Paul May’s Classifier workshop.

8 12 2012

Paul May's Classifier workshop.

SC RID members chat with each other during a break from learning all about ASL classifiers with Paul May. The workshop took place at Midlands Deaf Church in Columbia SC. The workshop was a blast!



14 06 2012

Hi SC RIDders…I hope you’re ready for your new Board…their 2 year term starts July 1, 2012. I do hope that you’ll give them a hearty SC RID welcome and encourage them over the next 2 years. I also hope that you will attend our SC RID meetings, offering your thoughts, ideas, feedback, presence. You are so valued and needed to make this profession of ours and this organization, also of ours, a success. So…don’t delay come join me, us (SC RID) with some rolled up sleeves and open minds. We’re In This Together!!!

Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting

6 03 2012

Program Announcement: Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting, Summer Institute 2012


The American Sign Language Interpreter Education Department (ASLIE) at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)   is happy to announce the “Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting” program Summer Institute 2012.   The overall aim of this certificate program is to provide specialized professional development to ASL/English interpreters in the area of healthcare interpreting. It promises to employ innovative teaching strategies/methodologies by nationally recognized healthcare experts combined with practical application within healthcare environments. This announcement serves as an invitation to explore the program further and to seek application if you so desire. We invite you to look at our website   to learn more about this exciting cutting edge program and the application process.


1.075 …. Why is that Number Important this Weekend?

6 03 2012

1.075 is important, because that’s how many CEU’s you can get this weekend! It’s not too late to make plans to come. There are still open seats.


Friday,March 9, 2012

2:30-8:00 pm Registration Open

3:00-4:30 pm Did Someone Say:Licensure, Camera, Action — WendyHarmon/Katy Schneider. 0.15 CEUs

4:30-4:45 pm Break

4:45-6:00 pm Roll Credits (The RID Certificate Maintenance Program) –Katy Schneider. 0.125 CEUs

6:00-7:45 pm Dinner On Your Own

8:00-10:00 “An Interpreter/CODA’slife…” –Sam Parker. 0.2 CEUs


Saturday,March 10, 2012

8:00 am-2:00 pm Registration Open

8:30-9:00 Student Panel (No ceu’s will be given since this is geared toward students)

9:00-9:15 Break

9:15 am-12:15 pm Morning Tracks**.  0.6 CEUs (0.6 ceu’s will be given for attending all day on Saturday. Attendance is required for both the morning and afternoon session. No partial credit will be given)

Theatrical Interpreting:Accessing Those Creative Juices – Part One — Sam Parker

The Seven Second Itch: Making theMost of Your Processing Time – Part One –Michele Bach-Hansen

12:15 pm-2:00 pm Lunch/BusinessMeeting/Elections

2:15 pm-5:15 Afternoon Tracks**

Theatrical Interpreting:Accessing Those Creative Juices – Part Two — Sam Parker

The Seven Second Itch: Making theMost of Your Processing Time – Part Two — Michele Bach-Hansen

Roll Credits (the RID Certificate Maintenance Program)

11 02 2012

“Excellence in the delivery of interpreting and transliterating services is contingent upon the pursuit of lifelong learning (Motion 96.43)” RID

An interpreter’s work is never done! Just because you received your national certification doesn’t mean your work is over! Although interpreters appear to understand that a specific number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are required to maintain certification status, it is apparent that many interpreters are unclear how the RID Certificate Maintenance Program (CMP) works, the details of what is expected and/or required, and what options are available to them. This workshop will detail the CMP and how best to utilize the innumerable opportunities out there for personal and professional development.

Katy Schneider, CI & CT has been interpreting for almost 20 years across a variety of settings. She owns and operates Interpreter Express, LLC in Greenville, currently celebrating it’s 10th year in business. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education, and an Associate of Arts in Sign Language Interpreting, has twice received the RID Region II President’s Choice Award, and was named Interpreter of the Year by SC RID in 2008. A long-time member of SC RID, she has held several positions, including President. For the past several years, Katy has served SC RID as the CMP Coordinator. She lives in Greenville with her husband and daughter. 

Hampton Inn & Suites

23 01 2012

2688 Fernwood Dr
North Charleston, SC 29406

Standard Room with 2 Queen Beds $99.00 + tax per night with the SC RID room block

Complimentary Hot Breakfast
Free high speed internet
Fitness & Exercise Room
Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Iron, & Ironing Board available in your room
Flat Screen TV with HBO, CNN, Fox News, ESPN and more

23 01 2012

The Seven Second Itch: Making the Most of Your Processing Time

This workshop is designed for working interpreters of varying skill level. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce, or re-familiarize interpreters with processing time and how to use it. Having noticed that working interpreters seem to know that there should be a delay, or lag, between the source message and target message, but they do not always know what to do with it. This workshop is designed to allow working interpreters to see how processing time might better support the transfer of meaning.

Please Note: This workshop will be limited to the first 30 participants.

Michele Bach-Hansen has been interpreting for close to 20 years in a variety of settings, primarily educational (preK-doctoral). In September 2011, Ms. Bach-Hansen earned a Master’s of Education in Interpreter Pedagogy degree from Northeastern University. She served as president of the South Carolina RID from 2008-2010, during which she was awarded the 2009 Region II Representative President’s award for her contributions to SC RID and Region II. After spending 5 years in Greenville, South Carolina, she and her family relocated back to Northern Virginia. She works as an interpreter for Fairfax County Public Schools and as an adjunct faculty member for Northern Virginia Community College.