For many in our community the moratorium on RID performance testing and certification, the decision to form a new LLC for testing, and transparency are topics that have been at the forefront of thought and discussion for the last quarter of 2015.
It is my hope that this Prezi may aid those wishing to stay abreast of or enter the conversation for the first time. I have collected communications from only three parties: the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and Street Leverage. The pieces included here have been published between the initial announcement of the moratorium 8/8/15 and 12/30/15.
I have tried to be sufficiently thorough for this to function as an equitable primer. The resources included in this primer are not an exhaustive collection of information on these topics. There are many more opinion pieces, thoughtful critiques, and other valuable pieces of the discussion to be found all over the internet.
I encourage you to use this Prezi as a point of departure for further reading. These conversations are worth having and they will shape the future of our field for some time. I look forward joining in these discussions with you all.
President, Arkansas RID