REMINDER: Sight Translation and Discrimination Workshop 2/23/13 – Tyler

Sight Translation and Discrimination Workshop 2/23/13

.6 ceu’s for BEI and RID!! and look for the workshop registration info.

Presents Two Workshops February 23, 2013:

9:00 a.m. – Noon
“Sight Translation How?”
By Susie Grona & Laura Hill

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Discrimination! #DO-DO YOU?”
By Melissa Bell & Susie Grona

Proceeds Benefit:

Target Audience: Certified, Pre-Certified Each Workshop: .3 BEI CEU’s & RID CEU’s

TSID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional & General Studies program is offered for 2 workshops of .3 CEUs at the “Some Knowledge” Level.

Workshop/Course Descriptions: Sight Translation: In-depth focus will enhance participants’ ability to communicate information and ideas through signs, gestures, classifiers and fingerspelling so that a person who is monolingual would have the same accessibility to understand a printed document in English. Workshop activities will include using various texts in English such as insurance policy agreement, educational documents, annulment documents, etc. Participants attending this workshop will be surely entertained!

Discrimination: Everyone faces injustice at some point in their lives. As interpreters, it can be difficult to witness discrimination against clients who are Deaf. Interpreters can come away from the experience feeling oppressed themselves. This workshop will provide interpreters with basic information regarding laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, that prohibits discrimination. Participants will see the perspectives of both a member of the Deaf Community and the Deafness Resource Specialist, who see the “other” side of discrimination, from the Deaf and business’ perspective. Common misconceptions about the ADA will be addressed, and the role of an interpreter when encountering discrimination will be discussed. Participants will come away equipped to educate clients on the basics of the ADA when appropriate and to refer them to appropriate resources, without overstepping ethical boundaries. The second half of the workshop will be a light-hearted competition between teams on ADA terms and concepts.

WEST Campus Tyler Junior College Room 104 (Not the normal location)
1530 SSW Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701-2599


1 Workshop $20 (students*) $25 (all others)
Both WkShops $30 (students*) $40 (all others)

*must include valid student ID

Rhonda McKinzie, M.S., LPC
BEI Master/Court
Department Chair/Professor
Tyler Junior College Sign Language Interpreter Training Program
Email: [email protected]

Download Sight Translation and Discrimination flyer and form: (PDF)


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