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The 2016 Annual Report details the overall performance of RID from the fiscal year July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 (Fiscal Year 2016).

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The Year in Review – 2016, Looking Back

RID Organizational Chart:

RID Organizational Chart

The RID Mission:

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf strives to advocate for best practices in interpreting, professional development for practitioners and for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for diverse users of languages that are signed or spoken.

Division of Finance and Operations

Finance and Accounting, Standards and Practice, Operations, and Human Resources

 

Elijah Sow – Senior Director

Finance and operations

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Statement of Financial Position
ASSETS FY2016 Totals FY2015 Totals
Current Assets 1,117,245 1,544,295
Investments 522,708 496,685
Property and Equipment 994,984 1,023,919
Inventory 33,774 48,667
Intangible Assets 22,698 44,356
Total Assets $2,691,409 $3,157,922
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Current Liabilities 1,865,442 2,354,989
Long-term Debt 658,824 684,683
Total Liabilities $2,524,266 $3,039,672
Unrestricted (85,584) 16,161
Temporarily Restricted 252,727 102,089
Total Net Assets $167,143 $118,250
Total liabilities and net assets $2,691,409 $3,157,922

Statement of Activities
Revenue FY2016 FY2015
Member Services 1,617,390 1,598,404
National Conferences 678,992 (350)
Regional Conference 0 155,507
Certification 590,741 579,877
Publications 191,280 204,620
Education 272,189 267,302
Ethics 103,238 103,310
VIEWS Advertising and Subscriptions 11,711 7,892
Contributions 183,334 21,382
Investment Return 5,750 7,818
Miscellaneous 4,500 3,612
Total Revenue $3,659,125 $2,949,374
Expenses FY2016 FY2015
Program Services 2,900,129 2,431,810
Management and General 710,103 750,143
Total Expenses $3,610,232 $3,181,953
Change in Net Assets $48,893 ($232,579)
Net Assets – Beginning of Year $118,250 $350,829
Net Assets – End of Year $167,143 $118,250

Statement of Cash Flows
OPERATING ACTIVITIES FY2016 FY2015
Change in Net Assets 48,893 (232,579)
Adjustments to reconcile Net Assets to net cash provided by operations:
Depreciation and Amortization 100,308 98,005
Loss on dispostion of fixed assets 0 3,939
Unrealized (Gain) Loss on Investments 4,380 1,770
Realized (Gain) Loss on investments (2,836) (2,210)
Change in Allowance for Doubtful Accounts 155 357
Changes in Assets and Liabilities
Accounts Receivable (1,005) 16,630
Prepaid Expenses (33,000) (57,123)
Pledges Receivable 123,598 0
Other Receivable 0 178
Inventory 14,893 (635)
Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses (144,257) 5,569
Deferred Revenue – Membership Dues (23,282) (31,843)
Deferred Revenue – Conference (505,960) 457,395
Deferred Revenue – Certification 45,054 0
Deferred Revenue – Education 95,091 145
Deferred Revenue – Ethics 42,816 (1,751)
Deferred Revenue – VIEWS Advertising 0 (1,470)
Due to Regions (3,735) 35,278
Due to Member Sections 3,391 (9,219)
Net Cash – Operating Activities (235,496) 282,436
INVESTING ACTIVITIES FY2016 FY2015
Purchases of Investments (250,948) 0
Sale of Investments 250,000 53,863
Reinvested Dividends (2,619) (4,545)
Increase in Certificate of Deposit 105,403 (688)
Purchases of Property and Equipment (49,715) (53,742)
Purchases of Intangible Assets 0 0
Net Cash – Investing Activities 52,121 (5,112)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES FY2016 FY2015
Principal Drawn on Mortgage 0 0
Principal Payments on Mortgage (24,524) (23,435)
Net Cash – Financing Activities (24,524) (23,435)
FY2016 FY2015
Net cash increase for period (207,899) 253,889
Cash at beginning of period 1,251,979 998,090
Cash at end of period 1,044,080 1,251,979
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
Cash Paid for Interest 34,601 35,690

FY2016 Financial Activities by Program
Income Expenses NET
Member Services 1,617,390 270,818 1,346,572
Conferences (Dept and 2015 NOLA) 678,992 864,673 (185,681)
Certification 590,741 904,071 (313,330)
Publications 191,280 149,416 41,864
Education 272,189 165,320 106,869
Ethics 103,238 162,029 (58,791)
VIEWS Advertising and Subscriptions 11,711 30,297 (18,586)
Communications 0 224,711 (224,711)
Government Relations 0 14,314 (14,314)
Board, Regions and Committees 0 114,480 (114,480)
Total Programs and Services $3,465,541 $2,900,129 $565,412
Management and General 0 710,103 (710,103)
Contributions 183,334 0 183,334
Investment Income 5,750 0 5,750
Miscellaneous Income 4,500 0 4,500
Total Administrative $193,584 $710,103 ($516,519)
TOTAL FY2016 $3,659,125 $3,610,232
Change in Net Assets $48,893

