Deaf Events in Los Angeles

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Interpreting webinars/workshops shown here are not on the Deaf.LA Calendar. (Exception: panel discussions related to community and culture.)

See the calendar for cultural and entertainment events.

Most of these workshops are presented in ASL.  For some, the language of instruction is not specified.


All times are adjusted to Pacific Time.  Currently, these are all virtual workshops.

9/18, 9a-1p,  Acting Tools for Terps: A Crash Course in Sounding Human

9/22, 3:00-6:00 (ASLIS) Voicing Through Missed Fingerspelling  

9/23, 3-5:00 Reality of Suicide

9/23, 4-6pm Team Interpreting – Let Our Powers Combine

9/23, 5-6:30 FRID Deaf Interpreter Town Hall

9/24 9-11am (Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody) Can we learn from the past?

Zoom ID:    82332879109
PW:  960536

9/24 2-5:30, 9/25 9a-1p  Scarlett’s Park Conference

9/25  6-9am  Medical Interpreting – Ethics
(Presented in English.)

9/25  7-9am (Dr. Carolyn Ball) History of Interpreting

9/29 1:00-2:30 (Robyn Dean) NCIHC Trainers Webinar: Context Matters

9/29, 4:00-6:00 (ASLIS) So You Want to Be a Mentor?

10/02, 9a-1:30  A History of the English Language…and Why Interpreters Should Care
(Presented in English.)

10/04, 3:00-5:00  Intersection of Racism and Audism in Our Schools

10/05 (Dual Language Learners series) Review of Lit.

10/06, 4:00-6:00 (ASLIS)  So You Want to Talk About Difference?…Language and Oppression

10/09,  8a-1:30  Preparing for the BEI Basic

10/09, 8a-12p  (Boys Town) When Form Matters

10/10 6a-12:30  A New Generation of Slang

10/12  5:30-7pm  Think Tank Tuesdays (April Shin)

10/13  3-5:30  The ABCs of IEPs

10/13  4:00-6:00 (ASLIS)  See It Be It…Deliberate Practice

10/16  8a-1:30  Preparing for the BEI Advanced Evaluation

10/16  9a-12 (Keith Wann)  English on the Face

10/20  3-5:30  Collecting, Analyzing and Discussing Language Samples of Deaf Students

10/20  4:00-6:00  (ASLIS)  EIPA Skills Development

10/23  9a-12  (Crom Saunders) Creating Classifiers

10/23 & 10/30 & 11/06:  7-11am (C.Mathers)  Foundations in ASL Court Interpreting

10/28  2:30-4:30  Interpreting the Miranda Warning

10/29  2:00-5:00  Interpreting for Language Deprivation

10/29-31 Mental Processing Olympics: Triathalon

11/02 (Dual Language Learners series) Assessment

11/06  9a-12,   Strategies for Implementing ASL-English Bilingual Education
(Presented in English.)

11/13 9a-12, (Keith Wann) Where Did I Put That Third Pig?

11/17 3:30-5:30 (June Prusak, CDI)  How to Recognize the Need for a Deaf Interpreter

11/25  7-9am  (C. Ball)  History of Interpreting

12/02 & 12/09  3:00-5:00  Dominant, Influential, Steady, Conscientious…
(Presented in English w/ASL interpretation)

12/07 (Dual Language Learners series) Intervention Considerations

12/11  8-2:30   Vulnerability in a Virtual World



Trainings & Ongoing offerings:

GAP Mentorship Institute for educational interpreters  (4 cycles per year)

AALB ASL Medical Interpreter Training (60 hours)  Sept. 24-Dec. 3

IIRAS  September 2021 – May 2022

Deaf Mentor Chats, Tuesdays 4-6pm – 9/21 thru 12/07

Dual Language Learners series
10/05 Review of Lit. 11/02 Assessment 12/07 Intervention Considerations

Deaf Action Center

Diversity Academy

Bethany Gehman – Sexuality education

Trix Bruce  NMS, Semantics, Classifiers, English Idioms, Medical Interpreting, Biology, PPO, Sex Ed interpreting

CWood Professional Development


ASLIS weekly workshops  (discounted rate for ASL/ITP students)

Deliberate Practice Group for newer interpreters working toward certification. Wednesday afternoons

RID Continuing Education Center  

True-Biz ASL trainings:
Hearing interpreters/HITO
Deaf interpreters/DITO

Zaboosh  -monthly webinars, bi-annual conference

CEUs On-the-Go




ASL Interpreter Skills Refresher  Oct. 15- Nov. 30

Understanding Childhood Trauma  (free resource; not about interpreting)

