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What’s Your Story? Volume #5

What’s Your Story? Volume #5

Often times when I am on an interpreting assignment, the question is posed.... “Why or how did you become an interpreter?” After speaking with many of my colleagues, this is a common occurrence. I thought it would be interesting and fun to find out why or how...

Legal Interpreting: Vicarious Trauma

Legal Interpreting: Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious trauma, also called compassion fatigue, is a real threat to Sign Language interpreters in any setting. In a primary school setting, an interpreter could witness the effects of physical abuse on a d/Deaf student at the hands of a parent. In a hospital...

12 Tips for New Sign Language Interpreters

12 Tips for New Sign Language Interpreters

If you are a sign language interpreter who is new to the field, welcome! When you first enter the field as a novice sign language interpreter, it can be overwhelming to navigate all the new challenges and experiences. The lessons that you learned from your Interpreter...

Legal Interpreting: RID Standard Practices

Legal Interpreting: RID Standard Practices

The governing body for American Sign Language interpreters, The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), produces Standard Practice Papers for each of its specialties; this includes the specialty of Legal interpreting. The RID first defines what Legal Interpreting...

What’s Your Story?  Volume #4

What’s Your Story? Volume #4

Often times when I am on an interpreting assignment, the question is posed.... “Why or how did you become an interpreter?” After speaking with many of my colleagues, this is a common occurrence. I thought it would be interesting and fun to find out why or how...

ASL Interpreters: INTERPRET THIS! Cats vs. Dogs

ASL Interpreters: INTERPRET THIS! Cats vs. Dogs

This blog begins the “INTERPRET THIS!” Series, in which a stimulus will be presented either in ASL or English for the purpose of honing your interpreting skills at your leisure. No matter whether you are well-seasoned or fresh out of an Interpreter Training Program,...

Watch and Learn

Watch and Learn

Spoken language interpreters are given the opportunity to live in a country with native speakers to understand the nuances of culture and language i.e.: learning French, live in France. In our new world with limited travel, there are self-paced programs available to...

What’s Your Story? Volume #3

What’s Your Story? Volume #3

Often times when I am on an interpreting assignment, the question is posed.... “Why or how did you become an interpreter?” After speaking with many of my colleagues, this is a common occurrence. I thought it would be interesting and fun to find out why or how...

4 ASL Games for Your Home

4 ASL Games for Your Home

When was the last time you got together with your loved ones and played a game?  Playing games with friends and family can lead to some of the most lighthearted and joyful memories.  In addition to the emotional benefits and stress relief that can be found in games,...

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