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Certification FY16 FY15
Revenues $ 590,741.00 $ 579,877.00
Expenses $ 907,071.00 $ 823,932.00
Net Profit/(Loss) $ (316,330.00) $ (244,055.00)

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RID Press FY16 FY15
Revenues $ 191,280.00 $ 204,620.00
Expenses $ 149,416.00 $ 173,849.00
Net Profit/(Loss) $ 41,864.00 $ 30,771.00

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Legal Cases FY16 FY15 Total
NLRB Union Legal Fees $10,767.00 N/A $10,767.00
McCann Contract Suit $85,450.00 $15,000 $100,450.00
Krpan Lawsuit $141,982.00 $32,000 $173.982.00
Former Employee Lawsuit $29,550.00 $4,540 $34,090.00
Total $267,749.00 $51,540

Statement of Activities
Revenue FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012 FY2011
Member Dues Programs 2,004,528 1,976,908 1,996,479 1,992,701 1,839,254 1,607,276
Certification 590,741 579,877 564,280 513,034 910,413 749,987
All Other 1,063,856 392,589 872,648 589,602 1,215,946 394,739
Total Revenue $3,659,125 $2,949,374 $3,433,407 $3,095,337 $3,965,613 $2,752,002
Expenses FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012 FY2011
Programs and Services 2,900,129 2,431,810 2,581,168 2,422,451 3,166,644 2,595,979
Management and General 710,103 750,143 694,668 631,330 687,381 422,102
Total Expenses $3,610,232 $3,181,953 $3,275,836 $3,053,781 $3,854,025 $3,018,081
Change in Net Assets $48,893 ($232,579) $157,571 $41,556 $111,588 ($266,079)
Net Assets – Beginning of Year $118,250 $350,829 $226,685 $185,129 $73,541 $339,620
Net Assets – End of Year $167,143 $118,250 $384,256 $226,685 $185,129 $73,541

FY2016 Financial Analysis FY16 FY15
Total Members 15,411 15,435
Membership Dues $ 1,617,390.00 $ 1,598,404.00
CMP/ACET Fees $ 272,189.00 $ 267,302.00
EPS Fees $ 103,238.00 $ 103,310.00
VIEWs/Advertising $ 11,711.00 $ 7,892.00
Conference Fees $ 678,992.00 $ 155,157.00
Certification Fees $ 590,741.00 $ 579,877.00
Publications $ 191,280.00 $ 204,620.00
Contributions/Miscellaneous $ 187,834.00 $ 24,994.00
Investment $ 5,750.00 $ 7,818.00
Total Membership-Related Income $ 3,659,125.00 $ 2,949,374.00
Revenue per member: $ 237.44 $ 191.08
Member Services Program Costs $ 270,818.00 $ 269,321.00
EPS Program Costs $ 162,029.00 $ 129,955.00
CMP/ACET/Sponsors Costs $ 165,320.00 $ 72,613.00
Meetings Costs $ 864,673.00 $ 375,373.00
Certification Program Costs $ 904,071.00 $ 823,932.00
Communications $ 224,711.00 $ 216,668.00
Publications Costs $ 149,416.00 $ 173,849.00
Government Relations $ 14,314.00 $ 40,845.00
Board Costs $ 114,480.00 $ 197,718.00
Management/General $ 710,103.00 $ 750,143.00
VIEWS Costs $ 30,297.00 $ 131,536.00
Total Membership-Related Costs $ 3,610,232.00 $ 3,181,953.00
Cost per member $ 234.26 $ 206.15

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FY16 Program Expenses

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FY16 Management Expenses

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Department of Standards & Practice

Government Affairs Program, Compliance, Certification, and Ethical Practices System (EPS)

 

 

 

Julie Anne Schafer – Director

Standards and Practice By The Numbers

50+

Number of meetings participated in with coalitions, stakeholders, affiliate chapters, associations, and government entities as a representative of RID

14

Number of affiliate chapters directly worked with in 10 states.

