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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 interest to members include: educational interpreting, ethics, legal, court, religious, medical, interpreting in culturally diverse situations, mental health, CDI, trilingual interpreting, oral interpreting, mentorship, interpreter training and performing arts. Other related topics could consist of, but not be limited to: finances for interpreters, technology, interpreter scheduling, interpersonal relations, and leadership. Preferred presentation length is 3 or 6 hrs; others will be considered.

If you are an interpreter or know one qualified, send them over the TSID website at

SLS COVID-19 Response:

We here at SLS highly value communication access. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected all of our lives. We are responding to these changes by maximizing safety while still prioritizing effective communication. We are happy to announce that SLS has adopted Virtual Video Interpreting (VVI) services. VVI services are available anywhere there is internet access, and in any setting where an interpreter is needed, such as school, court, hospital, doctor’s office, etc.

To all in our communities, we wish you to stay at home whenever possible, stay healthy, and stay safe! While we are still offering in-person interpreters as a last resort at this time, we want to partner with you in adhering to social distancing, and other suggested safe work practices. In this way we can all limit the risk to ourselves, to those in our households, and to those we work with. It is our sincere hope that we can successfully navigate this crisis together.

Let us provide you with interpreters for your SAFE appointments! Please click the tab and request further information on our VVI services.