• social media

    Though Social Media surrounds us daily–we professionals must carefully navigate the minefields of likes, tweets, re-tweets, viral posts, hearts, views, tags, hashtags, pics, opinions, and millions of forwards and “sup?”s in order to stay neutral, effective, and uphold the profession itself. Through the lenses of the RID-NAD CPC, Demand-Control Schema (DCS), policies, social media usage, […]

  • Interpreting w confidence

    What you will learn Learn the tools that actors use to appear more confident and competent! • Increase your ability to think more confident thoughts and feel more confident. • Explore acting exercises that focus on your mind, body, speech, and breath. • Learn how to use tools from the actor’s ‘toolbox’ to help you […]

  • well with my soul

    “It Is Well With My Soul” Webinar will encourage participants to explore their inner creativity. Participants will learn the importance of: • Using conceptually accurate Christian Bible knowledge based on individual religious backgrounds • Communicating how the song speaks to you (personal experiences) • Different methods used to bring the song and message alive i.e. […]

  • lord gimme a sign

    This webcast will teach participants how to bring the Bible alive by using non-manual markers, classifiers and conceptual accuracy. The webcast will explore frozen text, parables and scripture to allow participants to create a more visual and accurate interpretation of God’s word. Participants will enhance their sign choices for a variety of words and settings […]

  • sensemaking

    What you will learn Sensemaking is the process by which people give meaning to experience. While this process has been studied by other disciplines under other names for centuries, the term ‘sensemaking’ has primarily marked three distinct but related research areas since the 1970s. The interrogation of experience has a long tradition in continental philosophy. […]

  • medical anatomy of appt

    What you will learn This training will present a basic primer for body systems and anatomy, which will then be applied to a brief, generalized walk-through of a Doctor Appointment. Knowing general anatomy, the processes and ailments which might occur, and where they are in relation to each other will help Interpreters better accept assignments […]

  • mental health nonstandard

    Social Worker Steven Hunter, MSW, presents Mental Health: Working with Non-Standard Deaf Signers in American Sign Language. In this webcast, Steven identifies types of non-standard ASL users typically found in the mental health setting. Participants will be provided an overview which will assist them in understanding sign language dysfluency. Steven also identifies the core strategies […]

  • Online-SLS-101

    A Basic Course in American Sign Language (Can be purchased here) In this 10 lesson course, the student will be introduced to the fundamental principles of American Sign Language (ASL) and components of Deaf Culture. Basic principles in this session will include fingerspelling, facial expression, body movement, pantomime, spatial awareness, sign composition, and grammatical structure. […]

  • PATHnew

    What you will learn Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) is a popular and effective visual planning tool that is used to solve problems, set short and long term goals, and create action. The PATH process encourages participants to visualize a future based on shared values and beliefs. It includes the identification of specific timeframes […]

  • Power and Privilege

    RID has begun to require trainings in ‘Power, Privilege, and Oppression’ (PPO) subject matter, which seems like a pioneering move for our profession. But our cultural and linguistic roots as ASL-English Interpreters (and ‘Of Color’!) have always negotiated the fine lines between recognizing those in Power/those without, those with Privilege/those fighting for basic dignities, overt […]

  • Sign it so See it

    A picture is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. Our challenge as interpreters is to take those “thousand words” and make them into a picture that our consumers can “see” and readily comprehend. Challenges may arise when our source language contains several meanings for the same word, homonyms, or various concepts that can […]