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U.S. to Field Chess Team at
2019 Winter Deaflympics

The Department of ASL-English Interpreting Studies is proud to wish our very own Dr. Byron Bridges GOOD LUCK as he competes in this event in December! 

The Deaflympics chess competition, to be held at the Hotel Aurora in Chiavenna, Italy from December 13-20, 2019 will consist of two events: a nine-round, four-board, team tournament with a time control of Game in 90 minutes with a 30-second increment and an eleven-round individual blitz tournament at Game in 3 minutes with a 2-second increment.   

Dan DeLuca is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of USA Deaf Sports Federation, Inc.. Donations are 100% tax deductible.

Please help support the U.S. Deaf Chess Team by making a donation to their GoFundMe page.


In 2018, the Colorado General Assembly appropriated funding to the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind (CCDHHDB) to address shortages in the availability of qualified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters in rural areas of the state.

Rural Interpreter Services Project (RISP) Certification Readiness Training participants gathered in Colorado Springs over the first weekend of September 2019 to kick off the year-long training.  Amazing group of participants!