Vocational Rehabilitation

NURIEC is committed to work with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) providers in order to promote and realize effective utilization of interpreter services by professionals when working with their deaf and deafblind consumers. NURIEC will address the shortage of interpreters in VR setting through its various initiatives:


NURIEC will provide a series of four webinars to VR personnel to promote effective utilization of interpreting resources. With advisory and outreach support from Regions I and II of TACE, the webinars will address topics on VR interpreter needs assessments and implications, the Deaf Self-Advocacy Training curriculum, how to work effectively with interpreters, and the deaf interpreter.

Target Audience for the 2013 webinars: VR specialists, State Coordinators of the Deaf (SCDs), VR interpreters, Mentors and Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf and HOH (RCDs).


The webinar archives are available on the NCRTM website.

Interpreter Education Program Administrator Trainings

NURIEC hosts an annual training of Interpreter Education Program administrators. In year four of the grant, the topic to be addressed is VR interpreting resources and practicum placement for IEP students.

Mentoring Toolkit

The Mentoring Toolkit has VR specific resources.

Local Partner Network (LPN)

Our LPN includes VR personnel who actively advise our activities and their evaluation.

  • Contact

    Regional Interpreter Education Center
    American Sign Language Program
    405 Meserve Hall
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA 02115
    617-373-8262 voice
    857.366.4195 VP and voice
    617-373-3065 fax

    Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center