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UNCG School of Ed. Building, Rm 118

1300 Spring Garden Street

Greensboro, NC

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Our WINKshop in April was such a success, we're bringing him back for an even BIGGER event!

Note: The interpreting workshop on Saturday is FULL! There are still spots available for Friday night and Saturday night.

If you're interested in being put on a waiting list for the Saturday workshop, email and if any spots open up you'll be notified on a first come, first served basis.

In October, CSDHH will be hosting a WINKend full of information and entertainment. Friday night we will have a workshop focused on the ADA and advocacy (free for members of the Community, CEUs approved for a small fee), Saturday we'll have an all-day interpreting workshop (similar to last time but on a different topic), and Saturday night will be an entertaining one-man show! See below for full descriptions.

Presented in Partnership with:

Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Midstate Committee of NCRID

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Professions in Deafness Program

A total of 0.8 CEUs available over the weekend!

These workshops will carry a total of 0.8 CEUs Professional Studies (PS) and are sponsored by NCRID (0.2 for Friday night, 0.6 for Saturday). NCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sposor for Continuing Education Activities

No partial CEU credit will be given for workshops.
Participants should bring their RID member number in order to receive CEU credit.

Workshops will be presented in ASL. For additional accommodations, please contact Kelle Owens - no later than 5 p.m. on September 23, 2016.

Course Descriptions:

Friday night - ADA and You:

Workshop open to the community and all working interpreters, reardless of certification. Deaf community members encouraged to attend. CEUs available (0.2) with paid registration. Friday afternoon, registration will open at 6:30 p.m. Workshop will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is essential to properly advocating for your rights as a Deaf American. To be able to explain clearly and to identify the correct titles that apply in any given situation is key to getting access and services you are entitled to under the law.

This workshop will focus on explaining the three (3) ADA titles that apply to the Deaf community and will help answer common questions. Learning about these can empower you to become an effective advocate for yourself and for your friends and family.


Workshop open to the community and all working interpreters, regardless of certification. Workshop povides 0.6 CEUs. *ITP/Deaf Studies students, email for student ticketing prices* Saturday morning, registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be on your own from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. There are many resutrant options in the Student Center on Campus (approx. 2 blocks from School of Ed. Building). Workshop will resume from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sign language interpreters seek message equivalency. The goal is to break the source message from its form and reconstruct the target message within the constraints of its linguistic system. This is parsing: to separate out and compartmentalize the message in order to unpack, understand, and practice English-to-ASL interpreting with detailed steps that utilize the interpreter’s abilities and knowledge of both languages.

This workshop will instruct participants on how to parse written English texts using a flowchart which will guide comprehension of the English text (and detachment from it) and provide structured choices for the target text. This deliberate practice provides the key to creating an internal framework for processed interpretation. With continued use and internalization of the process, participants will produce live work with more awareness and intentional choices for creating equivalent messages. *Presented in ASL*

Saturday Night - Gifts from my Deaf Father

This entertaining show is open to everyone: community members, interpreters, and students. *ITP/Deaf Studies students, email for student ticketing prices* Saturday evening, registration/doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Show will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.

Growing up with Deaf parents, Wink watched them recount their life story in American Sign Language (ASL). In 1987, Wink’s father was working nights at the post office with plans to go back to college when his life was redefined by the news that his wife’s car was hit by a train.

Wink’s mother’s accident framed the stories he grew up with. Looking back, he realizes just how much his parents taught him about life, hardship, love, the beauty of ASL, and the value of Deaf Culture. He witnessed firsthand ASL storytelling, being led through each scene and feeling the impact no matter how many times he’d seen the story. Those twists and turns he relived with his parents over the years have become part of him, eventually leading to the creation of My Father’s Gift. This show shares his parents’ powerful story.

Visit the scene of his mother’s accident, and the confusion at the hospital. See his father fight to defend what he believed was right, no matter the cost. Peek later into Wink’s kindergarten class where, as a child of Deaf adults (CODA), he had his first introduction to the hearing world. Audiences can expect joy, frustration, sadness, and hope on this journey. Watch as Wink shares his father’s many gifts.

See pricing chart for information on combo discount!


**Workshop will be presented in ASL. For additional accomodations, please contact Kelle no later than 5 p.m. on September 23, 2016**

 All proceeds, after expenses, will go to Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available in the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck (parking fee included in registration price).  The School of Education Building is a short walk from the deck.  Please click here to visit the parking website at UNCG to read more.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Kelle Owens at 336-275-8878 ext. 7 or email at with any questions or concerns.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is not required but attendees may want to have it in case.


What is the refund policy?

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. We must have your money in hand in order to reserve your space. *Refund policy: Requests for refunds must be made in writing to Kelle Owens at  Full refunds will be issued for requests made by 5pm on September 28. No partial refunds will be issued. 



Windell Smith Jr (Otherwise known as Wink) takes his passion with him across the United States to promote American Sign Language, Deaf rights, humorous comedy shows, and his one man show "My Father's Gift" which brings to life both the tragic, beautiful, and hilarious moments of both his own and his parents lives.

Learn more at his website here!

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