Background

The Gallaudet University Regional Interpreter Education Center (GURIEC) was funded by the Department of Education Rehabilitation Service Administration to provide and sponsor activities that increase the number and diversity of qualified interpreters. To effectively accomplish this task and to maximize resources, expertise, funding, and leadership, GURIEC joined forces with five other RSA-funded Centers across the United States to create the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC). NCIEC built partner networks with interpreter education service providers, practitioners, educators, and consumers locally, regionally and nationally.

Areas of Focus: The National Consortium was involved in many activities in service to interpreters and interpreter-related programs, and work teams were established through the National Consortium to focus on specific priorities with specific end-goals.

Areas of focus include, but were not limited to:

Deaf Interpreters

Deaf Self-Advocacy Training (DSAT)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Healthcare Interpreting

Interpreter Shortage

Interpreting via Video (VRI/VRS)

Interpreting for DeafBlind individuals

Legal Interpreting

Mentorship

Trilingual Interpreting (ASL/English/Spanish)

GURIEC was re-awarded the Interpreter Training Program grant for 2010-2016 from the US Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration, and successfully worked with stakeholders, collaborators, and our Interpreter Education Center partners during the 2010 - 2016 grant cycle.

The Gallaudet University Regional Interpreter Education Center (GURIEC) is funded by the Department of Education Rehabilitation Service Administration to provide and sponsor activities that will increase the number and diversity of qualified interpreters. To effectively accomplish this task and to maximize resources, expertise, funding, and leadership, GURIEC has joined forces with five other RSA-funded Centers across the United States to create the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC). We work to build partner networks with interpreter education service providers, practitioners, educators, and consumers locally, regionally and nationally.

The National Consortium is involved in many activities in service to interpreters and interpreter-related programs, and work teams have been established through the National Consortium to focus on specific priorities with specific end-goals. Areas of focus include but are not limited to Deaf Advocacy Training, Interpreting Shortage, DeafInterpreting, Legal Interpreting, Diversity, Healthcare Interpreting, Mentoring, and Interpreting Via Video.

GURIEC was re-awarded the Interpreter Training Program grant for 2010- 2015 from the US Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration. We look forward to working with stakeholders, collaborators, and our Interpreter Education Center partners during the 2010 - 2015 grant cycle.