6

Organizations served as a representative of RID:

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network (DHHCAN)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA)
  • National Interpreter Association Coalition (NIAC)
  • National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Accessibility Subcommittee
  • Federal Communications Commissission (FCC) – Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) – Relay and Equipment Distribution Subcomittee
  • National Association of the Deaf (NAD) VRI Task Force

1

Presentation in 1 State

  • August 20, 2015: TDI Biennial Conference in Baltimore, MD — Better Together: RID, the Deaf Community,
    and the Path Toward Equal Access

5

Filings with state and federal governments:

3

In The Hopper Newsletters

1

Compliance Quarterly Videos: http://eepurl.com/bXSlMn

1

Open Comment Periods

Case Load:

11

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53

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64

cases carryover from FY15 complaints received in FY16 total cases handled in FY16

* This is a 25% increase in case load from FY 2015.

Demographics:

2016 2015
Deaf Hearing Deaf Hearing
Complainant 45 (85%) 8 (15%) 32 (76%) 10 (24%)
Respondent 3 (6%) 50 (94%) 1 (.02%) 41 (99.8%)

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Total Exams Administered
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Total New Certifications Granted

Exams Administered

Exam Type

FY16

FY15
Pass %
Passed Failed Total Pass %
CDI Knowledge Exam 45  25  70 64.29% 48.65%
CDI Performance Exam 43  10  53 81.13% 69.23%
NIC Knowledge Exam 563  105  668 84.28% 89.05%
NIC Performance Exam 249  746  995 25.03% 19.44%
SC:L Knowledge Exam 38  17  55 69.09% 69.23%
SC:L Performance Exam 41  38  79 51.90% 41.51%
OTC Knowledge Exam 3  1  4  75.00%  n/a
OTC Performance Exam 2  0 2  100.00%  n/a
Totals 984  942 1926

Exam Pass Rates

NIC Interview and Performance Exam Pass rates
First Time Pass 23.69%
Retake Pass 26.93%
Overall 25.02%
CDI Performance Exam Pass Rate
First Time Pass 90.47%
Retake Pass 50.00%
Overall 81.43%
SC:L Performance Exam Pass Rate
First Time Pass 55.18%
Retake Pass 41.37%
Overall 52.56%

Historical Data on Exam Pass Rates

NIC historical performance

CDI Historical Performance

SC:L Historical performance

Total New Certifications

Certification FY16 FY15
CDI 62 11
CLIP-R 7 2
Ed:K-12 85 61
 NIC 295 158
OTC 2 1
SC:L 49 17
Total 500 250

New Certifications by Country

animated-globe-gif-globe NIC CDI SC:L CLIP-R OTC Ed:K-12 Total New RID Certifications
United States 286 62 49 7 2 85 491
Canada 1 1
Chile 1 1
France 1 1
Great Britain 4 4
Netherlands 1 1
Singapore 1 1

Total RID Certifications

(Note that people may hold more than one certification at a time.  For descriptions of each certification see our RID Certification Overview webpage.)

CDI NIC NIC Advanced NIC Master ED:K-12 SC:L CLIP-R CSC CI
231 3881 562 338 758 343 38 573 3557

 

CT IC/TC RSC OIC OTC NAD III NAD IV NAD V SC:PA
3665 241 35 45 86 557 562 233 4

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New Certifications totaled by state province

 Division of Programs and Services

Member Services, Professional Development, Communications, and Publications

 

Tina Maggio – Senior Director

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Membership Demographics:    
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(race and gender counts are only those who self-identified)

2016 2015
African American/Black
487 4.89% 498 4.90%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
124 1.24% 123 1.21%
Asian American/Pacific Islander
183 1.83% 182 1.79%
Euro American/White
8649 86.88% 8848 87.05%
Hispanic/Latino(a)
512 5.14% 513 5.05%
2016 2015
Hearing 9766 96.05% 9967 95.99%
Deaf 283 2.78% 290 2.79%
Hard of Hearing 116 1.14% 123 1.18%
Deaf-Blind 3 0.03% 3 0.03%

Membership by Regions, with Totals

USA_animated_flag Associate Certified Student Supporting Trial Male Female Total Individual Membership
I 632 1751 278 25 10 237 1686 2696
II 868 2488 355 56 20 422 2220 3787
III 587 2094 277 23 1 225 1907 2982
IV 533 1372 258 22 8 205 1281 2193
V 608 2596 285 31 7 393 2145 3527
Totals 3228 10301 1453 157 46 1482 9239 15185

O Canada!

canada_animated_flag Associate Certified Student Supporting Trial Male Female Totals
Alberta 2 19 0 1 0 1 9 22
British Columbia 9 14 0 0 0 7 23
Manitoba 2 10 0 0 0 2 12
Newfoundland 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Nova Scotia 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Ontario 9 14 0 1 0 3 10 24
Quebec 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Saskatchewan 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total 22 61 0 2 0 4 31 85

International

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Australia 1 1 1
Bolivia 1 1 1
France 1 1
Great Britain 6 2 3
Japan 1 1
Netherlands 1 1
Spain 1 1

Member Types and Totals
Subtotaled by State/Province

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Eight Year History of Membership:

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Professional Development

Certification Maintenance Program (CMP), Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program, RID Approved Sponsors, Continuing Education Activities

Sponsors Trained:      
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RID Approved Sponsor Trainings

Sponsors Audited:      
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RID Approved Sponsors Audited

RID Approved Sponsors     
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RID relies on RID Approved Sponsors to provide and approve appropriate educational activities for participants. They help maintain the integrity of the CMP and ensure that interpreters have ample and varied opportunities to learn, grow and further develop their skills. They are a vital part of the Professional Development program within RID and provides members opportunities for continuing education throughout their time as an RID member.

