Indiana Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

State Affiliate Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf



Job openings

DCS is seeking an RID Certified staff interpreter:

Job Description:
Provide ASL interpretation for staff and consumers in various settings. Act as a cultural liaison and resource to staff and the community. Follow guidelines and comply with RID’s Professional Code of Conduct. Provide mentoring for interpreting students in conjunction with approved Interpreter Training Programs. The successful candidate will have a valid driver’s license (or other means to navigate the community), bachelor’s degree in ASL/English Interpreting, or related field, and a National Certification from RID. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Easter Seals Crossroads is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. To apply for this position please click on this link: http://www.eastersealscrossroads.org/job-opportunities.

ICRID RAPS August 2014 Edition!

book club

What is ICRID R.A.P.S.?
R.A.P.S. stands for Read, Analyze, Ponder, and Share.  This is a great opportunity for Indiana interpreters to earn CEUs by gathering with colleagues in your area to discuss articles relating to the interpreting field.

How does it work?
Register for the date of the roundtable discussion in your area you would like to attend. You will receive an email with the article that will be discussed. Read the article and answer the discussion questions prior to attending the roundtable discussion group. Moderators at your site will monitor and guide the discussion to encourage focus on the topic and interaction among those present. You MUST bring your completed discussion questions to the roundtable and hand them to the moderator before the meeting begins.

To register, please follow the link below to our RAPS page.

RAPS Registration

RAPS Flyer

ICRID Annual Conference and Business Meeting

"Honoring the Past, Embracing the Present, Shaping the Future"

The Indiana Chapter of Registry of interpreters for the Deaf is proud to announce that this year's Annual Conference and Business meeting will be held at Ben Davis High School on the west side of Indianapolis. Our theme this year is "Honoring the Past, Embracing the Present, Shaping the Future." We have a full slate of great workshops lined up with tons of opportunity for fun, learning, and networking! So, please mark you calendars now and get your registration in before the early bird deadline for the best rates!

Mail-in Registration Flyer

Online Registration

Helping Hands

We are holding the Annual Conference and Business Meeting and we can’t do it without your help!
• Sponsor one hour of interpreting for $35.00 and receive a hand to be displayed at the conference
• Send donations to: ICRID c/o Mary Ann Spolnik
6620 Maple Grove Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
• Make check/money order payable to ICRID
• Pay using PayPal by going to www.icrid.org and clicking on the “donate” button
• Thanks for your tax deductible support of ICRID and the Annual Conference and Business Meeting!

Helping Hands Flyer

Children's Museum ASL Video Project

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has initiated a project to create several ASL videos for its new website.  The goal of this project is to be more inclusive of people who are Deaf or hard of hearing by providing information about the museum in a fun and engaging way for native ASL users.  The museum also acknowledges the value of effective communication through sign language.  These ASL videos will provide general information about visiting the museum, and also specific information about many of the current exhibits.  The museum wants to recruit members of the local Deaf Community to be in the videos.
We need children and adults of all ages to be in the videos, and encourage families to participate together.  Volunteer actors are not required to be Deaf, but must be fluent in ASL.  Example:  Siblings, parents and other relatives who know ASL are welcome to be in the videos.  ASL interpreters and teachers for the Deaf are also eligible to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering to be in the videos, or help interpret/transcribe ASL to English, please contact Kris Johnson via email:  kmj20@iupui.edu

ICRID Annual Conference Call for Interpreters

ICRID is now accepting applications for interpreters for the 2014 Annual Conference and business meeting. Interested applicants will submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume - Including all previous conference interpreting experience
  • Three References
  • A short video clip of yourself interpreting from English to ASL and ASL to English

Submit all application requests to:

Lena Van Manen

Call for Interpreters Flyer

Indiana T-shirts & Hoodies

Did you see people walking around with INDIANA T-shirts at PTCO day? Are you jealous and want one? Well, you're in luck! We're still selling them! Just follow the links below to order.

Mail-In Form

Online Form


ICRID Awards and Scholarships

ICRID offers a variety of Awards and Scholarships! Keep an eye out for nomination forms in the upcoming months that will be posted in the newsletter. Requirements for each award are listed on the ICRID website.

ICRID “Member of the Year” Award:

-Start thinking of an ICRID member to nominate that should be acknowledged for their professional excellence!

Judith Carson Outstanding Educational Interpreter Award:

-As the school year is coming close to an end it is a great time to nominate an ICRID member that has made a significant contribution to the field of Educational Interpreting!

Marvin Marshall Scholarship:

-So you want to get certified? You don’t have the money? Apply now! Applications are now being accepted for the fall scholarship! Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Lester Stanfill Award:

-ICRID member who has unselfishly dedicated his/her talents, energy, and self to the field of interpreting. Keep in mind this is the most prestigious award offered by ICRID.

Don’t forget to check out RID Scholarships!
            -Daniel H. Pokorny Memorial Scholarship Award
            -Elizabeth Benson Scholarship Award

If you are interested in joining the Awards and Scholarships Committee please contact awards@icrid.org

ICRID Board Meeting Dates

January 18th, 2014 9am-12pm
February 8th, 2014 9am-12pm Eastern time, Location: ISD
March 8th, 2014 10am-1pm Eastern time, Location: Connections Deaf Centers 417 N. Weinbach, Suite 107 Evansville, IN 47711
April 5th, 2014 9-10a Closed meeting; 10a-12p Open Board Meeting Goshen College Administration Bldg, Room AD 20
May 3rd, 2014 9am-12pm Location: ICRID Business office at ISD
June 28th, 2014 Location: ICRID Business office at ISD - Cancelled
August 23, 2014 9:00 - 12:00 Location: Deaflink offices at 8211 West Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
September 13th, 2014
October 18th, 2014 Annual Business Meeting
December 6th, 2014

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Indiana Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
P.O. Box 55005
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46205
Last update: August 18, 2014

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