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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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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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DAS is Re-Awarded the US Department of Justice Interpreting Contract

The United States Department of Justice Criminal Division (DOJ CRM) has re-awarded Deaf Access Solutions their sign language interpreting and CART contract through 2019. DAS is honored to be chosen again to provide services for such an important contract, which supports DOJ employees while they establish and implement federal laws. This division works closely with […]

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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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