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It’s time, friends and foes! A time to rise up, unite resources, build support, educate and especially be “heard” by those who live in Houston. Although Houston is the 4th largest city in the US, we have yet to see a central hub where Houstonians can find a variety of useful information in one place. HoustonDeafNetwork.com will do its best to fill in the missing gaps and help you fulfill your needs. But wait, there’s more than just providing you information… continue »


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RespondBy Amanda Tuite | Feb.21, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

TerpExpo and CAAGVRS Bring You CROMANIA! An ASL Performance By Crom Saunders

Saturday, March 8th, 8:00 P.M.
Houston Marriot South at Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017
Houston/Galveston Room

$5.00 a Person at the Door
Proceeds Go to Deaf Women United and the “Five Eyes Project”

This post was submitted by Amanda Tuite.

First United Methodist Church Houston Downtown

Newly Forming Sunday School (in sign language) 9:30 AM every Sunday and Worship service w/interpreter 11:00 AM every Sunday. [FM systems available for all worship services (8:15, 9:30, 11:00)] Occasional Deaf/Hard of Hearing fellowship events beginning with focus on Deaf Awareness Month annually.

1320 Main at Clay
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 1-800-652-2999 voice
713 412 0766 text – Deaf Leadership/Bethany Boyles
Deaf ministry info – text/skype 979 583 7121 (Julie Howard)
Deaf ministry information email: bstxaggie@yahoo.com and docjhoward@gmail.com

This post was submitted by Dr. Julie Howard.

GHID WORKSHOP Ethical Considerations: Interpersonal Abuse and Individuals Who Are Deaf

RespondBy Jo Westbury | Jan.17, 2011 | Filed in: Headlines,Interpreter

Our presenters from Safe Place and Advocacy, Inc have designed a full day of training for ASL interpreters. The training will provide interpreters an opportunity to learn more about the dynamics of violence perpetrated against Deaf individuals. In addition, the effects of these dynamics on the interpreter when called to situations involving sexual or domestic violence will also be addressed. This training will support participants in applying the interpreter Code of Ethics in situations encountered when responding to incidences of domestic and sexual violence. Attorneys with Advocacy, Inc. will co-facilitate continue »

This post was submitted by Jo Westbury.

Seeking Cued Speech Transliterators/Interpreters!

RespondBy | Dec.07, 2010 | Filed in: Articles

Seeking Cued Speech Transliterators/Interpreters in Houston area. If you are a sign language interpreter but would love to learn to cue, then contact me as well! I am trying to round up Cued Speech transliterators, interpreters, and ASL terps who are interested in learning Cued Speech. continue »

In Memory of Lucille Allen McAlister

RespondBy | Aug.05, 2010 | Filed in: News

Lucille Allen McAlister, age 73, a lifetime resident of Houston, passed away on July 31, 2010. Mrs. McAlister was born on Dec 7, 1936, in Houston, Texas, to Gordon Bailey Allen and Fannie Weinona Allen. continue »

Professionalism & Development of Interpreters

RespondBy | Jul.01, 2010 | Filed in: Interpreter

Please join us for CPC: 2/7={2,7} as we explore professionalism & development of Interpreters as it applies to Industry Standards. continue »

Houston Museum of Natural Science Visit

RespondBy | Jun.29, 2010 | Filed in: Activities

Our Interpreting in Educational Settings class from Lone Star College-CyFair will be taking a field trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to interpret some of the exhibits onsite. We are inviting the community! If you would like to join us, feel free to meet us outside the ticket booth at 3:00 pm. After 3:15, we will continue »

Space Center Houston Visit

RespondBy | Jun.29, 2010 | Filed in: Activities

Our Interpreting in Educational Settings class from Lone Star College-CyFair will be taking a field trip to Space Center Houston to interpret some of the exhibits onsite. We are inviting the community! If you would like to join us, feel free continue »

Faculty, ASL/Interpreter Training – Position Open

1 CommentBy | May.27, 2010 | Filed in: Jobs Opening

Position Summary – Lone Star College System, the fourth largest community college district in Texas, serves the north Houston, Texas region with North Harris, Kingwood, Tomball and Montgomery colleges. We are currently seeking continue »

Interpreter Coordinator – Full Time, Mon – Fri

1 CommentBy | May.27, 2010 | Filed in: Jobs Opening

This position requires extensive telephone work along with the coordination of sign and foreign language interpreters. You will be required to attend networking meeting during and continue »

Workshop: Independent Contractor & Sticky Terp Situations

RespondBy | May.10, 2010 | Filed in: Interpreter,Training

The Greater Houston Interpreters for the Deaf is presenting “OIC – Operating as an Independent Contractor” on Saturday May 22, 2010 from 9am – noon. “This workshop will teach you the rights and responsibilities of the independent contract interpreter. Participants will learn about establishing rates, policies, customer service and more.” continue »

Looking for two Interpreters for Deaf

RespondBy | Apr.28, 2010 | Filed in: Interpreter

Writers in the Schools is hosting our Young Writers Reading May 2nd. This free public event recognizes the best young writers in Houston. Students in the WITS program have their poems and short stories selected in a juried competition; the best work is published in an anthology called Blooms. WITS students read their work before their peers, family members, and the general public. continue »

Is God’s Love Important Enough for the Deaf to Know, Too?

9 CommentsBy | Apr.27, 2010 | Filed in: Blogs,News

Let me start off by saying that having been an atheist, I realize that not all of you will agree with everything I am writing about, but understand that it comes out of a deep love for equality in continue »

Leglislative Forum planned for Houston – GHID

RespondBy | Jan.07, 2010 | Filed in: Interpreter,News

Greater Houston Interpreters for the Deaf (GHID) is hosting a Legislative Forum on January 16, 2010. Presented by Billy Collins, this workshop is a reprise of the forum held in San Antonio in 2009. continue »

Rita Lee Wedgeworth

spotlight_RitaLeeRita Lee Wedgeworth has over 20 years experience in interpreting for the deaf and she is widely known and respected in the deaf and hard of hearing community. When I first met Rita Lee Wedgeworth, she was one of the top interpreters I’ve had back in high school. At the time, sign language wasn’t something that I appreciated until I entered college. It was then that made me realize how easy it was for me understand sign language in a diverse culture. Rita and other interpreters had not only unconsciously taught me the art of language, but enabled me to continue »

UPDATE – Interpreter Job Fair & Panel of Professionals

RespondBy | Nov.11, 2009 | Filed in: Employment

You’ve done the work to get the degree and certification. Now it’s all about getting the job. This event brings together interpreting agencies, colleges, school districts, and video relay companies looking for qualified sign language interpreters. There is a job fair and an interpreter workshop at Lone Star College-CyFair on Friday, November 13th. The Job Fair will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Conference Center Lobby and the Panel of Professionals Workshop will be held from 7:00-9:00 pm in CENT 151-153.These events are FREE!!! continue »

DARS 101: Reducing the Barrier in the Workplace

7 CommentsBy | Mar.25, 2009 | Filed in: Support

What is DARS? Many of you have been a DARS client at one point in your lives or maybe you are still a current DARS client, perhaps? For those of you who would like a glimpse into what DARS is all about. DARS is not just all about giving you hearing aids, paying for your school, or placing you with jobs. DARS is actually a spectrum of services provided to people of all disabilities funded by the state and federal government. DARS is not limited to the deaf and hard of hearing only like most may assume.
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