Free Webinar! What Interpreters Need to Know about the ADA 11/29 and 12/12

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) presents the following training opportunity: What Interpreters Need to Know about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) *Free CEUs (Ethics and Interpreting) Date: November 29, 2016 Time: 6:00—9:00 pm CST Presented by: Amanda Tuite, Communication Access Specialist What Interpreters Need to Know about the … Read More


DARS DHHS Summer Interpreter Education Webinar Series 2016 Be Employable: The Path to Increasing Your Starting Power and Staying Power!      July 25th 6:30-9:30 PM CDT Presented by Jo Hilton LCSW BEI  Advanced/Level III 0.3 DHHS CEUs Registration link: Course description:  This webinar will discuss what the path looks like and what strategies one might undertake when one moves … Read More

New Certified Sign Language Interpreter – Jay Turcotte

Congratulations Jay Turcotte on becoming a Certified Sign Language Interpreter. We know what was involved in accomplishing this we are so proud of you for setting your sights high, and making every effort to achieve this goal. Best wishes for continued success.

New Certified BEI Medical Interpreters

BIG NEWS! We’d like to congratulate our first and only Certified BEI Medical Interpreters in the Rio Grande Valley! Being awarded another BEI certificate makes them BEI multiple certificate holders. Martin & Norma have consistently demonstrated their commitment to the Deaf community and to this profession’s goals and objectives. Since they have joined the SLS team they have performed at … Read More

Houston’s sign language interpreter steals the show – via

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

New Certified Interpreter – Jehu Cabrera Jr.

Congratulations Jehu Cabrera Jr. for passing the BEI Certification Examination for Certified Interpreters. Welcome to Sign Language Services and we look forward to working with you and to continue to provide certified interpreters for the Deaf in South Texas.

DHHS Upcoming Webinars

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 … Read More

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