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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

An Excellent Tutorial: Professionalism with Interpreters

This is a fabulous short presentation demonstrating the professionalism of interpreters.  This video was made under the Disability Awareness Project at St. Petersburg College.

This is how a meeting should look when discussing how you are all going to work together, everyone involved in the process is at the meeting together discussing the needs before the class/orientation/meeting/appointment, etc. 

 Note that the deaf or hearing impaired person should always be placed at the front: we use our eyes to "hear" with. This is the appropriate and standard practice everywhere (to put them at the back of a class, meeting, etc. is the equivalent of putting them "at the back of the bus" = discrimination, and  is frowned upon).

Do your interpreters advocate and represent your deaf and hearing impaired clients professionally and appropriately? Be professional. Be open. Be teachable, and communicate.

Don't be too hard on interpreters, it is not easy what they do, but do help them remain professional and share this video. Everyone needs a refresher course now and then.


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