Deaf Interpreter Training

Deaf Interpreter Training

This Deaf Interpreter Training package includes 40 hours of Deaf Interpreter Training to satisfy the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)’s requirements prior to taking the Certified Deaf Interpreter Knowledge Exam. This training is designed to prepare Deaf Individuals who want to become interpreters and become familiar of the interpreting industry.

Topics Covered

Introduction to
(8 hours)

RID-NAD’s Code of
Professional Conduct
(8 hours)

Process of
(8 hours)

Interpreting Modalities:
Platform, Mirroring, Close Vision, DeafBlind, Consecutive, Simultaneous,
Visual Gestural Communications in various settings – (8 hours)

Deep Practice & Interpreting in Diverse Setting
(8 hours)

Must attend BOTH Sessions (Part I & II) to receive CEUs. No partial CEUs will be given.

Class Schedule & Details

Part I

February 28th – March 1st, 2020

Friday – 5pm to 9pm
Saturday – 8am to 5pm
Sunday – 8am to 5pm

Part II

April 3rd – 5th, 2020

Friday – 5pm to 9pm
Saturday – 8am to 5pm
Sunday – 8am to 5pm

Location: Deaf Action Center

3110 Cedar Plaza Lane Dallas, TX 75235





Meet the Trainers

M. Cody Francisco, M.S., CDI

M. Cody Francisco, M.S., CDI

M. Cody Francisco holds the position as MasterWord’s Senior Advisor for Language Access Solutions and is a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) in the Houston, Texas area. He attended Oklahoma State University for his Bachelor’s in Human Resource: Organizational Development. He also attended Rochester Institute of Technology and obtained his Bachelors of Social Work and Master’s in Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus in Deaf Studies and Counseling.

Prior to joining MasterWord, he held leadership positions for a large Video Relay Service provider, Interpreting Agencies, and was a former representative for Region IV of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Cody carries over 16 years of experience in the industry as well as being an adjunct professor for several Interpreter Training Programs in Oklahoma and Texas. He has provided numerous of educational training for legal advocacy and solutions for effective communication, including in Emergency Management Training and Medical Interpreting. Cody has been awarded as a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID – Certification #49098).

Ann Horn, M.S., BEI- Level III-I

Ann Horn, M.S., BEI- Level III-I

Ann Horn provides over 30 years of experience as a highly accomplished professional interpreter with diverse experience poised to transition solid background in the interpreting profession in the Austin, Texas area. Ann has recently retired and is currently working on her doctorate’s degree at Lamar University.

Her experience includes as a former employee for the State of Texas’ Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) under the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) working on various projects related to services within the Interpreting and Deaf communities. Ann has received numerous of trainings on Deaf Interpreting and was involved with Deaf Interpreter Curriculum through the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) and was awarded as a National Deaf Interpreter Trainer. Ann has been awarded with the State of Texas’ Board for Evaluation of Interpreters – Level III – Intermediary (Level III-I) certification.

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*In order to attend Part II, you MUST pay for the 2nd installment by 3/30/20.
You must attend BOTH Sessions (Part I & II) to receive CEUs. No partial CEUs will be given.

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