Deaf Foundations is offered in ASL. All levels of Deaf Foundations focus on ASL to Gesture, Gesture to ASL, and sight translations.

In all other Foundations seminars, activities and discussions occur in either English or ASL, as is most appropriate in the moment. Odd-numbered seminars focus on the interpreting process from ASL into English; even-numbered seminars focus on interpreting from English into ASL.

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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.