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Deaf Talks

  • 21 Apr 2015
  • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
  • 2100 Building: 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144
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Deaf Talks is a series of presentations in ASL by Deaf people about something they know and love. It is an unique opportunity to expand our language base through exposure to language models in topic areas relevant to today's interpreted environment.

Do You Know Mary Jane? 
How to Talk about Marijuana

Vince Nuccio

Video Introduction

Vince Nuccio was born in Chicago in 1964.  He grew up mainstreamed but was surrounded by family members who signed.  He started smoking in 1977 and has been a medical marijuana patient for five years.  He now lives in Seattle and works as a part-time DeafBlind interpreter.  He has a B.S. degree in Information Technology from University of Phoenix.

Transgender: Personal Stories and What Interpreters Need to Know

Jasper Norman

Video Introduction

Jasper Norman is a first-generation American from New York City.  From a South American family, he was born hearing and became DeafBlind.  Jasper lives in Seattle and is involved in both the DeafBlind and the Transgender communities.

Deaf Talks

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Spring 2016

 0.2 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies will be offered by the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.


WSRID, as a diverse and inclusive body, has adopted a formal communication policy of direct communication in ASL for all events sponsored by WSRID .

This workshop will be provided in ASL.

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The 2100 Building is ADA compliant.  To request accommodations, contact us at the email below by April 7th.

Still have questions?

Contact the WSRID Professional Development Committee West wsrid.pdc@gmail.com 

WSRID does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, marital status, political ideology, military or veteran status, parental status, or breastfeeding in a public place. This applies to all activities of the organization, including-but not limited to: employment, elections, meetings, workshops, and conferences. WSRID Officers, Board members, and committee Chairpersons shall be aware of this policy and uphold it at all times, in accordance with state and local law.

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