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Returning to "Deaf Heart"

Sign Language Interpreter Education: Returning to “Deaf Heart”

Working with Deaf mentors/tutors will help sign language interpreting students learn how to connect with Deaf people. [Click to view post in ASL] Before the 1980’s, when there were not many programs for students studying the field of interpreting, social interaction was a high priority. Potential sign language interpreters interacted with deaf people at churches,

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Sign Language Interpreters: Is it Me?

Sign Language Interpreters: Is it Me?

As sign language interpreters, we know there are aspects of our industry that just aren’t working the way they should.  Just looking through the StreetLeverage site, we see examples and stories of the failings in our profession. From the disempowerment of our Deaf consumers to the underutilization of Deaf interpreters; from sign language interpreters’ lack

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Nancy Bloch

NANCY BLOCH

Marginalization Within the Sign Language Interpreting Profession: Where Is the Deaf Perspective? The intersectional dynamic between the deaf and the interpreting communities has literally been lost in translation amid dramatic and still-evolving changes within the profession of sign language interpreting. Also missing in action are deaf persons who have been marginalized by the interpreting community

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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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