Deaf Foundations

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: Ally Donations.

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

Deaf Foundations: Ally Donation

2018 Donations

Throughout 2018, we are accepting donations toward offering reduction in the cost of programs for Deaf Interpreters and/or scholarships for them to attend Deaf Foundations of Interpreting seminars.

At the Bilingual Mediation Center, we invite you to make donations as Allies to Deaf Foundations of Interpreting.

As you know, there are limited job opportunities for many Deaf interpreters. Most Deaf interpreters do not find sufficient 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 specifically for Deaf Interpreters. There are bright prospects in the interpreting field for well-trained Deaf Interpreters. Your donations help defray some of the costs for our Deaf colleagues, making these trainings more readily available and supporting the growth of the field.

Please donate to Deaf Foundations: Ally Donations.

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

Seminar Details

Start Date 12-30-2018
End Date 12-31-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registrations Completed 1
Price Your donation of $10, $25, $50, $100 toward our Deaf Interpreters training.
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Comments from Foundations Evaluations

What did you learn during this session?

How much there still is to learn surprised

There is validity in variety- everyone is in their own place, and that's ok.

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 did you learn during this session?

  • Fire the committee
  • Be a strong supervisor
  • Find the goal/meaning of the message

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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.

Click here to contribute.

The Etna Project Retreat Series

The Etna Project returns to Maryland!

The next series is scheduled from December 2018 through June 2019 at Blue Mountain Retreat Center. There will be no series in New Hampshire for 2019. More info here

Foundations of Interpreting


The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpreting and the processes we engage in while interpreting.

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