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Elex Montgomery joins DAS Coordination

Please welcome our newest member and seventh full-time coordinator to the DAS team! Originally from New York, Elex Montgomery currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Being based on the west coast will be a great benefit to all because Mr. Montgomery will be working later East coast hours. Elex’s background includes having served in the Army […]

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NAD unites in Phoenix

In July DAS joined other exhibitors at the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  NAD welcomed approximately 2,300 people from all over the United States and abroad as they revisited the status of civil rights, education, employment, and access for the Deaf community. Jill Owens Brick, Director of Consumer Relations and […]

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DAS Accounting Team gains Valita Harwell

Valita Harvell has vast experience in business operations that vary from being a trained cosmetologist, owning her own salon for 12 years, to being a real estate agent, to finally operating an internet service provider business! Valita has a lot to offer the DAS Accounting area because as the ISP business grew, she took on […]

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Workshop: Situational Awareness with DAWN

Situational Awareness: Interpreting in SV/DV Settings  Presented by Bregitt Jiminez The participants play an important role in helping to remove these barriers and ensuring Deaf survivors have equal access to services and justice options in their community. To do so, however, Interpreters must have the knowledge and comfort level to interpret effectively in contexts involving sexual […]

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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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