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Ray Kenney - StreetLeverage - X

Deaf Interpreter Conference Finish: Do Do Now?

Ray Kenney presented Deaf Interpreter Conference Finish: Do Do Now? at StreetLeverage – X | RID Conference 2015.  His presentation provides an insider’s view from the historic Deaf Interpreter Conference held in June 2015. You can find the PPT deck for his presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage: What follows is an English rendition of Ray’s talk from

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Session Perspectives from the 2015 RID National Conference

For a deeper look at the 2015 RID Conference in New Orleans, LA, the StreetLeverage social media ninjas summarized several workshop sessions in addition to the live microblog coverage on Facebook and Twitter. Business of Providing Interpreting Services Today: A Stakeholder Forum Presenters: Regan Thibodeau, Kelly Decker, Nancy Berlove Three member sections worked together for

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Certified Deaf Interpreters - Celebration to Action

Certified Deaf Interpreters: Moving From Celebration to Action

By providing concise definitions, sharing success stories and through consistent advocacy, Hearing interpreters can support and increase the hiring of Certified Deaf Interpreters to ensure effective communication. Leveraging Celebration On October 24, 2014, a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) interpreted a live news press conference for the Office of Emergency Management about the Ebola outbreak in

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Hearing Interpreters the danger of being the public face of ASL

Hearing Interpreters: The Danger of Being the Public Face of ASL

I’ve been asked a few times by family and friends to explain what was going on when a CDI/hearing team delivered the interpretation of NY City Mayor de Blasio’s press conference on Ebola. The very notion that Deaf people can work as professional sign language interpreters is new for most hearing people; indeed, if they

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Interpreting Without a Deaf Interpreter is an RID CPC Violation

Interpreting Without a Deaf Interpreter is an RID CPC Violation

Crackers or crack cocaine?  If a potential Deaf witness used a signed reference to crackers during a police interview, would you immediately understand the meaning? Fortunately, in this situation, the hearing interpreter (who was top-notch) knew enough to team up with a Deaf interpreter who immediately figured out that the witness was not talking about

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