TBC News

TBC News September 1991"Membership organizations, such as the American Medical Association or the American Bar Association, do not certify the competencies of the membership that supports it financially, because this would pose serious conflict of interest issues.

We have not examined the ethical implications of certifying our own membership within RID. It benefits RID financially to certify as many members as possible- since certified members pay the highest dues- yet it may not be in the best interest of consumers and the profession as a whole."

click on the image to read the rest of the article: The Backward March of RID

TBC Co-director Betty M. Colonomos

TBC Co-director MJ Bienvenu

TBC News

TBC News

Archived newsletters, The TBC News, from The Bicultural Center circa 1988-1993. The topics in these newsletters offer historical perspective that continue to be relevant over 30 years later.

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Revolutionizing Education for Deaf Children by Shawn Neal Davies

NAD Position Paper on ASL and Bilingual Education from NAD

Deaf and Hearing Teams by Janet Weinstock and Lynne Erting

Deaf Girl Misses Out Too Much by Leah Hager Cohen


Deaf People are Not Being Nice by MJ Bienvenu

Past and Present from an interview by Barbara Kannapell

Present and Future by Alan Marcus

Sign Talk Children's Centre by Charlotte Evans, Kyra Zimmer, and Denise Murray

Deaf and Hearing Teams by Clayton Valli and Ceil Lucas


Are We Really Free? by Patrick Graybil

The Moment I Learned That What I Had Been Signing Was a Language by Sandra Ammons

Our Deaf Community: A Cultural Perspective by Dawn V. Stoyanoff

Bilingual Learners: Principles that Help; False Assumptions that Harm from a project sponsored by CELT (Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking)

Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover by Dennis Cokely


My Nightmare by Patrick Graybill

Inclusion: A Deaf Experience by Janet Weinstock

Is the Audiogram Important to Consider When Determining Inclusion? by Mary Ann Kinsella-Meier

Good Communication is My First Priority! by Martha Coletti

There She Is by MJ Bienvenu

Mind, Feeling, Soul by Donna Shinton

Literacy of the Heart by Judith Treesberg

A View from the Back Seat by Betty Colonomos


TBC News, missing issue 71

In the process of gathering and scanning copies of TBC News, it has become apparent that Issue 71 is missing. Nobody here seems to have it or know anyone who does have it.

If you have a copy of TBC News, Issue 71, please contact us!


Yes, this is the last issue of TBC News by Betty Colonomos

Closing of TBC by Mj Bienvenu



Scholarship Fund for BIPOC Interpreters

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