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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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Adding Accounting Support to Serve Our Customers Better!

Please welcome Erica Watts as the newest member of the DAS accounting team!  Originally born in Maine, Ms. Watts was raised in Lake Placid, Florida. Erica comes with 15 years of retail and financial management experience, including account management and collections. She enjoys building relationships with the customers, as well as other stakeholders, to make […]

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Workshop: Affect by Kevin Dyels

Affect: The Effect of Effective Affect Presented by Kevin Dyels, CI & CT It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it! Learn the importance of affect in delivering an appropriate interpreted message. Learn techniques dealing with posture, facial expression, demeanor, interpreter position, stance, and signing style. Presented in spoken English, to request accommodations […]

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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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