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Resources/Training for Interpreters

Boston University The Center for Study of Communication and the Deaf
School of Education
Boston University
One Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215
Robert Hoffmeister, Director
617-353-5191 voice and TTY, or e-mail

College of the Holy Cross
ASL/Deaf Studies Program
Stein 430
One College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
John Pirone
508-762-1171 or

Holyoke Community College
Deaf Studies Program
303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, MA 01040
Claire Sanders, Chair
Phone: 413-552-2782 TTY

Northeastern University
American Sign Language Program
405 Meserve Hall
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
Dennis Cokely, Director
Phone: 617-373-3064 V / 617-373-3067 TTY

National Interpreter Education Center
ATTN: Cathy Cogen, Director
405 Meserve Hall
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-373-3027 V / 857-366-4190 VP

Northern Essex Community College
Interpreter Training Program/Deaf Studies and American Sign Language Programs
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Luce Aubrey, Program Coordinator
Phone: 978-556-3662 or 978-241-7078 VP

Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Collegiate Education for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098
Gary Greco, Director
(860) 469-3138 (voice/videophone)

Rochester Institute of Technology - National Technical Institute for the Deaf
ASL-English and Interpretation Education Program
Lyndon Baines Johnson Bldg. Room 3605 52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
Dr. Kim Brown Kurz, Chairperson
Phone: (585) 475-6255 V or (585) 286-5511 VP
Web: (NTID) or

University of NH at Manchester
Interpreter Training Program
Deaf Studies Program
400 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH. 03102
Jack Hoza, Director
Phone: 603-641-4143 Voice
603-622-4511 TTY

University of Southern Maine
Dept. of Linguistics
ASL/English Interpreting
65 Exeter Street
Portland, ME 04104
Brenda Schertz, ASL Program Director
207-766-7098 VP


State Level Screening for Interpreters


Massachusetts Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Heidi L. Reed, Commissioner
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-740-1600 Voice or 866-470-2515 VP

New Hampshire

Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Program for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Contact: Dee Clanton 603-271-3877 or e-mail
Or Lynn Littlefield 603-271-3471 to be sent packet of information.
Please provide your address in any correspondence.


Professional Organizations

National RID, Inc.
333 Commerce St.
Alexandria. VA. 22314

VT Interpreter Referral Service (VIRS)
28 Vernon St - Third Floor
Brattleboro, VT. 05301
800-639-1519 or (802) 254-3920
802-275-0104 VP

VT Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (VTRID)
Cory Brunner and Kristal Hier, Co-Presidents


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