Debra Russell

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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DEBRA RUSSELL

DEBRA RUSSELL

Sign Language Interpreters: Discover and Recover an Enduring Legacy How are you defining success?  Throughout the USA and Canada, and in many other countries of the world, our field has experienced countless contributions made by thoughtful and committed interpreters, who … More

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International Collaboration: Should Sign Language Interpreters Do More?

International Collaboration: Should Sign Language Interpreters Do More?

What is the role of sign language interpreters in supporting other interpreters in other countries, and what strategies can reinforce Deaf community and interpreter collaborative work? As President of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI), I am often … More

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Sign Language Interpreters in Mainstream Classrooms: Heartbroken and Gagged

Sign Language Interpreters in Mainstream Classrooms: Heartbroken and Gagged

I am sure that most readers are well aware, that the entire “system” for educating hard of hearing and deaf children in mainstream settings is generally a mess, the kids are suffering, and no one person or entity is really … More

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