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1 1 ROOTing Service Delivery: Interpreters find their WINGS in the world of VRS Strategy - Structure - Funding

2 2 … Objectives … Participants will… Learn New Strategies to Address the Critical Need to Find Interpreters Gain Information about Creative Ways to Fund Interpreting Services Be Encouraged to Share Positive and Creative Solutions to Address Interpreting Needs

3 3 … Outline … Funding Finding Services Communicating with Administrators Remote Services Other Accommodation Options Legal Considerations

4 4 Creative Solutions for Funding Interpreting Services

5 5 Creative In House Ideas

6 6 … In House … Hire Staff Interpreters: Pros/Cons –PEPNet Interpreter Survey Hire Part-Time Interpreters –Benefits –Swing Schedules Consider Student Fee Structure Bill Other Departments

7 7 Resource Sharing: Statewide and Institutional Strategies

8 8 … Resource Sharing … System Wide Agreements –Board of Regents –VR Agreements Subcontracts Between Institutions Sharing Interpreter Lists/Contacts

9 9 Creative Solutions for Finding Interpreting Services

10 10 … Finding Services … www.rid.org Creative Incentives –Parking, Tuition, Fitness, Discounts, Housing… –Offer Continuing Education and/or Diagnostics Borrow/Barter Interpreter Training Programs

11 11 … Finding Services … Establish Partnerships with Other Institutions – PROJECT REACH Schools Working Together to Meet Interpreting Needs: Three Successful Wisconsin Interpreting Subcontracting Projects PEPNet 2006 Conference Session Friday - April 7 th - 3:30 pm

12 12 Viterbo College Winona State (Minnesota) 29 miles 1 mile LaCrosse, Wisconsin UW- LaCrosse 1 mile WWT C St. Marys University (Minnesota) 29 miles … Project Reach …

13 13 Communicating with Administrators (the pitch and the challenges)

14 14 … Communicating … Strategies to Explain Costs –Spread Costs over All Students –Divide Costs in Terms of Credits, GPA, Retention… Educating and Networking

15 15 Remote Services Now & the Future (another piece of the puzzle) VRI

16 16 … Remote Services … Education and Technology –Working Together Projects and Resources –The PantherCom Project Independent and Private Sector Vendors

17 17 … Postscript … Considering Other Accommodations TEXT Relay Typewel l CART VRI Pagers C-Print

18 18 … Other Accommodations … Text Accommodation Options –Stenography - CART –C-Print –Typewell –Instant Messaging –Text Messaging – Pagers –Conference Calls MUST be Fluent in ENGLISH -

19 19 Legal Considerations

20 20 … Legal Considerations … FCC Regulations –VRI vs. VRS Getting Your Legal House in Order –Documentation –Preparation for Audits –Protecting Your Institution

21 21 … Objectives Review … Participants will… –Learn New Strategies to Address the Critical Need to Find Interpreters –Gain Information about Creative Ways to Fund Interpreting Services –Be Encouraged to Share Positive and Creative Solutions to Address Interpreting Needs

22 22 … Thank You …

23 23 … Remote Services … The Following List May Not Be Complete, and it is Ever Changing. Inclusion Should Not be Considered an Endorsement by the Postsecondary Education Programs Network.

24 24 … Remote Interpreting … Birnbaum Interpreting Services 8555 16th Street - Suite 400 Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-587-8885 v/tty BISCoord@bisworld.com www.bisworld.com Communication Access Center (CAC) 1631 Miller Road Flint, MI 48503 810-239-3112 info@cacdhh.org www.cacdhh.org Communication Access Network, Inc. 925 Wappoo Road – Suite B Charleston, SC 29407 866-411-8377 voice 877-411-8377 tty Daryl Crouse – President daryl@caninterpreters.com www.caninterpreters.com Communication Service for the Deaf 102 Krohn Place Sioux Falls, SD 57103 866) 291-8267 Voice/TTY interpretingonline@c-s-d.org www.csdinterpretingonline.com Deaf-Talk, Inc. 607 Washington Road - Suite 302 Pittsburgh, PA 15228 info@deaf-talk.com 877-229-8119 www.deaf-talk.com Interpretek 1200A Scottsville Road - Suite 13 Rochester, NY 14624 info@interpretek.com 888-273-0277 info@interpretek.com www.interpretek.com

