Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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Upcoming events

    • February 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Student Union Ballroom, University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

    • February 22, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)
    • 1400 James I Harrison Jr. Parkway, E. Suite 300 Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

    • February 28, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 935 Edgehill Avenue Nashville, TN 37203

    Mental Health workshop flyer.docx

    On Feb 28th, our very own J. Eric Workman will be hosting a workshop entitled “Avoiding the Landmines in Mental Health Interpreting”. As most of you know, Eric has completed the MHIT week long training and has become Q certified and is bringing us some wonderful information back. I hope you all will come and join us for this fun event. We will be providing dinner and refreshment, as well.


    Email me to register and let me know if you need any accessibility accommodations or diet restrictions.

    Amy Lankheit, NIC

    Staff Interpreter

    Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    935 Edgehill Avenue

    Nashville, TN 37203

    615.248.8828 (voice/TTY), ext. 111

    615.290.5147 (video phone)

    615.248.4797 (fax)
    • March 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 07, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Downtown 134 Peachtree St NW Atlanta, GA 30303


    March 6, 2020 Friday 8 am – 5 pm

    Medical Interpreting: Women’s Health & Wellness     

    Through many mentor sessions working with interpreters, I have kept notes to share. It's amazing to see how interpreters creatively face challenges as they translate from English to ASL. I treasure opportunities to help interpreters improve their visual thinking, which Deaf audiences appreciate.   My workshop offers a myriad of ways to make interpreting more visual. We will demonstrate how classifiers may be used most effectively to communicate specific information in medical interpreting situations. Broaden your understanding of visual interpreting techniques regarding anatomical and medical interpreting. Learn more about Deaf Culture. Visual clips, visual aids, analysis, current medical terminology, and outlines will be available. This workshop will focus on surgery procedures, medical tools, birth, and causes of injury, illness and conditions.  (0.8 RID CEUs available)  


    March 7, 2020 Saturday 8 am – 5 pm

    Trix’s Discoveries: Visual Interpreting from English to ASL     

    Trix guides interpreters working on English-to-ASL skills. Challenges in rendering ASL from English source material develop visual thinking skills. We will be able to:

    ·         demonstrate application of interpreting person, content, place, time, procedures, causes, and reasoning

    ·         demonstrate increased classifier incorporation in interpreting

    ·         demonstrate non-question forms of "who, what, where, when, how and why"

    ·         demonstrate rich visual imagery in interpreting

    ·         collaborate in developing ASL expression of English phrases

    ·         match concepts represented by multiple-meaning words

     This workshop will have several hands-on practice activities and group discussions. (0.8 RID CEUs available)



    • March 20, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • March 21, 2020
    • Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 935 Edgehill Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

    William F. Ross III

    Defy the Status Quo

    March 20, 2020
    6:00-9:00pm for 0.3 PS CEUs

    Each sign language interpreter has a role and accompanying responsibilities that are all encompassing; linguistic, logistic, behavioral and relational (to name a few). Every decision we make is loaded with ethical implications that can impact the life and liberty of members of the Deaf community. But, have you ever stopped to consider WHY you make the decisions you do? We are clearly influenced by multiple factors, some of which are, the laws of the legal system, the Code of Professional Conduct, and individual workplace policies and procedures. However, this workshop proposes, the historic values of our profession hold sway over our belief system and subsequently our behavior. The antiquated values of neutrality, invisibility, secrecy and the overemphasis on role continue to influence practitioners, both new and old alike. It is vital that we understand the depth of these rooted values and our profession’s drive to maintain the status quo. Together, we will examine and discuss why we lean in one “ethical direction” instead of another and its impact on community trust. Consideration will be given to relational autonomy and the conditions that foster transparent decision-making by interpreters and the other individuals involved in the interpreting process.
    Being Comfortable in the Uncomfortable
    March 21, 2020
    9:00-4:30am for 0.6 PS CEUs (1.5 hour lunch)
    Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    935 Edgehill Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

    Sign Language interpreting is not a profession for those who are uncomfortable with change. Interpreting is an ever developing field that requires its practitioners to change, adapt, and grow. Often, the issue is not the lack of desire to change, but rather the ability to create lasting change. How do we, as interpreters, know what we should be changing; what should we keep, tweak or trash? How can we improve our work in ways that are identifiable and visible? In this training we will examine some of the features of change and how to recognize the evidence of genuine change. In addition, we will practice transforming our current work. Specific tools will be utilized to create a path and plan to guide long term and lasting changes to our work – both linguistic and interpreting.
    Cost: $30 for Defy the Status Quo and $60 for Being Comfortable in the Uncomfortable OR $80 for both
    Cancellation Prior to April 20 = Full Refund, Cancellation April 20-March 13th = 50% refund
    Cancellation after March 13th = No Refund

    • March 28, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 29, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Knoxville Center of the Deaf 3731 Martin Mill Pike Knoxville Tennessee 37920

    Knoxville Center of the Deaf is hosting an Advanced Medical Interpreting Workshop in Knoxville. 
    "Join us March 28th and 29th from 8 am - 5:30 pm at KCD for this great workshop presented by Anna McDuffie, B.S., CI & CT, NIC, SC:L and Heather Brown, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA." Click here to register.

    • April 17, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • April 18, 2020
    • 10:30 PM
    • Atlanta Lyric: Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

    • April 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Nashville, TN

    Presenters:  Kimwanis Jordan/J. Eric Workman  


    Contact Amy Lankheit

    • May 07, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Nashville, TN

    Presenter: Brice Allen

    Contact Amy Lankheit

    • May 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Nashville, TN

    Presenter: April Haggard

    Contact Amy Lankheit

    • July 16, 2020
    • July 19, 2020
    • Delta Hotel Richmond, VA

    • August 03, 2020
    • August 07, 2020
    • Troy University, Montgomery 231 Montgomery Street - Whitley Hall

    A 40 -hour course designed to provide a sound basis for clinicians and interpreters to work effectively in mental health settings as part of a professional team.It includes lectures, demonstrations, exercises, evaluation and discussion to develop knowledge, skills and resources to ensure that services are linguistically and culturally appropriate.

    • October 02, 2020
    • October 04, 2020
    • Atlanta Area School for the Deaf 890 N Indian Creek Dr. Clarkston, GA 30021

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The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. promotes excellence in the delivery of interpreting services among diverse users of signed and spoken languages through professional development, networking, advocacy, and standards.

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