On-Line Book Club

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Our on-line interpreter book clubs are a way for professional interpreters to discuss relevant texts with colleagues across the country (and abroad), moderated and overseen by RID Sponsor: Ginevra Deianni.  Book clubs are 1 month long (4 weeks, specified), with a weekly guided reflection question to answer on-line.  Participants purchase their own book upon registration at any bookseller of their choice, in their preferred format: many books have an e-book option, and some are available for rental at your local library. There is no specific time to log on - interpreters follow weekly deadlines for posting responses at their own pace to keep the group on track together, but flexibility & extensions are offered if needed. Participants write a weekly reflection about the book we read through guiding questions posted to our discussion board, and respond to each other to create meaningful dialogue on the topic. We use Google Groups as our format (all email address work with google groups - not only gmail addresses).   CEUs are awarded at the end of each session upon successful completion.  All RID CEUs are overseen & administered by Ginevra Deianni, RID Sponsor.

To register for an upcoming bookclub, see below:


""Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing People"

by: The National Association for the Deaf 

This book offers a comprehensive description of the statutes that prohibit discrimination against deaf and hard of hearing people.  It is written in easy-to-understand language, describing the core legislation and laws and their critical importance since their inception: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and new regulations to its Title II and the Twenty-First Century Communications Video and Accessibility Act.  This book club group will discuss these laws outlined in the book and their effects on our everyday work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers.  This session offers Legal Specialization credits for participants who require it for their certification needs.  This book is considered the most comprehensive reference of legal information for deaf and hard of hearing people now available and helps us, as professionals, maneuver the system in a way that empowers both ourselves and the Deaf people for the best possible outcomes.

Registration open NOW through January 5, 2018

Upon registration, an invitation to join the closed Google Group will be sent to you along with the RID CEU paperwork.  Participants must purchase their own book (available at any book seller and/or local library of their choice).  

0.7 Professional Studies CEUs, or 7 clock hours.     /     Cost:  $82

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs.



February 2018: "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America" by: Michael Eric Dyson

March 2018:  "Deaf Professionals and Designated Interpreters" by: Peter C Hauser (available only to rent as an electronic read in 30-day expiring PDF format for $5.  Download onto any computer.  The link to rental purchase will be send upon registration)

Spring 2018 Books to Come!

"The Mask of Benevolence: Enabling the Deaf Community" by: Harlan Lane

"Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman's story of identity, love & adoption" by: Brandi Rarus



 (book selections are subject to change)