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Creating Your Own Expert Advisory Team

Do you ever feel like you’re alone in providing disability services on your college campus? Does bureaucracy have you down? Do you want to provide the best available solutions for your students? Often times, it may feel that …

Equality vs. Equity

Imagine you’re at your family’s Thanksgiving celebration and just as grandpa is getting ready to carve the turkey, your uncle says, “Let’s make sure everyone gets an equal share”. It should sound like a strange request considering you …

To All Interpreters on National Interpreter Appreciation Day

American Sign Language(ASL) Interpreting is a profession like no other. Each day and each assignment is vastly different, offering the ability to learn and see things from a new perspective. This field attracts a certain type of individual …

Deaf History Month

Did you know that Deaf History Month is not a literal month such as January or February, but rather, it covers the period from March 13th to April 15th? The reason for this has to do with four …

How to choose an interpreting services provider

For many interpreting service providers, helping your business meet the minimum requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act represents the full extent of what they do. In other words, they believe their job is to keep your institution …

In medical situations, poor communication often leads to disaster

The statistics are staggering. According to the World Health Organization, the simple failure to follow doctor’s orders results in 125,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. The most common reason: Poor communication. Doctors misunderstand the symptoms their patients …

A special thank you…

This morning I flipped the calendar page to our anniversary date. Today’s date actually marks our 20th year in business. We didn’t want to let the occasion pass without telling our thousands of interpreters, business partners, customers, and Deaf …

Interpreter Certification

As we discussed in a recent post, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The primary function of the ADA is to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to the rights and …

The Americans with Disabilities Act

Recently, a landmark law known as The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated the 25th anniversary of its passage. The ADA was truly a bi-partisan bill that was drafted and introduced by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) then …