Free Lecture on ZOOM about "Language Deprivation" by Jack Johnson from TSD-K.

Mission Goal: Empowering students, families, and stakeholders through education, advocacy and community.

WHO: Everyone is welcome to join on ZOOM. ZOOM ID is 838 4843 4633

WHEN: November 7 at 10:30 am central time

Hosted by Nashville Chapter Tennessee Assoc. of the Deaf



With the rapid shift to online learning due to the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the use of auto captioning and automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology. But do they provide deaf students and staff with equitable and timely accessibility in classrooms, meetings and events, and extracurricular activities? Is auto captioning comparable to manual speech-to-text services, such as CART, C-Print, or TypeWell services? This event is an opportunity for educators and postsecondary professionals to learn from experts about the impact of auto captioning and ASR on effective communication with deaf students and staff, as well as the institutional responsibility for colleges and universities.

Get answers to these questions and more!

Event Details
This online event will take place on Zoom. To attend, register here. A Zoom calendar invitation will be emailed to you closer to the day of the panel. The room will open 5 minutes prior to the event start time. American Sign Language Interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided for the panel. For additional access requests please email: at least 3 business days prior to the event.


Zainab Alkebsi: As Policy Counsel at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Zainab is responsible for providing analysis, recommendations, and counsel on policy issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people. She is a member of the American Bar Association and currently serves on various federal advisory committees.

Stephanie Zito: A Technical Assistance Coordinator on the NDC | Help team, Stephanie is a certified sign language interpreter and trained C-Print captionist, with interpreting and captioning services experience in postsecondary settings. She is currently President of the National Association of Interpreters in Education (NAIE).

Live Event FAQ

Is registration required for NDC live events? Yes. Registration is required to attend any live event NDC is hosting.

Is there a cost for NDC live events? No. All live events hosted by NDC are FREE for all attendees.

Who can attend the live events? Anyone with an interest in supporting access for deaf people is welcome to attend NDC live events.

Will professional development credits be offered for this event? No, not at this time.

Will a recording be made available to those who could not attend? Yes, the recording will be posted on NDC’s website within 30 days of the event. Professional development credits are not available for recorded events.

I registered for the event, but never received a confirmation email, what do I do? We recommend checking your SPAM folder of the email you registered with to see if it is there. If you cannot find the email contact us at and we will confirm we received your registration.


Hello, families!
Our next “Meet A Deaf Person” Webinar is coming up!

Friday, October 23rd
1:30 pm CST – 2:30 pm CST
2:30 pm EST – 3:30 pm EST
(If you are in Central time, we start at 1:30 PM - If you are in Eastern time, we start at 2:30 PM)

Zoom Link:

Daniel Koo


Hello, families!
Our next “Meet A Deaf Person” Webinar is coming up!

Friday, September 18th
2:30 pm CST – 3:30 pm CST / 3:30 pm EST – 4:30 pm EST


Mike Helms

“Mike Helms was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Following his graduation from North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton, NC,
he graduated with double major in Accounting and Organizational Communications from Lipscomb University in 1999. 
Mike has worked with the retail business as a ‘jack of all trades’ and being the official “Hall Monitor” for over fourteen years since his college days.
Mike has been a speaker, through his home congregation, for the state-wide and national workshops throughout the states since 1998. 
He is the director of the Deaf Retreat since 2001 at Camp Discovery in Jackson County of Gainesboro.  Mike has taught American Sign Language for over 25 years. 
Mike has had long ties to Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since 1995.  He served as a board member from 1997 to 2006, and as treasurer in 2005-2007. 
Mike is the Vice President of Adult Education and Outreach at Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Nashville, TN.
Mike is also a father and a husband to a loving family.”

Getting to Know Mike
Wrap Up

Interpreters will be provided to ensure accessibility.

We would love to see you there! If you plan on attending, let us know so we can keep an eye out for you!
Feel free to share this to any families/parents that you know will benefit from this webinar.
Professionals are welcome but we humbly request that they prioritize families when we ask questions during the Q&A session.


 Nashville Chapter Tennessee Assoc. of the Deaf is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. If you are a member then you have voting privilege but if you are not yet a member of NCTAD you can join to watch the meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member then we can inform Phil Yater to give you a membership card. It will cost $10.00 a year. In order to join the ZOOM meeting you will need to email us to give you the link and the password.

Time: Sep 5, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)


Time:  12:00 pm (EDT) / 11:00 AM (CDT)

Lunch and Learn get togethers are an opportunity for parents and families of deaf/hh children to build their knowledge and understanding of topics relating to parenting deaf children. Interpreters are provided for full accessibility in both ASL and English.

Topic: A Crash Course in Deaf Education for Parents with a Focus on FAPE and LRE
Student Age range: 0-18
Presenter: Jack Johnson, Director of CERC at TSD

Presentation Overview:
This session will help parents understand their deaf/hard of hearing child's rights under the Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and their child's Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

Note to Professionals: Feel free to join our lunch and learn series!

For a Zoom Link:  Contact David Ogle (See contact info above)


Hey all! We hope you're enjoying the summer!

We'll be having our Virtual Chapter Meeting this Saturday (July 11, 2020) at 1:30pm CST (Central Standard Time) via Zoom. To register for the virtual chapter meeting this Saturday please click on the link below (today, tomorrow, or any day before Saturday) as you will need to input your name and email address:… 

After you register, you will receive a ZOOM link (from Karyn Menck) to join the online Virtual Chapter Meeting. Upon receiving this ZOOM link via your email, please keep in mind that the ZOOM link will only work the day of the meeting (Saturday) at exactly 1:30pm (CST). Let us know if you have trouble navigating through this process and we'll be happy to assist you!

Also, watch for your email inbox for our upcoming flyer and newsletter!

Your Board of Directors



Theme: "50 and Fabulous: SERID through the Years: The Future is Now"

Conference at a Glance and Registration:

Hotel Information:  Hilton Knoxville


Sponsorship Information:

Interpreters:  Apply Now

Volunteers: Now


Please join us for a time of Fellowship, fun, food, and door prizes. We will have a BAKED POTATO BAR. You can bring baked potatoes or any toppings of your choice. Attached with this flyer is a food list. We will also have special speaker: Sgt. Chris Steele, MNPD, on interactions between people with hearing loss, the police, and the 911 text system.

Hope to see you there! Please bring your friends!


*This free webinar is only available to currently employed Tennessee K-12 Educational Interpreters

TIME:  4:30-8:00pm CST/ 5:30-9:00pm EST

Deadline to register:   April 17th
Registration Information:

DCMP is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.325 CEUs at the “some” Content Knowledge Level.