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No One’s a Prodigy! Deliberate Practice and Sign Language Interpreting –

No One’s a Prodigy! Deliberate Practice and Sign Language Interpreting – | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
Billy Kendrick presented No One’s a Prodigy! Deliberate Practice and Sign Language Interpreting at StreetLeverage – Live 2018 | St. Paul. In his presentation, Billy discusses his belief that great interpreters are made, not born and explains that professional ethics demand excellence, mindfulness…
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Those who experienced mastery tended to invest that amount of time in training their bodies and minds in the task to be mastered, with some variance among them, but in general, about 10,000 hours.
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Sign Language Interpreters: Identifying the Power of Conscious Vulnerability –

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Bill Millios presented Sign Language Interpreters: Identifying the Power of Conscious Vulnerability at StreetLeverage – Live 2017 | St. Paul. In his presentation, Bill asks participants to consider that every assignment that an interpreter accepts is a conscious decision on the part of the Deaf co…
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“Do you recognize the impact you have on the lives of Deaf people? Do you realize the access you have to another person’s life? Have you as individuals ever consciously made yourself vulnerable to that degree? Have you ever put your lives in someone else’s hands, like Deaf people do every day? Have you ever had to trust someone as much as we trust our interpreters?”
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Is Diversity a Mask for Tokenism in the Field of Sign Language Interpreting? –

Is Diversity a Mask for Tokenism in the Field of Sign Language Interpreting? – | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
True diversity is needed in the field of sign language interpreting rather than creating an “other” group of interpreters. Avoiding tokenism and approaching diversity with the goal of equality are the first steps to breaking through. As I sit down to write this article, I am struck by the notion…
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Diversity in the field of interpreting
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Is Diversity a Mask for Tokenism in the Field of Sign Language Interpreting? –

Is Diversity a Mask for Tokenism in the Field of Sign Language Interpreting? – | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
True diversity is needed in the field of sign language interpreting rather than creating an “other” group of interpreters. Avoiding tokenism and approaching diversity with the goal of equality are the first steps to breaking through. As I sit down to write this article, I am struck by the notion…
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From our friends at Street Leverage
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Can Congressional Bathroom Logistics Change Sign Language Interpreting?

Can Congressional Bathroom Logistics Change Sign Language Interpreting? | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
Organizational systems, depending on how they are created, can limit access and inclusion. Chris Rutledge explores control options sign language interpreters have for creating more inclusive systems in their own community and organizations. For many years, Yale Medical School and Harvard Law school …
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Creating more inclusive systems in our organisations and communities
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Self-Care & Sign Language Interpreters: 8 Ways to Ease Trauma

Self-Care & Sign Language Interpreters: 8 Ways to Ease Trauma | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
The work of a sign language interpreter requires patience, compassion, flexibility, and a heart of service. Breana Cross Hall provides some tips for self-care to help keep the work more sustainable. You know what it’s like: you show up to an assignment or accept a call that, in the beginning, seem…
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Vicarious trauma...something we all have to manage.
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Reflections on Success - from a High School Graduate

Diane reflects on what she valued about her experience and what made her a success.
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I've finished school; I have an interesting job; and with help from my family and others , I have everything I dreamed of.
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The Field of Sign Language Interpreting Needs an Accomplice Not an Ally | Street Leverage

The Field of Sign Language Interpreting Needs an Accomplice Not an Ally | Street Leverage | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
Accomplice or ally? Jonathan Webb offers sign language interpreters insight into the difference between those terms and practical ideas on how to learn more
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Accomplice or Ally.  What's the difference?
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Incarceration: Opportunity or a Sign Language Interpreter’s Scarlet Letter? | Street Leverage

Incarceration: Opportunity or a Sign Language Interpreter’s Scarlet Letter? | Street Leverage | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
Formerly incarcerated individuals acting as sign language interpreters? A knee-jerk reaction may be a resounding, “NO!”. Scott Huffman opens the dialogue about representation, second chances, and the American Dream. Greetings. My name is Scott Huffman. I am a father of four, husband, son, friend, mentor, and activist. My day-to-day work consists of being an Outreach
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The author like to share a more humanistic approach to the reality of our profession as it relates to sign language interpreters who have been in trouble with the law and/or wrongly convicted at some point in their lives.
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Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter

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Trudy Suggs examines how the choices sign language interpreters make while working can, and often do, contribute to the disempowerment of deaf people.
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Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter, powerfully explores both financial and situational disempowerment within the Deaf Community.
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Debra Russell | Sign Language Interpreters: Discover & Recover an Enduring Legacy

Debra Russell | Sign Language Interpreters: Discover & Recover an Enduring Legacy | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
Debra Russell encourages sign language interpreters to emulate the traits of their generous predecessors in the field and to consider their own contribution.
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What will be your legacy to the profession?
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Can Congressional Bathroom Logistics Change Sign Language Interpreting? | Street Leverage

Can Congressional Bathroom Logistics Change Sign Language Interpreting? | Street Leverage | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
Organizational systems, depending on how they’re created, can limit access and inclusion. Sign Language interpreters create systems within their own organizations and communities. Chris Rutledge explores control options interpreters have for creating better systems.
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If we, as interpreters, want to effectively address the needs of our community, we must understand our own systems.
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Queer Filmmaker Todd Haynes Turns His Lens on Deaf Identity

The director of queer classics like Carol and Velvet Goldmine highlights another underrepresented community in Wonderstruck.
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Sign Language Interpreters – Complicit in a Devil’s Bargain? –

