By Doug Wyllie Federal law requires that law enforcement agencies must provide the communication aids and services needed to communicate effectively with people who are deaf According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost one in 10 people in the U.S. could benefit from hearing aids. About two percent of adults aged 45 to […]

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By Marilyn Weber In the early ’90s, I began learning sign language so I could always be able to communicate at a very in-depth and abstract level with my daughter who is deaf. I worked in a hospital pharmacy at the time, and I started attending a pilot program for interpreters for the deaf in […]

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  By Mary Ann Azevedo For Marilyn Weber, CEO of San Antonio-based Deaf Interpreter Services, the decision to enter this field was a highly personal one. As the mother of a deaf child, Weber saw firsthand what she describes as the “tremendous need for, and serious lack of, professional interpreter services in the San Antonio area […]

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By Marilyn Weber Although deaf or hard-of-hearing patients can easily shop for physiotherapy equipment here, making it easy for them to get what they want without using verbal communication, communicating effectively with deaf or hard-of-hearing patients is always a challenge. A challenge that physicians are now successfully meeting with some forethought and planning. It’s important […]

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By Marilyn Weber How to Plan a Conference That Accommodates Deaf Attendees Marilyn L. Weber, President/CEO of Deaf Interpreter Services Inc. (DIS) headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a certified sign language interpreter and has an adult daughter who is deaf. Marilyn has been working for more than 25 years promoting accessible communication and advocating […]

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Show #369 Marilyn L. Weber, president and CEO of Deaf Interpreter Services (DIS), is a certified sign language interpreter and has an adult daughter who is deaf. Marilyn has been working for more than 25 years promoting accessible communication, and advocating for the rights of the deaf community. She has interpreted in hundreds of professional […]

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Hillary Ferguson March 25th On Recruiter Today, we’ve written often about remote work, strong company cultures, and how those two things intersect – but now it’s time to take a step back and look at the benefits and logistics of integrating remote workers. A recent article from Fast Company predicts that 2016 will see a large shift toward remote […]

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Technology has allowed us so many advantages in every part of our life, and the office is certainly one of the spaces that we have been able to grow and adapt because of advances in technology. One of the times when this concept is most apparent is looking at the talent pool, and knowing that […]

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By Marilyn L. Weber Between finding the host city and venue, accommodating hotel rooms for attendees, figuring out the right time of year, etc., meeting planners have their work cut out for them. But there’s one important aspect to putting on a conference that can be overlooked, and that is making sure everyone has the […]

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by Rebecca Knight October 30, 2015 A colleague opens up to you and says that he’s interviewing for a new job. He asks you to be his reference. Should you say yes? And if you do, what can you say to a potential new employer to best convey the applicant’s skills and expertise? What the […]

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