8 Tips When Using an Interpreter

When possible, please provide the agency with agendas, presentations and any other materials prior to the appointment. Try to maintain good eye contact with the Deaf consumer as Deaf culture relies heavily on facial expressions and body language to support full communication. Usually it is best if you and the interpreter are within the sightline of the Deaf consumer. Work with the Deaf consumer and interpreter to determine the best…

Join Our Specialty Lists and Get More Assignments

West Virginia Assignments Working interpreters in WV must meet the state’s standards for qualifications and be registered with the West Virginia Registry of Interpreters (WVRI). This is available for anyone who has an EIPA 3.0+, VQAS 2-2 or higher or RID Certification. Please go to West Virginia Registry of Interpreters and fill out the form. Once you have your license, send a copy to terpadmin@hissign.com and we will update your…

Protect Your Future with Professional Liability Insurance

Why This Is So Important As Independent contractors, you have the same legal liability and risks as agencies and larger firms. Such liabilities can lead to financial losses. If you work in high risk settings such as mental & behavioral health, medical and legal settings (just to name a few), you should seriously consider protecting your livelihood with a Professional Liability Insurance policy. What are the Benefits? Also known as “Errors and…

Welcome to Our Newsletter

Welcome to the very first issue of HIS Sign Happenings! Before I talk about this newsletter, some introductions. I am Brian Hammrich, CEO of HIS Sign and more importantly, married to Christina Hammrich, the owner of HIS Sign. To read more about each of us as well as our HIS Sign team, check out our bios. To find out how HIS Sign started, check out our story! Now, on to…

Welcome to TERP Talk

Welcome to the very first issue of TERP Talk! Before I talk about this newsletter, some introductions. I am Brian Hammrich, CEO of HIS Sign and more importantly, married to Christina Hammrich, the owner of HIS Sign. To read more about each of us as well as our HIS Sign team, check out our bios. To find out how HIS Sign started, check out our story! Now, on to the…

Get “Happy” With Deaf Film Camp CM7

Go To Your “Happy” Place This fun to watch video is all you need to reach sheer joy! Feel free to dance like no one is watching!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3KSKS3TTbc

Kids Sign the Darndest Things

HIS Sign Scheduling Manager, Michelle Wenck developed an interest in sign language around age 8.  She told us when she was in third grade, her babysitter thought it would be funny to teach her how to sign “cuss words.”  Little Michelle thought this was the coolest thing, “to be able to speak with your hands” (for the record, she had no idea what the words meant).  We use the term…

Kids Sign the Darndest Things

HIS Sign Scheduling Manager, Michelle Wenck developed an interest in sign language around age 8.  She told us when she was in third grade, her babysitter thought it would be funny to teach her how to sign “cuss words.”  Little Michelle thought this was the coolest thing, “to be able to speak with your hands” (for the record, she had no idea what the words meant).  We use the term…