"Finding a Balance" is a 2-day workshop about communicating in non-traditional ways and supporting consumer choice while addressing issues of health and safety.

This workshop is for working interpreters with some background knowledge. RID members will receive 1.0 CEUs. PRESENTED IN ASL.

Cost for both days is $25 at the door. No refunds will be given due to payment at the door.

1-hour break for lunch on the second day.

Presented by Jim Walker, PCT Mentor Trainer, NAD Level IV


This workshop will focus on the use of SSPs within the realm of professional interactions. such as job interviews, platform speaking, and workplace etiquette. This will allow for the development of higher level skills. including haptics. protactile philosophy, and respect for the autonomy of the DeafBlind individual.


Our 4th Saturday workshops happen on the 4th Saturday of the month!  These free workshops are open to all seeking to improve interpreting skills, for both certified and not-yet certified, that are interactive, informative, and fun! These workshops are not interpreted, as they are designed to improve ASL skills. We invite the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing community to come and share their experiences and offer feedback to help us improve our skills!


Come ready to elect a new district rep for the Knoxville area. Three nominations: Elise Turner, Megan Potts, Kate Hostetter. In addition we will discuss upcoming plans for the Knoxville district


***Free and open to members of the Deaf Community, Interpreters, and students.***
Presented by Marie Garrett from Edward Jones
Marie will be talking about life insurance and how that assists in retirement. Also, Danny Williams with Aflac will talk about cash back insurance.
0.3 CEUs


(NEW!)  Through many mentor sessions working with interpreters, I have kept notes to share. It's amazing to see how interpreters creatively face challenges as they translate from English to ASL. I treasure opportunities to help interpreters improve their visual thinking, which Deaf audiences appreciate.   My workshop offers a myriad of ways to make interpreting more visual. We will demonstrate how classifiers may be used most effectively to communicate specific information in medical interpreting situations.


Please email join their monthly meeting via online. 

August 27, 2018  6:45pm CST/7:45pm EST

September 24, 2018  6:45pm CST/7:45pm EST

October 22, 2018  6:45pm CST/7:45pm EST

November 26, 2018  6:45pm CST/7:45pm EST


We will be doing nominations for our new District Rep!

We will have another meeting on August 20, 2018 6:00 pm but the location will be announce soon.

Please check our website for updates.


This workshop will be presented in ASL with no voice interpretation. Non-working lunch on your own. .6 CEUs (PS) will be given for this workshop. Lunch options will be available on site, or many options are close by. Refund Policy: No refunds after August 21, 2018

“Blockbuster: Cinematic ASL” -