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The Regional Resource Center on Deafness is housed in the College of Education along with the Divisions of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies, Teacher Education, and Health and Exercise Science. For over 50 years we have been writing grants to support students in fields such as interpreter training, deaf and hard of hearing education, and rehabilitation counseling. Grant awards from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) allow us to provide over $620,000 each year in stipends and tuition remissions for students in our undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting Program, our graduate level Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, and our month-long Rehabilitation Counseling with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults certificate program. 

In addition to student support, we also provide outreach and technical assistance to interpreters through the Western Region Interpreter Education Center (a part of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers, funded by RSA), and to adult settings such as colleges and vocational rehabilitation programs that are unfamiliar with providing access to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf with co-occurring disabilities through a contract with Pepnet 2.

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Thomas Traylor shared Asl Grade Asl Grade's video to the group: Regional Resource Center on Deafness @ Western Oregon University. ... See MoreSee Less

Terzino Bomprezzi A few sign language interpreters were willing to show up the DGM events. What is your thoughts and feedback this vlog? Check up new vlogs on www.aslgrades.com "share away"

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Thomas Traylor shared Asl Grade Asl Grade's video to the group: Regional Resource Center on Deafness @ Western Oregon University. ... See MoreSee Less

He said watched many different vlogs said not many interpreters or asl students didn't show up for DGM RALLY. He said of course deaf community often use video phone often and always see new interpreters faces that he didn't know who are they but rare he knew interpreters who they are. Lots of interpreters have a jobs but lots deaf people don't have jobs like approx 70 percent. How did interpreters community get money FROM DEAF COMMUNITY. DEAF COMMUNItY did help provide interpreters jobs. DEAF Community did help so much with asl students community improve with skills sign language become good interpreters then not show up for DGM RALLY and few people who made a vlogs that he agree with them. He don't understand why interpreters community and asl students didnt instead help give back to Deaf Community. He said If Deaf community decided don't need use interpreters anymore then use write paper or laptop or different way to community without need interpreters then how do interpreters community feel like no jobs and can't afford bills or comfortable life then hope they will understand how many deaf community suffer with barely money and no jobs. Check up new vlogs on www.aslgrades.com "SHARE AWAY"

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Rita Jo Scarcella shared Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD)'s photo to the group: Regional Resource Center on Deafness @ Western Oregon University. ... See MoreSee Less

In the past week alone, we have received reports and provided support in cases involving CODA's (Children of Deaf Adults) being forced to "interpret" for their siblings in criminal legal proceedings, of courts refusing to provide interpreters for Deaf defendants, and now this! Today, a judge in Texas held a contempt of court hearing for Attorney Amber D. Farrelly because she refused to pay court interpreting costs that the state is supposed to pay according to federal disability rights laws-notwithstanding any last minute client cancellations with just cause. Attorney Farrelly is one of the only known criminal defense attorneys in the nation who also is a certified interpreter; and she is a fierce advocate both in and out of the courtroom. Sadly, in 2016, Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled & Hard of Hearing people (and CODAs and Advocates) are still being taken advantage of and having their most basic human and civil rights violated--by our very own courts. The Daily Moth will be posting an interview with Attorney Farrelly & HEARD will continue to support Attorney Farrelly & all of our community who are committed to the #DeafAccesstoJustice Movement. Here is the ASL Interview with Amber from The Daily Moth: www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/posts/1182548151790687 #ADA25 #DeafInPrison #CJReform [Image Description: Darkened photo of Amber D. Farrelly, Esq. standing in front of a brick wall dressed in a business suit. The following words are on the right hand panel of the photo Federal disability rights laws require that states pay for interpreters and other reasonable accommodations for criminal legal proceedings. Why then, did a Burnet County, Texas judge threaten Attorney Amber D. Farrelly with jail time for refusing to pay court interpreting costs? #DeafAccesstoJustice #DeafInPrison]

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