Deaf Interpreter Services Receives an Award!!

On July 26, 2014 Deaf Interpreter Services Inc. was proud to receive a “Promoting Accessability & Inclusion” award at the 24th Annual Celebration of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the largest celebration of it’s kind in Texas!!

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Deaf Community has 4 movies to be shown in August!

The Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing group known as DHOCM (Draft House Open-Captioned Movies) has 4 movies this month!!

Guardians of the Galaxy on August 2nd at the Alamo Drafthouse on Stone Oaks near 281 North.
Their event can be viewed here:

The other 2 movies Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Expendables 3 movie information is still pending.


There’s also another movie hosted by DNO (Deaf Night Out) called No Oridinary Hero to be shown on August 7th at 7:30pm at the Alamo Drafthouse at the Park North Location near North Star Mall.
Their event information is at

Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events section for more events that is going on in the San Antonio Areas as well as other areas!

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Upcoming Event: SAILS 24th Annual ADA Celebration!

The time is growing near! Please join us as SAILS proudly commemorates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 9:00am until 1:00pm at the downtown University of Texas at San Antonio Bill Miller Plaza. We will be featuring Mr. Nick Scott. Mr. Scott is the founder and CEO of Wheelchair Bodybuilding and Wheelchair Athletics, Inc. After a nearly fatal accident at the age of 16, Nick became overweight and discouraged. He somehow found the courage, determination and personal strength to change his life. He now dedicates his life to helping others find that same courage to help reach their personal goals! join us and hear this inspirational message of one mans triumph!

For more information Visit their facebook page at

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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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