Shadow of Invisibility

Sign Language Interpreters: Are Acts of Omission a Failure of Duty?

Sign Language Interpreters: Are Acts of Omission a Failure of Duty?

Often, when discussing breaches of ethical conduct, the focus is on a sign language interpreter’s commission of some act.  Examples might include a breach of confidentiality, accepting assignments beyond one’s capacity, demonstrating a lack of respect for consumers and/or colleagues.  … More

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Sign Language Interpreters: Stepping Out of the Shadow of Invisibility

Sign Language Interpreters: Stepping Out of the Shadow of Invisibility

Some time ago some Deaf colleagues were talking about a familiar topic of conversations with and about interpreters, interpreter attitude.  As has typically been my experience, their use of this phrase carried a negative connotation.  Essentially, they perceived the interpreters … More

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