Anna Witter-Merithew

Brandon Arthur Closes the Coverage of the 2014 Institute on Legal Interpreting

Brandon Arthur wraps up the StreetLeverage coverage of the 2014 Institute on Legal Interpreting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Anna Witter-Merithew Sits Down With Brandon Arthur at ILI

Anna Witter-Merithew sits down with StreetLeverage curator, Brandon Arthur, before the 2014 Institute for Legal Interpreting Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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StreetLeverage Coverage of the 2014 Institute on Legal Interpreting

StreetLeverage Coverage of the 2014 Institute on Legal Interpreting

StreetLeverage is excited to announce its partnership with the MARIE Center to provide coverage of the 2014 Institute on Legal Interpreting (ILI) held in Denver, CO August 21-23, 2014. The 2014 ILI conference will give participants a unique opportunity to collectively … More

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Stepping Out of the Shadows of Invisibility: Toward a Deeper Conceptualization of the Role of Sign Language Interpreters

Anna presented, Stepping Out of the Shadows of Invisibility: Toward a Deeper Conceptualization of the Role of Sign Language Interpreters, at StreetLeverage – Live 2013 in Atlanta, GA. Her talk examined how interpreters tend to approach role conception, definition and implementation from an … 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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ANNA WITTER-MERITHEW

ANNA WITTER-MERITHEW

Stepping out of the Shadows of Invisibility: Toward a Deeper Conceptualization of the Role of Sign Language Interpreters Anna examines how interpreters tend to approach role conception, definition and implementation from an  interpreter-centric perspective.  In large part, this interpreter-centric approach to … More

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ANNA WITTER-MERITHEW

ANNA WITTER-MERITHEW

Learning to Collaborate: Tools for Sign Language Interpreters to Increase Their Scope of Influence This insightful session is designed to improve the communication and collaboration skills of interpreters who work as part of collaborative teams. Through the use of assessment … More

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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 … More

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Ethical Development: A Sign of the Times for Sign Language Interpreters?

Ethical Development: A Sign of the Times for Sign Language Interpreters?

Prophetic words do not solely come from scriptural texts and prophetic messages do not only come from spiritual leaders.  A prophetic message can be found in the profane moments of our daily lives: a song on the radio that brings … More

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Sign Language Interpreters: Breaking Down Silos Through Reflective Practice

Sign Language Interpreters: Breaking Down Silos Through Reflective Practice

Most of us went to work as sign language interpreters before we were ready.  Whether it was insufficient skill sets, a lack of maturity and self-awareness, or some other gap, we started working without being fully equipped to handle all … More

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