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Historical Reflections

Interpreter Education: History is a Relentless Master

We are realizing that this huge shift from one cohesive community into two separate communities has had a direct impact on interpreter education. Dennis Cokely and Anna Witter-Merithew presented, Interpreter Education: History is a Relentless Master as part of StreetLeverage’s … Continue reading

Returning to "Deaf Heart"

Sign Language Interpreter Education: Returning to “Deaf Heart”

Working with Deaf mentors/tutors will help sign language interpreting students learn how to connect with Deaf people. [Click to view post in ASL] Before the 1980’s, when there were not many programs for students studying the field of interpreting, social … Continue reading

What can Sign Language Interpreter Education Learn from Wild Birds?

What can Sign Language Interpreter Education Learn from Wild Birds?

The current state of interpreter education reminds me of an attempt to return rehabilitated, injured or orphaned birds to the wild, rather than allowing the natural developmental process of wild birds to occur. [Click to view post in ASL] Natural … Continue reading

Expand the Definition of Sign Language Interpreter Educator

Expanding the Definition of “Sign Language Interpreter Educator”

Traditionally, when people think of a sign language interpreter educator, they think of a person who formally teaches in an Interpreting Program at a college or university. It is true that instructors and professors who work at colleges and universities … Continue reading

October is Sign Language Interpreter Education Month

October is Sign Language Interpreter Education Month

StreetLeverage is pleased to present October as Interpreter Education Month (IEM) on StreetLeverage.com. The aim of Interpreter Education Month is to showcase insights, perspectives, considerations and dynamics impacting the education and training of sign language interpreters. We are delighted to … Continue reading

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Servant Leadership: Fausto’s Lesson for Sign Language Interpreters

Gina Oliva presented at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. Her talk draws attention to the philosophy of Servant Leadership and how it can be adopted by sign language interpreters interested in changing the world for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students. You … Continue reading

Interpreting Without a Deaf Interpreter is an RID CPC Violation

Interpreting Without a Deaf Interpreter is an RID CPC Violation

Crackers or crack cocaine?  If a potential Deaf witness used a signed reference to crackers during a police interview, would you immediately understand the meaning? Fortunately, in this situation, the hearing interpreter (who was top-notch) knew enough to team up … Continue reading