Archive | February, 2015

Eileen Forestal - StreetLeverage - Live 2014

Deaf Interpreters: Shaping the Future of the Sign Language Interpreting Profession

Eileen Forestal presented Deaf Interpreters: Shaping the Future of the Sign Language Interpreting Profession at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. Her talk examines the paradigm shift occurring within the sign language interpreting profession as Deaf interpreters challenge traditional interpreting service models. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage: What follows

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Giving Back: Have Sign Language Interpreters Forgotten Their Roots?

Giving Back: Have Sign Language Interpreters Forgotten Their Roots?

A reflection on the meaning of reciprocity in the sign language interpreting community and a proposal to extend CEU credit through service to reinvigorate “giving back to the Deaf community.” [Click to view post in ASL] When thoughts about volunteering personal time to interpret come to my mind, they are often associated with working with

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Sign Language Interpreter for Hire: Ethics of Direct-Pay ADA Violations

Sign Language Interpreter for Hire: Ethics of Direct-Pay ADA Violations

Proposal to standardize RID Certified ASL interpreter response to surcharges to Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Deafblind clients for auxiliary aids by places of public accommodation in compliance with ADA law. [Click to view post in ASL] What motivates interpreters to continue in this field for decades? Lately, I have been reflecting on how integral and

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