FY 16 saw a slight increase in the number of RID Approved Sponsors. This is due to the reopening of the RID Approved Sponsor application process. The application process was opened in March 2016 after being suspended for 7 years. In FY 17 we will continue to see an increase in RID Approved Sponsors as the application process stays open.

RID Approved Sponsor  2016 2015
Organizations 66 66
Affiliate Chapters 37 36
Individuals 6 5
Total 109 107
RID Approved Sponsor IS Yes
Organizations 37
Affiliate Chapters 22
Individuals 4
Total 63

Number of Sponsors by State and Region

Region I
Northeast
Region II
Southeast
Region III
Midwest
Region IV
Central
Region V
Pacific
Connecticut 2 Alabama 2 Illinois 3 Arkansas 1 Arizona 2
Maine 1 District of Columbia 4 Indiana 3 Colorado 2 California 11
Massachusetts 4 Florida 3 Kentucky 1 Iowa 1 Hawaii 1
New Hampshire 1 Georgia 4 Michigan 1 Louisiana 3 Oregon 3
New Jersey 2 Maryland 3 Minnesota 3 Missouri 1 Utah 3
New York 13 North Carolina 3 Ohio 2 Nebraska 1 Washington 4
Pennsylvania 2 South Carolina 1 Wisconsin 3 New Mexico 3
Rhode Island 1 Tennessee 1 Oklahoma 1
Vermont 1 Virginia 1 Texas 6
West Virginia 1
2016 Totals 28   22   16   19   24
2015 Totals 28 22 16 17 24

Continuing Education Activities

There are four ways for members to earn CEUs and increase their professional development:  Sponsor Initiated Activities, Participant Initiated Non RID Activities (PINRA), Academic Coursework, and Independent Study.

2016 Totals 2015 Totals (% change)
Independent Study Activities (IS) 451 687 (-44%)
PINRA 2826 3197 (-12%)
Academic Coursework 574 335 (71%)
Sponsor Initiated Activities 5832 6585 (-12%)
Total 9683 10,804 (-10%)

Breakdown of Sponsor Initiated Activities by State and Region

Region I
Northeast
Region II
Southeast
Region III
Midwest
Region IV
Central
Region V
Pacific
Connecticut 26 Alabama 171 Illinois 97 Arkansas 22 Alberta 5
Delaware 4 District of Columbia 84 Indiana 118 Colorado 104 Arizona 81
Maine 42 Florida 1468 Kentucky 91 Iowa 64 British Columbia 6
Massachusetts 88 Georgia 56 Michigan 82 Kansas 29 California 194
New Hampshire 12 Maryland 65 Minnesota 98 Louisiana 556 Idaho 12
New Jersey 24 Mississippi 2 Ohio 119 Missouri 200 Manitoba 1
New York 180 North Carolina 108 Wisconsin 51 Montana 3 Nevada 41
Pennsylvania 72 Puerto Rico 3 Nebraska 11 Nova Scotia  1
Rhode Island 3 South Carolina 60 New Mexico 70 Ontario  1
Vermont 4 Tennessee 36 North Dakota 4 Oregon  124
West Virginia 6  Virginia  128 Oklahoma 36 Utah  263
South Dakota 24 Washington 66
Texas 574
Totals 461 2181 656 1697 795

2015 Expiring Cycles

For FY 16, there was an 20% increase in the number of Certified members who had their cycle end December 31, 2015.

2015 2014
Certified: Inactive 28 14
Certified: Retired 27 4
Deceased 5 1
Extensions Submitted by December 31 89 93
Extensions Submitted between Jan 1-June 30 67 36
Extensions Denied 0 4
Completed CEUs w/ lapsed membership  N/A 9
Completed CEUs w/ up to date membership  N/A 1906
Revoked members 143 89
Total 2582 2,152

Here is a breakdown of the number of Certified members by state and region whose cycle ended December 31, 2015. There are six members not included in a region.

