Want to learn about domestic violence and sexual violence? Want to learn about trauma-informed interpreting? Want to learn about interpreting in legal settings? This training is for you!

This training will be in ASL and led by Tara Holcomb DV/SV advocate and empowerment director from DeafHope.

Contact Craig Lemak by July 30, 2016 to RSVP


This two-part, 15-hour introductory workshop (Part One: 3 hours and Part Two: 12 hours) is for those who seek to advance their understanding and application of best practices while working as a member of a Deaf-hearing team. Participants will learn about legal interpreting, including the role and responsibilities of the legal interpreter in the courtroom setting, while working as a member of a Deaf-hearing interpreting team. Theory and best practices of the proceedings interpreter—and how that role is reflected in the application of protocol consistent with court procedure as a full Deaf-hearing interpreting team—will be discussed. Protocol relating to disclosures to the court, correcting the record, negotiating for optimal working conditions, and intra-team monitoring will also be addressed. Participants will engage in small and large group activities, at which time different protocol strategies will be discussed and applied.

See flyer for more information on the various sessions, costs, CEU credits, and presenters, and download the registration form to register and for instructions on submitting payment. 


The purpose of SERID Inc. shall be to hold an annual conference. State Coordinators for the Deaf in the Southeastern United States are responsible for the coordination of the conferences. The target audience includes health professionals, employers, consumers, educators, and other persons interested in issues affecting individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and/or late-deafened; and to further knowledge concerning these issues through publications, studies, and educational programs.

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Make sure to mark your calendars. 4 Hours of credit for only $10


Good News!!! Trix Bruce is coming to Chattanooga, Tennessee!

September 16, 2016:  Friday 5:30 – 9:30 pm
♥ Lexical Non-Manual Signals: The "TH" signal  
This workshop has a focus on the non-manual "TH" signal. Interpreters will analyze and apply this grammatical marker in various contexts. Video clips and discussion will increase interpreters' confidence. Contexts include: character development, structures, English idioms, conjunctions, adjectives, and more. (0.4 RID CEUs available) 
♥ Video Clip Example of NMS “TH”:  “Feeling Like A Fool!”

September 17, 2016: Saturday 9:00 am – 5 pm
♥VISUALIZE THIS: Drawing in Space With ASL Classifiers  
As a native English speaker you work within a linear language, but ASL uses space and movement through classifiers to show a visual picture.  When using Classifiers, are you able to clearly portray the English message into ASL?  Do you know how to clearly show a car accident, a Lasik eye surgery, or a gymnast going through their routines? This workshop provides participants with an overview of using Classifiers, by focusing on what they mean, when to use them and how they are used.  Participants will explore various classifiers to express a visual picture breaking away from English words to translate ideas visually. This workshop strongly focuses on ASL storytelling, ASL performing, and ideas on how to use the appropriate handshape to show a clearer picture of the context involved. This workshop will also provide hands-on experiences & skill building activities needed for appropriate classifier use applied to complex descriptions and images. Complicated & confusing pictures, eye gaze, role shifting, spatial referencing and appropriate use of classifiers in storytelling will also be presented. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to think in pictures as a way to improve expressive and receptive communication skills. (0.7 RID CEUs available)
♥ Video Clip Example of Personification: Bobber
♥ Video Clip Example of Camping Classifiers: Campfire
♥ Video Clip Example of Sound Effects: Surf

September 16, 2016  Mentoring Services Available
Your own private Mentor! As your mentor, Trix will focus on you, providing individualized feedback and instruction in English/ASL translation and Deaf culture. Under the direction of an expert instructor, your skills will soar! Email her for an appointment. Mentor appointments are not included the workshop registration. For a mentor appointment, there is a separate fee.(RID CEUs available!)

BIO: Patricia (Trix) Bruce, from Seattle, Washington, is known nationwide as both a workshop presenter and an American Sign Language performer. Trix's work has been warmly received everywhere, from local community centers, to state, regional and national conferences, Deaf Way II, interpreter conventions and more.  Wildly popular as a teacher of ASL storytelling and ASL interpretation, Trix impresses audiences at all levels of ASL skill, from novices to fluent experts. Trix has been profoundly deaf since she was 6 months old. She went through oral, mainstreaming, deaf classes, and online educational programs. Trix has been involved in the performing arts since 1980. After completing her college program, she became involved with interpreter training. Trix's main area of study has been ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL Performance.  She has developed a popular website: Whether writing, creating, improvising or starring in her many productions, Trix's passion for the dramatic arts shines through.

Friday Evening Workshop:
$45 per participant/per workshop, postmarked by Aug 4, 2016
$55 per participant
Saturday Workshop :
$75 per participant, postmarked by Aug 4, 2016
$85 at the door
Limited Seating – Registration Open on a First Come, First Serve basis
 SEND $ & your registration form TO: PayPal/Quick Pay accepted; checks accepted - please make checks payable to Trix Bruce and send to: Trix Bruce, 1429 D Ave PMB 362, Snohomish, WA 98290
Please RSVP with payment. This will confirm your place in the workshop. CONTACT: by
 RID CEUs:  Trix Bruce is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for all workshops: 0.4 Lexical “TH” and 0.7 Classifiers at the Little/No to Some Content Knowledge Level.    
 NOTES: Handouts will be provided.  The workshop will be presented in ASL. There will be a Door Prize!  For details on refunds, cancellations, and special accommodations policies, please send an email to 
My workshops benefit participants at all levels. Countless advanced interpreters have let me know that they enjoyed learning updated/new signs that they haven’t seen before, such as regional accents. They also loved it when I explained how to sign messages into ASL, rather than just signing in English word by word.  Interpreters appreciate that my workshops are excellent for review as well as for discovering new things that apply within the professional work environment. Students also mentioned that my workshops helped them to understand how to approach their own projects, research, and practice more effectively.


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.