Project Title

The Collaborative for the Advancement of Teaching Interpreting Excellence (CATIE) Center: Advancing the Quality and Quantity of Interpreters through Effective Practices

Date Awarded



ASL and Interpreting

Project Description

Laurie Swabey, PhD, Professor, received a $1,680,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to advance the development of a regional center by providing resources, products and programs that maximize the quality and access to a sufficient number of qualified interpreters to meet the communication needs of deaf individuals, particularly historically underserved populations, including deaf and deaf-blind consumers of vocational rehabilitation. To this end, the CATIE Center will 1) Provide educational opportunities based on effective practices 2) Serve as a resource center to the region on interpreting, interpreter education and self-advocacy for deaf consumers 3) Collaborate with the National Center, and other regional centers (RIECs) and partners to provide highly coordinated, cost effective and non-duplicative programming 4) Continue to be responsible and ethical stewards of public funding by evaluating every aspect of our work, ensuring that measurable outcomes are achieved. This is a renewal of the original award from 2005, in which Dr. Swabey was awarded $1.5 million.

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