EKU ASLIE Alumni attend Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Interpreter Training Conference
Kentucky’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Interpreters attended a Deaf-Blind Immersion Training in North Carolina in February. Six of those attending were EKU employees, alumni, or students who provide statewide interpreting services for D/HH consumers/clients of Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
The three-day deaf-blind immersion weekend was a collaborative effort of the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Helen Keller National Center, and North Carolina Deaf-Blind Associates. The purpose was to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills of those working with individuals who are Deaf-Blind. The topics included support service providers (SSP) and Deaf-Blind Interpreter roles and responsibilities, human guiding techniques; prioritizing and providing visual information; an introduction to Haptics and Pro Tactile; linguistic and tactile ASL modifications; and a lot of hands on experience. The program allowed for only forty participants, seven of whom were Interpreters representing Kentucky.
Pictured Left to Right (standing): Marva Johnson (KY freelance interpreter), Missy Briery (EKU Alumnus), Tara Eversole (EKU Alumnus), Corinne Miller (EKU Alumnus), Jeff Trader (Presenter), Marilyn Trader (HKNC Representative), Sarah Grubb (EKU Alumnus), Rebecca Kreutzer (EKU student interning OVR) and Lisa Amstutz (EKU Alumnus).
Published on April 06, 2020