Over the course of their four years of study, William Woods bachelor’s degree students of ASL interpreting dive into every angle of what it takes to become a great American Sign Language interpreter. Here are a few things that make American Sign Language Interpreters exceptional: 1. They are always learning. In an article for Street […]Read More...
January 10th, 2017
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Over 72 percent of Deaf and hard of hearing people are unemployed or underemployed according to Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), an international not-for-profit organization devoted to elevating the quality of life for people who are Deaf, Deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, Chief executive of CSD, Chris Soukup, labeled the Deaf unemployment situation a […]Read More...
June 22nd, 2016
In our last blog, Look into ASL spoke with William Woods University ASL interpreting alumnus Harrison Jones about his experience and advice for future bachelors in American Sign Language interpreting students. Jones is currently an interpreter specialist with Bridge Interpreting – MERIL. He provides interpreting services in a wide range of settings, including legal, medical, […]Read More...
February 3rd, 2016
ASL Interpreting alumnus Harrison Jones found William Woods University through his sister — who fell in love with ASL after taking a few courses for a diversity requirement. Jones started as a legal studies major with an interpreting minor, in hopes to work as a lawyer who specialized in working with the Deaf, but quickly reversed […]Read More...
January 27th, 2016
We were inspired and excited when we heard a recent story on NPR titled, Biology Professor’s Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything. It’s a part of a series called “50 Great Teachers.” The story is about Dr. Caroline Solomon, a biology professor at Gallaudet University. She got her bachelor’s degree from Harvard, her […]Read More...
June 30th, 2015
The William Woods American Sign Language bachelors program remembers deaf education pioneer Robert Panara for all that he has done in the world of deaf education, literature and American Sign Language interpreting. Panara was a trailblazer in the world of poetry, literature and deaf education. Spinal meningitis left him deaf at age ten. He grew […]Read More...
September 29th, 2014
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