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%) […]

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 http://scrid.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Legal-Workshop-Flyer.pdf

Email Changes

Network Interpreting Service has made some email address changes that could have an effect on your communications with us. First, nis@gridcheck.com, which was the return address used for emails coming out of our scheduling program, is being phased out. The return address is now support@networkinterpretingservice.com. If you have filters on your side based on nis@gridcheck.com, […]

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 http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/wowfestival/mass-creativity-day

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. […]

20 Years of Excellence

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 […]