QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSAccess resources with detailed answers to questions about interacting with Deaf in specific settings and what to consider when hiring interpreters.
Providing sign language interpreting for domestic violence situations is challenging. Be as educated as you can be to help raise awareness.
Many state regulations have considered the differences between the terms Hearing Impaired versus Deaf. Find out if your state has accepted “Deaf” and why.
Everyone makes mistakes and sign language interpreters are only human. Christine Phelps, interpreting expert, offers words of wisdom about making mistakes.
Are you considering learning sign language but don’t have the tools? Find resources here to learn American Sign Language (ASL) whether on-site or online!
Mike Dubois shares the importance employers empowering Deaf employees using sign language interpreters. Include Deaf employees on the team!
Reducing Stress as Sign Language Interpreters ~ Authored by Amy Miller Reducing stress as Sign Language Interpreters is critical; we MUST take care of ourselves on and off the job. Without trying to sound like everyone else out there, I’d like to offer...
Check out these Deaf perspectives of “A Quiet Place” written by Lee Jackson and Alex Duly. Warning: SPOILERS. Lee and Alex explain both negatives and positives they found in the movie and it’s message as well as use of American Sign Language.
Jee shares her experience growing up sheltered before learning sign language and the importance of resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. She loves the Deaf World and boldly declares, “I am DEAF.”
Accuracy is critical to Sign Language Interpreting because of the necessity of understandable communication in doctor’s offices, classrooms, courtrooms, and other settings. Inaccurate interpretations result in misunderstandings, unsafe working conditions, or even death.
The metamorphosis of sign language access through the years has gone from barely any access to improved access due to the ADA and other laws. But there is still work to do. Lee Jackson shares her experience of access from her childhood to present day.