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DDW | Discovering Deaf Worlds - Deaf Education, Deaf Awareness in Developing Countries

DDW | Discovering Deaf Worlds - Deaf Education, Deaf Awareness in Developing Countries | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
Discovering Deaf Worlds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit international deaf advocacy organization dedicated to empowering deaf and hard of hearing communities in developing countries.
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BSLBT news in BSL and English -- Old and Deaf, What to Do (TV) / Past Deaflympics coverage

BSLBT news in BSL and English -- Old and Deaf, What to Do (TV) / Past Deaflympics coverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
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Although in BSL, this is a great site with lots of interesting videos to watch online.
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Bringing Scheduling Into View: A Look at the Business of Sign Language Interpreting | Street Leverage

Bringing Scheduling Into View: A Look at the Business of Sign Language Interpreting | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
Pamela Collins presented Bringing Scheduling Into View: A Look at the Business of Sign Language Interpreting at StreetLeverage – Live 2016 | Fremont. Her presentation encourages a recalibration of the processes involved in scheduling sign language interpreters by taking a global and systemic view in order to ensure improved outcomes for consumers and interpreters. You can
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The Whole Picture: Why Academic ASL Exposure Matters to Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage

The Whole Picture: Why Academic ASL Exposure Matters to Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
Ben Bahan presented The Whole Picture: Why Academic ASL Exposure Matters to Sign Language Interpreters at StreetLeverage – Live 2016 | Fremont. His presentation examines the challenges in exposing sign language interpreters to academic ASL due to limited representation in journals and academic environments. You can find the PPT deck for his presentation here.  [Note from
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Examining the challenges in exposing sign language interpreters to academic ASL due to limited representation in journals and academic environments.
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Is Sign Language Interpreting Ready for an Uber-like Approach? | Street Leverage

Is Sign Language Interpreting Ready for an Uber-like Approach? | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
Traditional models of sign language interpreter referral are going head-to-head with technology as the digital realm’s innovation and sophistication foster the creation of out-of-the-box solutions for providing access. Read this case-in-point. Are sign language interpreters ready to challenge their own ideas about “standard practices”? Just as VRS and VRI redefined the field of signed language interpretation,
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Being a recent UBER convert, this is timely advice from our good friends at Street Leverage
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2016 Reboot: 7 Must Have Apps for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage

2016 Reboot: 7 Must Have Apps for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
With apps available for everything, recommendations can narrow the search. In his 2016 reboot, Brandon Arthur highlights apps that make communication, commuting and productivity easier, faster and safer for sign language interpreters. What a difference a few years make! In 2013, StreetLeverage featured Leave Now, Google Maps, Evernote, Expensify and Bump as must-have apps. In
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There must be an APP for that!
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Awakening Interpretation: Broadway Sets the Stage for Linguistic Equality | Street Leverage

Awakening Interpretation: Broadway Sets the Stage for Linguistic Equality | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
Stephanie Jo Kent explores how Deaf West Theatre’s ground-breaking production of Spring Awakening cast a spotlight on the challenges and possibilities of sign language interpretation. StreetLeverage Note: On June 12, Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening has been invited to perform on the Tony Awards. Due to the close of the show’s limited run, there are
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Thoughts on interpreted performances....

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Incidental Learning with Deaf Students: Is There a Role for Sign Language Interpreting? | Street Leverage

Incidental Learning with Deaf Students: Is There a Role for Sign Language Interpreting? | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
Mindy Hopper presented Incidental Learning with Deaf Students: Is There a Role for Sign Language Interpreting? at StreetLeverage – Live 2015 | Boston. Her presentation defines incidental learning and where it is infused in social learning, identifies the broader implications for deaf students, and inquires about the role of sign language interpreters in incidental learning discourse within the Deaf
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6 Presentations That Will Make You a Better Sign Language Interpreter | Street Leverage

6 Presentations That Will Make You a Better Sign Language Interpreter | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
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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Deaf Gain: Closed Captions

What is Deaf Gain!? We explain it by using closed captioning as an example. Be sure to click our “subscribe” or “Like” button to follow us! Sources: - Bauman...

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It would be great for Interpreters and Auslan Language Models to have this conversation not only with Deaf students but also with class teachers, parents/care givers and other students.

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Diversity in Deaf Education | Raising and Educating Deaf Children

Diversity in Deaf Education | Raising and Educating Deaf Children | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
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All stakeholders in deaf education have the same goal, helping DHH learners to reach their full academic potential, even if we may have different methods and priorities. If we are to best serve those children and their families, each deaf child must be treated as an individual with appropriate evaluation of their strengths and needs at all major decision points relating in development and schooling.

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Speech to Text in the Classroom | Raising and Educating Deaf Children

Speech to Text in the Classroom | Raising and Educating Deaf Children | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
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Research supports the idea that some DHH students prefer real-time text instead of sign language interpreters or note takers as a means of acquiring information in the classroom.

