The Diversity Council recognizes the intent of this motion but does not support the motion as written. Providing professional development opportunities in sign language requires a culture shift among presenters, hosting organizations, and workshop participants to ensure professional development opportunities reflect the value of using sign language during these interactions.
The RID Board of Directors shares their comments as follows:
BOD of RID
The PDC role is, “To advise the RID Board of Directors and assists RID Headquarters in the oversight of the policies and standards for the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) and the Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program.”
While Puerto Rico is not the most geographically isolated place in the United States, we are isolated enough from the mainland that we believe this motion, if passed, would have an adverse impact to RID certified members living and working in Puerto Rico, both financially and in terms of professional morale. We respectfully submit the following testimony in opposition to this motion:
POSITION: Testing Director
CLASSIFICATION: Director Level, Full‐time, Salaried, Exempt
REPORTS TO: CASLI Board of Managers