In this issue
CNYRID General Meeting
The Randleman Program Seeks Donations
RRCD Seeking Donations
Introduction to Addiction and Recovery Interpreting
Free Spring Webinars from Sorenson
Nazareth College - Bridging the Gap
The Beginnings of ASL in the US
Movie Screening - Lake Windfall
Ethics and the Real You - ON SALE!
DAS Spring Virtual Fundraiser and Auction
DAS BBQ Dinner
Museum of Deaf History - Virtual Tour
Interpreting Anatomy: Human Muscular System - ON SALE!
Workshop Presented by a Deaf Audiologist
Finding Zoe Book Study
Deaf Perspectives on Alcohol Use Study

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CNYRID Town Hall Meeting

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 7:30 pm
Jason Farr RID Region I Representative


Have you been wondering:

  • What does the future of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf at the national level look like?
  • Is CNYRID going to stay alive as an affiliate chapter?
  • What about special interests like Mentors, Deaf Interpreters, Educational Interpreters, Deaf New Americans, ASL Students, Agencies as allies, Theatrical interpreting, CEUs and certification?
  • Who is Jason Farr?

Come join the Zoom Q & A!

Click here for the Zoom link!

The Randleman Program Seeking Donations

At the last GVR General Meeting, the Randleman Program came to present to us and asked for our help in keeping the endowment going. Both Interpretek and the federal government are matching donations at this time, meaning your donation grows fourfold! 

GVR has made a donation to the Randleman Program and encourages you do to the same if you are able. See more information below:

"Thank you everyone for your time and attention today. Thank you so much for your support in the program and the establishment of this endowment. Together, we can change the field and welcome more people into it. It is fundamental that the interpreting field reflects the unique, diverse, and rich cultural experiences within the Deaf community. By supporting and increasing representation of interpreters of color, we celebrate how the field of interpreting can flourish through cultural competency and diverse perspectives.

For those who weren't able to attend the general meeting and would like to know more about the Randleman Program please visit our Facebook page and our website or contact Kristi Love Cooper at kbldis@ntid.rit.edu.

If you'd like to donate, you can go to the website: http://www.rit.edu/giving/randleman . You can choose to give a gift one time OR make a reoccurring gift directly from your card or bank account.

Follow our Facebook page for the most up to date information 

Thank you all again for your unwavering support!"

RRCD Seeking Donations

The Rochester Recreational Club for the Deaf is struggling due to COVID and is asking for your support.

GVRRID has made a donation to RRCD and encourages you to do the same if you are able. Please see letter for more details.

Introduction to Addiction and Recovering Interpreting

Featuring our very own Keven Poore!

Online module from the CATIE Center, delivered via Canvas
March 22—April 23, 2021
Presented by Keven Poore, Dr. Deb Guthmann, and Arlyn Anderson
2.0 PS CEUs


Are you interested in doing ASL interpreting work in addiction and recovery settings, but want a more solid foundation before you start?
Have you interpreted in this setting but are ready to deepen your knowledge to be more effective in the work?

This module covers a wide range of topics to help you start developing best practices in this area.

Register here!

Free Spring Webinars from Sorenson

Sorenson is excited to invite you to join us for a series of FREE webinars! Check out the complete list of webinar offerings below and register today!
You can enroll by clicking any of the links below the image or see the attached PDF.

Click image above for PDF flyer or see attached.

Presenting Facts in ASL (Designed for Coda Interpreters) - Register Here
How to Grow: Practical Straegies to Fight Unconscious Bias - Register Here
Honoring the LGBTQIA Experience - Register Here
Building Your Self-Care Toolkit - Register Here
Role Space: What Does It Mean & How Do We Apply It? - Register Here
The Color Blind Myth: Unpacking Bias - Register Here
Cultural Mediation Between Deaf and Hearing Callers in VRS - Register Here

Bridging the Gap

ASL at Home:
Bridging the Gaps Between Deaf Communities
and Speech and Hearing Professionals
Monday March 29th
7:30pm on Zoom

The Nazareth College Deafness Specialization Program (DSP) is excited to invite you to our Spring 2021 DSP Speaker Series event, ASL at Home: Bridging the Gaps Between Deaf Communities and Speech and Hearing Professionals. This presentation will be given by Dr. Leah Geer Zarchy and Razi M. Zarchy, authors of the ASL at Home curriculum. Please feel free to pass the flyer (attached to this email) along to anyone you know who may be interested in this event, including students, families, and other professionals.


