For the first time ever, deaf high school and college students will have the opportunity to tour the Middle Tennessee State University main campus. I will be your assistant tour guide along with a MTSU trained tour guide. We will walk about a mile - past 234 permanent buildings on 466 acres of land. The tour will last up to 2 hours. Learn what MTSU offers - the courses, fast food, dorms, recreational facilities and programs and much more! It is
Tennessee's Best College - ranked 56th in the universities in the US.

The schedule will be on Monday, March 28th at 1:30 pm. Any question, contact me Eric C. Fleet ('12 & '13), MTSU

Deaf Raiders Founder, 615-974-6241 cell/text and email at See you there!


Please check the website link below for complete information about Presenters, Topics (including CEUs), Location, Registration, Payment, and Schedule.


3.5 PS CEUs

Welcome to the Bringing the Stage to Life - NASHVILLE Conference! This event is completely unique and cannot be compared to any short or long term performance interpreting conference. BSL Nashville focuses on preparing attendees to use performance interpreting skills for professional and local events. Because BSL Nashville is located here in Music City U.S.A. we have a unique opportunity to access a wide variety of musical styles and settings ranging from dinner theatres, to national shows, to local Honky Tonks, one time big named concerts, to the famous Grand Ole Opry stage. This event will prepare interpreters to provide top quality, visually stimulating, musical interpretations, the kind which most Deaf consumers crave. So take a moment to look around this website and find out more about BSL Nashville! Hope you can join us!



Small group sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Sign to Voice Interpreting I and II
  • EIPA
  • Ethics of Educational Interpreting
  • Interpreting Science
  • Interpreting for Sports/Sports Signs
  • Classifiers
  • Interpreting Theater and Music
  • Slang/Idioms
  • Socially Restricted Signs
  • Individual Feedback
  • Interpreting Social Studies
  • Job Coaching
  • Interpreting for Students with Multiple Disabilities          

Large group sessions will cover:

  • Tennessee’s Educational Interpreter Licensure
  • Sensory Issues for Deaf Students on the Autism Spectrum
  • Deaf Culture
  • Post-Secondary Transition Program for Deaf Students
  • Brain Gym activities for Deaf Students and Interpreters

Evening sessions will provide opportunities for interaction with Deaf community members, as well as an Interact performance.

Registration and fees

Institute registration is limited due to space constraints.  A completed registration form (including registration fee of $55 for TN residents/$75 for out-of-state residents) must be postmarked no later than May 25, 2016.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to Tennessee residents. 

Please open attachment for further information regarding housing, meals, transportation, registration, etc.


Capitalize your Skills in Music City!

TRID is excited and ready to welcome you to this year's TRID conference in Nashville, TN. This year’s conference will be located at Bridges on June 3-4, 2016. This year we are doing things a little differently; the choice is yours! For each of the three workshop times, you will have two workshops options presented by our very talented and knowledgeable presenters. You will have the opportunity to earn a total of .9 CEUs.

Please click on the website link for registration information, bios of the speakers, and further information.


Town Hall Meeting to take place during the Nashville Chapter Tennessee Association of the Deaf monthly meeting


Learn Storm Spotting by taking the Basic Refresher Spotter Class. Or take the Advanced Spotter Class if you are already a Storm Spotter. Guest speakers will include local media, NWS meteorologists, emergency management, and special guest speaker, James Spann.

All programs will have Open Captioning courtesy of Tennessee Relay Service,


This is the regularly scheduled quarterly meeting of the Council.  It will be interpreted and Open Captioned.


Join the Disability Community at Legislative Plaza!

We encourage you to call and set up in-person meetings with your state legislators! Find them at:

No RSVP necessary to participate. Organization exhibit space by reservation only.


Come to WellFEST to learn how to become a better you!

Free to the public, WellFEST is the only annual health and wellness exposition in the Greater Nashville area that is fully accessible to individuals with any level of hearing loss. This event will feature free health screenings, informational booths from a range of local services, and fitness presentations from Bridges's personal trainers. Local food trucks will offer refreshments. American Sign Language interpreters will be available on site to ensure that there are no language barriers for attendees.

More information to come.