Fair Housing Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

This is to inform you of the fair housing training event coming up on Saturday June 30, 2018 in Fayetteville, NC from 10AM - 12PM at the Department of Social Services, Training Rooms A & B, located at 1225 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301.  We have two ASL interpreters scheduled to participate, and welcome other professionals who work and interact with persons represented in these communities. 

The training is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited. request that anyone who wants to attend RSVP, so that we’ll ensure we have a large enough facility available.  Please RSVP to humanrelations@ci.fay.nc.us or 910.433.1696 by Thursday, June 21, 2018. 

Employment Opportunity

Please find the link below for the posting of the Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator vacancy.  Feel free to share this information with anyone you know who might be interested in applying.  Thank you.




Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

820 S. Boylan Ave.

2301 MSC

Raleigh, NC, 27699-2301

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.

December 1-2 2017: Deaf Trix Bruce Seminars in Raleigh-Cary, NC

Good News!!! Trix Bruce is coming to Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina!


December 1, 2017 ~ Friday ~ 9 am – 1 pm

ASL Semantics: Precision of Expression in ASL  

Semantics is defined as the study of meanings expressed by the elements of a language or a combination of the elements.  A concept expressed in an ASL sign often cannot be conveyed by a single all-purpose English word. Likewise, English words and phrases may have variations in meaning, which require translations using different ASL signs. This workshop helps the student advance skills in translating the languages of ASL and English.   (0.4 RID CEUs)

♥ Video Clip Example of ASL Semantics: RUN


December 1, 2017 ~ Friday ~ 5 pm – 9 pm

Interpreting Biology, Health, and Human Development Information (NEW!)   

Interpreting in classes such as anatomy, biology, health, child development and parenting can certainly be a challenge! Developing ASL visualization skills within these topics, this workshop will provide helpful interpreting demonstrations and practice exercises. Find out how scientific concepts expressed in English may be clarified visually and communicated in a timely and efficient manner. Interpreters can apply these visualization skills to many topics, bringing scientific discussions to life in ASL! (0.4 RID CEUs)


December 2, 2017 ~ Saturday ~ 8 am – 5 pm

Medical Interpreting: How can I interpret that?  (NEW!)  Through many mentor sessions working with interpreters, I have kept notes to share. It's amazing to see how interpreters creatively face challenges as they translate from English to ASL. I treasure opportunities to help interpreters improve their visual thinking, which Deaf audiences appreciate.   My workshop offers a myriad of ways to make interpreting more visual. We will demonstrate how classifiers may be used most effectively to communicate specific information in medical interpreting situations. Broaden your understanding of visual interpreting techniques regarding anatomical and medical interpreting. Learn more about Deaf Culture. Visual clips, visual aids, analysis, current medical terminology, and outlines will be available. This workshop will focus on providing clear sign language interpretation on medical topics such as surgery, medical equipment, and causes of injury, illness and various conditions. (0.8 RID CEUs) 


Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Cary

Meeting Room: Dogwood

500 Caitboo Avenue

Cary, North Carolina


Limited Seating – Registration Open on a First Come, First Serve basis


BIO: Patricia (Trix) Bruce, from Seattle, Washington, is known nationwide as both a workshop presenter and an American Sign Language performer. Trix's work has been warmly received everywhere, from local community centers, to state, regional and national conferences, Deaf Way II, interpreter conventions and more.  Wildly popular as a teacher of ASL storytelling and ASL interpretation, Trix impresses audiences at all levels of ASL skill, from novices to fluent experts. Trix has been profoundly deaf since she was 6 months old. She went through oral, mainstreaming, deaf classes, and online educational programs. Trix has been involved in the performing arts since 1980. After completing her college program, she became involved with interpreter training. Trix's main area of study has been ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL Performance.  She has developed a popular website: www.trixbruce.com. Whether writing, creating, improvising or starring in her many productions, Trix's passion for the dramatic arts shines through.



Friday Morning Workshop Only:

$60 per participant

Friday Evening Workshop Only:

$60 per participant

Saturday Workshop Only:

$125 per participant


n SEND $ & your registration form TO: PayPal/Quick Pay accepted; checks accepted - please make checks payable to Trix Bruce and send to: Trix Bruce, 1429 D Ave PMB 362, Snohomish, WA 98290

Please RSVP with payment. This will confirm your place in the workshop. CONTACT: by Info@trixbruce.com

n RID CEUs:  Trix Bruce is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for all workshops: 0.4 RID CEUs in ASL Semantics, 0.4 RID CEUs in Biology/Health/Human Development and 0.8 RID CEUs in Medical Interpreting at the Little/No to Some Content Knowledge Level.  

n NOTES: Handouts will be provided.  The workshop will be presented in ASL. There will be a Door Prize!  For details on refunds, cancellations, and special accommodations policies, please send an email to info@trixbruce.com 

My workshops benefit participants at all levels. Countless advanced interpreters have let me know that they enjoyed learning updated/new signs that they haven’t seen before, such as regional accents. They also loved it when I explained how to sign messages into ASL, rather than just signing in English word by word.  Interpreters appreciate that my workshops are excellent for review as well as for discovering new things that apply within the professional work environment. Students also mentioned that my workshops helped them to understand how to approach their own projects, research, and practice more effectively.

n Book Trix Bruce ASL Performances Now! Enliven Your Special Event!  Trix Bruce is ASL entertainment extraordinaire! Her nationally-acclaimed presentation skills will inspire members of your organization and community. Trix will amaze and delight Deaf students and larger audiences with her popular and exciting shows! She is available to provide a fun performance show for your school or organization. To see samples of her work, find available times while she is in your town, and further information, visit www.TrixBruce.com. Please contact Trix (info@trixbruce.com) with any questions you may have. 