Region I
Northeast
Region II
Southeast
Region III
Midwest
Region IV
Central
Region V
Pacific
Connecticut 36 Alabama 28 Illinois 82 Arkansas 15 Alberta 3
Delaware 4 District of Columbia 36 Indiana 58 Colorado 73 Arizona 83
Maine 25 Florida 158 Kentucky 37 Iowa 27 British Columbia 1
Massachusetts 85 Georgia 69 Michigan 53 Kansas 15 California 290
New Hampshire 17 Maryland 120 Minnesota 121 Louisiana 19 Idaho 13
New Jersey 50 Mississippi 3 Ohio 69 Missouri 25 Nevada 18
New York 171 North Carolina 91 Wisconsin 58 Montana 4 Nova Scotia 1
Pennsylvania 77 Puerto Rico 2 Nebraska 7 Ontario 2
Rhode Island 6 South Carolina 10 New Mexico 24 Oregon 56
Vermont 8  Tennessee 51 North Dakota 4 Utah 27
West Virginia 2  Virginia 85 Oklahoma 25 Washington 98
South Dakota 10 Newfoundland and Labrador 1
Texas 97 Hawaii 14
Wyoming 3 Alaska 9
Totals 481 653 478 348 616

Communications

Communications, Social Media, Websites, Publications, Photography, Videography

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RID Announces Moratorium on Credentialing. Thumbnail image

RID Announces Moratorium on Credentialing. 

Date: Aug 9, 2015  •  Duration: 1:48
8,056 13
RID President Dawn Whitcher responds to NAD Thumbnail image

RID President Dawn Whitcher responds to NAD 

Date: Sep 8, 2015  •  Duration: 11:17
4,434 10
Vice President Melvin Walker on the Credentialing Moratorium Thumbnail image

Vice President Melvin Walker on the Credentialing Moratorium 

Date: Sep 4, 2015  •  Duration: 31:05
4,141 11
Interim Executive Director Anna Witter-Merithew on Testing and Certification Risk Assessment Thumbnail image

Interim Executive Director Anna Witter-Merithew on Testing and Certification Risk Assessment 

Date: Jul 31, 2015  •  Duration: 10:19
3,341 5
NEWS Impacting the RID Community: Nyle DiMarco & AG Bell Association Thumbnail image

NEWS Impacting the RID Community: Nyle DiMarco & AG Bell Association 

Date: Apr 5, 2016  •  Duration: 6:39
3,198 6
Testing and Certification Update, Part 1 Thumbnail image

Testing and Certification Update, Part 1 

Date: Dec 22, 2015  •  Duration: 7:25
3,051 3

NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct Thumbnail image

NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct 

Date: Feb 26, 2014  •  Duration: 4:51
2,774 2

Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) Requirements Thumbnail image

Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) Requirements 

Date: Sep 23, 2013  •  Duration: 6:15
2,648 5
Uploaded GoToTraining Video - RID Response to NAD Thumbnail image

Uploaded GoToTraining Video – RID Response to NAD 

Date: Jan 27, 2016  •  Duration: 1:03:00
2,305 5
RID Performance Testing Moratorium - IED Anna Witter-Merithew Thumbnail image

RID Performance Testing Moratorium – IED Anna Witter-Merithew 

Date: Apr 1, 2016  •  Duration: 10:50
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From StreetLeverage – six presentations that will make you a better interpreter:

https://www.streetleverage.com/2016/02/6-presentations-that-will-make-you-a-better-sign-language-interpreter/

Link 2/24/16 6:52 AM 33642

Testing and Certification Update

In keeping with the Board’s commitment to transparency, we have prepared three posts.   The links are below. Part One is a video (with an accompanying English script) of President Dawn Whitcher and Vice President Melvin Walker, as they wrapped up the recent face-to-face Board meeting, December 15-20th.

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Link 12/22/15 2:00 PM 26255

We’re really glad to see more and more interpreters showing up on live TV emergency broadcasts! We happened to notice these interpreters in recent TV emergency broadcasts about Storm Jonas, which buried some states on the east coast under more than 2 feet of snow.

From the top: Kirsi Grigg-Langdon, CDI, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (Washington, DC) Kelby Brick, CDI, with Governor Larry Hogan (MD) Lee Williamson, CI, with Governor Pat McCrory (NC) Jon Lamberton, CDI, with Mayor Bill de Blasio (New York City) If you know of any others, please recognize them for their service!