Click HERE to register for the presentation.

Click HERE to register for the presentation.

The Beginnings of ASL in the US

Tuesday March 30th
Free online Event

A presentation from Pamela Conley, a professor from RIT/NTID.

Bio:  Pamela Conley (BA in English and Education, MS in Deaf Education, MA in English Literature, working towards a PhD in Humanities and Culture with an interdisciplinary focus) Associate Professor, RIT/NTID, writing consultant in the University Writing Program, coordinator of academic support for deaf and hard of hearing students in the College of Liberal Arts; coordinator of the associate in science (AS) degree in applied liberal arts program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students; areas of specialization in literary representations of deaf people and interdisciplinary studies of deaf people

An event collaboration between D'Youville College & Deaf Access Services during Deaf History Month

Watch the presentation here!

Movie Screening - Lake Windfall

Thursday April 8th - 630pm
Free online event

Lake Windfall is a 2013 American post-apocalyptic movie written by Tony Nitko and Roger Vass Jr, and directed by Roger Vass Jr. The film was produced by Rustic Lantern Films, as subsidiary of Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation. The film focuses on the interaction between five friends who set off for a weekend of camping.


A collaboration between D'Youville & Deaf Access Services during Deaf History Month.

To Watch the Movie: Click Below

Lake Windfall Movie

Ethics and The Real You Series
Early Bird Price Until 4/2

Class will begin on April 5, 2021.
CEUs: 3.0
Cost: 250.00 (Early Bird Special $187.50 until 4/2)
Location: Online
Presented by: David W. Hylan, Jr., Ed.D., CI/CT, LA Level V

Ethics and the Real You - Part 1 is the first in a three-part series exploring various paradigms in the worlds of interpreting and ethics. Sign Language interpreters make crucial decisions all the time in which we use our own life experiences for navigating our choices. We are in the business of facilitating the most personal and private communications. In this course, we examine the various constructs of ethics and morality. Topics will include, What ethics are not, Five sources of ethical standards/approaches, Framework for ethical decision-making, Ethics Everyday, Who is your community?, Five Questions: A Systematic Approach, Values Clarification, Consistency and Ethics, Life Stages, Conscience and Authority, Who counts?, Moral Standing, Interpreting Models, and Interpreting and Audism. Using the RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct, as a guide, we navigate through some of the most difficult judgment calls. “Ethics and the Real You - Part 1” is a five-week course involving video lectures and activities you do in your own home or work space. This course will assist you in defining your ethics, your values, and how you apply those to specific dilemmas. If you are looking for the magic formula of what you should or should not do, this is not the course for you. This course is about teaching us how to fish rather than just throwing us a fish.

There are two other workshops in this series.
For more information and to register, please see this website.

DAS Spring Virtual Fundraiser and Auction

Save the Date
Thursday April 15th, 2021 - 5:30pm

Virtual Auction April 8 - April 15, 2021
Details to come

BBQ Dinner

April 15th

Pick up the food between 3:30pm to 6:30pm. The food can be picked up at:

1219 North Forest, Williamsville, NY 14231.

Dinner Options (All orders include 2 sides, dinner roll):
- 1/2 Chicken: $12.00
- 1/4 Chicken and 1/4 Rack of Ribs: $14.00
- 1/2 Rack of Ribs: $16.00

Help Support DAS!!

To order food or for more information, click HERE

Museum of Deaf History - Virtual Tour

April 15th

Museum of the Deaf - Olathe, Kansas
Click HERE to check out the museum's website

"Welcome to the Museum of Deaf History, Arts and Culture and the William J. Marra Museum! If you are curious about what it is like to be Deaf or want to learn about our rich heritage, you have come to the right place! 

