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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 are presented in ASL (or interpreted).


All times are adjusted to Pacific Time, unless stated otherwise.

Trix Bruce    January – March (NMS, Semantics, Classifiers, English Idioms, Medical Interpreting, Biology, PPO, Sex Ed interpreting)


January 26 – May 4 (Tuesdays)  Ethics in the Evening

Feb. 3,  4:00-6:00  ASLIS: Think Me Nuthing? : Understanding….Black Deaf Community (Ritchie Bryant)

February 6,  6-9am  Language and Cultural Deprivation in Black and Brown Communities

Feb. 6,  7-11am  Interpreting Language Arts

Feb. 7,  4:00-6:30  Ethics, Interpreting and Neuroscience?

Feb. 7, 10:00-1:00  Language Deprivation:  Intro to Cognition and Atypical Language
(registration closes 2/03)

Feb. 10, 4:00-6:00,  Anti-Blackness in Interpreting:  How it is Embodied and what it Means for  Racial Justice

Feb. 17, 4:00-6:00  ASLIS:  A New Generation of Slang

Feb. 18 & 25, 3:00-6:00   ASLIS:  Do Nothing or Do No Harm?
(Presented in English)

Feb. 20, 11:00  Unlearning Words (Seth Gore)

Feb. 20  Virtual Interpreting:  How to Prepare and Deliver Ethically and Effectively

Feb. 20-21 or 27-28, 7-11:30am  Visual Vernacular

February 22, 24, & 26 4:30-6:30  Trauma Informed Interpreting with Children

Feb. 27, 7:00-10:00am  Mental Health 101

Feb. 28,  4:00-6:00  Moira-isms: What Did She Say?

March 3, 4:00-6:00  ASLIS: Why Purification and Modification of ASL Doesn’t Help (MJ)

March 4 & 11, 3:00-6:00 ASLIS: So What? : The Value of  DC-S and Supervision

March 5th-7th, Legal interpreter training  Court Interpreting (mock trial)
(Language of instruction – English?)

March 9, 3-6pm  Becoming a Holistic Practioner:  Breathing and Voicing
(presented in English with AI captioning)

April 10, 7-11am EIPA Video Conference Series  Use of Space in Social Studies and Geography

April 16-18 (2Axend)  Deaf Healthcare Summit
Registration, schedule, presenter bios


Ongoing offerings:

ASLIS workshops   Independent study too

Deaf Action Center

Diversity Academy

RID Continuing Education Center   Webinars available both LIVE and recorded.  

True-Biz ASL scheduled trainings:
Hearing interpreters/HITO
Deaf interpreters
webinars  -monthly webinars, bi-annual conference

CEUs On-the-Go



Expand Your Toolbox (Jan. 21-March)

Classroom Acoustics and Accomodations  (March 18-April 5)

Don’t Let the Message Die in Your Hands    (Available April 29-May 14)

The Premise, The Process, The Practice

ASL Learn

Medical Self-Study
Body Language Modules

Wink – online

Consumer Orientation 101

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

Atypical Language Modules Webinars
Unfolding Scenarios

ProTactile/DeafBlind interpreting DBI

NIC Performance Prep, including mock exam



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)

3)  Educational
Accessible Remote Education

3)  Taxes/IRS
Taxes  part1   part 2


Recent workshops – Fall 2020:

Trix Bruce   
Upcoming Topics: NMS – Lexical “TH” Signals 12/10;  Discourse Mapping 12/08 Full, 01/09; Voice interpreting Swearing & Puns 12/09, 01/12, Semantics 12/15, Medical Interpreting 12/17

January 27, 4:00-6:00  So You Wanna Talk About Difference? 

January 27, 3-6:00 Teenage Slang  (Edna Johnston)

January 26 & 28, 4:30-6:30 & January 30, 10am-12:00   CPS & the CPC

January 24, 1:00-3:00 Interpreting In Midwifery Settings

Jan. 22,  4:00-6:30  Reflective Practice for Interpreters

Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4 & 11 MJ Bienvenue: 4-Part ASL Training 

Jan. 21, 4:00-6:00   So You Want to Talk About Difference? (Lisa Weems)

Jan. 18 – Feb. 21 Decisions and Ethical Considerations for Idioms in Interpreting

Jan. 16 & 23, 6am-3pm Advanced Medical Interpreting
(Conducted in English with ASL interpreters if accomodations requested.)

Jan.  16,  A New Generation of Slang
Jan. 16,   It’s a Touchy Subject

Jan. 11,  IMI weinar:  Who’s In Control?

January 9  English Phonology (Cued Speech)

  Interpreting in K-12 Math Settings

  Trix Bruce:  Discourse Mapping

Jan. 7  IMI webinar:  The Interpreting Brain

Jan. 6 & 13, 4-6 pm  ASLIS: Strategic Community Allyship (Corey Axelrod)

January 2  Mental Health for Interpreters

December 30   Christian Interpreting

Dec. 16,  Video Remote Interpreting Part 2

Dec. 19  Reflective Practice
(prerequisite for novice interpreter Reflective Practice sessions Spring 2021)

Dec. 16, 4-6pm  Video Remote Interpreting Part 2

Dec. 13, 12:00-2:00 Interpreting During COVID
(Conducted in English with ASL interpreters.)

Dec. 13, 10-4:30  OCRID 2020 Conference
Teaming with CDI, PPO, Wrap-up Panel

Dec. 12 & 19 6:30-8:00am What’s Age Got to Do With It?

Dec. 12, 9:00-1:00 Beyond Fiddler On the Roof. Email:

Dec. 12, 10:00-2:00 Interpreting in Mental Health and Psychological Settings

Dec. 12-13, Socal Interpreting Conference

Dec. 11, 3:00-6:00 Voicing Series: Approaching Voicing with Confidence

Dec. 10, 9-11:30 Unmasking Accessibility’s Future – Empowering…

Dec. 9,  3-5pm  L2 Signers Learn Depiction? Can!  (Alisha Bronk)

Dec. 9,  4:00   3 Ways to Take Charge of Your Taxes

Dec. 9, 4-6 pm  Cultural Diversity: Discussed Through the Lens of Black Females

Dec. 8, 3:00-6:00  Discourse Mapping: How Do We Expand Our Visual Thinking? (Trix Bruce)

Building Bridges of Trust   .4 CEUs, PPO

Mental Health Interpreting  Michigan Medicine 

Dec. 5, 6-9am Unpacking Deaf Education from Deaf Perspective

December 4th-6th  Terp Academy Interpreters’ Summit

Dec. 4 The Medical Kaleidoscope (Corey Axelrod)


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