Providing Access to Find Solace

RGC-Access was pleased to be invited to talk with the staff at Solace Crisis Treatment Center in Santa Fe, NM. Solace provides support to individuals experiencing sexual violence and other traumatic events. We commend them for always providing access to interpreting services and we enjoyed the opportunity to present to their staff.

One of our lead interpreters, Rebecca De Santis, teamed up with Mark Ramirez, a local Deaf community member and social worker to create this powerful presentation. Mark talked about Deafness, intersectionality, and the impacts of audism as he engaged the audience to think critically about how to approach work with a Deaf individual experiencing trauma. Rebecca spoke toward the use of Sign Language interpreters, building trust as a team, and the benefits of bringing in Deaf interpreters.

For more information about Solace Crisis Treatment Center, visit their site: https://www.findsolace.org

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New Website, Who Dis?

Hello RGCA Community!

We have some exciting news! We’ve been diligently working to update our website and it is finally here. Yay! We are thrilled to launch the new and improved www.rgc-access.org.

We worked with Santa Fe local web-tech Padraic O’Neill to switch our site from a Wordpress platform to the more modern, easier to work with Squarespace. With our new website, we wanted to showcase our strengths and commitment to this amazing community, while at the same time being user friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

You will notice a few changes, but don’t worry, making an interpreter request is still as easy as ever. Just click on the Request an Interpreter tab, same as before, and fill out our simple request form. It is that easy!

You might also notice that we added more information about who we are individually that make up our well-rounded RGCA team. You can find this info on the Contact Us page. We also added information about contracting with us as an interpreter, and our Bridge to Work internship that is offered once a year to recent grads on our Work With Us page.

“Our most exciting new feature is definitely our Blog, Access News!”

And the most exciting new feature is definitely our new Blog! Access News will provide information about events and will highlight what we are working on in the community. We will also be linking our blog posts to our FaceBook account, so feel free to follow us there, too!

We hope you like our new website as much as we do! See you all in the community soon!

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Bridge to Work Applications Closed

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We are pleased to announce that we had 12 applicants for our Bridge to Work internship program! We are excited that applications have been closed and we will begin interviews next week! We are excited to bring 2-3 new interns into the community with us to provide access for our Deaf community. Let’s train them up and get them certified! We thank the Deaf community in championing us in our efforts to grow quality interpreters in our state.

Congratulations to our previous interns, Tristan Lenzo, Gabby Rivera, Sierra Knight, and Erick Rodriguez! We look forward to working with you all in the community for years to come!