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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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DAS is Chosen to Help FEMA in Recovery Efforts

During the last year, Deaf Access Solutions had the opportunity to serve members of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This agency coordinates the national response to varying types of natural disasters that overwhelm state and local resources. DAS interpreters have worked alongside FEMA’s Deaf employees in multiple […]

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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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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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DAS Connecticut Team Lead Fred Roy

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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