Backstage Coverage of the 2013 RID Conference

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 … More

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Debra Russell | Sign Language Interpreters: Discover & Recover an Enduring Legacy

Deb presented, Sign Language Interpreters: Discover & Recover and Enduring Legacy, at StreetLeverage – Live 2013 | Atlanta, GA. Her talk encouraged sign language interpreters to consider the opportunity before them to uncover, discover, and recover the gifts from previous leaders in … More

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5 Easy Career Enhancers for Sign Language Interpreters

5 Easy Career Enhancers for Sign Language Interpreters

What makes up a successful career as a sign language Interpreter? Logically, it depends on who is asked. Regardless of what is ultimately determined to be the magic ingredients, those interpreters who are the most successful and satisfied in their … More

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Mentorship: Sign Language Interpreters Embrace Your Elders

Mentorship: Sign Language Interpreters Embrace Your Elders

I was talking with a fellow sign language interpreter and she mentioned another colleague of ours whom had just received her national certification. I commented that it was a good thing and that I had been mentored by this particular person. This fellow interpreter I was speaking with looked at me in horror and asked, “Why … More

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Mea Culpa: We Failed RID & Sign Language Interpreters with Deaf Parents

Mea Culpa: We Failed RID & Sign Language Interpreters with Deaf Parents

Part of my motivation in writing this article now is that I so poorly dropped the ball when the time came to vote on establishing a position on the RID Board of Directors that dedicated a seat to an Interpreter … More

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Vulnerability: A Collaboration Killer for Sign Language Interpreters

Vulnerability: A Collaboration Killer for Sign Language Interpreters

As calls for volunteers went out to test a platform that could ultimately provide live ASL interpretation for any TEDx conference—TEDx events are community organized events that bring people together to share ideas—two groups of sign language interpreters emerged, a … More

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Sign Language Interpreters: Team Interpreting and its Ethical Consequences

Sign Language Interpreters: Team Interpreting and its Ethical Consequences

For various reasons we, as interpreters, decline assignments. These reasons may include but are not limited to: one’s level of familiarity with content, a conflict of interest, a lack of availability, gaps in training, and a respect for the interpreter … More

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Allies: Sign Language Interpreters and a Bigger Picture View

Allies: Sign Language Interpreters and a Bigger Picture View

We know Deaf people who have advanced to mid-level ranges in their respective careers, who are more than competent at what they do and could easily be leaders in their realms of expertise. I wonder what trajectory any one of … More

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Shane Feldman | Where Does Advocacy Fit in the Sign Language Interpreting Profession?

Does RID have Deaf heart? What happened with the Lewis and Naomi resignations? What’s going on at the leadership level at RID and what does the future hold for the organization? These are just a few of the candid questions … More

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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 … More

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