Emcees, Keynotes and Awardees
As a co-founder of Language Matters, Inc. (LMI), Earl developed interpreter and transliterator training material and college coursework. As a co-founder of the Testing, Evaluation, and Certification Unit, Inc. (TECUnit), the national certifying body for cued language transliterators, he co-designed and implemented the Cued Language Transliterator National Certification Examination (CLTNCE), the Cued Language State Level Assessment (CLTSLA), and the Code of Conduct that guides the work of cued language transliterators. Earl has worked extensively as a cued language transliterator (CLT) and signed language interpreter (SLI) in community, educational, and VRS settings, and has served as an interpreter educator since 1987.
Most recently, he served as the Director of Certification for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), the national certifying body for signed language interpreters. His research interests include the effects of mode upon variation, ranging from phonologic to pragmatic manifestations. His Master’s research examines the goal, role, results, and efficacy of signed language interpreting in educational settings, motivated by the outcomes of language and power inequities confronted by deaf and hard-of-hearing children who use signed language interpreters.
He currently serves as co-editor of the Gallaudet University Press “Studies in Interpretation” series
Angela Titus Kuhn
Master of Ceremonies
In addition, Mrs. Kuhn serves as the director of ISD’s annual week-long Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. She graduated from MacMurray College with a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education in 1998. She then earned her Master’s degree from Lewis University in Educational Administration in 2005.
Mrs. Kuhn has consistently supported ISD’s movement to incorporate Cued American English into its bilingual program for deaf students from across the state of Illinois over the past six years.
Award Categories and RecipientsCueing Leadership Award: for leadership in activities that impact the use and awareness of Cued Speech
Tom Shull, Sarina Roffe’, Suhad Keblawi, Penny and Eddie Hakim, Angela Kuhn, Kitri Kyllo and Karen Doenges.
Cueing Educator Award: for excellence and innovative leadership in promoting the use of Cued Speech in Education:
Dr. Polly Earl, Lorac Lawton, Dr. Cathy Rasmussen, Kathleen Bull, Dr. Guita Movallali, Ann Worsfold / Cued Speech Center UK; A.L.P.C. of France.
Cueing Service Award: for research, development and/or support of activities that promote the use of Cued Speech:
Michael Argenyi, Brigitte Charlier, Nicole Dugan, Catherine Hage, Angela Laptewicz, Jeff Maslin, Rob McIntosh, Courtney Branscome Poole and Lisa Weiss.
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