2023 Biennial Conference

November 18, 2023


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Keynote Speaker
"Affiliate Chapter For-For?"
Time: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Presenter: Christina Stevens, RID Region I Representative






Tactify! Emboss Interpreting Skill Set for DeafBlind Individuals
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Presenter: Tara Lynn

           Visual Vernacular: Medical Interpreting
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: Daniel Israilov
So, what if you never had experience encountering a DeafBlind client? Here’s your chance to amplify your skillset. You will learn from a Professional DeafBlind advocate instructor. Seasoned interpreters are welcome to freshen up their knowledge to current DB tactical trends. Come one, come all! For engagement dynamics in language integration, Hurry! Seats will fill up quickly. See the registration link below.  

More often than not, interpreters would sign medical terms with the assumption that the Deaf clients know what they mean. How many times have we interpreted “high blood pressure,” without creating an anatomy visualization for the client? What does high blood pressure really mean? In this workshop, we will go beyond signing word for word by elaborating and painting a picture for our clients to understand the meanings of simple and complex medical terminologies. We will focus on utilizing different Visual Vernacular aspects (facial expressions, classifiers, body movement, etc) and how to apply them. This workshop contains multiple hands-on activities and practices to allow registrants self-evaluate and gradually enhance their skills.




Entertainment: Paint party with Deaf artist Marybeth Sheehan
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presenter: Marybeth Sheehan

Whether you are attending this Paint Party after the conference or want to register without attending the conference, please come unwind with us and paint beautiful artwork for your home as the holiday season quickly approaches! Continue reading for details on our artist and registration:

Register here for Entertainment

*This paint party is priced separately from the conference at $25 per person. All supplies are included. Bring yourself, grab a friend, and come paint with us! 

**Registration is limited to 52 participants. Please register and pay by November 11th, 2023. Grab your spot soon before we max out! 


Registration Fees:

NJRID Member - $60

Non-NJRID Member - $85

Interpreting Student (email proof of current enrollment in ITP to njridvp@gmail.com) - $50





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