Metro Workshop Series

SLRS is exciting that the Metro Workshop Series is continuing through Spring 2021 All workshops will be presented on Zoom from 6:00-8:00pm, .2 CEU’s pending and registration is required. Links to register will be available as the date draws closer. November 10th [FULL] December 8th Conflict Resolution: with Personality, presented by Calista…

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Jimmy Mitchell, ECU Alumni and SLRS interpreter

ECU press release April 2020

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Ethics Discussion & Head shot opportunity

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Tax Incentives for Improving Accessibility

Are you a business that provides Sign Language interpreters to your customers or employees? Be sure to check out available tax credits Tax Credit The tax credit, established under Section 44 of the Internal Revenue Code, was created in 1990 specifically to help small businesses cover ADA-related “eligible access expenditures.”…

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Mentor Spotlights

  SLRS has added a new feature to our website, Mentor Spotlights. Now, those interested in honing their skills can select from available mentors across the state and country. This page will update often, so be sure to check in frequently. If you are a mentor and would like a…

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Deliberate Indifference: New federal ruling on Video Remote Interpreting in healthcare (April 2017)

In late April 2017, a federal court announced a major decision that has implications for health care providers nationwide. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that several Deaf patients could recover disability discrimination money damages against their hospital because of the hospital’s improper use of Video…

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VRI is an option, NOT the only accommodation:

It is a violation of both ADA and TJC to not offer onsite AND/OR online interpreting services. Video Remote Interpreting or VRI, must not be used in lieu of an on-site interpreter, or as the only accommodation available for Deaf or hard of hearing individuals’ communication needs. The preference of the deaf person…

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Beginning August 1, 2016, SLRS has new office hours

The office is now open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, closed daily for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

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Department of Justice published “Beyond the Cases: 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Lives, Faces, and Stories Behind the ADA”

On July 28, 2016, the Department of Justice published “Beyond the Cases: 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Lives, Faces, and Stories Behind the ADA, ” an eight-page publication which provides brief case highlights and anecdotal stories of people with disabilities whose lives were changed by the…

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Paperwork Reduction Act collecting information “Assessing the Potential Monetized Benefits of Captioning Web Content for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Today the Department of Justice published a Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Notice in the Federal Register indicating that the Department will submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.  The proposed information collection is titled Assessing the Potential Monetized Benefits of Captioning…

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