Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Topics to be addressed include:
KCDHH visor placard program
Strategies for positive interaction with law
Communications access in crisis situations
Emergency preparedness & 911 system
Other topics raised by the community
meetings will include ASL/English
interpreters and captioning services.
KCDHH encourages individuals, community service organizations, law
enforcement representatives and others interested in the above topics to
participate in these events.
information or to identify accommodations needs for participation please
contact KCDHH at 786-246-5077 (Videophone) or 785-368-8034 (voice).
TOPEKATuesday, Sept. 24 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Topeka Police/Shawnee Sheriff – Law Enforcement Center, Classroom A 320 S. Kansas Ave.
OLATHE Wednesday, Sept. 25 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Olathe Police HQ Training Room 501 E. 56 Highway
WICHITAThursday, Sept. 26
6:00 PM to
STATE MEETING KCDHH Commission Meeting – Teleconference call-in option is availableFriday, October 11, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Public Comment Session from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM KU Edwards Campus, Regnier Hall 369 Conference Room 12610 Quivira Rd, Overland Park KS 66213
for site visits in coordination with local communities may be made available whenever
feasible. Everyone is also welcome to submit written comments and/or videos
(7-minute limit please) in American Sign Language. Please submit to Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
DCF Administration Building, 555. S Kansas Avenue, 3rd Floor,
Topeka, Kansas 66603
At the June 29, 2019 Annual Meeting, KAI-RID voted to form an ad hoc committee to explore how best to restructure our organization. The committee is being finalized and is planning for the first meeting in September. Stay tuned for updates through email, social media, and this website!
The 2019-2020 membership year is now open! Please renew your membership by filling out the membership registration here, and purchasing your dues through the PayPal cart below. Thank you for your support of KAI-RID!
Filling out the membership form keeps our records updated so that you always receive our latest emails, announcements, reminders, and offers.
Choose your membership category in the drop down menu below, click “Add to Cart,” then pay through PayPal. You may add multiple items to your cart (i.e. paying for several memberships, or adding a membership and a donation).
Does the idea of interpreting auto mechanics make you break out in a cold sweat? Don’t know a philips head screwdriver from a spatula? Wonder what all those colorful wires mean? Come learn from skilled Deaf tradesmen at this informal, interactive workshop. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn!
Saturday, June 29th, 2019, 10:00am-12:00pm at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont, Lawrence, KS. Stay for lunch (included) followed by the KAI-RID Annual Business meeting from 1:00-3:00pm. Workshop worth 0.2 CEUs Professional Studies sponsored by Interpretek. $15 for KAI-RID members, $25 for non-members. The language of this workshop and business meeting will be in ASL.
Museum of Deaf History, Art, and Culture. 455 E Park St. Olathe, KS.
All are welcome! Attendance is free if you do not need CEUs. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and wear comfortable clothes. Contact Robin Olson, KAIRIDVicePresident@gmail.com with any questions!
This workshop will provide 0.3 CEUS (0.2 General, 0.1 Ethics). The cost is $30 for CEUs (non-member price) $15 for CEUs (KAI-RID Member price). Click here to register, and pay through the shopping cart below.
Recently there has been discussions within the interpreting community regarding the Kansas Senate Bill 230 and how it impacts interpreter registration in Kansas. See our email below with a Q&A with the Executive Director of KCDHH, Robert Cooper, for more information and clarifications about what this bill is and how it will affect your work!
We will also be hosting a Zoom video conference with Robert that is open to the public on Saturday, March 30th, from 3:00-4:00pm. If you have additional questions that were not addressed in the Q&A document, feel free to join us on Zoom to get your questions answered! Click the link below to join the meeting.
Join us for our next Community Conversation, “Advanced Ethics and Cultural Competency,” in partnership with KAD! It will be held on April 4th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Olathe Club for the Deaf, 221 S Chestnut St, Olathe, KS 66061, with a live streaming option at Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, KS 67260. This workshop is approved for 0.2 Ethics CEUS and is also a free, members only event. If you would like to become a member, please see our membership page!