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Look Who's Being Left Behind: Educational Interpreters and Access to Education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Look Who's Being Left Behind: Educational Interpreters and Access to Education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
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Providing full access to a hearing classroom is very complex, and it involves more than just the skills of the educational interpreter. Classrooms are complex social environments and they involve discourse styles that are unique to K-12 education. Accurate representation of all classroom communication is extremely challenging for many reasons.

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Recognizing Polite Indifference: Sign Language Interpreters & Power | Street Leverage

Recognizing Polite Indifference: Sign Language Interpreters & Power | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
When sign language interpreters avoid addressing issues to minimize conflict, we are exercising hearing privilege by adhering to majority cultural norms. Acting in true allyship requires courage, professional discipline, and transparency. As sign language interpreters, we constantly make judgment calls on appropriate language choices and cultural behaviors in addition to determining how/where to act in
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In recent years, the concept of social justice and community accountability have become central to the discussion about how we practice the work of interpreting. 

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A Civility Revolution: A Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage

A Civility Revolution: A Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
In a world where online and face-to-face interactions have lost a level of compassion and understanding, Diana MacDougall outlines a “Civility Revolution” to elevate the discourse of sign language interpreters. The notion of “civility” has been tossed around these past several years, not only by the sign language interpreting profession, but in other professions (such
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Scales of Justice: Legal Ramifications for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage

Scales of Justice: Legal Ramifications for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
Traditional roles, responsibilities, and accountability for work product were challenged in a 2016 court case which will affect the work of sign language interpreters moving forward, particularly in legal settings. On January 27, 2016, the Court of Special Appeals for the State of Maryland filed a ruling that affects the work we do as sign
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Voluntary Accountability: A StreetLeverage - Live Wrap-Up | Street Leverage

Voluntary Accountability: A StreetLeverage - Live Wrap-Up | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
StreetLeverage – Live 2016 may be over, but the takeaways linger; sights set on possibilities, participants shared generosity and perspective while looking at critical issues impacting the field of interpreting. Here’s a brief look at some highlights from the weekend. #CommunityisAccountability In the world of sign language interpreting, time is a precious commodity. The beauty
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High lights from the Street Leverage Live 2016
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Occupational Health & Safety for Sign Language Interpreters

Research into some of the issues faced by sign language interpreters
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Research into some of the issues faced by sign language interpreters
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Genuine Confidence: Why Can’t It Be All About Me? | Street Leverage

Genuine Confidence: Why Can’t It Be All About Me? | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
Sharon Neumann Solow presented Genuine Confidence: Why Can’t It Be All About Me? at StreetLeverage – Live 2015 | Boston. Her presentation examines healthy and less helpful uses of ego in the work of sign language interpreters and why genuine confidence is a comfort to be around. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here. 
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Sign language interpreters walk a fine line between needing to be comfortable in the spotlight and being cautious and self-effacing..... this is also true when in front of a classroom.
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Sign Language Interpreters: Practicing with a Socially Conscious Approach | Street Leverage

Sign Language Interpreters: Practicing with a Socially Conscious Approach | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
Joseph Hill presented Sign Language Interpreters: Practicing with a Socially Conscious Approach at StreetLeverage – Live 2015 | Boston. His presentation explores the importance of reflective practice as a means of examining one’s perspective on language ideology, social injustice, and the development of a socially conscious approach to interpreting. You can find the PPT deck for his
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Exploring the importance of reflective practice as a means of examining one’s perspective on language ideology, social injustice, and the development of a socially conscious approach to interpreting.
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Highlights from the Australian Deaf Games 2016 (Auslan with captions)

As sponsor of the 17th Australian Deaf Games in Adelaide, South Australia, we got to talk to many people in the Deaf community about their favourite technolo...

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Writing and Learning to Write for Deaf Children | Raising and Educating Deaf Children

Writing and Learning to Write for Deaf Children | Raising and Educating Deaf Children | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
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Writing must be made a higher priority in both research and practice. Given the important role that written language plays in the lives of deaf people, it is surprising that we actually know very little beyond the fact that outcomes have been poor. We especially need to pay more attention to how writing is taught and be more accountable for achieving age-appropriate outcomes.

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Bilingualism for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (and Their Families) | Raising and Educating Deaf Children

Bilingualism for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (and Their Families) | Raising and Educating Deaf Children | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
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Research shows that typically hearing children can attain bilingualism through interactions with adults who use a combination of two languages or “code-switch,” so flexibility is important.

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Sign Language Interpreters in Public School Classrooms | Raising and Educating Deaf Children

Sign Language Interpreters in Public School Classrooms | Raising and Educating Deaf Children | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
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What is known is that many DHH enter public education without sufficient language foundations.  What isn't known is when children are ready for an interpreted education and how parents and educational professionals know when they are.

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Respecting Language: Sign Language Interpreters as Linguistic Descriptivists | Street Leverage

Respecting Language: Sign Language Interpreters as Linguistic Descriptivists | Street Leverage | Supporting Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models | Scoop.it
Sign language interpreters are exposed to language variation on a daily basis. Interpreters and programs supporting interpreter education must cooperate with the Deaf community to adopt and adapt to the evolving stylings of native signers.
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Auslan, like ASL is a living language belonging to the community we serve. 

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