Deaf Foundations Fund

A group of Deaf Interpreters come together to learn at Deaf Foundations.

When you register for any BMC seminar, you have the opportunity to contribute to the Deaf Foundations Fund. Monies contributed there will be applied to upcoming Deaf Foundations seminars, which have a Deaf co-facilitator where all participants are Deaf interpreters or in training to become such.

Your contribution helps to counter the imbalance in our field where interpreting assignments are often insufficient to provide Deaf Interpreters with steady income opportunities as interpreters. Reducing the costs associated with required Continuing Education Units is one way to support our Deaf colleagues.

Thank You

On behalf of the Bilingual Mediation Center, all the coordinators for seminars, the support staff, and the Deaf participants who are seeking training, we want to thank you for your generous donation.

As you know, there are still limited job opportunities for Deaf interpreters, and most Deaf interpreters are not able to support themselves with this work. As a result, it can be difficult for them to afford the travel, lodging, and registration costs necessary to take advantage of the few high quality trainings that are designed for their needs. There are bright prospects in the interpreting field for well-trained Deaf Interpreters--for their regular and widespread use. Your donations help defray some of the costs for our Deaf colleagues, making these trainings available, and supporting the growth of the field.

When you register for any BMC event, you have the option to donate to Deaf Foundations Fund. You may also donate directly any amount you wish using the PayPal button below.

We are grateful for your support and hope others will follow your lead by donating whatever they can to this worthwhile effort.

 

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Comments from Foundations Evaluations

Any suggestions, ideas, or comments?

Thank you for establishing a safe environment for me to learn. As a student this was an eye opening experience. (A good one. smile) I hope to continue to learn. A seed has been planted for me to analyze more deeply.

In what ways did the workshop presenter facilitate your learning?

The premise that everyone in attendance is in the right place and still benefits from this process.

"The Safe" environment and taking the time to put each part of the process to practice.

What kind of follow-up would aid in your learning development?

I kinda wanna do it all over again now that the lights have come on.. can we stay together another 3 days laughing

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Deaf Foundations: Ally Donations


The Deaf Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series is offered for Deaf Interpreters. This specialized series is for Deaf Interpreters only.

Donations from the larger interpreting community and elsewhere help to defray the cost of providing these seminars to our Deaf Interpreter colleagues.

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Why Deaf and Coda Foundations?

Why are there Foundations seminars for hearing interpreters, coda interpreters, and deaf interpreters?

 

Foundations in Your State


Bring the Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series to your interpreting community! Coordinate with us and your local RID Affiliate Chapter or with colleagues to offer the seminar series locally.