Marie Griffin – conducting a workshop at DeafConnect, October, 2012. We sadly announce the death of Marie Griffin, Thursday, January 30, 2014. She was a dynamo in the interpreting field holding numerous RID certificates (CSC, CI, CT, OIC:C and SC:L). She taught interpreting at the University of Tennessee for 25 years, at Chattanooga State for 2 years, and at Maryville College for 4 years. Marie was the secretary of TRID 1996 – 2012 and has formerly served on the Board of both the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers. Marie was interpreter/teacher extraordinaire – always instructing, advising, encouraging, leading. We are truly blessed to have known you, to have been lead and influenced by you. Thank you and God bless.
A Lifeline for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in the Memphis Metropolitan Area
How you could make a difference…Imagine if it were you. You’re deaf or hard of hearing, your utilities are about to be cut off and no one is there to help you. Or maybe you have an urgent medical problem and need an interpreter. It’s tax time: You don’t understand the forms, and can’t communicate with an accountant. You have skills, but you need someone to assist you with communication during a job interview.
Where would you turn for assistance?
You could turn to DeafConnect of the Mid-South. We provide a lifeline for the deaf and hard of hearing in Memphis and the surrounding area. Anyone can sustain hearing loss at any age, and it can be gradual or sudden. It can affect the ability to read and write, as well as the ability to communicate. People who are in such a situation need accommodations.
We strive to improve the quality of life of the deaf & hard of hearing and, in turn, contribute to the overall growth and prosperity of the community.
Affiliated with the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults, DeafConnect of the Mid-South is governed by a Board of Directors composed of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people from a variety of professions and backgrounds.
DeafConnect of the Mid-South provides ASL Interpreter Services to Memphis and the Metropolitan area, upon request and dependent upon availability. Non-Emergency requests are best scheduled at least one week in advance. DeafConnect also provides deaf & hard of hearing individuals assistance with various applications, correspondence, advocacy and job placement.
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