August, 2012

New Lamps for Old: Apprenticeship in Sign Language Interpreting

New Lamps for Old: Apprenticeship in Sign Language Interpreting

A while ago I taught a workshop in Thailand. My driver, Tuy, took pains during our commute to describe points of interest and cultural nuance. At stoplights, vendors would rush into the queue of cars. One day, Tuy bought a … More

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Do Sign Language Interpreters Have a Right to a Consumer’s Attention?

Do Sign Language Interpreters Have a Right to a Consumer’s Attention?

At times it can be very difficult to be a sign language interpreter. We put our reputations on the line each and every day we raise our hands to work. We navigate new environments and new subject matter on a … More

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The Value of Networking for the Developing Sign Language Interpreter

The Value of Networking for the Developing Sign Language Interpreter

In order for students to be successful sign-language interpreters, prior to graduating it is critical that they develop a relationship with both the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community (DHHC) and current-working professionals within the DHHC.  This would include interpreters, … More

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A Deaf Perspective: Cultural Respect in Sign Language Interpreting

A Deaf Perspective: Cultural Respect in Sign Language Interpreting

A chip on her shoulder. An angry Deaf person. I will definitely NOT be attending her workshops in the future. The workshop seemed to be a venting session for the Deaf people.   These were just some of the evaluation … More

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Sign Language Interpreters: Recognizing & Analyzing Our Power & Privilege

Sign Language Interpreters: Recognizing & Analyzing Our Power & Privilege

Are sign language interpreters intrinsically connected to the fight for humanity, as suggested by Brandon Arthur in his post, The Goo Inside a Sign Language Interpreter? What is our role working within a marginalized and oppressed community? What is our … More

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