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Hearing Interpreters: The Danger of Being the Public Face of ASL | Street Leverage

Hearing Interpreters: The Danger of Being the Public Face of ASL | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Aaron Brace examines hearing sign language interpreters as the public face of ASL and suggests it is time those opportunities default to Deaf Interpreters.
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Always thought provoking!

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Sign Language Interpreter Education: Time for a National Call to Action | Street Leverage

Sign Language Interpreter Education: Time for a National Call to Action | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Cindy Volk outlines the challenges in sign language interpreter education, encouraging the pursuit of meaningful improvements from all sectors of the community.
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Umm... a national call to action to address how we are educating sign language interpreters????

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StreetLeverage at the 2014 Institute for Legal Interpreting | Street Leverage

StreetLeverage at the 2014 Institute for Legal Interpreting | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
StreetLeverage is excited to announce its partnership with the MARIE Center to provide coverage of the 2014 Institute on Legal Interpreting (ILI) held in
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For my uni colleagues...

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Social Justice: An Obligation for Sign Language Interpreters? | Street Leverage

Social Justice: An Obligation for Sign Language Interpreters? | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Dave Coyne challenges sign language interpreters to consider the role of social justice in their daily practice in order to be an effective advocate for the Deaf Community.
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The field of sign language interpreting still finds itself at a very serious and critical juncture as interpreters and educators attempt to put Deaf community members back into its center.

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Beyond Ethics: Rules Versus Values for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage

Beyond Ethics: Rules Versus Values for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Amy Meckler encourages sign language interpreters to be conscious of the impact of one's core values on ethical decision making.
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When asked to consider an ethical quandary, most interpreters will give the same answer: “It depends.” 

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Transforming Perspectives: The Power of One-to-One Conversations For Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage

Transforming Perspectives: The Power of One-to-One Conversations For Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Doug Bowen-Bailey suggests that one-one-one conversations with stakeholders in the Deaf and sign language interpreting communities can transform perspectives and lead to positive social change.
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Doug Bowen-Bailey suggests that one-one-one conversations with stakeholders in the Deaf and sign language interpreting communities can create powerful relationships that may transform our perspectives and lead to positive social change for both. 

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Perception Conflicts: The Role of Sign Language Interpreters in Court | Street Leverage

Perception Conflicts: The Role of Sign Language Interpreters in Court | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Carla Mathers' talk, Perception Conflicts: The Role of Sign Language Interpreters in Court, examines the perspective of interpreters from the point of view of the court.
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I know not specifically educational interpreting but on for my fellow students at Macquarie uni this semester.

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Sign Language Interpreters and the Quest for Language Competence | Street Leverage

Sign Language Interpreters and the Quest for Language Competence | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Marlene Elliott suggests language fluency for sign language interpreters requires that they experiment, expand, and broaden their repertoire, by sharing language with Deaf people.
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How do we go about developing our fluency to work with variation such as race, regions, religion, gender as well as community influences?

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Marginalization Within the Sign Language Interpreting Profession: Where is the Deaf Perspective? | Street Leverage

Marginalization Within the Sign Language Interpreting Profession: Where is the Deaf Perspective? | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Nancy Bloch shares the importance of sign language interpreters both welcoming and partnering with the Deaf community in order to transform the sign language interpreting profession.
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Deaf people need to be not only welcomed but invited to the decision making tables of the interpreting field.

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Psychological Approaches to Translation: Eye Tracking and New Frontiers | School of Humanities and Languages | UNSW Australia

Psychological Approaches to Translation: Eye Tracking and New Frontiers | School of Humanities and Languages | UNSW Australia | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Interpreting Translation SeminarAbstract: Research into translation has enjoyed consistent growth and diversity in recent years, especially with the adoption of quantitative tools, concepts, and metho
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Another great opprotunity for some free PD

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#Doable: Creating Safe Spaces for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage

#Doable: Creating Safe Spaces for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Jean Miller offers suggestions on how to create safe spaces for sign language interpreters to connect and discuss the work.
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This is incredibly important in educational settings!

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Treachery: Why Sign Language Interpreters Don’t Correct Each Other’s Work | Street Leverage

Treachery: Why Sign Language Interpreters Don’t Correct Each Other’s Work | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Darren Byrne suggests that there is an unspoken code among sign language interpreters that views the correcting of a fellow interpreter's work an act of treachery.
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If there is one thing that we should take from the incident at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela it is that real access is more than the appearance of access; so qualified or not, the interpretation must be working. 

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Interpreting & Translation Symposium -

Interpreting & Translation Symposium - | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Resgister for the EventThe need to improve quality of court interpreting in domestic courts is a subject of ongoing discussion amongst a vast community of stakeholders worldwide: interpreters, court a
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Register for this free Symposium.  Uni of NSW sponsor this series and they are ALWAYS interesting and pertinent.  I know it is not strictly for Educational Interpreters but I strongly recommend registering.

