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Part of a Series on American Sign Language Interpreters: Legal Interpreting

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires the use of qualified interpreters in any court and legal setting. American Sign Language legal interpreters need to be highly skilled and trained specialists, considering the serious consequences in the event of a failed communication. As a result, the demand for interpreters in the legal world is higher […]

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December 29th, 2014

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A series on Interpreter Specialization: Five Tips to take with you as you enter the interpreter world

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Interpreters are needed every day, everywhere in everything we do. This means that interpreters have options when deciding where to take their skills. ASL Interpretation Studies students at William Woods University graduate with a bachelor’s degree and the ability to pursue specializations in many of these different fields: Health Care Interpreting Legal Interpreting Mental Health […]

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November 26th, 2014

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Ethical Decision making in Sign Language Interpretation

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Sign Language interpreters often face complex ethical dilemmas and sensitive issues that require urgent application of critical thinking skills and professional ethical decision-making. This is one of the reasons interpreting is a complex job. Interpreter Karen Carlson explains in her article, “Ethical Boundaries for Interpreters,” that there are several areas where ethical decision-making can come […]

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October 20th, 2014

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The benefits to a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language Interpretation

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When you first research the Sign Language Interpreter career path, you will quickly find its obvious benefits like the joy of helping others and the satisfaction that comes with mastering such a beautifully complex language. A bachelors degree in American sign language interpretation means studying the 4th most studied language in the U.S., learning a […]

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October 13th, 2014

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Deaf Awareness Week celebrated all over the world

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The last full week of September is the International Week of the Deaf; its purpose is to bring awareness to deaf issues, people and culture. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) first celebrated International Day of the Deaf in 1958, and it was later extended to an entire week. The September date is to […]

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September 22nd, 2014

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Credentials that count for American Sign Language (ASL)

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While it’s true that demand for qualified ASL-English interpreters remains high and has increased steadily — it’s equally important for students to appreciate the years of persistence and dedication required to become a fully certified, in-demand ASL-English interpreter. The National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers offers new students a great overview of what it takes […]

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September 19th, 2014

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American Sign Language mission of new trailblazing restaurant

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A new Toronto restaurant reminds us that disability really is a matter of perspective. In the mostly hearing world of dining, Signs stands out as the only known restaurant that employs deaf waiters and encourages customers to order in American Sign Language. Signs is the brainchild of Anjan Manikumar, who began to learn ASL while […]

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August 28th, 2014

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