Intro to Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Interpreting

There is a huge need for more trained interpreters available to interpret in settings impacted by domestic violence and sexual violence. Having training can mean the difference between making a survivor feel empowered or retraumatized. This module provides tools and resources for understanding the specialty knowledge and skills needed to be successful in these settings.

Where? Online, via Canvas

When? November 19-December 28, 2018

How much? $40

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Space is limited! Registration will close when full, but not later than November 20.

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This activity will offer 2.0 RID CMP continuing education units in professional studies. St. Catherine University is an RID-approved CMP sponsor.

Deaf LEAD Announcements

My name is Lyndsey Dusanek and I work with DeafLEAD. I am excited to tell you about two important programs that DeafLEAD provides for the Deaf community. Those two programs are:
Deaf Crisis Line – a 24-hour crisis hotline available for Deaf individuals who have ever been emotionally, physically or sexually abused (past or present) and are struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, or who just need someone to talk to. Trained crisis workers are fluent in sign language and available 24/7/365.

FREE sign language interpreting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing victims of crime, as well as for shelters, law enforcement, and victim service providers working with them. 

 Any assistance you can provide in getting the information out to Deaf individuals in your state would be greatly appreciated.
Let me know if you have any additional questions.
Lyndsey Dusanek
DeafLEAD (formerly The L.E.A.D Institute)
Office: 573-445-5005 |  VP: 573-303-5604 | Deaf Crisis Line: 321-800-3323
2505 West Ash  Columbia, MO 65203


FYI: Webmaster asked if the service covers Missouri or Nationwide, and their response was that they are in the process of expanding nationwide.  It is a useful resource to have.  Also attached are two letters of interest.


DeafLEAD Announces Videophone Crisis Line for the Deaf Community DeafLEAD Announces Free Interpreting Services for Deaf Victims of Crime

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Google Accessibility Trusted Tester Program

The Google Accessibility Engineering Team is looking for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing to become volunteer testers of new Google products with the purpose of providing accessibility feedback to the engineering teams here at Google.  If deemed a fit, the volunteer testers will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on some cool new products we’re working on, interact directly with teams at Google via email, phone and/or video chat, all while helping to make our products more accessible. 

For the pilot program, which may last up to one year, we are looking for tech-savvy users who are at least 18 years of age and reside in the U.S.  Anyone interested in volunteering for the program should fill out this survey, which is also linked at  If you feel people in your network may like to hear about the program, you may forward this invitation to fill out the survey.

Have questions about the program? Feel free to contact

Sign up form link: