Interpreter

Workshop: The Interpreter’s Quick Guide to Self-Employment by Rosemary Johnson

The Interpreter’s Quick Guide to Self-Employment Presented by Rosemary Johnson Being a freelance interpreter requires much more than just interpreting. The focus on language and skill can mean the business side of the profession falls through the cracks. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of self-employment, business and finance when it comes to […]

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Ken Sarracino Joins DAS as Staff Interpreter

Born and raised in upstate New York, Ken Sarracino grew up a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult). He moved to Maryland in 2003, and after a few years, started his professional interpreting career. Ken has been an interpreter for over 11 years. During that time, Ken has served as a staff interpreter, an interpreting […]

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Welcome Gervon Miller to the Coordination Team

Another new coordinator is joining DAS to meet your needs! Meet Gervon Miller. Originally from Northern Virginia, Gervon grew up a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult), making him familiar with the intricate needs of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. He has a background in government contracting, having worked in the Telecomm field for 9 […]

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Samantha Gonzalez, New Coordinator

DAS welcomes Samantha Gonzalez to the DAS Team as one of our newest full-time coordinators. Born and raised in North Carolina, Samantha has managed an interior design firm for over 5 years and is leveraging her customer service experience there to DAS’ clients, consumers, and interpreters. In her spare time, Sam volunteers with service and […]

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Workshop: Intersections of Interpreting and Race with Collins & Hill

Intersections of Interpreting and Race Presented by Pamela Collins and Tiffany Hill This interactive workshop is designed to provide a guided exploration by engaging participants in productive dialogue about the intersections of interpreting and race; creating steps to meet the needs of diverse communities served by interpreters. Designed to foster a deeper understanding of cultural […]

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Welcome Darrell Jones to the Interpreting Team

Darrell joins DAS with over 22 years of experience in the interpreting field. Originally trained as a mental health technician, he has an eclectic background, from roofing and masonry to serving as an ordained minister for a sign language congregation. Darrell graduated from the Advanced Speaking School, Watchtower. His previous experience also includes coordinating for […]

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Amanda Welly Joins the Staff of DAS

Please join us in giving our newest staff member, Amanda Welly, a BIG WARM WELCOME!! Amanda is originally from rural Ohio, she attended the undergraduate program at Kent State University and received a B.A. in American Sign Language; a B.S. in Educational Interpreting, and a minor in Theatre Studies. She then went to Gallaudet University […]

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Workshop: Reframing Depiction with WINK

Reframing Depiction: Classifiers/Depicting Verbs & Partitioning Presented by WINK, NIC Master How many classifiers/depicting verbs are there? What is going on in people’s minds when they use them? Will I ever learn how to use them!? Learn a different approach to classifiers using a cognitive linguistics approach. This workshop focuses on Whole Entity constructions and […]

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Tracy Peshoff Joins the Coordination Team

Our newest addition to the coordination team, Tracy Peshoff, brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of American Sign Language interpreting. She earned a BA degree in Cultural Anthropology, an AS degree in Interpreter Preparation, and a MA degree in Signed Language Linguistics. She has over 17 years of experience working in a variety […]

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DAS Wins Nationwide CMS Interpreting & CART Contract

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently chose our outstanding team at Deaf Access Solutions for a 5-year contract providing nationwide sign language interpreting and CART services. Under this contract services will begin December 2017; we look forward to adding CMS to our long list of satisfied clients. DAS first began providing services […]

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New Coordination Addition, Zenaida Diaz

Please welcome our newest addition to the DAS coordination team! Zenaida Diaz comes to us with a strong customer service background, starting out in the hospitality industry and eventually transitioned into working at a family medical group, where she eventually became trained as a medical assistant. Needless to say, she is well-equipped for a fast-paced […]

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Social Security Administration Awards FIS-DAS Their Nationwide Interpreting Contract as a Joint Venture

Deaf Access Solutions (DAS) and Friends Interpreting Services (FIS) combined efforts to secure the Social Security Administration (SSA) sign language interpreting and CART contract from 2017 through 2022.  This contract requires nearly 20 full-time interpreters to provide on-call services onsite and multiple interpreters for other needs nationwide, with the majority of services performed in the […]

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