Archive | December, 2012

A Person Who is Deaf Feeling Disempowered

Trudy Suggs | Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter

Trudy presented, Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter, at StreetLeverage – Live. Her talk examined how the choices sign language interpreters make while delivering communication access can, and often do, contribute to the economic and situational disempowerment of deaf people. Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter In the spirit of being transparent, the stories I’m about to […]

Sign Language Interpreter Considering Impact of Self-Interest

Sign Language Interpreting: Can Self-Interest Lead to Disregard of Industry Stakeholders?

As an Interpreter Educator, I like to use real-life scenarios in my classroom, where one of the courses I teach is Professional Ethics for Interpreters. This one is an excellent teaching tool on what effect self-interest—even at the higher levels with established professionals—can have on everyone involved. To make sure we are all understanding terms […]