Seeking BEI Certification, Part 1: Eligibility requirements and TEP

Perhaps you are thinking of sitting for a BEI Interpreter Certification test. Good for you! The thing is, you aren’t sure where to begin. There are so many different tests. Well, start by reviewing the DARS-DHHS website. Get to know its contents, this will help to orient you. While you’re at it, why not bookmark the BEI study guide, it’s … Read More

DARS BEI prep Save The Date – San Antonio

DARS Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services presents Summer Institute San Antonio, Texas from May 29th to June 3rd, 2016, to build or enhance your interpreting skills. This session is for Texas pre-certified interpreters who have taken the BEI Basic performance test and scored between 44 and 65. For information contact [email protected] or call 512-813-9855(VP).

Legal News: Deaf women denied interpreter

Deaf women claim they were denied sign interpreter at hospital Two deaf woman are suing a hospital alleging they were refused the aid of a sign language interpreter. Penny Trahan and Rhonda Morgan filed a lawsuit in Feb. 20 in the Jefferson County District Court against Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, citing violations of chapter 121, violation of the American Disabilities … Read More

New DARS Regulations

NEW REGULATIONS FOR DARS –DRS – ATTENTION CRP AND JOB COACHES Effective with the December 16th publication of new Standards and Policies, DARS-DRS implemented a new Deaf Service Premium (DSP).  In order to receive this DSP, the Employment Service Provider is required to hold either a Board of Evaluation for Interpreters for the Deaf (BEI) certification, a National Registry for … Read More

TSID Call for Presenters

The Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID) is planning their 2015 conference, taking place here in South Texas at South Padre in June, and is looking for presenters. From their website: Conference planners are seeking proposals for the 52nd Annual Conference of the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID). Workshops and Presentations that will be of … Read More