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A New Era in DeafBlind Interpreting Using TASL

  • 10 Oct 2014
  • 3:00 PM
  • 11 Oct 2014
  • 4:00 PM
  • 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
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A New Era in DeafBlind Interpreting
Using TASL

with aj granda & Jelica Nuccio

In partnership with Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

This Event has been POSTPONED
Registrants: please see email message recently sent for more details.

When: Friday, October 10, 3 – 6 PM & Saturday, October 11, 9 - 4 PM

Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for interpreters who have some experience using pro- tactile techniques and who work with DeafBlind people.

Workshop Description: This dynamic workshop will explore how to use sign language with pro-tactile techniques so that communication with DeafBlind people can be more clear and natural.  Applying these techniques can make interpretations more effective and reduce confusion for the DeafBlind person. Activities and discussion in this workshop will build from Friday to Saturday looking at participants’ experiences in conveying interpretation from a visual ASL focus to ways the interpretation can be enhanced by adding touch to one’s interpretation.

Participants Will: leave this workshop with a greater understanding of how touch not only enhances communication but also empowers DeafBlind people in the communication process.
About the Instructors:

aj granda is a teacher, social justice activist, textile artist, and a mom. She is also one of the contributors developing curriculum on national project for training Support Service Providers and DeafBlind people in the first training guide of its kind. granda has been active in bringing changes and new ideas to Seattle's DeafBlind community for the past 12 years. granda has worked for the DeafBlind Service Center and at the Lighthouse for the Blind in Seattle as an advocate, trainer, mentor and teacher for DeafBlind and those that socialize and work with DeafBlind folks. granda and Jelica Nuccio are in the forefront leading the development, teaching, and training of the new Pro-Tactile philosophy and social movement.

Jelica Nuccio was the first DeafBlind Director of the Seattle DeafBlind Service Center (DBSC) and is most recently a co-author of a curriculum for DeafBlind people on getting the most out of your Support Service Providers (SSP). Prior to this work Ms. Nuccio worked variously as a research coordinator, advocate and job-developer. Originally from Croatia, raised in the state of Georgia, Ms. Nuccio has a B.A. in Biology from RIT, and an M.A. in Public Health from Emory University. She has been active in the local and national DeafBlind communities.
CEUs: 0.90 CEUs & ACET credits in Professional Studies provided through Western Region Interpreter Education Center (WRIEC) at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP & ACET sponsor.

Additional Information:

Presenters assume participants have some working knowledge of the topic area.

This workshop must be attended in its entirety to receive CEUs, no partial credit will be given.

Online registration will be disabled Oct 8. If space remains, registration after this date, including at the door registration, will incur a $15 late fee.
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WSRID, as a diverse and inclusive body, has adopted a formal communication policy of direct communication in ASL for all WSRID sponsored events. This workshop will be provided in ASL and Tactile ASL. Voice interpretation will not be provided.

Registration questions please contact WSRID Professional Development Committee West at wsrid.pdc@gmail.com
General workshop questions can be directed to Joey Graff, Seattle Lighthouse Training & Development Coordinator at jgraff@seattlelh.org

Day of workshop questions, please call or text Joey at 206.612.5754, or Sienna 218.349.7903 


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