American Sign Language Certificate
Introduction to the American Deaf Community Certificate
WPCC’s Interpreter Education program provides links to these online resources for students and the general public:
- North Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NCRID)
NCRID is committed to the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.
- Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
RID advocates for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language.
- North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD)
Established in 1894 in Morganton, NCSD is a day/residential facility for the education of children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
- North Carolina Association of the Deaf (NCAD)
Founded in 1908, NCAD oversees important educational, civil, health and social issues of deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind citizens in North Carolina.
- National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
Established in 1880, NAD is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.
- American Association of the Deaf-BLind (AADB)
AADB is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters.
- Gallaudet University
Founded in 1864, Gallaudet University is the first school for the advanced education of the deaf and hard of hearing in the world.
- The National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology (NTID)
NTID is the world’s largest technical college for deaf and hard-of hearing students.
- American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
ASLTA is a national professional organization of American Sign Language and Deaf studies teachers, dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching of ASL and Deaf Studies at all levels of instruction.
- National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA)
NBDA is the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans.
- Discover Interpreting
This site explores careers in interpreting, outlining the variety of settings where interpreters make a difference
- Deaf Events in North Carolina
The site lists events for the deaf and hard of hearing throughout all of North Carolina
- Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community
Located in downtown Morganton, Alder Springs is a nonprofit community designed for the unique needs of seniors, particularly for the deaf and blind.
- North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
A part of the North Carolina Department of Heath and Human Services, the Division works to ensure that all Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind North Carolinians have the ability to communicate their needs and to receive information easily and effectively in all aspects of their lives.
- Deaf Seniors of America (DSA)
DSA believes that all deaf and hard-of-hearing senior citizens shall be entitled to communication access, health, education, and social support that will enrich their golden years. The organization works to help seniors achieve these goals.
- ASL Pro
ASL Pro is a free online video sign language dictionary; the website is interactive and offers some games to develop skills in American Sign Language.
- Center for the Assessment of Sign Language Interpreters
CASLI is a subsidiary of the RID. Its purpose is to conduct the testing that leads to certification.
- Classroom Interpreting
Boys Town National Research Hospital is the test administrator for the Educational Interpreter Performance test. The website details information on the subspecialty of K-12 educational interpreting.
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