Tornado Sirens 101: What sirens mean in OKC

Tornado Sirens 101: What sirens mean in OKC

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Award winners 2014

Interpreter of the Year Ben Davis   Congeniality Kati Walker

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How do you self-advocate?

I had the pleasure recently of seeing a Deaf person beautifully self-advocate. She quoted the law, respectfully, and listed some consequences of non-compliance. I’m curious. What are ways you (as a Deaf or hard of hearing person) have successfully advocated and turned a “bring your own interpreter” to compliance?

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“Interpreting Without A Deaf Interpreter is an RID CPC Violation” by Street Leverage

A very compelling Street Leverage article on the use and policy implementation of Certified Deaf Interpreters for full linguistic and cultural accessibility, not just an occasional, hearing interpreter’s decision. Interpreting Without a Deaf Interpreter is an RID CPC Violation

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Last minute requests can sometimes go unfilled. What can the Deaf community do to help?

Sometimes companies call SLRS last minute to order services. During our peak times (mid-January through mid-May, and again mid-August – mid-November) often interpreters are booked and unavailable. Sometimes companies will wait until the last minute (we know there are times it’s unavoidable) knowing we won’t have anyone available (so they…

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New website!

I’m SO excited to have a brand new website! We have some exciting new features, like a blog page, a very informative resources page and many other features. Let us know if you see anything that needs our attention and thanks for visiting!

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