Dennis Cokely

StreetLeverage StreetTour 2015

StreetLeverage StreetTour 2015

Tour Info: StreetLeverage has taken to the road. Held in cities across the US, StreetTour is a speaker series designed to introduce sign language interpreters to contemporary ideas that encourage reflection upon their daily work and a rethink of the … More

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Dennis Cokely | Ethical Decision- Making: What Can Interpreters Learn from Honey, Oysters, and Wine?

Dennis Cokely | Ethical Decision- Making: What Can Interpreters Learn from Honey, Oysters, and Wine?

This workshop will examine interpreters’ approach to ethical decision-making; participants will examine the history of our treatment of ethics. Dates and Locations February 7 – 8th        |    Chicago, IL             | … More

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October is Sign Language Interpreter Education Month

October is Sign Language Interpreter Education Month

StreetLeverage is pleased to present October as Interpreter Education Month (IEM) on StreetLeverage.com. The aim of Interpreter Education Month is to showcase insights, perspectives, considerations and dynamics impacting the education and training of sign language interpreters. We are delighted to … More

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Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the Day Before

Dennis presented, Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the Day Before, at StreetLeverage – Live 2013 in Atlanta, GA. His talk encouraged sign language interpreters to consider that the secret to successful interpretations often rests on “One thing. Just one thing.” … 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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DENNIS COKELY

DENNIS COKELY

Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the Day Before Dennis suggests that the secret to successful interpretations often rests on “One thing. Just one thing” – remembering “the day before”. Our failure to remember “the Day Before” means that we … 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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Sign Language Interpreters Seek Clarity to Defend RID NIC Certification

Sign Language Interpreters Seek Clarity to Defend RID NIC Certification

I want to thank StreetLeverage for creating a forum where issues affecting sign language interpreters and the field of sign language interpreting can be raised and discussed thoughtfully and respectfully. This forum has allowed me the opportunity to share my … More

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Defenders of Certification: Sign Language Interpreters Question “Enhanced” RID NIC Test

Defenders of Certification: Sign Language Interpreters Question “Enhanced” RID NIC Test

At this point in our history, the NIC assessment is the foundation for determining who is “one of us” and, as such, certified members of RID should be the defenders of the certification process. However, the fact that certified RID … More

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Outwitting the Devil: NAD Calls on Sign Language Interpreters to Partner

Outwitting the Devil: NAD Calls on Sign Language Interpreters to Partner

Sign language interpreters and deaf people have a long standing symbiotic relationship notwithstanding any actual or perceived “Devil’s Bargain” as described by Dennis Cokely in his December 8, 2011 article.  In that article, Mr. Cokely points out that the relationship … More

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