Through these webpages or through the doors of our facility located in Olathe, Kansas, you will be exposed to the historical experiences of being Deaf and our numerous contributions to the world around us. The educational opportunities here are limitless! Learn more about the legacies of Paul Hubbard, Luther “Dummy” Taylor, and Charles Baird while you’re here for starters.  

Come in, browse around, learn more about our cultural enrichment programs, participate in our many events, and best of all, volunteer your time with us! You will walk away inspired by what the Deaf world has to offer!"

The ticket will be $11 each.

To order tickets or for more information, click HERE

Interpreting Anatomy Webcast
On Sale!

Interpreting Human Anatomy: Human Muscular System

COST: $25.00 (Regularly $55.00)
CEUs: 0.3 PS
Presenter: Bob LoParo PRESENTED IN ASL

This training will review basic body systems and anatomy, focusing specifically on the Human Muscular System, its common ailments, and potential treatments. Knowing these details will help Interpreters better appraise potential assignments offered that may be Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy, General Medical, Sports Medicine, and/or ER related, and help them gauge if the assignment is the most appropriate match for their abilities. Some pharmacology and prescription drugs will also be presented. Walking through a variety of common patient complaints from start (Hospital/Dr. Appointment) to finish (Treatment, Therapy, & follow-up) will embed schema that is Deaf-centric and Linguistically appropriate, empowering Deaf patients in the long-run. Interpreters will be able to apply their increased knowledge regarding Muscular System Anatomy, Injury, Diagnosis, and Prognosis, to multiple scenarios, while also recognizing that increasing the level of the Interpreter’s qualifications prior to accepting such assignments will support allyship and improve Deaf patients’ self-determination.

Date: No set date on when it must be viewed by. You can view this on your own convenience.

Purchase here

Let's Learn About Audiology
(From a Deaf Audiologist)

Monday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. EST, On Zoom
Earn 0.15 Professional Studies CEUs
Only $15!

Click flyer for larger PDF version

This workshop will focus on the field of audiology. Learn from the unique perspective of Sarah Sparks (AuD) who has been both a consumer and provider in audiology appointments. The workshop will describe three different types of appointments audiologists have - diagnostic, hearing aid, and cochlear implant. Participants will learn about the different goals, tests, and equipment used in each type of appointment. The last 30 minutes will be reserved for Q & A.

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Sparks is a deaf clinical audiologist based in Washington, DC. She is the founder and owner of Audiology Outside the Box, an ASL-English bilingual telepractice focusing on audiologic counseling and (re)habilitation. Additionally, she provides in-person diagnostic, hearing aid, and cochlear implant services at Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center. Her favorite part of her job is working with deaf and hard of hearing signers, especially children and their families.

- This workshop will be presented in American Sign Language.  No prior knowledge is required.
- This workshop is intended for hearing interpreters, Deaf interpreters, Deaf-parented interpreters, and advanced level students.
- Presenters, coordinators, and participants of this educational opportunity agree to promote an environment of mutual respect, free from bias and discrimination.
-There are no refunds available for the program unless it is cancelled by MassRID/CRID.
- Please contact gbrep@massrid.org to request reasonable accommodations, or with any questions about this workshop.
-Any registration or payment issues please contact CRIDtreasurer@gmail.com.

Register Here

Finding Zoe Book Study

You are invited to a summer book study for Finding Zoe by Brandi Rarus
Finding Zoe is a story about identity, self acceptance and love. 

Workshop will consist of reading the book and answering a minimum of 3 long essay questions and a book summary for the total word count provided. 

Click image below for PDF flyer.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at aslceus@gmail.com.

Deaf Perspectives on Alcohol Use Study

Have you been drinking more alcohol?
If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, you may qualify for an interview about the decision to get treatment. We want to learn about your thoughts on treatment, barriers you experience to getting treatment, and what would support you.
You will be paid $40 for your participation.

You can contact the researchers at:

Email: Aileen_Aldalur@URMC.Rochester.edu or
Video Phone: 585-371-6125

Watch ASL Video here

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