25 25 … Remote Interpreting … Interpreters Inc. P.O. Box 604 Wake Forest, NC 27588 866-678-8686 iinc@interpretersinc.com www.interpretersinc.com Interpreting Solutions Inc. 4369 S. Howell Avenue - Suite 305 Milwaukee WI 53207 414-727-8778 coordinator@interpretingsolutionsinc.com www.interpretingsolutionsinc.com Network Interpreting Service, LLC 322 E. Main Street Suite 300 Burley, ID 83318 and 4201 Mt. Voss St. San Diego, CA 92117 800-284-1043 nis@aslnis.com www.ASLNIS.com PantherCom Project University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee PO Box 413 Mitchell Hall 120 Milwaukee, WI 53201 414-229-2343 Bambi Riehl – Director briehl@uwm.edu www.uwm.edu/dept/panthercom Sign Language Associates Inc. 11002 Veirs Mill Road - Suite 506 Silver Spring, MD 20902 301-946-9710 v/tty info@signlanguage.com www.signlanguage.com Sign On, Inc. 1414 Dexter Avenue N. Suite 316 Seattle, WA 98109 206-632-7100 voice - 206-632-7200 tty Terps@SignOnASL.com www.SignOnASL.com

26 26 … Remote Interpreting … SignTalk America, LLC 55-02 Broadway Woodside, New York 11377 718-458-2211 Herb Amster, CEO hamster@signtalkamerica.com www.signtalkamerica.com Sorenson Communications Inc. 4393 South Riverboat Road - Suite 300 Salt Lake City, Utah 84123 801-287-9400 www.sorensonvri.com

27 27 … Remote Speech-to-Text … Caption First P.O. Box 1924 Lombard, IL 60148 800-825-5234 info@captionfirst.com www.captionfirst.com Caption Reporters, Inc. 9450 Pennsylvania Avenue - Suite 20 Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 301-599-1899 lcarter@captionreporters.com www.captionreporters.com Captions Unlimited of Nevada, Inc P.O. Box 20905 Reno, Nevada 89515 775-746-3534 www.captionsunlimited.com Cart Excellence,LLC 866-212-9704 info@cartexcellence.com www.cartexcellence.com Carolinas Captioning 3635 Stokes Avenue - Suite B Charlotte, NC 28210 704.552.6753 info@carolinas-captioning.com www.carolinas-captioning.com Communique Interactive Solutions, Inc. 540-775-7742 v - 540-775-1533 tty CIS@text2u.com www.text2u.com

28 28 … Remote Speech-to-Text … Deaf Access Solutions 1819 Corcoran St NW - Suite B Washington DC, 20009 202-234-2899 info@bayfirst.com www.deafaccess.com Hear Ink St. Louis, MO 63114 314-427-1113 info@hearink.com www.hearink.com Quick Caption 4927 Arlington Avenue Riverside, CA 92504 951-779-0787 Info@QuickCaption.com www.quickcaption.com RapidText 1801 Dove Street - Suite 101 Newport Beach, CA 92660 949-399-9200 v - 949-399-9273 tty info@rapidtext.com www.rapidtext.com RealTime Reporters 831-335-7792 info@rtreporters.com www.rtreporters.com Texas Closed Captioning 310 East 34th Street Austin, TX * 78705 512-480-0210 txcaption@austin.rr.com www.texascaption.com

29 29 … Remote Speech-to-Text … Urban Caption 1999 Avenue of the Stars - Suite 1100 Century City, CA 90067 310-525-3504 300 Park Avenue - 17th Floor New York, New York 10022 212.572.6284 info@UrbanCaption.com www.urbancaption.com Viable Technologies 9401 Fox Hollow Drive Potomac, MD 20854 877-219-0662 info@viabletechnologies.com www.viabletechnologies.com PantherCom Project University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee PO Box 413 Mitchell Hall 120 Milwaukee, WI 53201 414-229-2343 Bambi Riehl – Director briehl@uwm.edu www.uwm.edu/dept/panthercom


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