Upcoming Workshop: Code of Conduct and Role Review for Legal Interpreters

Hosted by KERI RICHARDSON, NAD V, CI/CT, SC: L, TCDHH Level V & Court

Keri has specialized in legal interpreting for the last 15 years. Six of those years were devoted to working exclusively for the Oregon Judicial Department as a court interpreter, trainer and mentor. She has presented locally and nationally
on many topics however legal is what she loves. She is happy to be back in Texas and currently works at UTHSCSA as a Designated Interpreter for a deaf physician.

All levels but workshop will be geared for certified interpreters who are eligible for court certification.
Workshop Description
“The focus of this workshop: A review of the Code of Professional Conduct and the four roles of interpreters for legal settings. The participants will demonstrate
comprehension of the topic through discussion which will carry into their work in the field. The content will reinforce their understanding of conflicts of interest, conflicts biases and “bad ideas” as well as the four roles of a legal interpreter.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 04, 2014
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
ROOM 121


Friday: “Code of Conduct & Role Review for Legal Interpreters”
Students: $10 – Interpreters: $30

Saturday Only: Ethics & Protocol: “Now That I’m Here, What Do I Do?”
Students: $25 – Interpreters: $50
Both Days:  Students: $30 – Interpreters: $70

Dept. of American Sign Language & Interpreter Training
1300 San Pedro Avenue, NTC 114
San Antonio, TX 78212-4299
Telephone: (210) 486-1106
(Requests for Special Accommodations Must be Received No Later than 3 Days Prior to the Workshop.)

This Workshop Earns .3 CEUs

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Upcoming RID/BEI/PINRA/CEU Events Listings!

Feel free to tie this calendar to your Google calendar if your mobile device supports it as this will now be used to list upcoming events that awards credit for your interpreting credentials.

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San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS) is hosting the annual celebration of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Saturday July 26, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.  at UTSA’s downtown campus.  Special Note: The event is on the actual 24th anniversary of the passage of the law!

This year’s theme is “Health & Fitness for Everyone!”

Over 50 organizations will exhibit and there will be FREE lunch and plenty of FREE water!  There will be awards given for people and organizations that have advanced the inclusion of people with disabilities and numerous door prizes.

For more information go to www.sailstx.org or contact Dr. Kitty Brietzke @ kbrietzke@sails.tx.us

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Seahawks Fullback Derrick Coleman Continues to Conquer Challenges

Derrick Coleman has a hearing impairment. No one should think that means the Seattle Seahawks fullback fails to listen.

Coleman has been essentially deaf since the age of 3, requiring the assistance of hearing aids to make out noises other than deep bass.

“Let’s say I don’t have my hearing aids in and someone is talking to me, I know they’re talking but I can’t clarify what they’re saying,” Coleman told FOXSports.com in a telephone interview. “Basically, that’s what the hearing aids do, they enhance or amplify it so I can truly understand it. All I hear is like a bunch of mumbling and humming. That’s what I hear.”

Coleman also has learned to read lips. If Seahawks QB Russell Wilson needs to audible, the quarterback turns and lips the play call to Coleman.

“It’s my way of adapting,” Coleman said. “When one of your senses goes down, your others kind of help out. You pick up different habits to help and I think lip reading just came to me. When people started talking, I just look at their lips and start to read them.

“Next thing you know that’s what I do all the time.”

Coleman rushed for more than 1,200 yards and scored 16 touchdowns in his final two seasons at UCLA. Pro personnel people still had questions about his hearing disability. Evaluators were concerned it would affect his play, although his college coach assured them his disability wasn’t ever a concern.

The Article can be viewed at http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/seahawks-fullback-derrick-coleman-continues-to-conquer-challenges-010914

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