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MJ Bienvenu

Bridge to Allyship: Understanding Accountability as Sign Language Interpreters

MJ Bienvenu presented Bridge to Allyship: Understanding Accountability as Sign Language Interpreters at StreetLeverage – Live 2016 | Fremont. Her presentation explores accountability and its relationship to being an ally versus calling ourselves allies. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here.  [Note from StreetLeverage: What follows is an English translation of MJ’s StreetLeverage

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Doug Bowen Bailey

[Archives] Transforming Perspectives: The Power of One-to-One Conversations For Sign Language Interpreters

Our archives are filled with the generosity of our presenters and contributors. It is often enlightening to look back at the path which leads to the present. To that end, we offer this glimpse into the StreetLeverage archives. This presentation was originally published on July 1, 2014. Doug Bowen-Bailey presented Transforming Perspectives: The Power of

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Wayne Betts, Jr.

The Speed of Change: Is Sign Language Interpreting Keeping Pace?

Wayne Betts, Jr. presented The Speed of Change: Is Sign Language Interpreting Keeping Pace? at StreetLeverage – Live 2016 | Fremont. His presentation highlights the need for evolution in the field of sign language interpreting to better meet the needs of Deaf consumers. [Note from StreetLeverage: What follows is an English translation of Wayne’s StreetLeverage –

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What 2016 Taught Sign Language Interpreters about Success in 2017

What Did 2016 Teach Sign Language Interpreters About Success in 2017?

It is tempting to write 2016 off and move immediately into the new year, but that would mean overlooking some of the profound and fundamental lessons shared by StreetLeverage contributors last year. While public speaking is one of the most fearful things humans can do, expressing one’s thoughts and perspectives via social media in two

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Building Trust - Accepting the Mantle of Sign Language Interpreter

Building Trust: Accepting the Mantle of Sign Language Interpreter

Trustworthiness is a trait all sign language interpreters must embody. Wing Butler posits that it is our duty to display our commitment and trustworthiness at all times, on-the-job and off. Trust is a huge part of the sign language interpreting profession. As ASL interpreters, we are representatives of our clients, our profession, and at times

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Jackie Emmart - StreetLeverage - Live 2016

Change Ahead: A New Approach to Feedback for Sign Language Interpreters

Jackie Emmart presented Change Ahead: A New Approach to Feedback for Sign Language Interpreters at StreetLeverage – Live 2016 | Fremont. Her presentation advocates a new approach to feedback for more positive outcomes and increased accountability as we encounter the changing realities of the field. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here.

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Sign Language Interpreter Framing Their Work

What Are We Really Saying? Perceptions of Sign Language Interpreting

Kelly Decker examines common ways sign language interpreters frame the task of interpreting and peels back some of the implications and impact on the field and the larger communities served. Sign language interpreters are taught that meaning is conveyed through accurate word choice. Do we give the same considerations to word choice when we label

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Nancy Bloch

[Archives] Marginalization Within the Sign Language Interpreting Profession: Where is the Deaf Perspective?

Our archives are filled with the generosity of our presenters and contributors. It is often enlightening to look back at the path which leads to the present. To that end, we offer this glimpse into the StreetLeverage archives. This presentation was originally published on April 23, 2014. Nancy presented Marginalization Within the Sign Language Interpreting

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A Civility Revolution: A Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreters

A Civility Revolution: A Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreters

In a world where online and face-to-face interactions have lost a level of compassion and understanding, Diana MacDougall outlines a “Civility Revolution” to elevate the discourse of sign language interpreters. The notion of “civility” has been tossed around these past several years, not only by the sign language interpreting profession, but in other professions (such

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Awakening Interpretation - Broadway Sets the Stage for Linguistic Equality

Awakening Interpretation: Broadway Sets the Stage for Linguistic Equality

Stephanie Jo Kent explores how Deaf West Theatre’s ground-breaking production of Spring Awakening cast a spotlight on the challenges and possibilities of sign language interpretation. StreetLeverage Note: Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening was invited to perform on the Tony Awards. Due to the close of the show’s limited run, significant expenses were required to make this happen.

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