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Sign Language Interpreters and the Future of Ethical Practice | Street Leverage

Sign Language Interpreters and the Future of Ethical Practice | Street Leverage | Languages and their effects on the brain. | Scoop.it
Matthew O'Hara suggests that a sign language interpreter’s ethical code is the cornerstone of their industry’s standards and must embody their values.

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The dawn of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) 2013-2016 Strategic Plan and heightened attention on the RID Ethical Practices System (EPS) has brought the perfect time to examine the ethical landscape of our industry.  As we look back and look ahead, we cannot plot any course without remembering the value system that guides our profession – ethics.  RID founders saw the need to codify a set of ethics that would shape generations of sign language interpreters to come.  The minutes of the June 16, 1964 organizational meeting reveal that developing a code of ethics was the second priority listed, with the first aiming to define the purpose of the organization.

 

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Same for other interpreters.

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15 Sign Language Interpreters Going Ham At Concerts! Can You Hand-le It? - VH1

15 Sign Language Interpreters Going Ham At Concerts! Can You Hand-le It?
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We all lost our minds for Lydia Callis last year when she delivered animated sign language interpretations for New York City's Mayor Bloomberg during super-storm Sandy.
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Crowdsourcing site compiles new sign language for math and science

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A multimedia feature published this week in the New York Times, “Pushing Science’s Limits in Sign Language Lexicon,” outlines efforts in the United States and Europe to develop sign language versions of specialized terms used in science, technology, engineering and mathematics


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Mozambique sign language dictionary launch | Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)

The Mozambique Sign Language Dictionary will be launched in Maputo on Thursday 21 February 2013.

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Spanish Stories for Kids – Nos Vamos a México Activities

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Spanish stories for kids teach language and culture. Activities, games and printables for Nos vamos a Mexico from Barefoot Books.

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Spanish Website for Kids – OnlineFreeSpanish

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Spanish website for kids offers a extensive variety of online games to teach basic vocabulary. OnlineFreeSpanish has native speaker audio and entertaining activities.

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A Curated Search Engine of Learning Resources: Gooru


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Olga Boldina's comment, September 17, 2013 1:36 AM
Thank you Robin!
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You are very welcome Olga.
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Robin - Another great analysis.  Thanks for all of our hard work & curation. 

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Student Talks with Walker in Sign Language - Patch.com

Student Talks with Walker in Sign Language
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Walker told Davis he grew up in Delavan with neighbors who were deaf and hard-of-hearing so he picked up sign language through them.
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Andy Palmer: Ten reasons why you should learn sign language ...

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Click on the video below to watch this article in BSL, signed by Tessa Padden courtesy of our supporters Signworld! Everyone wants to learn a bit of sign language. Most people that I meet want to learn some, and it's been that ...
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A taste of British Sign Language.

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Kinect-Powered Sign - PSFK

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Kinect-Powered Sign PSFK Researchers in Japan are starting to develop a system that recognizes sign language and automatically converts it into Japanese characters – only requiring a commercial motion sensor such as the “Microsoft Kinect.” Mizuho...
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Learning languages for (and through) life - C. Frank Starmer - The Malaysian Insider

Learning languages for (and through) life - C. Frank Starmer - The Malaysian Insider | Languages and their effects on the brain. | Scoop.it
Most of us have discovered that repetition is the first law of learning — while the first law of forgetting is not using something we learned.

Exam cramming is a classic example, where for 48

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 16, 2013 5:28 AM

Most of us have discovered that repetition is the first law of learning — while the first law of forgetting is not using something we learned.

Exam cramming is a classic example, where for 48 hours, you remember all you crammed; and two weeks later, you remember very little.

When does learning by repetition start? By the time infants are seven or eight months of age, they are able to distinguish words from a continuous stream of sounds. Most likely, the learning process is driven by repetition — in this case, hearing frequently repeated sounds from parents, care-givers and playmates.

Infants probably associate these sounds with concepts: Milk, want, food, no, Mummy, so on. They learn to recognise patterns of sounds and somehow develop a sentence structure that, over time, is grammatically correct.

Something interesting happens when one grows up in a multi-language community — words from different languages are mixed in a conversation (as referenced by Luke Lu in a recent commentary in this newspaper, “Should we change the way we teach languages?”)

In Singapore, most children, whether Chinese, Indian or Malay, understand certain frequently used terms they hear during the course of each day and develop an intuitive concept of synonyms. Heard in the food court: Eat (English) and makan (Malay); while heard on the MRT or in a lift: Can (English), ke yi (Mandarin).

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/sideviews/article/learning-languages-for-and-through-life-c.-frank-starmer

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Indigenous sign language preserved online

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An endangered form of Indigenous communication is set to be preserved through a new website launched by the University of Melbourne.
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ITV's Signed Stories app has sign-language stories for kids | Apps ...

ITV's Signed Stories app has sign-language stories for kids | Apps ... | Languages and their effects on the brain. | Scoop.it
Pretty much all the children's book-apps we write about have voice narration nowadays, but what about children who are deaf? A new app called Signed Stories aims to include them in the storytelling fun.
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A five-year-old girl who recently became one of the youngest people in the country to receive an official certificate for her British Sign Language skills has been shortlisted for a prestigious nat...

Evie Gavin, from Bacup in Lancashire, is one of this year’s shortlisted nominees for the Young Learner of the Year award, in the 2013 Signature Annual Awards.

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Researchers develop device that translates sign language into text | NDTV Gadgets

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Researchers develop device that translates sign language into text: Researchers have developed a novel computer system that enables deaf people to translate gestures u...


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Spanish songs for kids – Mi cuerpo hace música

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Spanish songs for kids like Mi cuerpo hace música teach language with music and movement. This catchy song teaches body parts and common verbs.

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Músicas em espanhol para crianças.

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Enseñando lenguaje con música y movimiento.

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excellent site for those interested in music
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Sign Language becomes major | The Liberty Champion

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Liberty University will become the first institution in the commonwealth of Virginia to offer a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language and Interpreting (ASLI), according to the Office of English and Modern Languages assistant professor Nicole Thorn.

The ASLI track will ensure that students meet the rising standards of interpreter certification, according to Thorn.

“With supply not meeting the current demand, interpreters have become an invaluable tool in communication access between deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals,” according to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).


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Deaf Magazine uses augmented reality to teach readers sign ...

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Augmented realized, which bridges the gap between the digital and the physical, is now bridging the gap between the worlds of the deaf and the hearing. German design group Morphoria has created Deaf, a concept ...
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Attention Getters in Spanish

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Attention getters in Spanish are fun and add language to the classroom. These call-and-response rhymes have kids speaking Spanish as they quiet down and listen.

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Sign Language taught at DHS - Deming Headlight

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American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most used language in the United States, with English the obvious first choice and Spanish sandwiched between.
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Deaf Magazine Illuminates Sign Language On Its Pages - PSFK

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DEAF MAGAZINE aims to improve awareness of sign language in Germany and uses augmented reality to bridge the gap between spoken/written language and sign language.
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Signs of the Times: The World for People who Think. Featuring independent, unbiased, alternative news and commentary on world events.
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Bilingual cat takes on massive responsibility of teaching baby Spanish - msnNOW

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Bilingual cat takes on massive responsibility of teaching baby Spanish
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This cat understands the importance of being bilingual — she's obviously spent years learning to conjugate her meows and remembering to roll her Rs when hissing at the dog.
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Sign Language 101 | Deaf Network of Texas

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We would like to introduce a new way of learning sign language online! http://www.signlanguage101.com Sign Language 101 is an online sign la...
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