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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) wrote a letter in October 2015 addressing the opportunity to pursue innovative measures to decrease cost and improve assistive hearing devices. The Hearing Loss Association of America has been working to provide papers for the council’s consideration. The PCAST Meeting in September where the recommendations were made can be found here. The letter titled “Aging America & Hearing Loss: Imperative of Improved Hearing Technologies” can be found here.
At the 2015 RID National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in August, RID announced a moratorium would be placed on awarding certifications while the RID Board and Headquarters evaluated how the organization should proceed with the certification process.
A risk assessment was conducted and the results have been delivered to the RID Board, which will consider them during their meeting December 15-20, 2015 on the Gallaudet University campus in Washington, DC.
Interpreters were able to register for performance exams through October 1, and exams must be taken by December 31. No certifications will be issued after December 31 until the moratorium is lifted. Interpreters will continue to be able to take written exams during the moratorium, and no currently valid certifications will be impacted. Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) requirements for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) remain unchanged.
RID has reported that they processed 832 applications for performance exams from the time the moratorium was announced until the October 1 registration deadline. This represents more than five times the number of registrations received the previous year during that time period.
More information regarding the moratorium may be found at the RID website in both English and ASL.
The New Mexico Signed Language Interpreting Practices Board is working with their attorney to determine how they can best mitigate issues caused by the moratorium for interpreters holding Provisional Signed Language Interpreter licenses.
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