The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) has hired Vicki Bond as the organization’s Interpreter Assessment Coordinator. In her role, Bond will provide professional development opportunities for all American Sign Language interpreters, conduct workshops and trainings, assist with the licensure and complaint processes, establish an interpreter mentoring program and serve as the agency staff interpreter.
In 2009, Bond earned her Master of Arts degree in Interpretation from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. This was after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Deaf Studies with an emphasis in Interpreting from the University of Arizona in 2004. Her professional experience ranges from being an interpreter to an adjunct faculty member, teaching many different levels of interpreting.
Bond is an Arizona general licensed interpreter, a certified member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), a member of the Arizona Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (AZRID) and the chair of the Arizona RID Mentorship Committee.
“Vicki’s extensive experience and education in interpreting make her the ideal candidate for this position,” said Carmen Green, deputy director of the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing. “In conjunction with her professional membership involvement, we know she will be an asset to our team.”
Bond is a Phoenix resident.
Established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing residents, ACDHH serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss and aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. The purpose of the organization, and its commissioners, is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life.