Sign Language Interpreters – Complicit in a Devil’s Bargain? – | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
When sign language interpreting shifted from &qout;social service&qout; to &qout;business&qout;, a chasm developed between the Deaf community & sign language interpreters. How do we regain and retain connection to the community that we serve? Five decades ago those of us who functioned as sign language interpreters…
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When sign language interpreting shifted from “social service” to “business”, a chasm developed between the Deaf community & sign language interpreters. How do we regain and retain connection to the community that we serve?
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First Do No Harm: Boundaries and Trust in Sign Language Interpreting –

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Cindy Volk presented Sign Language Interpreters: First Do No Harm: Boundaries and Trust in Sign Language Interpreting at StreetLeverage - Live 2017 | St. Paul. In her presentation, Cindy asks participants to consider the guiding principle of &qout;Do No Harm&qout; in order to explore the possibility of repair…
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First, Do No Harm
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Sign Language Interpreters: Recognizing Your Place in the Deaf Community –

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Sarah Hafer presented Sign Language Interpreters: Recognizing Your Place in the Deaf Community at StreetLeverage - Live 2017 | St. Paul. In her presentation, Sarah provides native insight on the nature of &qout;travelers&qout; in minority cultures to spark reflections on sign language interpreters and their f…
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Really important to recognise your place in the Deaf Community
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Guilt by Association: Are Educational Interpreters Sabotaging Themselves?

Guilt by Association: Are Educational Interpreters Sabotaging Themselves? | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it

Sign language interpreters in educational settings often bear the brunt of heavy scrutiny and criticism. Not all of the negative press is unearned, but is it possible for serious practitioners to overcome these stereotypes? [View post in ASL] There is one type of sign language interpreting that alwa…

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A great read for educational interpreters.  If more EIs start being more accountable, eventually the field of educational interpreting will earn the respect it deserves.
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Critical Partnerships: Ethical Medical VRI & Sign Language Interpreters

Critical Partnerships: Ethical Medical VRI & Sign Language Interpreters | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
Danielle Meder discusses the responsibility of sign language interpreters when working in medical VRI environments. Since VRI is here to stay, partnering with ethically responsible VRI providers is the most effective way to improve the medical VRI experience. In her article, Behind the Screens: The …
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For those working in the VRI setting.
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Going Small: How Sign Language Interpreters Find Their Footing in 2018

Going Small: How Sign Language Interpreters Find Their Footing in 2018 | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
2018 could be the year we reweave the fabric of the field of sign language interpreting. By understanding the importance of each thread and the care it takes to bind them all together, we may be able to redesign the magnificent whole. Some years act as demarcation lines  - clearly defining the “b…
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The analogy of being a thread in the fabric of the field of interpreting rings true.
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Sign Language Interpreting: Engaging the Disengaged, Empowering the Disempowered | Street Leverage

Sign Language Interpreting: Engaging the Disengaged, Empowering the Disempowered | Street Leverage | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
Tom Holcomb presented Sign Language Interpreting: Engaging the Disengaged, Empowering the Disempowered at StreetLeverage – Live 2017 | St. Paul. For this presentation, Tom takes a hard look at the standard practice of interpreting, one that often disengages and disempowers Deaf people. You can find the PPT deck for his presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage:
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This post takes a hard look at the standard practice of interpreting, one that often disengages and disempowers Deaf people
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Language Shaming: Impacts and Implications for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage

Language Shaming: Impacts and Implications for Sign Language Interpreters | Street Leverage | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
Dawn Wessling presented Language Shaming: Impacts and Implications for Sign Language Interpreters at StreetLeverage – Live 2017 | St. Paul. Her presentation examines the increasing disconnects among students and the Deaf community and explores the concept of language shaming, its impact on attitudes and attrition from the field. You can find the PPT deck for
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This presentation examines the increasing disconnects among students and the Deaf community and explores the concept of language shaming, its impact on attitudes and attrition from the field.
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Bilingualism: Are Sign Language Interpreters Bilinguals?

Bilingualism: Are Sign Language Interpreters Bilinguals? | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
MJ's StreetLeverage - Live 2014 talk examines if sign language interpreters are proficient bilinguals as expected and if not, is it okay for them to work in the field while still acquiring the language?
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Bilingualism: Are Sign Language Interpreters Bilingual?, explores the deeper questions involved in determining whether sign language interpreters are, in fact, bilingual.
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Betty Colonomos | Sign Language Interpreters Fostering Integrity

Betty Colonomos | Sign Language Interpreters Fostering Integrity | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it
Betty Colonomos shares the importance of sign language interpreters operating with integrity and offers measures to ensure the highest standards are upheld.
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Betty Colonomos defines integrity and highlights the critical need for accountability in the field of sign language interpreting.
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Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the Day Before

Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the Day Before | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | 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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One of my favourite articles from Street Leverage.  What is your "Day Before"?
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Self-Care & Sign Language Interpreters: 8 Ways to Ease Trauma | Street Leverage

Self-Care & Sign Language Interpreters: 8 Ways to Ease Trauma | Street Leverage | Supporting Interpreters in Educational Settings | Scoop.it

The work of a sign language interpreter requires patience, compassion, flexibility, and a heart of service. Breana Cross Hall provides some tips for self-care to help keep the work more sustainable. You know what it’s like: you show up to an assignment or accept a call that, in the beginning, seems to be going one

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Interpreters need to take care of themselves.
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