"Its Not the What Its The Why" Workshop (.6 PS CEUs)

This FRE workshop will examine current research regarding factors that inform the interpreting process. Focus will be on attention to higher order analysis of consumer intent. Consumers often express their intent in subtle ways. Interpreters may be skilled in managing the information (what) the consumers are presenting, but increased attention needs to be given to accurately match the consumer’s intent - the why. Perfect for interpreting students and seasoned interpreters alike.

NC Museum of Natural Science Tour

When: September 30, 2017

Interpreted Tours

The Museum opens from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. If you want to attend one of these interpreted sessions, please visit one of the touring times shown here.

10:00 AM:    Guided Tour of Museum

11:30 AM:    RACE Exhibit: Are We So Different?  

2:00 PM:       Guided Tour of Museum

3:30 PM:       RACE Exhibit: Are We So Different?  

Employment Opportunity

Richmond Community College, in Hamlet NC is looking for part-time interpreters. As of right now there is 1 student. The class for the summer will be 1 hour lecture and 5 hours lab at night time. There are other students who may also register for summer or fall.


If you are interested in this work and would like to be included on a list of available interpreters please contact Sarah Haithcock at 910 410 1867 or by email shaithcock@richmondcc.edu

Regional Representative Nominations

It is time to elect Regional Committee Representatives for the 7 regional committees.  Please see the attached document for details on nominating someone from your region to be your representative on the NCRID Board of Directors.

Volunteer Opportunity

Nathan Carter, Daniel Carter, Connie Bowling and I would need some volunteer interpreter(s) at the Disaster Relief team where we will go and serve on Dec. 5-10 at South Baptist Church in Hope Mills, NC 28348.  We will work with other team doing some “clean-up” and some “build-up” from Hurricane Matthew.  Please let me know if we will have some interpreter(s) so I can pass more informations on what they will need to bring for spending the nights at the church.  The Disaster Relief team will provide meals and lodging free in the church along with free showers as well.  The interpreter(s) will need to bring their bed cots(twin size only).  And if the interpreters want more informations of the location; contact Jimmy Lawrence(hearing) 910-424-1298.  Jimmy can tell you more of what we will do duringDec.5-10. 


                             If you have more questions related to this message ; please ask me.


                             I will look forward to hear from you.



Kevin Clark

Deaf Full Time Evangelist


Raleigh Interpreter Recognized at Gardner-Webb

Raleigh Resident Honored by Gardner-Webb University

Ginny Moorefield Named Alumna of the Year, Joins GWU Gallery of Distinguished Alumni


BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Virginia “Ginny” Moorefield of Raleigh, N.C., who has spent her career advocating for the Deaf community, was named Gardner-Webb Alumna of the year during 2016 Homecoming activities Oct. 14-15. She was also one of six inducted into the GWU Gallery of Distinguished Alumni.


Moorefield graduated from GWU in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language (ASL) and began work as a freelance interpreter, earning certification through the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in 2005. She discovered a passion for teaching after accepting a freelance ASL teaching position at a Raleigh high school. After teaching two years, Moorefield was informed that she could no longer teach because North Carolina did not have a teaching license for ASL.


She joined members of the Deaf community and other stakeholders representing several advocacy groups to write a bill that would recognize ASL as meeting graduation requirements for high school students entering college in the North Carolina University system. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Mike Easley in June 2007. While working with these groups to pass the ASL legislation, Moorefield earned a certification from the National American Sign Language Teacher’s Association in 2009.


“The professors at Gardner-Webb taught me to be an advocate for the Deaf community,” Moorefield acknowledged. “My friends at Gardner-Webb—Haley Tycer Julian, Amanda McGuire, Chandra Woody Hensen, Kellie Cape Stevens and Latrise Collins—taught me how to be independent. We are still friends. And my parents, Janice and Troy Petrea, sacrificed a lot so I could attend Gardner-Webb.”


On Dec. 25, 2009, Moorefield, her husband and 3-year-old son were involved in a devastating car accident that left her son with a Traumatic Brain Injury. A career had to be placed on hold while the family navigated their new life of therapists, nurses, doctors, equipment, insurance, medicines, and a new baby. They weathered the storm, and she considers her greatest passions and accomplishments to be her 14-year marriage to Wayne Moorefield and two children, John and Adam.


Moorefield went back to teaching in 2012 at East Wake Academy in Zebulon, N.C. She has presented seminars through the North Carolina American Sign Language Teacher’s Association and is also working with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to create workshops for ASL teachers.


Since 1957, Gardner-Webb has recognized and honored 457 alumni and friends who have made significant contributions in their fields of service and in the communities in which they serve. The University established the Gallery of Distinguished Alumni in 1988.


Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).