Category: General

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 […]

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 […]

Early Bird Registration Ending Soon for IAD Summer Conference

The Idaho Association of the Deaf is showing Northern Idaho the love this summer by having their Biennial Conference up in Post Falls Idaho. Not Idaho Falls, not American Falls, not Twin Falls, but Post Falls. Post Falls is about 10 miles west of Coeur d’Alene Idaho and about 25 miles east of Spokane Washington. […]

Shawn Jensen

Shawn Jensen

In 1997 Shawn answered an old fashioned newspaper advertisement placed in the South Idaho Press; a newspaper that no longer exists. She, a former manager at Walmart, stood on the steps of an unknown home, took a leap of faith, and rang the doorbell.  I cannot now remember what stood out on her application/resume.  However, out of […]

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 […]