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, unless stated otherwise.

July 30, 9a-12  (Trix) Educational Interpreting: Sex Education

July 31, 8a-11  (Trix) Medical Interpreting: Understand Deaf Patients’…

July 30-Aug. 1   11th Annual ASL Immersion Silent Weekend

July 31, 6-9am  Creating Educational Interpretations That Stick Together: Discourse Marking and Cohesion
(student rate available)

July 31, 8am-2:30, Am I Seeing It Right But Saying It Wrong? (William Ross)

July 31  Knock-Out the NIC  (3 parts. Student rate available.)
   Knowledge  7-9am,  Performance 9:30-11:30am,  Round 2: Hands Up  12-2:00

August 3, 3-5pm (Trix) ASL Semantics: Light and Dark

August 5, 9a-12 (Trix) Discourse Mapping:  How Do We Expand Our Visual Thinking?

August 5, 3-5 (Trix) Legal Interpreting:  Basic Legal Terminology

August 6, 8a-12 (Trix) Medical Interpreting:  Expansion in ASL – Medical Terminology

August 7, 8a-4 (Trix) English Equivalents

August 10, 3:30-5:00  (NCRID)  ADA – Everything You Didn’t Already Know

August 10, 5:30-7:00  Think Tank Tuesdays – w. Andrew Moore, DI and Irene Robles, DI (flyer coming soon)

August 12, 3:00-5:00 (Corey Axelrod) Mitigating Ableism Within the Interpreting Community

August 14, 6-9am, Why Don’t ASL Verbs Stay in One Place?
(student rate available)

August 14, 7-11:30am  The Cognitive Model of Interpreting and Decoding English: Words, Phrases, Metaphors
(English with ASL interpretation as requested)

August 14, 7:00-1:30 Overview of BEI Testing Process

August 14, 10:00-12:00  EIPA and Me: How to Get a 4.0

August 15, 6am-12:30  It’s a Touchy Subject

August 16, 18, 20   Trauma Informed Interpreting With Children
(English and ASL)

August 18, 3-5pm  Beyond Black ASL…

August 19, 3-5  (Trix) Voice Interpreting:  Language Registers

August 20, 8am-3pm  (Trix)  PPO:  Within and Around Deaf Culture

August 21, 8am-3pm  (Trix)  Visual Interpreting and Translating from English to ASL

August 21, 9a-12  (Crom Saunders) Translating Children’s Literature
(Student rate available.)

August 24, 3-5 (Trix) Interpreting Sound Effects:  Visualize a Roar

August 26, 3-56(Trix) Depicting Signing: Visualizing in ASL with Classifiers

August 26, 4:00-6:00  Smooth Talking – Repetition
(Available spots open up Aug. 19 to out-of-state interpreters.)

August 28, 6am-1pm (Beverly Woodel) Enhance Your ASL Skills 

August 28, 10am – 12:00  The Role of Dual-Tasking in the Interpreting Process

August 31, 3-5 (Trix) ASL Semantics:  Up and Down

September 2, 3-5 (Trix) English Idioms: Fun to Show in ASL

Sept. 4, 6-9am, Looking at the EI: Processing, Roles and Responsibilities
(Student rate available.)

Sept. 9, 3-5 (Trix) Legal Interpreting:  Basic Legal Terminology

Sept. 11, 8am-2:30  All Hands Up Interpreter Boot Camp

Sept. 12, 3:00-5:00 (Corey Axelrod) Reframing the Language of Allyship

Sept. 13, 3-5 (Trix) ASL Interpreters:  Professional Codes of Conduct

Sept. 15, 3-5 (Trix) ASL Outlooks: ASL Semantics in Action

Sept. 18, 9a-1p, Acting Tools for Terps: A Crash Course for Sounding Human
(Presented in English. Student rate available.)

Sept. 21, 4-6pm Team Interpreting – Let Our Powers Combine
(Available spots open up Sept. 14 to out-of-state interpreters.)

Sept. 26, 5-9pm  How Can I Help You, Help Me, Help Us? (team interpreting)

October 2, 9a-1:30 A History of the English Language…and Why Interpreters Should Care
(Student rate available.)

October 9, 8a-1:30  Preparing for the BEI Basic

October 13, 3-5:30  The ABCs of IEPs

October 16, 8a-1:30  Preparing for the BEI Advanced Evaluation

October 22, 9a-12  (Crom Saunders) Creating Classifiers
(Student rate available.)



Trainings & Ongoing offerings:

GAP Mentorship   for educational interpreters  (4 cycles per year)

Deaf Action Center

Diversity Academy

Bethany Gehman – Sexuality education

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

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

Deliberate Practice Group for newer interpreters working toward certification. Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 (Follow DHHS to be notified of Aug/Sept. sessions.)

RID Continuing Education Center   Webinars available both LIVE and recorded.

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

Zaboosh  -monthly webinars, bi-annual conference

CEUs On-the-Go


CWood Professional Development




Understanding Childhood Trauma  (free resource; not about interpreting)

Classroom Acoustics and Accomodations  (March 18-April 5)

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

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

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.

July 29, 3:00-5:00 (Trix Bruce) Voice Interpreting: Swearing and Puns
July 25, 12-4:30   Acting Tools for Terps: A Crash Course in Sounding Human
July 24, 8am-4pm  (Trix)  Educational Interpreting: How Can I Improve My Scores?
July 23, 8am-12pm  (Trix)  Signs of the Times
July 22,  4:30-6:30  Ethics Guided Discussion: The How and Why of Our Ethics (William Ross)
July 21, 4:00-6:00Smooth Talking – Rhetorical Questions
July 17, 8am-4pm (Trix) Medical Interpreting:  Women’s Health and Wellness

July 16-18, Terp Academy Summit  ($10 off) 
Live and/or recorded 2.4 CEUs thru July 2022

July 15, 3:00-5:00,  The Accessibility Sphere: Cultivating Symbiotic Relationships (Corey Axelrod)
July 14, 6-9am, Creating Active Discourse With Classifiers – Model Space
July 11 Mini-Conference for Educational Interpreters

July 13, 5:30-7:00   Think Tank Tuesdays – w. Amanda Somdal (and Irene Robles, DI)
Follow-up discussion July 27 @5:30

July 10,  8am-1:00   ASL Etymology Parts 1 & 2
July 8,  4:30-6:30  Ethics Guided Discussion:  Ethical Decision-making and Interpreters  (William Ross)
July 8-12  RID National Conference
June 30, 4-6pm (ASLIS) How the Bleep Do I Sign That?
June 26, 6-9am  Creating Active Discourse with Classifiers – Real Space
June 26  Knock-Out the NIC (3 parts: Knowledge,  Performance,  Round 2: Hands Up)
June 26, 8-10am,  Black ASL Interpreting Virtual “Workshop” Brunch
June 24, 4:00  NDC: Tips for Deaf Student Success
June 24,  4:30-6:30  Ethics Guided Discussion series Common Practices in Ethical Situations  (William Ross)
June 23, 4:00-6:00, (ASLIS)  Depiction in Interpreting:  How and When? (Wink)
June 21, 5-7pm  Please Let Me Catch That Fingerspelled Word
June 21, 4:00-6:00  Smooth Talking – Rhetorical Questions
June 19, 7am-1:30  Overview of the BEI Testing Process

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