A picture is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. Our challenge as interpreters is to take those “thousand words” and make them into a picture that our consumers can “see” and readily comprehend. Challenges may arise when our source language contains several meanings for the same word, homonyms, or various concepts that can be accurately interpreted using the same sign. If not handled properly, any of these can muddle our “picture”, rendering our interpretation confusing and unintelligible. In other circumstances, even a conceptually accurate ASL interpretation is still not sufficient for some consumers to gain full understanding. How can we enhance the message we render so that such ones can “get the picture”? This webcast will present techniques and strategies that will allow us to enliven our interpretations and find alternate strategies for facing the aforementioned challenges.
0.3 Professional Studies
The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.
We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.
Working sign language interpreters
In late 2006, Earl and his wife moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, where he earned his BEI certification and interpreted for various colleges and interpreting agencies, including training with Sorenson VRS. In August 2012, Earl, his wife, and 3-year-old son relocated to Shreveport, LA, where Earl currently serves as a Staff Interpreter at The Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center. Now that the preoccupation of relocating and welcoming a second child into the world has somewhat subsided, Earl will pursue his RID certification to better serve the Deaf community – and because he simply cannot allow his older sister to beat him at everything.