Live-tweeting the democratic presidential debate

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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.

Encountering bigotry on interpreting jobs

The people I interpret for display bigotry toward each other occasionally, but the worst bigotry I have encountered has had nothing to do with the cultures and languages I was mediating, and instead has been a kind of “environmental” bigotry I just could not stand.

Another botched execution by lethal injection. 😦 The guillotine would be more humane!

Bimodal interpreters, not just sign language interpreters

Sign language interpreters are spoken language interpreters too To talk about our work, it helps to have efficient terms that accurately define it. Typically, we ASL/English interpreters call ourselves "sign language interpreters," while we call (for example) Spanish/English interpreters "spoken language interpreters." Yet signed language is only half our language pair; the other half is spoken language; therefore,... Continue Reading →

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