The IEC produces the Spotlight newsletter 2 times a year and distributes it to over 2100 interpreters, interpreter educators, and other interested parties. The Spotlight includes information about upcoming workshops and conferences, as well as information that is pertinent to people in the region. Past issues of the Spotlight have included information about the state RID chapters, recent recipients of RID certification, the lending library, and special workshops and events.
The IEC has a videotape and book library with more than 150 items that can be borrowed by interpreters throughout the region. The videotapes can be used for skills development practice or to learn more about Deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), and ASL linguistics.
The IEC has produced several telecourses on the following topics:
Processed ASL-to-English Interpretation
Processed English -to-ASL Interpretation
Ethics and Decision Making for Interpreters
Interpreting in Specialized A cademic Settings: Biology.
In addition, the IEC has produced the following videotapes:
Russian Sign Language
Education of the Deaf in Russia
Language Use in ASL: Register
Language Use in English: Register
Secrets of Successful Presentations when Using Interpreters: Deaf Presenter,
with Laurene Gallimore and Julie Simon, 1999
Understanding Diversity in the Deaf Community: Mark Azure (Native American)
Understanding Diversity in the Deaf Community: Laurene Gallimore (African American)
Understanding Diversity in the Deaf Community: Liz Halperin (Deaf-Blind)
Understanding Diversity in the Deaf Community: Mark Landreneau (Deaf-Blind)
Understanding Diversity in the Deaf Community: Jessica Lee (Korean American)
Understanding Diversity in the Deaf Community: Shaheena Shamim (Pakistani)
Educational Interpreting Series, Region X Interpreter Education Center, WOU
High School Level - Steven Simmon, Deaf Presenter
High School Level: Diana Covell
High School Level: Kim Mihan
Middle School Level: John Covell
Middle School Level: Todd Murano
Elementary School Level: Heath Goodall
New videotapes will continue to be produced or purchased as funding permits.
INTERPRETER EDUCATORS' WORKSHOP
Every Spring, during the third weekend in May, the IEC offers a workshop for ASL and Interpreting educators and trainers. This workshop brings together educators from throughout the western United States for a 3-day intensive workshop with a nationally recognized presenter. This workshop often focuses on new educational techniques that educators can use with their own students.
DEAF INTERPRETER TRAINING
The IEC sponsors workshops for Deaf individuals who currently work as, or are interested in becoming, interpreters. These workshops cover topics such as ethics, role play, the interpreting process, relay interpreting, Deaf-Blind interpreting, and Deaf-He aring team interpreting.
DEAF/BLIND INTERPRETER TRAINING PROJECT
The IEC works in conjunction with the Deaf Blind Service Center (DBSC)
in Seattle, WA to provide training to interpreters who want to work with
Deaf-Blind consumers. Training is provided in the form of mentorships and
workshops. For more information, contact Jackie Engler-Morris at
If you would like additional information about the Region X IEC, please contact:
Dr. Julie Simon, Coordinator
Region X Interpreter Education Center
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave., RRCD
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
Phone (503) 838 - 8731 v/tty
(503) 838 - 8228 fax
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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