Pam Collins - StreetLeverage - LIve 2016

Bringing Scheduling Into View: A Look at the Business of Sign Language Interpreting

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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A Civility Revolution: A Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreters

A Civility Revolution: A Call to Arms for Sign Language Interpreters

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

Scales of Justice: Legal Ramifications for Sign Language Interpreters

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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StreetLeverage 5 Year Anniversary

StreetLeverage – It’s Our Birthday!

Time flies when you are having fun! For five years, we have been honored to connect with you about the field we love so much. It’s been a pleasure engaging with practitioners and stakeholders in the field of sign language interpreting for the past five years. A lot has happened in that time. StreetLeverage contributors and readers

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Ben Bahan - StreetLeverage - Live 2016

The Whole Picture: Why Academic ASL Exposure Matters to Sign Language Interpreters

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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Is Sign Language Interpreting Ready for an Uber-like Approach?

Is Sign Language Interpreting Ready for an Uber-like Approach?

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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Awakening Interpretation - Broadway Sets the Stage for Linguistic Equality

Awakening Interpretation: Broadway Sets the Stage for Linguistic Equality

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: Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening was invited to perform on the Tony Awards. Due to the close of the show’s limited run, significant expenses were required to make this happen.

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Must Have Apps for Sign Language Interpreters

2016 Reboot: 7 Must Have Apps for Sign Language Interpreters

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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