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Dennis Cokely and Cathy Cogen

Trends Report: Aligning Interpreter Education & Tomorrow’s Challenges

StreetLeverage had a great time providing coverage of the 2015 RID Conference in New Orleans, LA August 8-12, 2015. If you attended or watched the conference live-stream feed, you’ll remember that on Saturday, August 8, 2015, Dennis Cokely and Cathy Cogen presented, “Preparing Interpreters for Tomorrow: Report on a Study of Emerging Trends in Interpreting and

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Erica West Oyedele at StreetLeverage - X

Missing Narratives in Interpreting and Interpreter Education

Erica West Oyedele presented Missing Narratives in Interpreting and Interpreter Education at StreetLeverage – X | RID Conference 2015.  Her presentation explores the lack of diversity within the predominantly White, female field of sign language interpreting and provides a call to action for potential allies. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage: What

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Ray Kenney - StreetLeverage - X

Deaf Interpreter Conference Finish: Do Do Now?

Ray Kenney presented Deaf Interpreter Conference Finish: Do Do Now? at StreetLeverage – X | RID Conference 2015.  His presentation provides an insider’s view from the historic Deaf Interpreter Conference held in June 2015. You can find the PPT deck for his presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage: What follows is an English rendition of Ray’s talk from

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Patrick Graybill

Implicit & Explicit Meaning: Implications for Sign Language Interpreters

Patrick Graybill presented Implicit & Explicit Meaning: Implications for Sign Language Interpreters at StreetLeverage – Live 2015 | Boston. His talk examines how authentic meanings can be implicit or explicit and explores some of the guiding principles for uncovering meaning. You can find the PPT deck for his presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage: What follows is an English translation

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MJ Bienvenu - StreetLeverage - Live 2015

Bilingualism: Are Sign Language Interpreters Bilinguals?

MJ Bienvenu presented Bilingualism: Are Sign Language Interpreters Bilinguals? at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. Her talk examines if sign language interpreters are proficient bilinguals as expected and if not, is it okay for them to work in the field while still acquiring the language? You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. [Note

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Amy Williamson

Deaf-Parented Interpreters: A Challenge to the Status Quo in Sign Language Interpreter Education?

Amy Williamson presented Deaf-parented Interpreters: A Challenge to the Status Quo in Sign Language Interpreter Education? at StreetLeverage – Live 2015 | Boston/Newton. Amy will examine the experience of deaf-parented interpreters as child language brokers, heritage learners of sign language, and practitioners working among the community who raised them. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. “Do You

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Carol Padden

Do Sign Language Interpreter Accents Compromise Comprehension?

Carol Padden presented Do Sign Language Interpreter Accents Compromise Comprehension? at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. Carol’s talk  establishes that there are indeed accents in sign language and therefore interpreters need to consider “voice coaches” if they want to deliver clear interpretations on the public stage.  You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. [Note from

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Tom Humphries - Constructs of Self and Other

Tom Humphries – Constructs of Self and Other

Tom Humphries presented Constructs of Self and Other at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. His talk established that meaning making is typified by cultural and social processes that construct “worlds of meaning”, which when they interact, require careful negotiation and translation. Meaning is made within culture and across cultures. You can find the PPT deck for his

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Stacey Storme - StreetLeverage - Live 2015 Talk

Self-Awareness: How Sign Language Interpreters Acknowledge Privilege and Oppression

Stacey Storme presented Self-Awareness: How Sign Language Interpreters Acknowledge Privilege and Oppression at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. Her talk lead attendees through an exploration and acknowledgement of the impact privilege and oppression can have on the practice and self-awareness of sign language interpreters. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage: What

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Robert G. Lee - Interpret + Person: Presentation of Self and Sign Language Interpreters

Interpret + Person: Presentation of Self and Sign Language Interpreters

Robert Lee presented Interpret + Person: Presentation of Self and Sign Language Interpreters at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. His talk explored how the identities of sign language interpreters as individuals cannot be removed from the communicative interactions of their work or the relations they have with the people with whom they work. You can find the

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