, and those organizations and individuals she associates herself with. I feel very fortunate to have had her energy, exceptional ASL fluency, and fighting spirit on our team these many years. NIS would not be what it is today without her.

Today I salute my friend and colleague for everything she has accomplished, personally and professionally, over the last 20 years, both inside and outside of the company, and extend a sincere thanks, specifically, for everything she has contributed to NIS and the Deaf Community over that span of time.

It’s been a great ride Liz. Thank you!

Cliff Hanks
President, Network Interpreting Service Inc.



 A NIGHT of Improv with Trix Bruce: “WHOSE ASL IS IT?”

You’ve heard of the TV Show “Whose line is it anyway?” right?  Now, it’s coming to a stage near you, only this time it’s in ASL!  With no practice, no preparation, using different ideas from the audience, and using people from audience, Trix will captivate you with her impromptu mode of “ASL-libing” and a night of hearty laughter!

April 11-12, 2013
6:30 pm

Location: CSDB Gottlieb Building
At Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


$ 5.00/person          
Purchase tickets at the CSDB Administration Building Front Desk OR
Mail to : CSDB~ Diane Covington~ 33 North Institute Street~ Colorado Springs, CO~ 80903

RID CEUs available

Patricia (“Trix”) Bruce, who is Deaf, delightful and dynamic, is an extraordinary performing artist with a spirited audience-participation entertainment style. Drawing on her background in American Sign Language (ASL) Linguistics and a life of travel and adventure, Trix excels in hilarious true-to-life storytelling and impromptu, interactive ASL artistry. Diverse interests from business to stage performance led Trix to entrepreneurial success as an instructional presenter and sought-after entertainer. Trix is also an approved sponsor for the RID Certificate Maintenance Program. Enthusiastic audiences all across America celebrate Trix Bruce! To learn more about Trix Bruce, check out her website …

Incorporating Deaf Community Cultural Wealth in Your Teaching

Announcement from Paulette Sottak, SD ASLTA President:

Flavia Fleischer, the daughter of Dr Larry Fleischer (may he rest in peace) is coming in town – SAN DIEGO – to give the workshop on “Incorporating Deaf Community Cultural Wealth in Your Teaching” on Sat., April 6 at Moores UCSD Cancer Center. San Diego American Sign Language Teachers Association (SD ASLTA) is very excited to have her and her amazing knowledge to be shared with us! Please join us to welcome her for the day. If you can’t, be my guest to pass the flyer along to others whom you thought may be interested. Thanks!

Paulette Sottak, SD ASLTA President

Being Prepared for the Worst (Active Shooter on the Job)


Recent school, mall, and other shooting incidents remind us of the need to be prepared for what are referred to as active shooter incidents. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed materials to help people prepare for such incidents. The City of Houston’s Ready Houston program developed a video.  Please review the below materials and use them as you see fit.

Wallet Card

Please print and keep the DHS’ Active Shooter Wallet Card where you can access it quickly. You may wish to print and keep copies in a few locations.



Please review and keep DHS’ Active Shooter: How to Respond booklet.

Thank you for your time attention to these important matters,


20 Years of Dedication

angelajonesIn the dynamic business world of today, it is not all that common, from my point of view, for someone to dedicate 20 years straight to a particular company. That being said, there is nothing common about our vice-president, Angela Jones, who, this month, reached the 20 year mark with NIS.

I am so very grateful to Angela for her energy, integrity, and work ethic. She gives her heart to her work, making it possible for us to deliver a superior level of service to our employees, customers and vendors.

I both congratulate and thank her for the last 20 years. I can only hope there is another 20 ahead of us.

Cliff Hanks
Network Interpreting Service Inc.

Idaho RID Workshop


For our friends in the Idaho Region:

Upcoming workshops on October 12th and October 13th, 2012:

IdahoRID and Sorenson Communications Presents!

“Everything You (May or May Not) Want to Know about Audiology”
0.3 CEUs (General Studies)

Presenter: Dr. Mary Whitaker, AuD, CCC-A

When: Friday, October 12th, 2012
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


“Interpreting for Children with Cochlear Implants”
0.6 CEUs (Professional Studies)

Barbara Young, MS, NIC

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
NOTE: Lunch & IdahoRID Membership Meeting will be held from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Lunch will be provided and everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!

Both workshops will be held at:

Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind
1450 Main Street
Gooding, Idaho 83330
Multi-Purpose Room

For more information please visit

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