Tag Archives: Aaron Brace

What 2016 Taught Sign Language Interpreters about Success in 2017

What Did 2016 Teach Sign Language Interpreters About Success in 2017?

It is tempting to write 2016 off and move immediately into the new year, but that would mean overlooking some of the profound and fundamental lessons shared by StreetLeverage contributors last year. While public speaking is one of the most fearful things humans can do, expressing one’s thoughts and perspectives via social media in two

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StreetLeverage - IGNITE Workbook

StreetLeverage – IGNITE

This inaugural installment of IGNITE provides a collection of perspectives that explore the journey to cultural competence for sign language interpreters. StreetLeverage offers this workbook in an effort to provide a single entry-point for students of interpreting and professional interpreters to analyze and synthesize their own beliefs, biases, and values in order to apply the

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Hearing Interpreters the danger of being the public face of ASL

Hearing Interpreters: The Danger of Being the Public Face of ASL

I’ve been asked a few times by family and friends to explain what was going on when a CDI/hearing team delivered the interpretation of NY City Mayor de Blasio’s press conference on Ebola. The very notion that Deaf people can work as professional sign language interpreters is new for most hearing people; indeed, if they

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Sign Language Interpreters and the Quest for a Deaf Heart

Sign Language Interpreters and the Quest for a Deaf Heart

A recurrent phrase that has been appearing in frequent discussions is “Deaf heart.”  Our national interpreter organization, RID, has long been characterized as needing a Deaf heart.  Recently, changes have been made to move RID to a more Deaf-centered perspective on the field of interpretation. The most recent evidence of this is the addition of

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