It’s time for a reboot of sign language interpreter education. Two-year interpreting programs should become pre-professional programs that lead to a bachelor’s degree in interpreting. As professional sign language interpreters and sign language interpreter educators, we all understand the difficult work we are tasked with and we recognize when it’s working and when it’s not.
This is a cri de coeur that in our headlong rush to commoditization, we not forget our community roots. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36 Not long ago, Sign Language interpreting was snug in the hands of deaf communities. Deaf people exerted great
By providing concise definitions, sharing success stories and through consistent advocacy, Hearing interpreters can support and increase the hiring of Certified Deaf Interpreters to ensure effective communication. Leveraging Celebration On October 24, 2014, a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) interpreted a live news press conference for the Office of Emergency Management about the Ebola outbreak in