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ASL Interpreting Career Spotlight: Educational Interpreting

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A child’s understanding in the classroom is fundamental to his or her success. For Deaf and hard of hearing students attending a school with mostly hearing students, American Sign Language interpreters make the difference. Pepnet 2 — a federally funded project aimed at increasing the education, career and lifetime choices available to Deaf or hard […]

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July 12th, 2016

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Architecture designed with the Deaf in mind

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The William Woods University language and interpreting lab in the ASL Studies department has considered the various ways in which a space could be more beneficial for using sign language. But how could architecture serve to help both the hearing and the Deaf? When you think about all of the architectural tools used in the […]

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April 7th, 2016

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5 Keys to making the most of your ASL interpreting degree

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As you pursue your bachelors in interpretation studies, your professors and advisors will work with you to make sure you have all of the right experiences and study requirements for interpreter certification exams, but there is a lot you can do to get the most out of your time in school. It’s a time when resources […]

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March 7th, 2016

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The benefits of early visual language development for hearing children

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Students studying American Sign Language Studies can use their fluency in the language and understanding of Deaf culture virtually in any career, including one working with hearing children. The use of American Sign Language has proven to help hearing children in a number of ways, including proven benefits to speech and communication development, the numerous […]

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February 26th, 2016

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A Career in helping Deaf students find their dream careers

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American Sign Language Interpreting students at William Woods University take courses like ASL 101 – Career Seminar to learn right from the start their various career options that allow them to communicate using ASL and work with and in service to Deaf people. One of which, may be a career in Career Development, helping Deaf […]

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September 14th, 2015

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William Woods University American Sign Language students work with Missouri School for the Deaf

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The proximity of William Woods University to the Missouri School for the Deaf — both located in Fulton — provides a rich environment for collaboration and understanding of Deaf culture and trends. Online bachelor’s students of Interpretation Studies also benefit from their professors having close ties with this school. And if they’re local to Fulton, […]

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August 3rd, 2015

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‘The Preservation of Sign Language’ film holds new meaning 100 years later

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Around 1912-1913, George W. Veditz, one time president of the National Association of the Deaf of the United States, gave his famous ‘Preservation’ speech about the importance of preserving the language on film. According to Arika Okrent for Mental Floss, Veditz gave this speech at a time when deaf schools were switching to the oral […]

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May 20th, 2015

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