Request to the R.I.D to ACCEPT the ESSE:I/R

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, as a professional organization, adheres to a code of conduct that includes respect for the consumer and the consumer’s language preference and rendering the message accordingly. In its effort to promote high standards, however, the RID has moved to a skills evaluation that focuses on American Sign Language. This means that deaf individuals, whether adults or students, who use Signing Exact English and request an interpreter in that modality may be denied an interpreter skilled in SEE. We hereby request that the RID provide a means of certification in SEE, by accepting the Educational Sign Skills Evaluation:Interpreting/Receptive.

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    Mary Jaeger, United States

    1 year ago Comments: In light of the new educational interpreter law in Washington State I whole-heartedly support this petition.
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    kara peavey-mcdonough, United States

    2 years ago Comments: You say that you respect the consumer and the consumer's language preference and yet you have placed limitations on those who have a preference of using SEE, PSE, or the English structure of language. I, too request that RID provide a means of certificatioin, and accept the Educational Sign Skills Evaluation: Interpreting/Receptive!
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    Jenny Folmar, United States

    2 years ago Comments: Good Afternoon, I am signing this petition on behalf of my background that I am a CODA. I am fluent in ASL, for that was my first language! I am a Deaf Ed Teacher, that uses both SIGN Exact English and ASL in my classroom. There is a need for SEE in the classroom for the state tests that are given now in public schools and for the deaf students that are mainstreamed due to not enough deaf schools in America to fulfilled the dreams of the deaf students! Please be careful on how you judge anyone for I believe in total communication for all deaf ed students! We have to work with our students and parents! Believe me when I say "Every deaf / hard of hearing child should have the option of their communication to have and become successful in their lives."
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