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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 … 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 th Street - Suite 400 Silver Spring, MD v/tty Communication Access Center (CAC) 1631 Miller Road Flint, MI Communication Access Network, Inc. 925 Wappoo Road – Suite B Charleston, SC voice tty Daryl Crouse – President Communication Service for the Deaf 102 Krohn Place Sioux Falls, SD ) Voice/TTY Deaf-Talk, Inc. 607 Washington Road - Suite 302 Pittsburgh, PA Interpretek 1200A Scottsville Road - Suite 13 Rochester, NY

25 25 … Remote Interpreting … Interpreters Inc. P.O. Box 604 Wake Forest, NC Interpreting Solutions Inc S. Howell Avenue - Suite 305 Milwaukee WI Network Interpreting Service, LLC 322 E. Main Street Suite 300 Burley, ID and 4201 Mt. Voss St. San Diego, CA PantherCom Project University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee PO Box 413 Mitchell Hall 120 Milwaukee, WI Bambi Riehl – Director Sign Language Associates Inc Veirs Mill Road - Suite 506 Silver Spring, MD v/tty Sign On, Inc Dexter Avenue N. Suite 316 Seattle, WA voice tty

26 26 … Remote Interpreting … SignTalk America, LLC Broadway Woodside, New York Herb Amster, CEO Sorenson Communications Inc South Riverboat Road - Suite 300 Salt Lake City, Utah

27 27 … Remote Speech-to-Text … Caption First P.O. Box 1924 Lombard, IL Caption Reporters, Inc Pennsylvania Avenue - Suite 20 Upper Marlboro, MD Captions Unlimited of Nevada, Inc P.O. Box Reno, Nevada Cart Excellence,LLC Carolinas Captioning 3635 Stokes Avenue - Suite B Charlotte, NC Communique Interactive Solutions, Inc v tty

28 28 … Remote Speech-to-Text … Deaf Access Solutions 1819 Corcoran St NW - Suite B Washington DC, Hear Ink St. Louis, MO Quick Caption 4927 Arlington Avenue Riverside, CA RapidText 1801 Dove Street - Suite 101 Newport Beach, CA v tty RealTime Reporters Texas Closed Captioning 310 East 34th Street Austin, TX *

29 29 … Remote Speech-to-Text … Urban Caption 1999 Avenue of the Stars - Suite 1100 Century City, CA Park Avenue - 17th Floor New York, New York Viable Technologies 9401 Fox Hollow Drive Potomac, MD PantherCom Project University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee PO Box 413 Mitchell Hall 120 Milwaukee, WI Bambi Riehl – Director


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