#deafstory slots available

If you would like to help preserve part of the life story of a Deaf friend or family member, please bring that friend or family member to our booth tomorrow at Unity Day in San Diego. We will have a professional film maker on hand with high quality equipment and you can interview your friend/family […]

Videophone Number

News: For many years I have had a Polycom videophone sitting on my desk that I used to communicate with staff members and Deaf clientele. Unfortunately, a few years ago, the VRS providers made it DIFFICULT for me to use this device to contact Deaf Clients directly on their videophones. They made it more complicated/difficult […]

#deafstory

Everyone’s life story matters and on Saturday September 26, 2015, from 9am-4pm NIS will be RECORDING DEAF STORIES at UNITY DAY in San Diego. (Lincoln High School) Now is the time to reserve a spot for yourself or a Deaf friend or family member whose story you wish to archive! Those who participate will be […]

Interpreters are “Expensive”

Over the years I have witnessed people refer to American Sign Language Interpreters as “expensive.” I would like to suggest that this label is, at most, unjustified, or at least, not helpful. It is of course quite rare for a Deaf individual to pay for interpreting services out of their own pocket. The cost of […]

Idaho ASL Interpreter Licensing Town Hall Meetings

—Passing Along– Information from Idaho RID’s Facebook page: Interested in learning more about the Idaho sign language interpreting licensure bill? Join us for a town hall forum: Thursday, May 8th at 7pm Idaho State University – Meridian, Room 689 1311 E. Central Ave., Meridian, Idaho We will discuss the highlights and rationale of the bill, […]

RID Special Election Results

The RID has announced the results of the recently held special election for the positions of Secretary and Deaf Member-at-Large on the RID Board of Directors. Here are the results: For Secretary: *Daryl Crouse 1243 (49.3%) Jonathan Webb 785 (31.1%) Caroline Bass 493 (19.6%) For Deaf Member-at-Large: *Priscilla Moyers 1436 (57.0%) Branton Stewart 1085 (43.0%) […]