• Deaf Action Center Empowering the Deaf Community since 1982.
  • Deaf Action Center Empowering the Deaf Community since 1982.
  • Deaf Action Center Empowering the Deaf Community since 1982.
  • Deaf Action Center Empowering the Deaf Community since 1982.
  • Deaf Action Center Empowering the Deaf Community since 1982.
  • Deaf Action Center Empowering the Deaf Community since 1982.
  • Deaf Action Center Empowering the Deaf Community since 1982.
  • Deaf Action Center Empowering the Deaf Community since 1982.

Deaf Action Center


Welcome to the Deaf Action Center

FREE Video Presentation

"ADA HELP-ME HOW" is presented by Christopher Tester, CDI from New York City. Chris explains the ADA and how to file a complaint if you feel you have been discriminated against.

Each part in this series is 1-hour long. The videos are in ASL with open captions.

All broadcast are free. Go to www.AMPChannel.tv for viewing.

 
Current Events

Sign Language Studies 101 - 4/7/15

In this 10 lesson course, the student will be introduced to the fundamental principles of American Sign Language (ASL) and components of Deaf Culture. More info...

Interpreting with Confidence - 4/11/15 - 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn the tools that actors use to appear more confident and competent! More info...

What Would You Do? Part 3 - 4/11/15 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Certified interpreter David Hylan, CI/CT, hosts the third installment in this series. In the series, scenes of conflict, moral dilemma, or illegal activity involving sign language interpreters are presented. More info...

Do I Do Legal Interpreting - 4/25/15 9:00 - 12:00PM

This workshop will focus within the scope of Legal interpreting. There will be a review of legal terminologies and discussion in regard to the mode of interpretation for different aspects of assignments. More info...

Interpreting in Court: An Introduction - 5/9/15 - 9:00AM - 12:00PM

This workshop gives interpreters an overview of the basic protocols, strategies and knowledge necessary to enter the courtroom. More info...

Sign It So They Can See It - 5/9/15 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

A picture is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. Our challenge as interpreters is to take those “thousand words” and make them into a picture that our consumers can “see” and readily comprehend. This webcast will present techniques and strategies that will allow us to enliven our interpretations and find alternate strategies for facing the aforementioned challenges. More info...

Mental Health & Substance Abuse in the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Populations - 5/23/15 - 9:00AM - 4:00PM

The workshop will focus on identification of the population and an examination of the problems that Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals suffer in relationship to both mental health disorders and drinking and drug using behaviors. More info...

Vicarious Trauma: What It Is & How To Prevent It - 6/11/15 - 9:00AM - 4:00PM

This webcast is geared to raise awareness of Vicarious Trauma (VT) to professionals including interpreters who are working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. More info...

Idioms Until the Cows Come Home 5 - 6/20/15 - 9:00AM - 12:00PM

They say that “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Did you miss us? After a several-month hiatus, David, Wendi, and Earl are back with a brand new set of idioms to explain, define, and sign. For the first time, in our third segment, we’ll be focusing on ASL idioms, their meanings, and how to voice them! More info...

Making Sense of Sensemaking and Interpreting (Rescheduled) - 6/20/15 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Sensemaking is the process by which people give meaning to experience. This webcast will focus on the sensemaking process and the function it plays in making sure the message is the same from the source to the Deaf consumer. Advanced topic. More info...