"Climb to the Top of Full Language Access"
Kelly Brakenhoff has written an excellent article on the DeafIS team's time at the International Climbers Festival in Lander, Wyoming.
Deaf Students Meet The Governor
A Group of Deaf students from Laramie County School District 1 met with the Governor of Wyoming in a push for more awareness for the deaf citizens of Wyoming.
ASL Mini Workshop Series
The focus of this series will be on ASL literary works and different genres. Dr. Andrew Byrne, a well-known expert in ASL literature, will present at the sessions. These free workshops will run on the third Thursday of the month (with a few exceptions - please see the attached flyer for dates). The first session is in May, no session in June, and then we will resume in the fall from September through December. The first session is Thursday, May 19, 2022, over Zoom from 3:30 - 4:30 PM (EST).
Please see attached zoom link. The last one for this series will be on December 8, 2022.
Please let ASL teachers, ASL instructors and others know about these ASL mini-workshops. The attached flyer has dates and times listed as well as the topics for each session and a list of resources to read, decipher and deconstruct.
Feel free to contact Darren if you need further information related to the workshops. His email address is Darren.email@example.com
See you all there!!
'We depend on interpreters'
| Stockton deaf instructor advocates for pay for interpreters
Stockton Unified School District has not paid on time twice this year, according to the company that contracts interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Sometimes I Like the Quiet: Duke the Deaf Dog ASL Series #4 Kickstarter
Kelly is an ASL Interpreter and the author of 7 books. The creative team behind Duke the Deaf Dog ASL picture books want Deaf and Hard of Hearing kids to see their experiences in the books and workbooks. At the same time, kids who can hear will discover what it's like to hear differently and learn ASL to chat with their Deaf friends. To accomplish this goal, Kelly and her team have started a Kickstarter campaign to assist in the production of the series.
45th Anniversary Celebration
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: This November, we will gather virtually to celebrate 45 wonderful years of service from DEAF, Inc. With special guest Oscar winner Troy Kotsur, this will be one festive night you won’t want to miss! Mark your calendars for November 5, 2022, at 5 pm EST. See you there!
Best & Worst States for ASL Access to Governors’ COVID-19 Press Briefings
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has compiled a ranked list of how each state handled interpreter access during official state government COVID-19 press briefings.
Save the dates! The Rocky Mountain ADA center will be hosting a 1.5-day ADA Workshop in Casper, Wyoming on February 21st and 22nd, 2023. During this workshop, their ADA specialists will guide you through a wide range of ADA topics including an Overview of the ADA, Disability Etiquette, Title I for Employers, Overview of 2010 ADA Standards, Effective Communication, and Service Animals. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the ADA’s purpose, what it says, and the prevalence of disability in America. We hope you can join us!
More details on the workshop cost, venue, lodging, and registration will be coming soon. Stay tuned!