Employment Opportunity

The Administrative office of the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is currently recruiting for a full-time Office Assistant to support the Community Resources Program Manager position. If you are interested in applying, please go to the link below.  Or, If you know someone who might be interested in applying, please share this information with them.  Thank you.    

Class Title: Office Assistant V
Working Title: Community Resources Program Assistant
Department: Dept of Health and Human Services
Division: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

To view the details of this requisition, please go to Community Resources Program Assistant.

NCITLB Rep Position Vacancy

            We are seeking interest for the NCITLB Rep position on the NCRID Board.  The Board will be collecting letters of interest from NCRID members, and then submit those names to the Governor for review.  The position is appointed by the Governor and the requirements are as follows:
An interpreter who is a member of NCRID with five years experience in a community setting and who is licensed by the NCITLB.
Additional information and expectations, including meeting attendance requirements for this position, can be found at:
http://www.ncitlb.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/NCITLB_SOP_Final_2015-02-13.pdf  (Article V)
If you meet the requirements and would be interesting in submitting your name to the NCRID Board for consideration, please email Antwan Campbell at ncridpresident@gmail.com by Jan 31, 2018.
Thank you,

Upcoming Workshops

Santa's Tinsel Town

Greetings! It’s time for the Holiday Celebration at North Lake Mall, Tuesday December 5, 2017!


Every year the Charlotte Regional Center along with Northlake Mall sponsors a Holiday celebration for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. Again this year, we are planning a fun and exciting program which will include various activities and a Deaf Santa Claus. This environment will provide communication access for all. In addition to the fun activities lunch will be provided.


Come out and join us this year! Our Holiday Celebration is Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 9:00am to 1:00pm at Northlake Mall, 6801 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216. We will meet at the Food Court on the upper level near H&M. Flyer for this event is attached.


To ensure enough food is provided please RSVP the total number attending (including staff) to Blaire McCorkle, Charlotte Regional Manager at blaire.mccorkle@dhhs.nc.gov or call our main office 704-568-8558 to leave your RSVP and number attending; by December 1, 2017. If you know of any school staff who work with deaf and hard of hearing children please pass this information along to them as well.


Sign Language Interpreters will be provided during this event. For other specific accommodations/communication needs please contact Anita Baker at 704-568-8558 ext. 274 oranita.baker@dhhs.nc.gov

We look forward to seeing you December 5th!

If you have any questions please contact the Charlotte Regional Center at 704-568-8558.

Survey for Region II Interpreters

I am Amanda M. David, graduate student in the Master of Art in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity (MAISCE) program at St. Catherine University. Under the guidance of Dr. Erica Alley and Dr. Jeremy Brunson, I am exploring characterizations of conference interpreting by sign language interpreters. I am writing today to request your participation in a brief questionnaire about your experience working in conference settings. 

The questionnaire will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.  Your responses will be anonymous and cannot be traced back to you.  The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at St. Catherine University has approved the study (Protocol #936). If you have any questions or comments about this study, I would be happy to talk with you. You can reach me at amdavid@stkate.edu.   You may also contact the St. Catherine University Institutional Review Board (IRB) at irb@stkate.edu.

I will collect responses until December 17, 2017. After that date, the questionnaire will be closed. Results will be disseminated through publications in professional journals and presentations given at conferences.

If you are at least 18 years of age and agree to participate, simply click on this to begin the survey: Conference Interpreting Survey
Thank you in advance for your support and participation!
Amanda M. David

Department of Interpretation

St. Catherine University


Calling all Certified Interpreters!!!



FRIDAY- April 6, 2018—6:00 to 9:00pm

SATURDAY-April 7, 2018


INTERPRETING in a Civil Courtroom Setting: A Mock Trail Experience

Instructor: Anna Witter-Merithew


This is a ten (10) contact hour training focused on interpreting in a civil courtroom setting during the implementation of a mock trial.  Working collaboratively with the local court system and legal community, the mock trial will be staffed and implemented in a fashion that simulates what actually transpires in a courtroom.  The target audience for this training event is certified Deaf and hearing interpreters who have completed introductory training in the area of legal interpreting and seek to gain hands-on experience in a simulated courtroom setting. This training will be of particular interest to interpreters who possess the SC:L and seek more court interpreting opportunities, or training that meets the requirement for their specialty CEUs[aw1] [aw2] . This training is also open to students, non-certified interpreters, and Deaf Community members who can observe the mock trial as part of a ‘fish-bowl’ learning opportunity.

The matter addressed during the mock trial will be a child custody proceeding involving Deaf parents who are going through a divorce and each trying to gain primary custody of a Deaf child.  This dynamic hands-on learning experience will provide certified practitioners with the opportunity to practice interpreting lines of questioning that arise during direct and cross examination, as well as exposure to the stages involved in a civil proceeding, and the related court personnel.

Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:

·          Discuss the legal parameters that impact lines of questioning by attorneys during direct and cross examination and interviews.

·          Discuss the impact of legal strategy on the framing and execution of lines of questioning conducted by attorneys.

·          Discuss the translation demands that exist when interpreting lines of questioning and possible controls that can be used by the interpreter, with the resulting demands that are associated with each control.

·          Discuss the role of consecutive interpreting and notetaking as a control option that can be applied during the interpretation of deaf witness testimony.

·          Generate sample interpretations during a mock family court proceeding that involves multiple witness testimony, some of which is by deaf witnesses.

·          Identify resources for continued skill development.


This workshop will be in Charlotte, NC and is sponsored by NCRID/5 POINTS RID


Location: Will Be Determined

The goal is to schedule this workshop in the Charlotte Mecklenburg County Courthouse

832 E 4th St, Charlotte, NC 28202


This workshop is designed for multiple audiences

ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS: CETIFIED INTERPRETERS. The target audience for this training event is certified Deaf and hearing interpreters who have completed introductory training in the area of legal interpreting and seek to gain hands-on experience in a simulated courtroom setting. These registrants will be scheduled into rotations of team interpreting of various aspects of the court proceedings.

ALL OTHERS: This training is also open to students, non-certified interpreters, and Deaf Community members who can observe the mock trial as part of a ‘fish-bowl’ learning opportunity. As part of the fishbowl process, these participants will engage in discussion about their observations and consider the decision-making processes in which the working interpreters are involved. Any of these individuals who would like to earn CEUs will be required to take a pre- and post-test.