(0.3 CEUs) It has been estimated that as much as 90% of communication is non-verbal. Our body language and facial expressions all add meaning to our expressions. Even more so for a complex visual language like ASL. How can this visual non-manual morphemes, modulation, intonation, and spatial references be conveyed to someone with little or no vision?
(0.3 CEUs) This is Part 2 of a three-part series about Tactile ASL. In Part 1 we learned the difference between Visual ASL and Tactile ASL and techniques for implementing tactile ASL for Deaf/Blind consumers. In Part 2 we will learn about production modification and being able to produce semantically rich TASL interpretations while maintaining the spirit and intention of the source message.
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
Brent Tracy, B.Ed, NIC, Ed:K-12
Brent is a dual nationally certified interpreter and CODbA (Child of a Deaf-Blind Adult). Having one hearing and one Deaf parent afforded him the opportunity to grow up as a bilingual using both English and ASL.
Since starting his interpreting career at Gallaudet University in 1999, Brent has worn several professional hats: interpreter, coordinator, advocate, mentor, and presenter. However, his current position as owner/CEO of Equal Access Resources is his proudest achievement. E.A.R. was founded in 2013 to educate, advocate, and inspire service providers and practitioners to gain a better understanding of the Deaf and Deafblind communities they serve.
Through online and social media platforms, Brent has educated thousands of service providers, students, and practitioners through access to resources and information that will help bridge cultural and linguistic gaps between the hearing and Deaf worlds.
Today, Brent continues to travel abroad presenting workshops, training and mentoring service providers about equal access for the Deaf and Deafblind.