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StreetLeverage - Live 2016

Voluntary Accountability: A StreetLeverage – Live Wrap-Up

StreetLeverage – Live 2016 may be over, but the takeaways linger; sights set on possibilities, participants shared generosity and perspective while looking at critical issues impacting the field of interpreting. Here’s a brief look at some highlights from the weekend. #CommunityisAccountability In the world of sign language interpreting, time is a precious commodity. The beauty

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Community Forum 2015

Performance Testing Suspended: What Else Happened at the 2015 RID Conference?

A look back at the 2015 RID National Conference reveals that recent moves by leadership and by membership have made the workings of the organization more inclusive – and more controversial. As the noise of Bourbon Street fades to allow a framing of the developments at the 2015 RID conference held August 8-12th in New

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Patrick Graybill - StreetLeverage National Treasure 2015

Success Starts by Acknowledging Humanity: The StreetLeverage – Live Recap

StreetLeverage – Live 2015 brought Deaf Community members, interpreters and stakeholders from within the field of sign language interpreting together under the premise of generosity, collaboration and the spirit of inquiry. It was here, at the intersection of idea-sharing, perspective gathering and genuine introspection, that a fundamental truth about the field of sign language interpreting

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Travel Advisory

Patriot’s Day Celebration in Boston

Boston Metro Will be Busy During StreetLeverage – Live! On the third Monday in April, Bostonians celebrate Patriots’ Day, which remembers the Battles of Lexington and Concord, struggles that marked the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. Boston locals have ample opportunity to celebrate on Patriots’ Day in Boston, including a game a Fenway, reenactments,

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Anna Witter-Merithew Bids Farewell to ILI Attendees

Institute on Legal Interpreting: Backstage Access for Sign Language Interpreters

Is it possible to create a learning environment that effectively supports taking 220+ sign language interpreters on a guided exploration of their work, while offering real-world advice on how to enhance this work, and do it all in three days? Prior to attending the 2014 Institute on Legal Interpreting (ILI) in Denver, Colorado August 21st-23rd,

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Jonathan Ramos - #iamleverage tribute

#iamleverage: Sign Language Interpreters Honor Their Mentors

As sign language interpreters, each one of us can point to a single person who most influenced our career. These mentors, formal and informal, extended us perspective and learning that has shaped our view of the practice of sign language interpreting. For this gift of career altering leverage, we are and will remain grateful. [View

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Brandon Arthur, Ben Hall, Jan Humphrey, Carl Kirchner, and Angela Jones - 2013 RID Conference

Will Sign Language Interpreters Recognize Their Own Reflection?

As I rub the blur of the 2013 RID conference from my eyes, I am left feeling a sense of appreciation for the conference program that took attendees through a highlight reel of contributions that have shaped both RID and the field as we know it. This stroll through history reminded me, perhaps other conference

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Perspective is everything for sign language interpreters

Backstage Coverage of the 2013 RID Conference

August 14, 2013 11:00p The Street Team that made the social media magic happen at the 2013 RID conference.               6:30p StreetLeverage asked people who attended the 2013 RID conference about their experience and what they enjoyed about the conference. 4:30p StreetLeverage Stunt Double, Wing Butler, interviews RID Executive

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I am Change in Sign Language Interpreting

Sign Language Interpreters: Embody the Change You Want to See

In the afterglow of StreetLeverage – Live | Atlanta the words of Seth Godin resonate strongly, “The art of moving forward lies in understanding what to leave behind.” As I have contemplated the myriad of questions asked and the rich diversity of perspectives shared, it occurs to me that there was consensus around one singular

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