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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 noted otherwise).


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

EIPA Boot Camp (4 Saturdays, 10a-1p) May 15 & 22, June 5 & 12. 
(Registration closes 5/04.)

Deliberate Practice Group for graduating ITP students and new interpreters (6 Wednesdays 3:00-5:00. May 12 thru June 16.)


REGISTRATION IS FULL  – Starting April 29 and May 6  Better Together Conference (Purple) 

May 8, 1-4:00  To Go or Not To Go…  Interpreters – Essential and Vulnerable

May 11, 3-6pm  Becoming a Holistic Practitioner:  Firing Your Negative Committee

May 12, 4-6pm (ASLIS) Understanding the Historical Origin and Evolution of ASL

May 14, 1:00-3:00  Introduction to DeafBlind Culture and Communication

May 14-16  Deliberate Practice: Techniques to Improve Interpreting Skills
FB Link  (Student rate available)

May 14, 5-8pm & May 15 8a-12p, Interpreting for Language Deprived Students in Educational Settings
(Presented in English w/interpretation)

May 15, 6-10am (VRID)  Please Let Me Catch This Fingerspelled Word

May 15, 8-10am  Research Corner: Theatre!

May 15, 9-3:30 Interpreting Politically Correct English

May 15, 9a-4p (Trix)   PPO …Deaf Culture

May 15, 10a-1pm Mitigating Bias in Language…

May 16-July 24   Alcohol and Chemical Addiction/Dependency Practicum

May 18, 3-6pm  (Trix) Voice Interpreting: Language Registers

May 19, 3-6pm (ASLIS) Biomechanics and Best Practice for Interpreting

May 21, 8a-12 (Trix) Medical Interpreting: Questions and Answers

May 21 4-7pm and May 22 6a-2pm (2 workshops, 1 fee) There’s No Sign for That & Interpreting Standardized Tests

May 22, 8a-12  Ethical Considerations When Interpreting in Deaf Professional Environments

May 22, 8a-12:30  ASL Immersion Weekend workshops by Sandy Rae Scott

May 22, 9a-12  (Trix) Medical Interpreting: Deaf Patients…

May 22, 11-3:00, Vulnerability in the Virtual World

May 23, 9-3:30  Exploring Ethical Decisions Through Critical Interrogatory Frameworks (Naomi Sheneman)

May 29, also June 26, 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

June 2, 4-6pm, (ASLIS) VRI: Ethical Application and the Role of the Interpreter

June 4-6  NCRID Conference

June 5, 6a-1p, (B. Gehman) Sexual Healthcare Interpreting

June 5, 8-11am  (Trix) Voice Interpreting: Language Registers

June 8, 5:30-7:00  Think Tank Tuesday (flyer and link coming soon!)

June 9, 3-7pm  Interpreters as Agents of Change: Soft Skills and Ethics (Amanda Tuite)

June 10  4:30-6:30  Ethics Guided Discussion series: Brave Space and Ethical Practice

June 10-12 Arkansas RID Conference

June 12, 9a-12  Educational Interpreting: Sexual Education

June 15-August 7  Interpreter Summer Series
(geared toward recent ITP grads and K-12 interpreters)

June 17, 3:00-5:00,  Rethinking the Binary Pardigm in Interpreting (Corey Axelrod)

June 19, 7a-1:30  Overview of the BEI Testing Process

June 24,  4:30-6:30  Ethics Guided Discussion series Common Practices in Ethical Situations

June 26  Knock-Out the NIC (3 parts. Student rate available.)
   Knowledge  7-9am
   Performance 9:30-11:30am
   Round 2: Hands Up 12-2:00

July 8,  4:30-6:30  Ethics Guided Discussion:  Ethical Decision-making and Interpreters

July 8-12   RID National Conference

July 10,  8a-1p   ASL Etymology Parts 1 & 2

July 15, 5:30-7:00  Think Tank Tuesday (flyer and link coming soon!)

July 15, 3:00-5:00,  The Accessibility Sphere: Cultivating Symbiotic Relationships (Corey Axelrod)

July 22,  4:30-6:30  Ethics Guided Discussion: The How and Why of Our Ethics

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

July 31, 8-2:30, Am I Seeing It Right But Saying It Wrong?

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

September 11 8a-2:30  All Hands Up Interpreter Boot Camp


Trainings & Ongoing offerings:

May 16-July 24   Alcohol and Chemical Addiction/Dependency Practicum

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)

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




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.

May 6-8  Better Together Conference (Purple) 
     May 6, 6-9pm  Interpreter Self-Care in 2D
     May 7, 6-9pm  Building a Culture of Diversity: Beyond Minoritized
     May 8, 9a-1p Assessment Performance Exam Prep

May 6,  (Trix)  Basic Legal Terminology

May 5,  Interpreters as Agents of Change: Soft Skills and Ethics (Amanda Tuite)

May 5,  Shifting Perspectives panel

May 4,  Introduction to Concert Performance Interpreting

May 3,  IMI: Remembering the Message – How Not to Forget

May 3,    Leveraging Your Personal Power: Being at Choice in Life and Work

May 2, 12-2pm, Forget Your ITP: Interpret for Me!

