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Nancy Bloch

[Archives] Marginalization Within the Sign Language Interpreting Profession: Where is the Deaf Perspective?

Our archives are filled with the generosity of our presenters and contributors. It is often enlightening to look back at the path which leads to the present. To that end, we offer this glimpse into the StreetLeverage archives. This presentation was originally published on April 23, 2014. Nancy presented Marginalization Within the Sign Language Interpreting

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6 Presentations That Will Make You a Better Sign Language Interpreter

6 Presentations That Will Make You a Better Sign Language Interpreter

Sign language interpreters constantly strive to be better practitioners. Often it is a flash of perspective that gives context to the challenges they face and assists them in moving along their path to actualization. Let’s admit it, being a sign language interpreter can be tough. Sometimes a little sprinkle of perspective can contextualize the challenges we face as

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Robert G. Lee - Interpret + Person: Presentation of Self and Sign Language Interpreters

Interpret + Person: Presentation of Self and Sign Language Interpreters

Robert Lee presented Interpret + Person: Presentation of Self and Sign Language Interpreters at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. His talk explored how the identities of sign language interpreters as individuals cannot be removed from the communicative interactions of their work or the relations they have with the people with whom they work. You can find the

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Eileen Forestal - StreetLeverage - Live 2014

Deaf Interpreters: Shaping the Future of the Sign Language Interpreting Profession

Eileen Forestal presented Deaf Interpreters: Shaping the Future of the Sign Language Interpreting Profession at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. Her talk examines the paradigm shift occurring within the sign language interpreting profession as Deaf interpreters challenge traditional interpreting service models. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage: What follows

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Dr. Carolyn Ball

Does the Past Hold the Answer to the Future of Sign Language Interpreting?

Carolyn Ball presented Does the Past Hold the Answer to the Future of Sign Language Interpreting? at StreetLeverage – Live 2014 | Austin. Her talk will examine how the profession of sign language interpreting might be very different if 50 years of recommendations had not gone ignored. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage: What

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Angela Roth - Sign Language Interpreter

Angela Roth Joins StreetLeverage – Live 2014 Speaker Line-Up

April 4, 2014: We are pleased to welcome Angela Roth to the StreetLeverage – Live 2014 speaker line-up. In her talk, Seriously!? Do Sign Language Interpreters Still Need to Talk About Diversity?, Angela will address the depth of the challenges our profession still faces addressing individual and collective cross-cultural reality, respect and responsibility. Read Angela’s bio here and connect with her on

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Anna Witter-Merithew

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  interpreter-centric perspective.  In large part, this interpreter-centric approach to our work is the result of

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Dennis Cokely

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.” – remembering “the day before”. He suggests that a sign language interpreter’s failure to remember

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Carol Padden

Carol Padden Joins StreetLeverage – Live 2014 Line-up

January 16, 2014: It is with great excitement that we share Carol Padden has joined the StreetLeverage – Live 2014 speaker line-up.  Carol will be a great addition to the program and is sure to inspire. Join Carol and other industry thought leaders for a weekend of discussion and critical thinking about how we understand,

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