Deaf Interpreter Academy (DIA) seeks to raise knowledge and awareness on best practices in Deaf-hearing interpreter teaming.
A major DIA focus is to increase the number of trained Deaf interpreters from diverse backgrounds. DIA provides interpreting training to both Deaf and hearing interpreters through webinars, training programs, mentoring, and a resource website.
Deaf Interpreter Academy currently offers two different program tracks!
Gear Up and Step Up
Both tracks are designed to give both new and experienced Deaf interpreters the opportunity to boost skills and understanding in business practices, cultural and linguistic mediation, interpreter teaming and critical thinking.
Gear Up To be considered for the Gear Up program, candidates must have completed at least 40 hours of basic Deaf Interpreter training and can have up to three years of interpreting experience. Next Step For the intermediate-level Next Step program, candidates should have completed at least 40 hours of basic DI training and have 3 - 5 years of interpreting experience.
how does dia instruction take place?
Weekly mentoring meetings take place with an experienced Deaf Interpreter and hearing interpreter mentors.
Zoom for cohort meetings
GoReact for participants
DIAwebsite with learning activities
ready to apply? go to the program website
Click here to get more information and fill out an application or contact us directly at DIAcademy@sorenson.com. We can't wait to talk to you!