Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

SCRID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). It is the mission of the Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to promote best practices, equity, and representation within the profession of Sign Language Interpreting; provide professional development and education for current and future practitioners; serve as a forum for ongoing assessment of and response to community needs; and, advocate to the public for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for users of both sign languages and spoken languages.


  • 12/04/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom)


Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Presents:


Presented by Vyron Kinson

December 4, 2021

12:00 - 2:00 pm PST

0.20 CEUs Professional Studies, PPO

* No partial CEUs will be provided *


SCRID/Reg V AC Members 


SCRID/Reg V AC Student Members


Non-SCRID Members


Deaf Community Members (non-interpreters)


Due to the financial hardship many are facing right now, SCRID will be covering part of the cost for the workshop so that we can bring discounted rates to our members.


Event Description: 

This workshop teaches participants all about Black ASL (BASL), while fostering positive and open dialogue. We'll discuss who uses BASL, when people use BASL, where you may see BASL during your work, and the importance of historically black universities and colleges.

Participants will: 

  1. Examine when, what, why, and how the BASL was created and who was involved; 

  2. Explain why the “B” handshape signing for BLACK has been restricted to use by nonblack persons;

  3. Analyze evidence that long-term segregation still exists between white and black people; 

  4. And identify the essential roles that Black/BIPOC Professionals provide in the ASL and interpreting fields.

RID CEUs: 0.20 PS CEUs 

This workshop will be conducted in American Sign Language (no voice interpretation will be provided).

For any questions, please feel free to email 

Location: Online (Zoom)

We will email you a zoom link to the workshop 24 hours before the start of the workshop. This workshop is designed for ALL knowledge levels.

About the Presenter

 (Photo description: Vyron is a brown-skinned man standing with his arms crossed, his left side angled towards the camera, smiling broadly. He is wearing a long-sleeved, black button-down shirt with a collar. The background is blurry, showing colors of gray and green.)

Vyron Kinson lives in Atlanta, GA. Currently, he works full-time with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) as a Communication Specialist. He also has various part-time positions: Atlanta Area School for the Deaf as an ASL Teacher, Georgia Parent Infant Network Educational Service as a Deaf Mentor, CATIE Center: Graduation to Certification Project as a Co-Facilitator and ASL Mentor; ASL Diagnostic Service LLC as owner and Deaf Interpreter and he is also a freelance Disco Jockey.

Vyron obtained a Master‘s Degree in Sign Language Education in August 2020 at his alma mater, Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Vyron graduated from Gallaudet University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. 

Besides working and studying, Vyron contributes his time and energy to volunteer with the following: Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf as a Member at Large Representative; National Alliance of Black Interpreters-Atlanta Chapter as a member; Georgia Stakeholder Advisory Committee as Black Deaf Adult; National Black Deaf Advocates as Southern Regional Representative.

SCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This workshop is offered for 0.2 Professional Studies CEUs.  

SCRID Cancellation Policy:

In the event that SCRID cancels an event, refunds or transfers to future SCRID events are possible. Pre-registrants will be notified immediately upon cancellation.

Refunds: for individual registration cancellations may be requested if SCRID receives notification of said cancellation 3 days prior to the event. Registrations are non-refundable for late cancellations after this date without verification of serious circumstances to be determined by the SCRID board on a case-by-case basis.  Email to request refunds stating the event name, event date and justification for late cancellation. All requests for refunds for late cancellations must be approved by the SCRID board.

Non-Discrimination: Presenter and participants agree to foster an environment of mutual respect free from bias of any kind. 

Reasonable Accommodations:  Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received two weeks in advance of this event by contacting



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