of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Information is a valuable commodity. Information connects people. Information builds bridges between communities. Information is not binary - information is poly cultural. We have a responsibility and duty as human beings to share information so that we may exist together in shared spaces. To recognize our privileges, power dynamics and biases is to romance information as an equal commodity, information through auditorial, visual and tactile means are equal of power; but that is not our reality. Lets’ discuss about how to romance information as if it belonged to everyone and how to live authentically and have healthy communities.
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM:
"Navigating A Beautiful Storm"
Presenters, Dr. Jonathan Webb & Carla Shird
10:25 AM - 10:50 AM:
"Utilization and Implementation of Deaf Interpreters in K-12 Schools"
Presenter, Jessica Brown
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM:
"Deaf Interpreters and Translators; Current Issues & the Way Ahead"
Presenter, Dr. Robert Adam
11:10 AM - 11:35 AM:
"Being True to Language and Culture"
Presenter, aj Granda
Saturday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
There is increasing importance being placed on the role a Deaf Interpreter, who is certified, has in the classroom. There is a particular need to discuss how to implement the services of Deaf Interpreter in Pre-K- 12th grade schools that will influence language learning, language assessments, and jumpstart the importance of having a Deaf Interpreter. The present workshop was designed to assist new and experience interpreters for the deaf as well as students interested in learning about how to work with schools that have deaf students and implementing a full-time staff position for Deaf Interpreters. Most teachers, educational systems and school interpreters do not have the justifications on why there needs to be Deaf Interpreters. This workshop helps you to be familiar with justification process, and school terms and how to apply them to interpreting settings. Participants will learn how to advocate for Deaf interpreters for the community and the schools