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RID Performance Testing Moratorium Update – IED Anna Witter-Merithew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWZR15fd56M

The full post, including the English, is here:

http://rid.org/2016/03/rid-performance-testing-moratorium-update/

Link 4/1/16 11:15 AM 19165

RID Announcement on Credentialing

https://youtu.be/Y6PM4a1tR7E

Link 8/9/15 6:07 AM 18614

Here’s a great followup to our earlier article on deaf lawyers being sworn into the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. The article also discusses some of the challenges that the interpreters face:

http://www.scotusblog.com/2016/04/a-view-from-the-court-making-accommodations-for-the-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing/

Link 4/20/16 11:31 AM 16304
Oliver Sacks, the author of “Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf” (1989) has passed. Link 8/30/15 6:31 AM 15504

The RID HQ and the Board are happy to announce the release of the 2015 Annual Report.

http://rid.org/2015-annual-report/

Please note that this is a large, comprehensive, multi-media report, which includes text, video, and images.   It may take a few minutes to fully load into your browser.

Link 2/22/16 9:30 AM 12723

We had several requests to cross-post the video from yesterday from GoToTraining onto our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2s8Ym24aDg

The full post (including the link to the Powerpoint, which has the English transcript in its notes) is here:

http://rid.org/2016/01/rid-board-of-directors-responds-to-nad-january-26-2016/

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RID Press Titles in our Bookstore

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ABC 1-2-3: Fingerspelling and Numbers in ASLNumber 1
Elizabeth Mendoza
ABC-123 Teacher’s Guide, DVD, and Student Workbook
Mendoza, Elizabeth
Activities in American Sign Language
Brenda E. Cartwright, and Suellen J. Bahleda
ASL-to-English Interpretation: Say It Like They Mean It
Jean Elaine Kelly
Assembly Required: Notes From a Deaf Gay Life
Raymond Luczak
Crossing That Bridge: A Guide to Making Literary Events Accessible to Deaf & Hard-Of-Hearing
Morgan Grayce Willow
Educational Interpreting: A Collection of Articles from Views [Jan 01, 2000]
Rid Press
Encounters with Reality: 1,001 Interpreter Scenarios [Paperback] [Jan 02, 2009]
Brenda E. Cartwright
Fingerspelling in American Sign Language
Brenda E. Cartwright, and Suellen J. Bahleda
Interactive Interpreting: Let’s Talk
Jean Elaine Kelly
Interpreting: An Introduction
Nancy Frishberg
Interpreting: The Art of Cross Cultural Mediation Proceedings of the 9th National Convention of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf July 4-8, 1985
McIntire, Marina L. …
Law Enforcement Interpreting for Deaf Persons
Tara Potterveld
Mentorship in Sign Language Interpreting
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Multiple Meanings in American Sign Language
Brenda E. Cartwright, and Suellen J. Bahleda
Numbering in American Sign Language
Brenda E. Cartwright, and Suellen J. Bahleda
Silver Threads: A Personal Look at the First Twenty Five Years of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Lou Fant
Team Interpreting as Collaboration and Interdependence
Hoza, Jack
The Mentor’s Companion: A Practical Guide to Mentoring
Patty Gordon
The Undefeated
Arnine Cumsky Weiss
Toward Competent Practice
Anna Witter-Merithew, Leilani J. Johnson
Transliterating: Show Me the English
Jean Elaine Kelly

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Sheraton Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA
July 13-16, 2016
Contacting your
Region I Representative:
region1rep@rid.org

PARID was happy to host the 2016 RID Region I Conference in the great city of Pittsburgh. Although PARID was the host, people from around the region worked on the committees to provide a wonderful learning and networking experience for attendees. Committee members provided a list of many opportunities (local restaurant discounts, sporting events, and cultural events, etc.) that were available in Pittsburgh during the conference.

Some highlights:
• The hotel lost power on Thursday night at about 8:30pm. Not all workshops were completed at this time. Presenters and attendees continued the workshops around emergency lighting in the hallways. This power outage also caused the conference attendees to congregate in the hotel lobby where there was a party atmosphere and access to information. The hotel passed out free water and sold discounted drinks at the bar.
• The support staff were a wonderful team who worked to ensure that the conference ran smoothly.
• Participants liked both Guidebook and a small printed program book that was provided. Both received numerous positive comments on the conference evaluations.
• The Region I Presidents’ Council chose the 2017 CDI Conference to sponsor for the RID Cares project.
• Conference income exceeded expenses. The final numbers are not available yet.
• The use of technology (apps, new programs, website forms, email communication, etc.) was an essential and integral part of the conference. Technology was used extensively for committee communication and communication with attendees and Region I Members.
• The conference committee developed a list of Top 10 Reasons to travel to Pittsburgh during the conference. These reasons were then sent to the Region I RID Members weekly in an email that advertised both the conference and various activities/events available in Pittsburgh. The activities/events in Pittsburgh were directed both at attendees and family members.