Decision-making and Ethical Considerations in Interpreting Idioms (Nov. 1-Dec. 5)

The Premise, The Process, The Practice

ASLIS CEU’s On Demand

ASL Learn

Medical Self-Study
Body Language Modules

Wink – online

CATIE Center
Behavioral/ Mental Health
Domestic Violence (limited access)
Trauma-Informed Approach
Behavioral Health: Intersectionality
Deaf/Hearing Teams
Translation Process ASL to English
Deaf  Perspectives on Translation
NIC Performance Prep, including mock exam

Atypical Language Modules Webinars
Unfolding Scenarios

ProTactile/DeafBlind interpreting DBI

The Insightful Interpreter
Behind the Scenes with a Deaf and Hearing Team
Voicing: Strategies for Growth
Consumer Orientation 101



Southern California RID


1)  Health/medical

Deaf in Scrubs on FB 

Partners in Deaf Health
Facebook – PDF

Health Signs Center
Facebook – HSC 

Deaf Counseling Ctr

Medical Self-Study
Medical & Behavioral/ Mental Health



Atomic Hands
ASL Clear
ASL Signing Dictionary

Lab science – DeafTec
Math – Texas Math Dictionary,  DeafTec – math,
XtraMath (mastery of basic arithmetic)

Khan Academy Sign Language videos

Automotive, Electrical, Welding

3)  Educational
Accessible Remote Education

3)  Taxes/IRS
Taxes  part1   part 2


Recent workshops (2021)     See page 2 for more extensive list of previous workshops.


9/18  Educational Interpreters as Service Providers 

9/18 (Purple)  What Are the Benefits of Using a CDI?

9/18  Research Corner: Perceptions in ASL Interpreted Interactions

9/17 CCRID: Heritage Interpreters Panel

9/15, 3:00-5:00 (Trix) ASL Outlooks: ASL Semantics in Action

9/15 (ASLIS) Demystifying AGB

9/14  Think Tank Tuesdays  (Andrew Cohen)

9/13 (Trix) ASL Interpreters:  Professional Codes of Conduct

9/12 (Corey Axelrod) Reframing the Language of Allyship

9/11  All Hands Up Interpreter Boot Camp

9/11   Language Acquisition in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

9/11  Mindset Impacts Resilience …

Sept. 10th-12th (WESP) Mental Health  Keeping the BalanceSwimming with the SharksInto the Deep End

MSRID Conference
Sept. 10-11 and 24-25

9/04  De-COding Educational Interpreter Roles: 4-(COM)plex Model

9/09 (Trix) Legal Interpreting:  Basic Legal Terminology
EVENT CANCELLED   Effective Interpreting for ESER and IEP Meetings
9/02 (Trix) English Idioms: Fun to Show in ASL
9/02  The How and Why of Our Ethics
9/02  Vicarious Trauma in Language Services (not ASL specific)
8/31 (Trix) ASL Semantics:  Up and Down
8/24  (Trix) Interpreting Sound Effects:  Visualize a Roar
8/26 (Trix) Depictive Signing: Visualizing in ASL with Classifiers
8/26, 3:00-5:00  Common Practices in Ethical Decisions

8/26  Smooth Talking – Repetition (Presented in English.
9/28 (Beverly Woodel) Enhance Your ASL Skills
8/28  The Role of Dual-Tasking in the Interpreting Process (English)
8/21  (Trix)  Visual Interpreting and Translating from English to ASL
8/21 (Crom Saunders) Translating Children’s Literature

August 20,   (Trix) PPO:  Within and Around Deaf Culture
August 19, (Trix)  Voice Interpreting:  Language Registers
August 18,  Beyond Black ASL…\
August 16, 18, 20  Trauma Informed Interpreting With Children
August 15  It’s a Touchy Subject
August 14  The Cognitive Model of Interpreting and Decoding English: Words, Phrases, Metaphors
August 14,  Overview of BEI Testing Process
August 14,   EIPA and Me: How to Get a 4.0
Event Cancelled – August 14  Why Don’t ASL Verbs Stay in One Place?
August 12,  (Corey Axelrod)  Mitigating Ableism Within the Interpreting Community
August 10,  (NCRID)  ADA – Everything You Didn’t Already Know
August 10,  Think Tank Tuesdays – w. Andrew Moore, DI and Irene Robles, DI
August 7 (Trix)  English Equivalents
August 6,  (Trix)  Medical Interpreting:  Expansion in ASL – Medical Terminology
August 5 (Trix)  Discourse Mapping:  How Do We Expand Our Visual Thinking?
August 5, (Trix)  Legal Interpreting:  Basic Legal Terminology
August 3 (Trix)  ASL Semantics: Light and Dark

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