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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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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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Workshop: Behind the Scenes with Kevin Dyels

Behind the Scenes: Theatrical Interpreting Presented by Kevin Dyels, CI & CT Pull back the curtain on interpreted theatrical shows and concerts with Kevin Dyels and you will see a different perspective! As co-owner of a performing arts sign language interpreting company, Dyels uses his expertise to explain theatre staff and crew roles, jargon, pre-show […]

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Workshop: Mental Health Interpreting by Alan Marcus

Mental Health Interpreting: A View from the Couch Presented by Alan Marcus, PhD, CSC Interpreting in a mental health setting can be quite challenging. Just as each consumer you work with is different, so are the settings and treatment approaches. Whether it be in a practitioner’s office, at a hospital or a locked forensic unit, […]

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Expanding in Connecticut: Welcome Fred Roy

Please welcome Walter (Fred) Roy III, CI & CT as the newest DAS team member. Fred will serve as the contract lead for our newest contract in Hartford, CT, for USCIS. Fred comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of interpreting. Certified since 1975, and licensed in Indiana and Connecticut, Fred […]

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Workshop: Allies in Deafhood – Back by Popular Demand

Allies in Deafhood Presented by Marvin Miller of the Deafhood Foundation What does Deafhood mean? How can interpreters be an ally to the Deaf/HH community? Explore all these ideas and much more as DAS hosts this workshop taught by Marvin Miller of the Deafhood Foundation. Registration is open! Send in yours today

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Workshop: Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

I Owe What?! Tax Tips for the Self Employed Presented by Charles Sterling, MBA Don’t let tax season catch you by surprise! Join us for a workshop full of important tax topics interpreters encounter. A wide variety of tax issues will be covered such as allowable deductions, mileage, benefits, retirement, evidence for deductions, reading the […]

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Lauren Catlett, Our New Interpreter Supervisor

Please welcome the newest member to the DAS team Lauren Catlett. Lauren is originally from Kentucky and received her Bachelors of Science in Interpreting from Eastern Kentucky University. After a couple of years working as a staff interpreter in Alabama, Lauren moved to Washington, DC to hone her skills as an interpreter and to work […]

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Turning Pages at the Library of Congress Book Festival

DAS is proud to have supported the Library of Congress in their 16th annual National Book Festival, on September 24th, 2016. The well-attended event was hosted at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the stages hosted well-known authors such as Stephen King, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Newt Gingrich, and Harlan Coben, to name a few. The event was […]

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