Registration
Number of Paid Registrations: 281
Complimentary Registrations: 36

Schedule information can be found at:
http://ridregioni.org/wp-contentuploads201510seminar-descriptions-pdf/
Visual Schedule
Seminar Descriptions and Presenter Bios

Number of Workshops
51 Workshops held
2 Sessions cancelled
1 Session for Region I Presidents Meeting

Number of CEUs
9.95 PS CEUs
2.25 GS CEUs
1.8 Legal and PS CEUs
0.15 CEUs Cancelled
14.15 Total CEUs offered

We are unaware of any plans in regards to the 2018 Region I Conference.

Report Submitted by 2016 Region I Chairpersons:
Cindi Brown, Joan Stone, and Nichole Wade

STATES: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland & District of Columbia (Potomac Chapter), Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Region II Conference
Fiscal Report
South Carolina RID
August 4 – 7, 2016
Contacting your
Region II Representative:
region2rep@rid.org

There were 142 people in attendance at the 2016 Region II conference held at Charleston Marriott Hotel in Charleston, SC on August 4 -7 2016.

There was a total of ten workshops totalling 2.35 CEUs. Below are the presenters, topics and CEUs for each workshop:

Detailed Schedule

The keynote speaker was Janis Cole and her topic was Integrity: A Driving Force for
0.2 CEUs.

Friday, August 5, 2016, we had DJ WAWA and DJ Nicar. It was wonderful and had many from the Deaf Community to join us for the Dance Party.

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All the attending AC presidents and R2 Representative meet at Hyman’s Seafood Restaurant to collaborate on future endeavors.

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Attendees stated this was the best Region II conference ever. Several commented on the high quality of presenters and that his/her topics were on “fleek”.

It was suggested at the AC president’s’ dinner that David Acevedo from Mississippi RID take on the 2018 conference. I am proud to announce that the 2018 Region II conference will be held in Mississippi with the chair being Affiliate Chapter President David Acevedo.

STATES: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

RID Region III 2016 Conference
Louisville, KY
July 28-31, 2016
Summary Report
Contacting your
Region III Representative:
region3rep@rid.org


Location: Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky
Conference Chair: Artie Grassman
Program Committee: Monica Romney
Interpreting Co-Chairs: Lindsay Nickels/Angela Malcomson
Volunteer Chair: Zac Childers
Registration: Joseph Moeller
Sponsors/Exhibitors: Anna Beard
Marketing: Anna Beard
Silent Auction: Dave Calvert

Registration/Attendance: 326
Registration App: Eventbrite

Summary of Registrations:
Total registered – 326 was the last number I had. We had AT LEAST 24 states represented. But 29 people did not list their state so it could have been more! This number did not include the delegates in the D-B track who were not registered so that would add another 5 to our total making it 331.

Program Committee:
Chair: Monica Romney
Program: https://www2.eventsxd.com/event/1594/ridregioniiiconference2016/sessions
Presenters: https://www2.eventsxd.com/event/1594/ridregioniiiconference2016/speakers
Conference App: EventsXD https://www2.eventsxd.com/event/1594/ridregioniiiconference2016/home

Summary:
The evaluations were wonderful with the only real complaint being the lack of breaks in-between sessions. The conference committee and the chair agree with this assessment. But most everything was positive!

The RID President, Dawn Whitcher, and Region III Representative, Sandra Maloney, held brown bag lunches on Friday and Saturday as a way to engage the members of Region III around participation and engagement at the local level and effective organizations.

Sponsors:
Chair: Anna Beard
Sponsors: https://www2.eventsxd.com/event/1594/ridregioniiiconference2016/sponsors

Interpreters:

Co-Chairs: Angela Malcomson and Lindsay Nickels
Requirements: (All documents were sent to 2016R3interpreter@gmail.com by May 15, 2016)

  • Hold valid certification from RID or NAD
  • A letter of interest including preference for full or part-time position as well as strengths and weaknesses
  • Resume/CV highlighting any platform and/or conference experience
  • Work samples of unrehearsed interpreting demonstrating your English-to-ASL and ASL-to-English interpreting skills
  • Interpreters with knowledge, skill, and experience working with Deaf-Blind/low vision individuals are encouraged to apply
  • Interpreters residing in Kentucky and Region III are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must be willing to work as a conference interpreter mentor.

