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James Bell

Senior Interpreter and C-Print Captionist

James Bell, Services for Students with Disabilities

portrait of James Bell

James Bell is the senior interpreter and C-Printâ„¢ captionist for Services for Students with Disabilities. James began his career as a sign language interpreter in 1989, after completing the American Sign Language program at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in Falmouth, Maine. A member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), he has earned the RID Certificate of Interpretation and the RID Certificate of Transliteration, as well as the RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC). James also holds a bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from Virginia Tech. After coming to Virginia Tech as an interpreter, he trained to be a C-Printâ„¢ captionist and has been both interpreting and captioning for deaf and hard of hearing students at Virginia Tech since that time. James also maintains the Services for Students with Disabilities website as well as the C-Printâ„¢ laptops for SSD.