"Working Effectively with Gender and Sexual Minorities" 0.15 CEUs
10-11:30 AM ET
It’s critical for interpreters to understand that at times they will be requested to interpret in situations about which they may have internal conflicts. Deaf individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, or queer face numerous significant barriers in accessing healthcare. Their healthcare experience is more challenging than they need to be if interpreters do not evaluate their own biases with regard to LGBTQIA+ people and do not have the appropriate knowledge and vocabulary to impartially assist this unique group of patients. This training will provide interpreters with a framework for incorporating LGBTQIA+ issues in interpreting work, including respectful vocabulary, that will allow clients and their family members to feel comfortable in opening up to their healthcare provider, regardless of the situation. *Presented in ASL*
Assess their own comfort and bias with interpreting encounters involving individuals who identify as LGBTQ+
- Become familiar and comfortable with various terms and definitions that are commonly used within the Deaf LGBTQ+ community
- Understand key factors to best serve LGBTQ+ Deaf clients, such as LGBTQ+ experiences and culture
Presenter: Bethany Gehman (she, they)
"Reframing Depiction: Constructed action, dialogue, surrogation and the like" 0.125 CEUs
11:45 AM-1 PM ET
Metzger (1995) observed in the early days of sign language linguistic research that, “there seems to be general agreement that signers use their body, head, and eye gaze to report the actions, thoughts, words, and expressions of characters within the discourse” (p. 256). However, these bodily actions didn’t come with a standardized name. Some called them gestures, pantomime, and role shifting, among other things. Metzger (1995) settled on the term constructed action due to Tannen’s 1986 typology of constructed actions and dialogues.
Constructed actions are the perceived actions that one attempts to recreate in space, however, they also may be fabricated actions from the signer’s mind. Nevertheless, the actions are construed in the signer’s mind for encoding using constructed action.
Dialogue is a type of constructed action, and surrogation is often used as a more general term for both. But does the body always report actions? Or is there another layer involved? This workshop is designed to demonstrate the body’s role in ASL depiction. In addition, useful techniques will be proposed to answer such questions as: who should be surrogated, what are the types of surrogation, and how does personification play a role?
- Define constructed action, dialogue, surrogation, and the body’s role in language.
- Define what depiction is and its role in ASL
- Provide one example that demonstrates depicting a self
- Provide one example that demonstrates depicting a body
- Provide one example that demonstrates depicting an action
Presenter: Windell "Wink" Smith Jr. (he)
"Deaf-Hearing Interpreter Teams in Academics" 0.15 CEUs
3:20-4:50 PM ET
As we enter a new age, we are faced with new challenges to navigate. Everything everywhere is transitioning to the internet. How does a DI/HI teamwork online and remotely, away from each other? Led by Deaf interpreters, April Jackson-Woodard and Topher González Ávila, this interactive workshop will examine current interpreting methods, strategies and tools in DI/HI work remotely. This workshop will hold an interactive activity where attendees will have an opportunity to apply methods and strategies and to utilize tools offered in DI/HI work. *Presented in ASL*
After completing the workshop, the participants will be able to:
- Identify interpreting methods and strategies in academic settings
- Apply interpreting methods and strategies in academic settings
- Evaluate interpretation works for access and optimization purposes
Presenter: April Jackson (she) & Topher González Ávila (he)
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