May 1, 8-11am  Interpreting in a Dynamic Social Landscape

May 1, 8a-4p  (Trix)  Medical Interpreting – Women’s Health & Wellness

May 1, 9a-1p, Interpreters as Agents of Change: Soft Skills and Ethics (Amanda Tuite)

May 1, 9:30-11:30am  Visual Vernacular with Justin Perez
Combo ticket including Friday night performance

May 1, 10a-1p  Skills + Attitude = Success! (Sharon Neumann Solow)

May 1, 10a-1p  monthly West side Terp Talk

April 30, 1-5  ASL Initiative Event

April 30 5:30-7:30 & May 1 10:30-12:30,  How to Show and Tell: Parsing…

Starting April 29 – May 1  Better Together Conference (Purple) 
     April 29, 3-6pm   Interpreter Self-Care in 2D
     April 30, 3-6pm  Building a Culture of Diversity: Beyond Minoritized
     May 1, 6-10am  Assessment Performance Exam Prep

April 29, 3-5pm,  That Beautiful Smile: Human-Centered Collaboration in Interpreting

April 29, 3-5pm,  (Trix) Focus on Handshapes: Really? Is that what I signed? Oops!

April 28, 4-6pm (ASLIS)  Don’t Let Your Process Pollute the Product

April 24  (Wink)   How to Show and Tell: Parsing…

April 24,  Criminal Concepts: Legal Interpreting (Purple)

April 24  Thriving in Mental Health Part 2
FB link

April 24 (ORID) Sports  canceled?

April 24 (Trix) Discourse Mapping…Visual Thinking

April 24  Leveraging Your Personal Power: Being at Choice in Life and Work

April 24  All Around Sports (D. Papalia)

April 23-24  New Generation of Slang, 1 & 2

April 21  (Trix) Medical Interpreting: Side Effects and Symptoms

April 21  (ASLIS) Business Practices

April 20  (Purple) Emotionally Intelligent Interpreting in VRS/VRI 

April 20  EIPA Performance Exam Deconstructed

April 16-18 (2Axend)  Deaf in Healthcare Summit

April 15 & 22  (ASLIS) Intro to Emotional Intelligence for Interpreters

April 15/22/29  Interpreting for Language Deprived Students…

April 17,  Theatrical Interpreting

April 17,    It’s a Touchy Subject

April 17,   1) Interpreting During a Pandemic 2) Coping Skills

April 17,  (Trix) Educational Interpreting:  Sex Education

April 17,   Self-Compassion During Stressful Times

April 17,  Beyond the Cover: Judging the Story

April 14,  (Dr. Laurene Simms) ASL = English TRUE-BUSINESS?

April 14,  Interpreters as Agents of Change: Soft Skills and Ethics (Amanda Tuite)

April 14, (Trix)  Medical Interpreting

April 14,  (ASLIS) Trans 101

April 12/14/16,  Trauma Informed Interpreting for Children

April 12, (Wink) Modeling Visual Language in the Classroom

April 11,   (B. Gehman) Sexual and Reproductive Health ASL Classifiers Part 1

April 10,   EIPA Video Conference Series: Use of Space in Social Studies and Geography

April 10,  Wink workshops

April 10,   (B. Gehman) Sex Education for Interpreters

April 10,   Fun with Classifiers

April 9,  Give the Gift of Feedback

April 9,   Jon Savage: Another Level

April 8,   (Trix) English Idioms: Fun to Show

April 7,  (ASLIS)  Fact or Fiction (history game)

April 7,   (Trix) Voice Interpreting: Swearing and Puns

April 6,  (Trix)  Interpreting Biology – Closeup Classifiers

April 6 or April 14  Be Heard: Navigating the System in the 21st Century

April 5,   IMI: ASL Discourse Analysis

April 4   Being at Choice in Life and Work

April 3, (Sorenson workshop) Cultural Mediation Between Deaf and Hearing Callers in VRS

April 3 Interpreters as Agents of Change: Soft Skills and Ethics (Amanda Tuite)

April 2,  Sexual Healthcare Interpreting (Bethany Gehman)

April 2,   Sexual Health and Reproductive Health Classifiers Part 1 (Bethany Gehman)

April 2,   (Sorenson) The Colorblind Myth:  Unpacking Bias

April 2,   DeafBlind Interpreting Services

April 1 & (29),   (ASLIS) Rethinking Register

April 1,  Missing Puzzle Pieces

April 1,  (Sorenson) Role-Space:.What Does It Mean and How to Apply It


January – May (Tuesdays)  Ethics in the Evening
Gally Audism series (Wednesdays, Feb. thru May 5 @4:30)

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