Recently Added Webinars 2018-11-29T16:20:34+00:00

How to earn CEUs:

1. Log into your member account at myaccount@rid.org and register for the archived webinar of your choice by clicking on the “Meetings” tab.

2. Once you have registered, complete the pre-test on the archived webinar webpage.

3. After completing the pre-test, view the webinar in its entirety.

4. Lastly, complete the post-test. ​

When all steps have been completed and verified, CEUs will be entered into your account within 60 days.

Active Shooter Response Training
Presented in ASL

Introduction to Active Shooter Response training for the Deaf and Interpreters – a cursory discussion on the terms, definitions, meanings, and means for preparation and response to an Active Shooter Incident for individuals whom are Deaf, hard of hearing, and/or American Sign Language Interpreters.


Topics covered include: basic personal preparation and readiness, how to start the dialogue of response procedures with colleagues and clients, the need for continuing training in both preparation and response, and a survey of trainings available online and in-person. The target audience for this course are interpreters who desire skills and knowledge to be prepared in a variety of settings.

After completing this course, learners will be able to explain the steps to take if confronted with an active threat, explain what to do when police arrive on the scene, and utilize resources for further training. These learning objectives will be presented with emphasis on the ethical considerations of the American Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf as defined by the RID Code of Professional Conduct, specifically the applicability of confidentiality (1.0) in regards to reporting suspicious or threatening behavior in the workplace and/or in an educational setting (1.3) and the necessity of specific professional development (7.0) within the auspices of specific requirements by the Interpreter’s respective employer (7.1,7.2).

Presenter: Aaron Shoemaker

CEUs: 0.2 Professional Study (PS)

Language: ASL

CEU Processing Cost: $10

Active Shooter Video

Active Shooter Response Training
Presented in English

Introduction to Active Shooter Response training for the Deaf and Interpreters – a cursory discussion on the terms, definitions, meanings, and means for preparation and response to an Active Shooter Incident for individuals whom are Deaf, hard of hearing, and/or American Sign Language Interpreters. 

Topics covered include: basic personal preparation and readiness, how to start the dialogue of response procedures with colleagues and clients, the need for continuing training in both preparation and response, and a survey of trainings available online and in-person. The target audience for this course are interpreters who desire skills and knowledge to be prepared in a variety of settings.

After completing this course, learners will be able to explain the steps to take if confronted with an active threat, explain what to do when police arrive on the scene, and utilize resources for further training. These learning objectives will be presented with emphasis on the ethical considerations of the American Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf as defined by the RID Code of Professional Conduct, specifically the applicability of confidentiality (1.0) in regards to reporting suspicious or threatening behavior in the workplace and/or in an educational setting (1.3) and the necessity of specific professional development (7.0) within the auspices of specific requirements by the Interpreter’s respective employer (7.1,7.2).

Presenter: Aaron Shoemaker

CEUs: 0.2 Professional Study (PS)

Language: English

CEU Processing Cost: $10

Active Shooter Video

Unpacking Our Privilege: Stories from Deaf-Parented Interpreters
Presented in ASL

This is the first of a series of webinars to address power and privilege. We are honored to host a panel of Deaf-parented interpreters who will bravely share their stories. At the end of the webinar participants should be able to define the concept of privilege, identify examples of privilege in their lives, and recognize privilege in the Deaf community and its impact.

Panel Facilitator: Su Kyong Isakson

Panelist: Paola Morales, Sarah Hafer, Bruce King

CEUs: 0.15 Professional Study (PS)

Language: ASL

CEU Processing Cost: $10

DPI Unpacking Our Privilege

Domestic/Sexual Violence in the Deaf Community
Presented in ASL

Did you know that Deaf individuals are 1.5x more likely to be victims of relationship violence—including sexual harassment, sexual assault, psychological abuse, and physical abuse—than the general population? Come see a powerful presentation about how domestic violence and sexual assault affect the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, as well as the resources and challenges survivors face. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how contexts involving domestic/sexual violence impacts language decisions, to define ethical decision-making in contexts involving domestic or sexual violence, and to learn tips for keeping safe in these contexts.

Panel Facilitator: Michelle Mendiola and Michele Cunningham

CEUs: 0.2 Professional Study (PS)

Language: ASL

CEU Processing Cost: $15

Domestic/Sexual Violence in the Deaf Community