February / 9 / 2018
Image description: Heather Holmes is seated to the left of CM Hall, smiling, with her hand resting on CM's leg. CM is also smiling and signing hello.
Don't miss our first webinar, "DBI: From Research to Practice"
Do you want to learn more about DBI and our upcoming training opportunities? Now’s your chance!
Join our co-directors CM Hall and Heather Holmes for DBI’s first webinar!
This webinar is an introduction and opportunity to learn about the work and progress that the DeafBlind Interpreting National Training & Resource Center has made since beginning research into effective practice in DeafBlind interpreter education. Through in-depth surveys, focus groups and interviews, DBI has identified key findings as well as core competencies and domains that any interpreter working with DeafBlind individuals should be aware of. This hour-long webinar will introduce you to the co-directors and core team members on the grant as well as introduce the emerging research into protactile ASL as linguistically distinct from Visual ASL. A pre- and post-assessment and evaluation will be required of those seeking CEUs.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to identify the domains and competencies related to DeafBlind interpreting work and determine how it is different from visual ASL interpreting.

This webinar is open to all and is available for CEUs. Being awarded CEUs is contingent on completion of a pre- and post-assessment.
Registration is FREE and includes access to all future public training content on the DBI Moodle site.
Webinar: DBI: From Research to Practice
Available on demand starting Monday, February 19th 

Not sure if you can participate right away? You should still register! We will keep the recorded content available to all registrants for 90 days.
Having trouble getting started? Need an alternate format sign-up form? Contact us at dbi@wou.edu  or 503-888-7172 (voice/text/FaceTime)

*Please note: In order to receive CEU’s, you will be required to complete pre- and post-tests and a minimum of 75% of content. 0.15 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies will be offered by the Regional Resource Center on Deafness at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.
DBI envisions a world that celebrates the life and culture of DeafBlind persons, a world where DeafBlind people have influence and control over their destiny and dreams.

The mission of DBI is to honor the diversity and range of communication preferences of DeafBlind individuals, or those who have a combination of vision and hearing loss, by increasing the range and number of culturally-competent and qualified interpreters and mentors.

Among many others, DBI holds these core values as it conducts its work:

Autonomy: We are committed to supporting the autonomy of DeafBlind individuals and those with a combination of vision and hearing loss.

Integrity: We value the integrity of our relationship with the DeafBlind community through the life of the grant and beyond.

Collaboration: We recognize the key to creating change is engaging in active collaboration with our mentors, community partners, stakeholders and service providers.

Humanity: We work to honor our collective humanity and respect the DeafBlind’s community’s culture.

Results: We believe in the strength of evidence-based practices and that without evaluation, effectiveness and impact cannot be measured or assumed.

Trust: We believe that the DeafBlind Community’s language is unique and are honored to be entrusted by the DeafBlind community and RSA to carry out this important work and take this responsibility very seriously.

Stewardship: We recognize the fiscal and programmatic responsibility given to us by our funders and are committed to ethical and responsible practices in all we do.
The contents of this communication were developed under a grant that began on January 3, 2017, and will continue through December 31, 2021. The project is made possible through a grant from the US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, H160D160005; Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind program (CFDA 84.160D): Interpreter Training in Specialty Areas. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.