During Mayor Sylvester Turner’s press conference to address Houston’s disastrous flooding on Tuesday there was one person who stood out among the city’s officials. But it wasn’t a politician, member of an emergency agency, or a press officer. It was the sign language interpreter the city hired. Ashley Henderson is an energetic interpreter who often works with the city, especially … Read More
Join the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) for this informative webinar “Cultural Competency: Understanding the Culture of the Deaf Community.” Click on the registration links for more information. Cultural Competency – Must attend both part 1 and 2 on the same day for DHHS/BEI CEUs March 9, 2016 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1823930733829898498 … Read More
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 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).
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 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
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