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Deaf Talks

  • 22 Apr 2014
  • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
  • 2100 Building: 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144
  • 3


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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 high-caliber language models in topic areas that weren't covered in the classroom.

Engine, Transmission & Mechanical Stuff

Terry Dockter

Terry will explain the inner workings of cars and motorcycles - their parts, how they run, and how to maintain and restore them. He will also explain how to make minor repairs and service like changing the oil, spark plugs, or a tire. 

A Day in the Life of an Aviation Manufacturing Engineer

Will Roach

Will works across multiple groups at Boeing to ensure that the build of the incoming airplane is healthy and stable. He will talk about airplane configurations that customers generally select; how he coordinates the build plan, including validating parts, plans and tools for custom designs; how he integrates the work of factory folks, designers, manufacturing engineers, airplane leaders and others to assess the build risks; and how he monitors build plans for an assigned airplane which can include tooling, testing, sequencing of factory jobs, and more.

Deaf Talks


Julia Petersen & aj granda
April 29th

*** 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. ***

Special thanks to SLISNW for presenter recruitment


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.

See here for refund policy

The 2100 Building is ADA compliant.  To request accommodations, contact us at the email below by April 8th.

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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