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Workshop: Performing Arts for Everyday Interpreting

Performing Arts Techniques for Everyday Interpreting  Presented by Wing Butler, CI, CT Sign Language Interpreters generally spend more prep time in performing arts assignments than any other. After considering the weight of impact this type of interpreting has on a consumer’s life experience, Wing offers a reversal of thought by applying performing arts techniques to our […]

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Welcome Gilbert Lensbower to DAS!

Gilbert Lensbower is a native of Northern Virginia and now lives in Maryland (by way of Arizona). He was among the first group of the hearing undergraduate students (HUGS) at Gallaudet University. He went on to work as a full-time interpreter at Arizona State University for several years before moving back east to Maryland in […]

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Jinah Williamson joins the DAS Team!

Jinah Williamson hails from St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her Bachelor’s degree from St. Catherine University in American Sign Language Interpreting in 2008. She has been interpreting professionally in the Washington DC area since 2009. During the past four years, she has studied legal interpreting, gaining experience in a variety of legal settings. Not only […]

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DAS Coordination team addition Loree O’Hagan

We are excited to have Loree join our coordination team. Her attention to details and previous experience lend themselves well to coordination. Loree O’Hagan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s of Science degree from University of Maryland University College. She spent over 10 years with the Humane […]

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Workshop: Allies in Deafhood

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. Space is limited, register TODAY! Update: Registration is closed (Photos HERE)

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DAS and DAWN, together again

In October, attendees gathered to support DAWN at their second annual Fundraiser Beer Tasting and Food Pairing provided in Washington DC at the location Birch and Barley. Guests mingled, celebrating the beginning of the autumn season for the packed event to rally beside this non-profit organization; DAWN has provided essential support to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing […]

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DAS sponsors De’VIA Art Exhibition in DC

Featuring the work of Deaf artists around the world, DAS sponsored “Let There Be Light” a De’VIA ARTivism exhibit at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington DC. Many people have never seen works of art produced by Deaf and Deaf-blind people specifically about the Deaf experience. Deaf visual expression has historically revolved around two […]

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Workshop: Parsing English presented by Wink

Join DAS at our latest workshop offering presented by Wink A New Interpreter Practice Tool: Parsing English with a Decision Tree to learn about this exciting new method that will make your target message more equivalent in ASL. Space is limited, REGISTER BELOW Today! Update: Registration is closed (Photos HERE)

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DAS welcomes Sonya Chavis to the Coordination Team

Sonya Chavis as the newest member of the DAS coordination team! Ms. Chavis holds a BA from the University of Virginia and a JD from the William & Mary School of Law with a concentration in the healthcare field. She recently made a decision to follow her dream of becoming an interpreter and is enrolled […]

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DAS photo collage, two pictures containing the smiling faces of two groups. On the left is Kelli Grant, Jessica Clark, Sonya Chavis, Karl Kosiorek. On the right is Sylvia Imbarlina, Rachel Birr Cordova, Bethany Brasfield, Grace Rupani, and Julie LeMaster

DAS hosts Interpreter Happy Hour!

On July 15th, the DAS team hosted a happy hour as one way of saying thank you for all the hard work the interpreters provide supporting our mutual clients and consumers. It was hosted at the Bluejacket Brewery, by the waterfront in Washington, DC and we provided a wide range of appetizers and drinks. The happy […]

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Workshop: Fifty Shades of Health & Sexuality Education

DAS is proud to welcome Emily Claveau, M.S. Education, CDI to teach an educational workshop of health education topics using Dr. Daly’s five circles of sexuality model. Click on the FLYER below to view the registration form (page 2), save as PDF, and submit to development@deafaccess.com.

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DAS sponsors the All Deaf Rugby Football Club

All Deaf Rugby Football Club was sponsored by DAS this March when they sponsored a fundraiser Scotch Whisky tasting at the Angelika Pop-up at Union Market. Local expert “Scotch Whisky Man” Dougie Wylie spoke and lead the sampling at the event. Using a detailed map of Scotland’s highlands and lowlands he explained how the climate […]

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