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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Stephanie Feyne | Authenticity: The Impact of a Sign Language Interpreter’s Choices

Stephanie presented, Authenticity: The Impact of a Sign Language Interpreter’s Choices, at StreetLeverage – Live 2013 | Atlanta, GA. Her talk explored how the choices made by sign language interpreters affects the perception of Deaf people and how interpreters can present a more … More

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Will Sign Language Interpreters Recognize Their Own Reflection?

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 … More

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Improving Healthcare: Specialization for Sign Language Interpreters

Improving Healthcare: Specialization for Sign Language Interpreters

Healthcare affects us at every stage of life; not only are we consumers of the healthcare system from before birth until the end of our lives, but healthcare has become a large part of our national discourse and consumes more … More

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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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