DAS Workshop Flyer Allies in Deafhood

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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DAS is Re-Awarded the US Department of Justice Interpreting Contract

The United States Department of Justice Criminal Division (DOJ CRM) has re-awarded Deaf Access Solutions their sign language interpreting and CART contract through 2019. DAS is honored to be chosen again to provide services for such an important contract, which supports DOJ employees while they establish and implement federal laws. This division works closely with […]

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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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Emcee and author Ed Piskor and Damon Locks talking on stage, to the far right Interpreter Amanda Firth signs their conversation

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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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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DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sara Saldaña, and ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Executive Associate Director Peter Edge cut the ribbon on the newly expanded ICE Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, VA. The expanded center will provide ICE HSI with enhanced operational and training capabilities, helping to meet the growing cyber mission of the agency and fight cybercrime.

DAS is Chosen to Serve the Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) selected DAS as one of three vendors to provide communication access services to the multiple government divisions under its oversight. As part of its mission to enhance security, manage our borders, enforce immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace, and provide disaster support, DHS promises equal access to communication for its employees, […]

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