Wow- almost 18k followers! Thank you for your participation and support- wonder who the next 5 'likers' will be?
RID HQ is gearing up for our big database and member web portal launch on March 3rd! In order to operate the system and serve you better, HQ staff will be in all-day training on the following days: February 25, 26, and 27th. Access to your member account will be down from 12:01am EST Friday, February 28th through 9:00am EST, Monday, March 3rd to fully execute the transfer of information to the new system and have it ready to run on Monday, March 3rd. We regret the inconvenience to RID members. If you missed the announcement from RID Executive Director, Shane Feldman, it can be seen here: http://youtu.be/OLgxEI9jZiI We thank you for your patience and support!
New Database and Portal Launch – March 3, 2014
(Video by Shane Feldman, Executive Director, RID) Transcript: Hi! I just wanted to let you all know that on March 3rd, we will be launching RID's new portal …
Thank you Claude Stout, Chair of DHHCAN, for your leadership and inviting RID to participate in the annual retreat this weekend. It was a great opportunity to learn and share information among colleagues. We are looking forward to a busy and productive year of advocating for equal communication access for all especially with our very own Julie Schafer, Director of Public Policy and Adocacy as Chair of the Communication Accommodations Committee for DHHCAN.
Andy Lange posts a vlog about the efforts of the Florida Association of the Deaf and the Florida RID to get a licensure bill approved. Deaf Day is March 25, 2014 – in Tallahassee, Florida.
Deaf Day -March 25, 2014
All deaf people who depend on sign language interpreting services should make effort to appear at the State Capitol to urge legislators to pass the pending l…
Approved at the RID Board of Directors meeting last night, the meeting minutes from the November 17, 2013 and January 19, 2014 board meetings are now available.
RID – Minutes, Motions & Resolutions
The official business of the RID Board of Directors is documented in the minutes. Board meeting minutes are important legal documents of the association and represent the actions of the board. While many of the actions of the board are shared through RID's communications tools, posting them on the W…
An interview with RID certified Member Rebecca Rick ran in the Jobs Section of the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN). If your hometown paper was highlighting the interpreting profession, what would you want people to know?
My Job: Rebecca Rick, American Sign Language Interpreter
my jobBy Laura French • jobslink@startribune
Pursuing your meetings management and conference planning career? Just a reminder that Friday February 21st is the last day to get your resume and cover letter in for the open Meetings Manager position at RID. Documents may be attached in an email sent to email@example.com until 5pm. A great opportunity for fun, challenging work while supporting our interpreters on a national level! For the qualifications and responsibilities, go to http://www.rid.org/content/index.cfm/AID/310
RID – Meetings Manager Position at RID
Reminder- The RID Board of Directors meeting is tonight at 6pm EST. The first part will be live tweeted on Twitter (@RID_Inc). Special guests include Chris Wagner, NAD President; Howard Rosenblum, NAD CEO; Dennis Cokely; and Judith Gilliam, Chair of the Certification Committee. The new Secretary and DMAL will be sworn in tonight as well. For the agenda, go to http://rid.org/content/index.cfm/AID/276
RID – Board Meeting Agenda
Dr. Z, when he is talking with friends, family or someone who is interested in ZVRS notices that many people do not make good use of features on the iPhone and the iPad. So, he is going to take time to make those overlooked features useful!
Many of you download a flashlight app. It is not necessary as it comes built in on your iPhone and iPad. Where can you find it? It is on the screen that comes up when you swipe from the bottom (below the screen). There ‘s a flashlight icon on the left when the Control Center screen comes up.
Turning wifi off and on is an important battery saver. You can do it quickly when you swipe from the bottom like what you do with the Flashight above. When you are out of wifi range, it is often a good idea to turn wifi off, because your device will keep looking for a wifi hotspot and that will drain your battery.
It’s right in the Control Center! On the bottom, near the Flashlight icon!
More to come!
So easy so simple!
By the way, if you need video communication (VP or VRS), why not try Z5, you will like it! Clickto get it! (See if you qualify to get a FREE tablet with a stand!)
Dr. Z is proud to be part of the team that understands and listens to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community!
Dr. Z cares about your communication access.
Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its Vice-President of Business Development
A new report has just been released this morning about the NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Credential! The report, NAD-RID NIC Credential Validity, Reliability and Candidate Performance Report, provides an in-depth analysis of both the NIC Knowledge and Interview and Performance examinations and demonstrates that they are valid and reliable measurement instruments in meeting the identified needs of consumers of interpreting services. The report is accompanied by a plethora of information. Start with the introduction video and go from there at www.rid.org/NICNews to get the latest about the NIC!