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National Alliance of Black Interpreters

The District of Columbia Chapter


  • Monday, February 06, 2023 5:31 PM | Anonymous

    The Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (ASLIE) at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) currently has three open positions:

    • Non-Tenure Track Faculty ASL Lecturer [7289BR]
    • Non-Tenure Track Faculty Interpreting Lecturer [7503BR]
    • Tenure Track ASL Faculty [7499BR]

    Our department is unique in that we offer a number of programs. We offer one of the largest bachelor degree programs in ASL-English Interpretation in the nation, as well as a Master of Science in Healthcare Interpreting. We deliver ASL programs to associate’s-level deaf and hard-of-hearing students; hearing, hard-of-hearing, and deaf bachelor’s-level students who take ASL as an elective or to satisfy their general education requirements; students from the community who are curious about ASL and Deaf culture; and students who are majoring in interpreting. Our department also offers several non-credit certificate programs:  Healthcare Interpreting, Educational Interpreting, and Deaf Interpreting. 


    Our motivated and passionate faculty and staff from the Deaf and interpreting communities are committed to enhancing the quality of service interpreters provide to Deaf, hard-of-hearing, DeafBlind, and hearing consumers with a variety of language and communication preferences. As part of a team of more than 20 faculty members committed to collaborating and tailoring our curriculum to best support a variety of learners, you may have the opportunity to teach in one or more of our programs. 

    Do you or someone you know possess the qualities of an experienced ASL/interpreting educator who is an effective collaborator to help move our program forward? Please spread the word by distributing the information in this email to individuals within your networks.

    In order to submit an application online, visit using the appropriate BR number. For us to consider your application, you will need to submit your application, curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, and other listed documents. Once you are on that website, follow the online instructions for submitting these required documents.

  • Monday, February 06, 2023 5:20 PM | Anonymous


    My name is JaRon Gilchrist studying interpreting research in my master's program in the Department of Interpretation and Translation at Gallaudet University. I am conducting a research study that explores ASL-English interpreters' perspectives on professional clothing and appearance. I would be honored if you considered being a part of this study. This study aims to foster the professional growth and instruction for experienced interpreters, novice interpreters, and students in interpreting training programs.  

    Please read and complete the informed consent form here. 

    Once completed, the link to the survey will be at the bottom of the informed consent form.



    JaRon Gilchrist

  • Monday, January 23, 2023 6:07 PM | Anonymous

    Info Packet_ AD Sponsorship for CORE Mentorship.pdf

    ✨CORE Interpreters is thrilled to announce a nationwide sponsorship with Applied Development LLC  We are so grateful to Applied Development for their support and belief in the next generation of interpreters! These funds will be specific for accepted Mentees who are Deaf, Black, Asian Pacific Islander, Latino, Latina, Latinx, African American, Indigenous, Trilingual ✨ Through Applied Development services, AD champions the rights of people of all abilities to work and communicate effectively. Thank you, AD! #InterpretersSupportingInterpreters #Sponsorship #Scholarship #COREinterpreters #AppliedDev

  • Monday, October 31, 2022 6:52 PM | Anonymous

    See Video Announcement Here

    Please save the date for an event honoring Lisa on January 21st, 2023. Also, please send any photos or videos sharing your sentiments to

    We are heartbroken to have learned this past week that our inaugural president, Lisa Weems has passed away. We say goodbye to our dear friend, colleague, pioneer and family member. The world will long remember her as a legend, a champion for those who had none, a lion of advocacy for Black and Brown interpreters all over the US, and a cornerstone- building up Black Deaf communities all around the world. 

    Those of us who loved her, and ache with her passing, knew Lisa Weems as Mama Weems, General, Mrs. Lisa, or “yes ma’am” (if you were lucky enough to get her pearls of wisdom). She was a strong yet tender presence in any room. 

    As we mourn the loss of such an amazing and loving person we celebrate her life and legacy as a trail blazer and a kind soul. She was a wife, mentor, friend, mother to the village, family and confidant. Our Mama Weems will be greatly missed, but leaves behind a legacy of dreams and aspirations for the rest of us to fulfill.
  • Wednesday, August 03, 2022 6:40 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Interpreter colleagues,

    We, Kenton Myers and Gloshanda Lawyer (of Myers & Lawyer), are currently in the recruitment phase of our research project titled "Assessing Underrepresented Interpreting Communities in the US”. We are looking for interpreter participants who identify as:

    • Black, Indigenous, People of Color/Non-white

    • Spoken language and/or sign language interpreter

    • Actively working in the United States

    If you would like to learn more and/or participate, click here. This link will take you to the questionnaire. Upon receiving your responses, we will follow up with you to confirm your participation in 1 of the 7 live focus groups that will be held virtually. Feel free to share this email and link with people/groups you think might be interested. Thank you for your time and consideration. 

    Recruitment Video in ASL:

    Black Multilingual Researchers and Interpreters

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:13 AM | Anonymous

    Jan Nishimura's Funeral Service Info:

    July 29, 2022 @ 11 am

    Floris United Methodist Church 

    13600 Frying Pan Road Herndon VA 20171

    Reception to follow

  • Wednesday, June 01, 2022 10:51 AM | Anonymous

    Center for the Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation. We're Hiring a testing manager. Submit your resume to Deadline June 6,2022

    The Center for the Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation is seeking to hire a Testing Manager to help oversee the testing process. For more details, please visit:

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:56 PM | Anonymous


    The Abrams for Governor campaign announced a new position for a full time American Sign Language Interpreter. The position, one of the first on a political campaign in the nation, will aid the campaign in interpreting services for both in-person and virtual events.

    Location In or near Atlanta, Georgia

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 5:07 PM | Anonymous

    "Are you good at figuring out ethical dilemmas? We are seeking an Ethical Practices System Specialist.

    Please send your resume and cover letter to

    Apply today!"

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