New Database of ASL/Deaf Studies Programs 

Discover Interpreting logoAs you may know, NCIEC developed a database at of nearly 150 Interpreter Education Programs across the U.S. These programs are searchable by state, degree, online offering, CCIE accreditation, and more. To add or update your program information, please complete this form.
Recently, we have noticed a need for an additional database of ASL/Deaf Studies programs. We are currently in the process of developing this resource and anticipate it will be live in September. The new database will contain programs that offer a degree in ASL/Deaf Studies. If you know of a program that fits this description, or if you know of a two-year interpreting program that is reconfiguring as an ASL/Deaf Studies program, please contact us at

New ASL/Spanish/English Resources

INterpreting in Spanish Influenced SettingsNCIEC and the Trilingual Task Force are pleased to announce the release of Interpreting in Spanish-Influenced Settings: A Curriculum Guide! This volume applies the domains, competencies, and skills published in Toward Effective Practice: Interpreting in Spanish-Influenced Settings in a teaching format that offers ideas and approaches for instruction. The Guide is just that—a guide. It is not intended to be a comprehensive curriculum that can be picked up and implemented. Rather, consider it as a roadmap full of ideas and educational pathways.
We have redesigned our entire ASL/Spanish/English section of Explore our new resources, including a list of Curriculum Guide trainers, a calendar of their upcoming educational opportunities, frequently used terms in ASL/Spanish/English interpreting, a directory of interpreters who work in Spanish-Influenced settings, and so much more! Browse the pages here. In addition, an archived webinar on the new Curriculum Guide will be available for viewing on NIEC’s website.

New Legal and VR Glossaries

Have you heard about our new Legal Terminology Dictionary and newly adorned and searchable Vocational Rehabilitation Glossary? If not, you might not be signed up for our Spotlight mailing list group (see inset for more information).
Interpreting in Legal Settings GlossaryThe MARIE Center, as the Center on Excellence in Legal Interpreting, has followed the footsteps of legal interpreting experts who developed a manual of ASL legal terms back in 1974. The MARIE Center selected 300 of the terms most commonly seen in legal discourse and made this valuable resource available in ASL. The Legal Terminology Dictionary includes the ASL term, an example of the term expressed in ASL, and the English definition. The words can be accessed alphabetically or by using the search engine. The goal of original developers of the ASL legal terms manual and of the MARIE Center is to standardize the signs used in the legal setting so there will be minimal difference in usage throughout the country.
Interpreting in Vocational Rehabilitation - glossary The videos in the Vocational Rehabilitation Glossary are ASL explanations of terms that are commonly used within the vocational rehabilitation process. The terms were selected from over 250 terms that were in written English. A group of VR counselors and interpreters experienced in VR settings ranked the terms to determine which ones should be included in this project. Both the counselors and interpreters included Deaf and hearing raters from a variety of locations around the country.
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Visit Us at the RID Conference!

Visit us at the RID National Conference in New Orleans, August 7-12, 2015! We will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall, and some of our finest will be presenting:




Leilani Johnson, Marty Taylor, Brenda Schick, Susan Brown, & Laurie Bolster Plenary Session: Educational Interpreting: Current Practices Saturday, August 8, 9:15am-10:30am
Dennis Cokely & Cathy Cogen Plenary Session: Emerging Trends in Interpreting and Implications for Interpreter Education Saturday, August 8, 10:45am-12:00pm
Carla Mathers The Contribution of Deaf Interpreters to Gate Keeping within the Interpreting Profession Sunday, August 9, 10:30am-12:00pm
Richard Laurion & Carla Mathers Field Induction: Creating the Essential Elements for Competence in Specialized Settings Sunday, August 9, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Laurie Swabey, Richard Laurion, & Carol Patrie Healthcare Interpreting Career Lattice Monday, August 10, 10:30am-12:00pm

The National Consortium centers are funded from 2010-2015 by the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration, CFDA #84.160A and 84.160B.