Volunteers:

Chair: Zac Childers

Requirements for volunteers:

  • Current ITP students
  • Upper level ITP who have completed ASL courses and Deaf culture requirements
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor at your college
  • Short essay (100-300 words) telling us why you would like to volunteer, what you believe you may gain, and what you believe you can contribute to this experience.
  • Call for volunteers was opened to past students and members of the Deaf Community
  • Call for SSPs was sent out via a separate document from the Deaf-Blind Member Section- Region III representative

Financials:

The conference ended with a healthy profit for the first time in over 6 years!
The committee remained conservative in their spending until the very end. Several factors are responsible for the dramatic increase in our revenue – Interpreter costs came in WAY under projections (Angela Malcomson is AMAZING!). The presenter costs were also under budget. KCDHH picked up some additional costs. We received some late sponsorships. We had quite a few on-site registrations and that brought in quite a bit of revenue. It was hard to keep up with that in “real-time” when in the thick of the conference. We still have some outstanding items but when all is said and done, I think we will be close to $23,000 profit.

We saved a ton of money on technology. All of our equipment was loaned and EKU and KCDHH loaned us to of the best IT guys ever! We did not rent anything from the hotel except for the pipe and drape in the ballroom and the projectors and screens for WaWa’s performance.

Entertainment:

  • Opening Ceremony: Wink Smith
  • July 29th Distillery Tour/ JAG Einhorn
  • July 30th Warren “WaWa” Snipes
  • Closing Ceremony: Calvin Young: Seek the World

Also:

The RID Cares recipient was the KSD Foundation.

ASL was the official language of the conference.

STATES: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming

2016 Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf/
RID Region IV Joint Conference
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
A Gathering of, by, and for Superheroes!
Contacting your
Region IV Representative:
region4rep@rid.org

 

TSID and Region IV teamed up for a joint conference in 2008. The two groups met in Houston and enjoyed exciting success. The two entities decided that uniting efforts was once more in order for 2016. Houston was again chosen as the destination.

Members from TSID and all across Region IV attended the pre-conference and conference events designed for students, rookie and veteran interpreters, and any supporting members of the greater community. Members and friends, organizations and businesses, Deaf and hearing alike, gave life to the theme, “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.” The rousing theme inspired visions of superheroes who have selflessly and unremittingly served the profession and the community. At the banquet, the superheroes turned out in full force for a most festive celebration and welcome to keynote speaker Deb Russell, President of World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI).

Region IV awarded three outstanding superheroes:

  • Spirit of Region IV—Dawn Malley, Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Excellence in Leadership—Caitlyn Myers, Kansas Association of Interpreters-Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (KAI-RID)
  • Excellence in Service—Nikki Boehme, Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID)

Congratulations and gratitude to each of these members for their contributions to Region IV and their affiliate chapters!

Much gratitude to the conference chair, Whitney Gissell, and her superhero team of planners for creating, coordinating, and accomplishing beautiful success! Thanks to Shawn Whitley, TSID President, for his solid leadership during the conference.

Many thanks to the superb and dedicated work of the Support Staff. Region IV continues to lead the way not only in providing service opportunities, but in guiding those who serve to provide unparalleled efforts to make the conference the best it can be!

PHOTOS

Superheroes Create a Sense of Awesomeness at Banquet

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Photo 2.

All the Powerpuff Girls: Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles!

(We hate to blow their cover, because superheroes should be incognito, but they really are Ashley Beaty, Nikki Boehme, Meagan Mitcham Beaty)

STATES: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington

2016 Region 5 Conference Report
Phoenix, AZ July 5-9th
Contacting your
Region V Representative:
region5rep@rid.org

 

The RID Region V Conference was held in partnership with the NAD for their 53rd biennial national conference. NAD also partnered with the National Deaf Education Conference (NDEC) for their first ever annual conference, and with Deaf in Government for their Government Employee Training (GET) conference. There were over 900 attendees present at the conference. RID Region V offered 25 workshops on its schedule alone. This does not include the extensive list of workshops that were also available within the NAD, NDEC, and GET conference tracks.

Workshop topics reflected the value of diversity within Region V. Workshop topics covered trilingual interpreting, legal interpreting, audism, sexual orientation and gender identity, power and privilege, interpreting in VRS settings, working in Deaf-hearing teams, and the Demand Control Schema, just to name a few. Laurie Reinhardt presented a plenary session on Trust Theory and its application to the interpreting profession. President Whitcher and RID Region V Representative West Oyedele hosted a plenary session on Accountability and provided members with an opportunity to ask questions about the direction of the organization. Jessica Moseley and Carla Mathers presented a plenary on Misclassification Issues and helped to demystify the business aspects of the work we do as interpreters. Every evening concluded with an NAD@night event including the NAD Community Forum, NAD College Bowl Finals, NAD Youth Ambassador Finals, and NAD Deaf Feud & Awards ceremony.

The location of the next Region V conference has not been determined but we are committed to making sure that the location of the conference is one where the diversity of our members is celebrated. More information will be forthcoming.

The RID Board, the 4Rs, the Strategic Plan, Committees, Councils, and Task Forces:

Any questions, concerns, or comments about this report should be directed to publications@rid.org.

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