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Let's Read the Americans With Disabilities Act. Seriously. Let's Read It. (Archived) (3 hrs)

Let's Read the Americans With Disabilities Act. Seriously. Let's Read It. (Archived) (3 hrs)

Regular price $35.00 Sale

This workshop was originally streamed live May 2017.

RID CEUs: 0.3 PS

Workshop Language: Spoken English (CC)

Cost: $35

Workshop Description:

You've heard about the ADA. You've talked about the ADA. You’ve invoked the ADA.  But have you ever read the ADA?  It is written in English.  Sort of.  In this workshop, we will read through the portions of the ADA that are relevant to our work as sign language interpreters for deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers.  We will learn how the law was enacted, what it actually says, how it is enforced, and how is had been interpreted by the courts.

Educational Objectives:

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify all regulations concerning sign language interpreters and deaf individuals
  • Define "disability" and "discrimination" as understood by the ADA
  • List "reasonable" accommodations, and understand what is "unreasonable"
  • Differentiate between what business are and are not required to do under the ADA
  • Name and understand two court decisions that have affected ADA enforcement

Presenter Bio:

ALEK LEV is an actor, writer, director, and American Sign Language interpreter. He has interpreted in Los Angeles and New York City since 1999, receiving his NIC-Master in 2010 and his Certificates of Interpretation and Transliteration in 2001. He has interpreted for three presidents, two Broadway shows, and one Beatle (Paul). As an actor, Alek has performed with the National Theater of the Deaf and Deaf West Theater, and outside the Deaf community in theaters in New York and Washington D.C. Alek co-stars in the Independent Spirit Award-winning feature film Conventioneers, and is the director, writer, and co-star of the feature-length horror film Ready or Not. From 2010 to 2014, Alek produced new media content for the CBS show How I Met Your Mother.

Alek received interpreting training at the Juilliard program Interpreting for the Theater, film training at New York University's Filmmaking Intensive, and theater training at both The National Theater of the Deaf and Wesleyan University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and English and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.


Full refunds will be given for all written (emailed) requests received within 30 days of purchase. No refunds will be given for requests received after that time but funds may be used toward a future Zaboosh workshop.


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Non-Discrimination Policy:

Zaboosh does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

This workshop is geared toward working ASL interpreters and interpreting students and will be presented in Spoken English.

*RID credits are sponsored by Zaboosh. Zaboosh is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for .3 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

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