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Expanding the Definition of “Sign Language Interpreter Educator” | Street Leverage

Jessica Bentley-Sassaman encourages expanding our view of sign language interpreter educator to include all community members involved in shaping interpreters.
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The definition of a sign language interpreter educator encompasses so many more people than only those who formally teach. 

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Knowledge Brokering: Emerging Art for Sign Language Interpreters? | Street Leverage

Knowledge Brokering: Emerging Art for Sign Language Interpreters? | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Laurie Shaffer encourages a return to the art of knowledge brokering in the field of sign language interpreting to enhance practice and expand knowledge.
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A Knowledge Broker is someone who moves information from the research arena to various audiences

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Kaupapa Deaf

Kaupapa Deaf | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
The story behind this blog post is long so I'll only be covering a part of it. However, before embarking on the telling, I want to mirror a practice that I saw at a conference I attended in Austral...
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Really interesting perspective....

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VRS Sign Language Interpreters: An Appropriate Legal Tool? | Street Leverage

VRS Sign Language Interpreters: An Appropriate Legal Tool? | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Tara Potterveld and Nichola Horrell Schmitz encourage sign language interpreters, court personnel and VRS providers to use CDIs during legal calls.
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Another one for my Macquarie cohort....

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Sign Language Interpreters: Achieving Authentic Confidence | Street Leverage

Sign Language Interpreters: Achieving Authentic Confidence | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Xenia Woods suggests that balancing humility and confidence are the keys to professionalism and authenticity for sign language interpreters.
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Imagine yourself in the restroom while on a break from your work as a sign language interpreter. You look into the mirror as you dry your hands. What do you see? A linguist? An ally of the Deaf community? A wordsmith? Someone who is struggling to prove him or herself? 

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Groupishness: What Sign Language Interpreters Think and Express, They do | Street Leverage

Groupishness: What Sign Language Interpreters Think and Express, They do | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Angela Roth encourages sign language interpreters to consider the impact exclusive language policies have on stakeholders and diversity in the profession.
Julie Tait's insight:

From its root, language represents the essence of who we are–it embodies the very foundation of our culture. Our language, unique in expression, syntax, style of discourse and conceptualizations reflects our most unique personal and cultural differences. Our use of language illustrates how we view ourselves, and how we perceive every aspect of the world around us.

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Sign Language Interpreters: Attire Leaves a First & Lasting Impression | Street Leverage

Sign Language Interpreters: Attire Leaves a First & Lasting Impression | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Jackie Emmart et al. encourage sign language interpreters to consider that their appearance reflects a commitment to appropriately represent the Deaf Community.
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Do my attire and overall appearance reflect my commitment to appropriately represent the Deaf people with whom I will work, and the environment in which I will work?

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Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the Day Before | Street Leverage

Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the Day Before | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Dennis Cokely suggests that a sign language interpreter’s failure to remember “the day before” means that they act on assumptions that result in a lack of meaning equivalence their interpretations.
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Dennis Cokely suggests that one very doable change each of us can make on a personal level is to change our words, change our language so that our interpretations more accurately represent the meanings and intentions of Deaf people.

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Stepping Out of the Shadows of Invisibility: Toward a Deeper Conceptualization of the Role of Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage

Stepping Out of the Shadows of Invisibility: Toward a Deeper Conceptualization of the Role of Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Anna's talk at StreetLeverage – Live 2013 in Atlanta, GA examined how sign language interpreters tend to approach role conception, definition and implementation from an interpreter-centric perspective.
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Examines how interpreters tend to approach role conception, definition and implementation from an  interpreter-centric perspective.

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International Collaboration: Should Sign Language Interpreters Do More? | Street Leverage

International Collaboration: Should Sign Language Interpreters Do More? | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Debra Russell encourages international collaboration among sign language interpreters to foster the sign language interpreting profession across the globe.
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This one is from the archives of Street Leverage.  Worth considering joining WASLI for $20 a year to assist in fostering our profession.

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The Interprenaut Launchpad

The Interprenaut Launchpad | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it

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Always so many great links in this newsletter.  Particularly read Inspiration 8 about Gallaudet Uni.

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Identity Presentation: How Sign Language Interpreters Do It With Integrity | Street Leverage

Identity Presentation: How Sign Language Interpreters Do It With Integrity | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters | Scoop.it
Robert Lee examines the impact of the identity presentation of sign language interpreters on interpreted interactions.
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Discusses both how we see our own identities as well as how we are seen by the Deaf and hearing people with which we work. 

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