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

Naomi Sheneman Joins R.I.D. Board of Directors

Network Interpreting Service, Inc. is proud to share the following announcement from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).

Naomi Sheneman, the Kaizen Director of NIS, is beginning her term as a member of the RID Board of Directors! She will be serving as the Deaf Member at Large and will no doubt be a great asset to the organization and our profession.

Please visit the following link for a full list of the current RID Board of Directors:

Advice on Displaying Your Credentials from the R.I.D.

Displaying Your Credential

One of the privileges of achieving RID certification is the ability to show your credential on your business card, resume, brochures or other advertisements, etc. Your credentials (also called “post-nomial abbreviations”) should be displayed only after your full name (with or without middle initial) in the following order:
Given names (Jr., II, etc.)

Academic degrees from highest level to lowest level above a bachelor degree (bachelor degree credentials are not typically displayed)

State licensure credentials

Professional certifications (such as RID credentials)

Certificants who hold more than one RID certification should display them in the following order: IC, TC, IC/TC, CSC, MCSC, RSC, OIC:V/S, OIC:S/V, OIC:C, CI, CT, CI and CT, CDI, NIC, NIC Advanced, NIC Master, OTC, SC:PA, SC:L, NAD III, NAD IV, NAD V, Ed:K-12.

Here are a few examples of displaying the RID credentials:
Jane L. Doe, MS, CDI, CLIP-R
John Doe, Jr., QAST, CI and CT, Ed:K-12
Jane Lynn Doe, PhD, NIC, SC:L, NAD IV

(Source: )

NIS Interpreter being air-lifted to an assignnment

“Everything You (May or May Not) Want to Know about Audiology”


For our friends in the Idaho Region:

NIS would like to help spread the word about an upcoming workshop happening on October, 12th, 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

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

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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