Tag: culture

  • Separate is Not Equal | Deaf Performers Were Not Included At The Halftime Show

    Separate is Not Equal | Deaf Performers Were Not Included At The Halftime Show

    Same thing I’ve been complaining about for 15 years! To quote deaf blogger Amanda Tuite: …the entire programming of the Super Bowl left a bad taste in my mouth. As a deaf person, I always anticipated seeing the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” performed by professional deaf entertainers who use American Sign Language. This […]

  • Updated my Presenter Bio

    Daniel Greene teaches to improve the lives of interpreters and the consumers they work for. He helps interpreters focus on what they can do before, during, and after assignments, including preparation, interaction, and supervision. He guides his students toward understanding and mastery through critical thinking, experimentation, and reflection. He has been a college instructor, workshop presenter, and mentor since 2005, and an interpreter in a wide range of topics and settings since 1990. He received his MA in interpreting studies with an emphasis in teaching interpreting, and he holds an NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification, Master.

  • Paul & Tina’s Signalong: Haters gonna hate

    Paul & Tina’s Signalong: Haters gonna hate

    I am not as offended or concerned about Paul & Tina’s Signalong as some people are. I think exposure to ASL can be a good thing, regardless of who’s signing. If Deaf signers want to be offended by Paul & Tina, and educate them about their language and culture, that is their job. It’s not ASL/English interpreters’ job to be offended for Deaf people.

  • Katherine Dreier, The Société Anonyme Museum of Modern Art, & Yale University, 1941

    Katherine Dreier, a co-founder in 1920 of The Société Anonyme Museum of Modern Art, gave an ethical legacy to my great-grandmother and a cultural legacy to the United States. The year Dreier deeded her collection to Yale University –1941 — she also wrote to my great-grandmother Ruth Seely Preston. In her letter, she enclosed an announcement by The Société Anonyme […]

  • Of course there are dialects of ASL. Why wouldn’t there be?

    Of course there are dialects of ASL. Why wouldn’t there be?

    Someone on Google+ today asked me what I thought of the article All Things Linguistic — Dialects of Sign Language: Black ASL. I responded with the following comment, which I felt should be shared here: Yes, I’m familiar with this. The segregation of black Deaf children in black Deaf schools, and the segregation of black and […]