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Announcing the Skills Enhancement Program!

DAS has developed a reputation of excellence in our community and we constantly look for ways to improve the quality of services as well as give back to the Interpreting and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing communities. We now proudly announce a program, currently in its first version, to grow and develop more certified and qualified professionals, supporting interpreters’ […]

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Workshop: Ready, Set, Prep! with Hilary Mayhew

READY, SET, PREP! Presented by Hilary Mayhew Effective approaches abound for interpreting assignment preparation. What new approaches can we add to create more access, while making our work more effective and enjoyable? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn, share, and practice various tools of the proactive interpreter. We will explore why and how to […]

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Statue of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet teaching sign to Alice Cogswell

Hartford hosts NAD 2018 Conference

Connecticut was the site of the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) conference last week, and DAS was there to participate and support. Hartford is famous for Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and the American School for the Deaf, one of most famous landmarks in Hartford is the Alice Cogswell Statue located nearby the Conference […]

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New Accounting Support Ashley Heeren Joins The Team!

Please give a warm welcome to the newest addition to the DAS team – Ashley Heeren. She will be supporting the accounting department as a bookkeeper. Originally born and raised in Iowa, Ashley currently resides in Lake Placid, Florida. After obtaining a medical degree, she used that foundation to work over 10 years in the […]

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Workshop: The Interpreter’s Quick Guide to Self-Employment by Rosemary Johnson

The Interpreter’s Quick Guide to Self-Employment Presented by Rosemary Johnson Being a freelance interpreter requires much more than just interpreting. The focus on language and skill can mean the business side of the profession falls through the cracks. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of self-employment, business and finance when it comes to […]

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Ken Sarracino Joins DAS as Staff Interpreter

Born and raised in upstate New York, Ken Sarracino grew up a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult). He moved to Maryland in 2003, and after a few years, started his professional interpreting career. Ken has been an interpreter for over 11 years. During that time, Ken has served as a staff interpreter, an interpreting […]

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Welcome Gervon Miller to the Coordination Team

Another new coordinator is joining DAS to meet your needs! Meet Gervon Miller. Originally from Northern Virginia, Gervon grew up a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult), making him familiar with the intricate needs of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. He has a background in government contracting, having worked in the Telecomm field for 9 […]

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Samantha Gonzalez, New Coordinator

DAS welcomes Samantha Gonzalez to the DAS Team as one of our newest full-time coordinators. Born and raised in North Carolina, Samantha has managed an interior design firm for over 5 years and is leveraging her customer service experience there to DAS’ clients, consumers, and interpreters. In her spare time, Sam volunteers with service and […]

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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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Group of people at a table in Puerto Rico shelter discussing disaster relief with help of an interpreter.

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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