Archive | October, 2013

Doable

#Doable: How Sign Language Interpreters Restore Relationships With The Deaf Community

I was privileged enough to serve as a full-time conference interpreter at the 2013 RID Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. I was, as always, thrilled to have the opportunity to work with incredible colleagues, meet new people, and reconnect with old friends. After nearly 25 years in the field of sign language interpreting it is like

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A K-12 Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreter Training Programs

K-12: A Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreter Training Programs

K-12 interpreting* has been around for quite some time, at least since the precursor of today’s IDEA was passed in 1975. In the early years after this law was passed, we saw the development of what were called “self-contained classrooms,” where Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) students attended a mainstream school, but congregated in special classes with

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Betty Colonomos

Betty Colonomos | Sign Language Interpreters Fostering Integrity

Betty presented “Sign Language Interpreters Fostering Integrity” at StreetLeverage – Live 2013 | Atlanta. Her talk explored how sign language interpreters operate with integrity and the professional measures needed to ensure the highest standards are, in fact, upheld. You can find the PPT deck for is presentation here. The Power of Integrity First, let me thank Dave

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Resiliency Among Sign Language Interpreters

The Five Step Path to Resiliency for Sign Language Interpreters

One of the strengths of our community of practice is our diversity of thought, background, and belief systems – it is also is what poses the greatest challenge when we come together to create positive change. The potential outcome in deepening our abilities and our commitment to dialogue is that while alone we don’t have

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