5 Surefire Steps to Overcoming Skill Plateau For Sign Language Interpreters

5 Surefire Steps to Overcoming Skill Plateau For Sign Language Interpreters

Perhaps you have decades of sign language interpreting experience, have been to countless workshops and trainings on skill development, yet feel that you have hit a plateau in your skills. You may notice obvious erroneous patterns in your work. For … More

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Why Do Qualified Sign Language Interpreters Get Less Work?

Why Do Qualified Sign Language Interpreters Get Less Work?

In a recent conversation with Tom Holcomb about certified vs. qualified sign language interpreters, he said something that surprised me. He shared that approximately 90% of the interpreters referred to work with him outside of his professional faculty position and … More

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#Doable: How Sign Language Interpreters Restore Relationships With The Deaf Community

#Doable: How Sign Language Interpreters Restore Relationships With The Deaf Community

I was privileged enough to serve as a full-time conference interpreter at the 2013 RID Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. I was, as always, thrilled to have the opportunity to work with incredible colleagues, meet new people, and reconnect with old … More

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K-12: A Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreter Training Programs

K-12: A Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreter Training Programs

K-12 interpreting* has been around for quite some time, at least since the precursor of today’s IDEA was passed in 1975.  In the earlier years after this law was passed, we saw the development of what were called “self-contained classrooms,” … More

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Betty Colonomos | Sign Language Interpreters Fostering Integrity

Betty presented, Sign Language Interpreters Fostering Integrity, at StreetLeverage – Live 2013 | Atlanta. Her talk explored how sign language interpreters operate with integrity and the professional measures needed ensure the highest standards are in fact upheld. You can find the … More

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The Five Step Path to Resiliency for Sign Language Interpreters

The Five Step Path to Resiliency for Sign Language Interpreters

One of the strengths of our community of practice is our diversity of thought, background, and belief systems – it is also is what poses the greatest challenge when we come together to create positive change. The potential outcome in … More

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Sign Language Interpreter

It Takes a Village to Raise a Sign Language Interpreter

With fall upon us, students in interpreter training programs all over the country have begun another semester on their journey to becoming a sign language interpreter. Along with the classroom lectures and hands-on practice teachers are planning, they are also … More

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Dave Coyne | Social Justice: A New Model of Practice for Sign Language Interpreters?

Dave presented, Social Justice: A New Model of Practice for Sign Language Interpreters?, at StreetLeverage – Live 2013 | Atlanta. His talk explored how sign language interpreters, acting on the basis of social justice work, can better align themselves with … More

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Sign Language Interpreters and the Future of Ethical Practice

Sign Language Interpreters and the Future of Ethical Practice

The dawn of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) 2013-2016 Strategic Plan and heightened attention on the RID Ethical Practices System (EPS) has brought the perfect time to examine the ethical landscape of our industry.  As we look … More

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What Can Groupies Teach Sign Language Interpreters About Social Networking?

What Can Groupies Teach Sign Language Interpreters About Social Networking?

Several months ago I watched an edited for TV movie, “Almost Famous”, a story of a young boy on the doorstep of the 70s rock scene, tasked by Rolling Stones magazine to write a gritty behind-the-scenes article of an up … More

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