Profanity in ASL presented by Richard "Ricky" Rose, Jr.

  • 07 Dec 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Liberty University, 1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, VA 24515


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Liberty University ASL Club and VRID present

"Everything You Wanted to Know About !*#^?#*!...

Profanity in ASL"

Presented by Richard "Ricky" Rose, Jr.

CEUS in Professional Studies Offered


Where:     Liberty University

                1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA  24515


When:      Saturday, December 7, 2019  1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 Cost:      VRID Members - $40

                Non-Members - $50

                VRID Student Members - $25

                Liberty University Interpreting Students - $20 (with code)

POC:       Karrigan Scott


Session Information:

The purpose of the workshop is to expose interpreters and interpreting students to risqué and taboo vocabulary in American Sign Language. The goal of the workshop is to familiarize participants with these terms so that they are more prepared to provide an accurate interpretation when they encounter this vocabulary out in the field. The workshop will involve discussion and ethical implications related to situations involving this type of vocabulary. Participants will be asked to predict the types of interpreting situations where they might encounter this type of vocabulary, what possible interpersonal demands they could face, and what possible controls may be utilized. Videotaping, streaming or recording of any kind will not be permitted during this presentation.

Presenter Biography:   

Hailing originally from New England, Richard “Ricky” Rose and his four siblings are proud alumni of the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Connecticut. Ricky holds a Bachelors degree in Social Work from Utah State University (2000) and a M.A. from Gallaudet University (2008). He presents on a variety if topics concerning Deaf Culture and ASL for both interpreter training programs as well as professional interpreting organizations. He currently works for Gallaudet University’s The ASLPI as the ASL Proficiency Evaluator, in addition to teaching online for both Gallaudet University and The Community College of Baltimore in Maryland. Ricky resides in Maryland with his wife and their five children.  

CEUs:  VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for CEUs in the content area of professional studies. No partial session CEUs will be awarded. Late arrivals will not receive CEUs.


Reasonable Accommodations:  If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact the POC by November 30th. Although requests for accommodations will be accepted after this date, VRID cannot guarantee the accommodation will be provided.

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