ASL Community Organizations

ASL Community Organizations and Resources


Below is a list of suggested places outside of Collin College where you can go to practice ASL. Please note that not all of these locations are approved for course assignments or internships. Each instructor is different, so please refer to your course-specific syllabus to determine which locations meet the requirements for course credit and/or internships. When in doubt, ask your instructor.


Deaf Community Network

This website features news/information for and about the Texas Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Click the calendar for suggestions of events you may attend, or you can subscribe to the Deaf Network newsletter for regular updates. 


Deaf Action Center (DAC)

The Deaf Action Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in North Texas that provides those who are deaf and hard of hearing with the means to ensure advancement through education, economic security, and good health. Services include Deaf-accessible housing, advocacy, senior services, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) and CART, and so much more.

Volunteer: DAC always needs volunteers, who help keep the organization running smoothly. To view current volunteer opportunities and to complete the online volunteer application, visit the DAC volunteer website.


Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID)

The Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID) is a professional organization of ASL interpreters in Texas. TSID is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of developing and strengthening the profession of interpreting in Texas.

Membership: Apply online by completing the TSID Application.

Annual TSID Conference: Learn more about the TSID conference and register here.


North Central Texas Interpreters for the Deaf (NCTID)

North Central Texas Interpreters for the Deaf is an affiliate of TSID. The goal of the NCTID is to expand interpreting services available to the Deaf community, encourage the recruitment and training of interpreting professionals, and advocate for legislative interests and concerns of the organization. Other goals are listed on the NCTID website. There are several opportunities available to get involved with this organization. Visit the NCTID website to learn more.  


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