Please join us for our DIRC
meetings are usually held on the 3rd Friday of every month, unless otherwise
noted. Topics are selected monthly.
Next meeting will be Saturday, April 28th, 2012, 10am-12pm
Community Meeting, 12pm-1pm pizza and salad.
Where – LaGuardia
Community College, Building E, Room 500
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
salad, soda/water will be served immediately following the DIRC meeting until
This is an open forum to discuss concerns and
ideas about how to best work together and we will demonstrate how
interpreters can team together in different situations.
New York State Licensure of Sign Language Interpreters
Who: Deaf Community members and
Read more in the recent
Download the updated
draft of the bill that will be discussed.
If you are
deaf-blind and need interpreting services, please contact
Debbie Swamback at DIRC@nycmetrorid.org to request
meetings are conducted in ASL with NO voice
Click for DIRC History
check this page often for updates.
History of DIRC:
The idea for
DIRC came from the first Allies conference hosted by Region 1 RID in 1992.
Members form Metro who participated in this conference realized that there
were huge conflicts between Deaf consumers and interpreters in our community.
They met with several Deaf organizations in NYC to present the idea of DIRC.
Once leaders in the Deaf community joined RID's efforts, the idea caught on
and DIRC has been a huge success. NYC Metro RID has been hosting DIRC
meetings since 1995.
When Debbie Swamback was asked to describe DIRC in 30 words or less,
you figure out interpreters and their behavior?
INTERPETERS! Can you figure out Deaf and their behavior?
COME to DIRC
and LEARN about each other."