[Nfbnet-members-list] Workshop for Deaf-Blind Attendees At NFB Convention

Catherine Miller via Nfbnet-members-list nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org
Sat May 17 16:44:59 UTC 2014

David:  The Deafblind Division of the NFB is 
excited to present an educational workshop for 
attendees at the 2014 convention.  Please send 
this flyer to all the lists.  Thank you!  Cathy Miller

National Federation of the Blind
Deaf-Blind Division


Support Service Provider
Training Workshop

WHEN:  Thursday, July 3, 2014
TIME: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
WHERE:  National Federation of the Blind National 
The Rosen Center Hotel
International Drive
Orlando, FL 

Presenters: Malia Johnson & Alice Eaddy
Mentors:  Various members of the Deaf-Blind Community

• What is a Deaf-Blind Interpreter?
• What is a Support Service Provider?
• What is the difference between an interpreter and a SSP?
• SSP’s and Deaf-Blind Interpreters in the Medical Setting
• Why it is important to have SSP’s and Deaf-Blind interpreters
• The ADA on Interpreting, Getting SSP’s covered under the ADA
• Q & A

About our Presenters:
Malia K. Johnson  is C.E.O. of Deaf Talk LLC and 
Interpreters Retreat LLC.  She is also the author 
of “ASL in the Medical Setting” and “Never 
Broken”.  She has worked with Deaf-Blind 
consumers both as an SSP and as a Deaf-Blind 
interpreter for several years.  Malia has 
coordinated interpreters for the National 
Federation of the Blind for three years.
Alice Eaddy has worked in both New York State and 
in New Jersey and always has been championing the 
needs of the disabled either by example or 
through direct leadership roles whether it be as 
a camp counselor planning recreational activities 
that would foster the attainment of social and 
outdoor skills, teacher, a speaker for the 
Cumberland County Community College about the 
capabilities of the deaf-blind as viable people 
first not totally defined by their limitations, 
or as community resource for information about 
how to access any number of community services or 
helping to advertise an up and coming RIL through 
my association with the Cumberland County Office 
on Aging & Disabled and free media sources.

Presently, Alice is employed part-time with the 
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce 
Development WF55+ Senior Community Service Employment Program.

Thruoureyes (WTOE) is an internet radio show. You 
may dial 1-347-215-7037 to listen to the show via 
phone, as well as through www.thruoureyes.org hosted by Mr. Joe Ruffalo.

National Federation of the Blind
Deaf-Blind Division:

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