Dear White Interpreters: A Panel of Deaf Interpreters of Color

Introduction

The Panel Discussion

Facilitated by Jerrin George, this discussion includes a variety of perspectives.  You can watch the complete discussion above or you can watch segments of it based on each topic by clicking on the toggle with the topics name. Topics addressed include:

  • Introductions
  • Meaning of BIPOC
  • How to sign “black?”
  • Signs in other communities that are sometimes misused
  • Advice for white […]
2019-06-19T09:10:37-06:00June 17th, 2019|

Understanding Cultural Dimensions

a Yellow cylinder, blue cube and red pyramid sit on top a piece of white graph paper Developed by Paula MacDonald

Aim

Interpreters work with a variety of cultures.  It is imperative that they be familiar with cultural dimensions and how they will impact cross-cultural communication. This activity will use Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions to orient participants to the effects culture […]

2019-02-26T16:27:38-06:00February 26th, 2019|

Assessing a Trilingual VRS Call

Split screen - Female interpreter on left with blue background; Male interpreter on right with wood paneled backgroundDeveloped by Arlene Narvaez

Competencies Addressed:  Cultural competency, Assessing consumer language,  Specialized knowledge;

Time Required for Activity: 30 mins

Objective: 

  • Identify 2 general steps required in the immigration application and interview process.
  • Identify mode of communication used in Latinx culture
  • Identify code […]
2019-11-16T15:53:57-06:00October 30th, 2018|

Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Settings: VRS Call

Split screen - Female interpreter on left with blue background; Male interpreter on right with wood paneled backgroundScenario Synopsis

This interactive video captures a VRS call between two friends interpreted by a trilingual interpreter.

Credits for this Video

This video was originally created by the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers as part of the Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Setting series. For […]

2019-06-09T14:39:03-06:00October 26th, 2018|

Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Settings: Social Services Session

Two video screens show four people sitting in interpreted discussionScenario Synopsis

This interactive video captures a meeting between a social worker and her client (with her client’s sister) interpreted by a trilingual interpreter.

Credits for this Video

This video was originally created by the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers as part of the Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Setting series. For more […]

2019-06-09T14:37:57-06:00October 6th, 2018|

Using Prediction Skills in Testimony re: VRI in Medical Settings

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Cultural competency , prediction Skills, Comprehension: ASL discourse

Time Required for Activity: 10 mins

Objective: 

To use background knowledge and cultural competency to predict content in an ASL text.

In this video, Ronald Hartman provides testimony to a government official about his experience using Video Relay Interpreting (VRI) in a medical setting.

Prediction

You will watch a […]

2019-02-02T13:16:04-06:00July 12th, 2018|