In 2012, the national certifying body for sign language interpreters, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf required that to sit for the certification from that date forward, applicants must hold a four-year degree. While over 100 institutions offered two-year degrees in ASL interpreting at the time, only a few dozen offered bachelor’s degrees. This […]Read More...
June 2nd, 2016
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, […]Read More...
August 3rd, 2015
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 […]Read More...
September 19th, 2014
Posted in ASL At Work
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 […]Read More...
August 28th, 2014
Motivation comes in many forms for those wanting to become proficient in American Sign Language (ASL), and to work in various environments and professional settings as an interpreter. Some people enjoy a strong personal connection to Deaf culture, through an existing relationship with a friend or relative. Others pursue the degree out of a deep […]Read More...
August 14th, 2014
Posted in Deaf Culture