Learn More About Interpreting

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A number of excellent resources on Interpreting are not available online. The following is a list of some key resources. If you would like help in locating items on the list or getting additional information, contact us via email at

Deaf-Blind Interpreting --American Association of the Deaf-Blind. The Deaf-Blind American, April-June 2007, vol. 46, #2. (2007) This special issue focuses on interpreting for individuals who are deaf-blind. Publisher's web site:

Deaf-Blind Interpreting Workbook : Student Readings and Worksheets, 2nd Edition --Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens Inc. Seattle: Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens. (2005) This workbook is an updated version of the original 2000 book. It includes information designed to help more people become prepared and have confidence in their ability to work with deaf-blind individuals. The workbook is divided into 12 units focused on communication techniques, interpreting environments, considerations for types of vision loss, hearing loss or limited language capacities, tactile interpreting, code of ethics, deaf-blind culture, and adaptive equipment. It is intended as a supplement to classroom and community discovery. To order contact Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens. Publisher's web site:

Guidelines : Practical Tips for Working and Socializing with Deaf-Blind PeopleSmith, Theresa B. -- Sign Media, Inc: 2002, 288.This second edition of Guidelines includes expanded chapters on topics such as tactile sign language, interpreting, conversation and physical environment. New information and more examples are included. Three new chapters include: Support Service Providers; Authority, Power and Control; and Meetings. The book is intended for people who know Sign Language, who are already experienced in "deafness" and in interacting with Deaf people, and who want to know more about "deaf-blindness" and interpreting for Deaf-Blind people. Professional interpreters, student interpreters, and anyone who wants to communicate and/or work more effectively with Deaf-Blind people will benefit from reading this book. May be ordered from Sign Media, Inc., 4020 Blackburn Lane, Burtonsville, MD 20866. Phone: (800) 475-4756. Cost: $24.95 Publisher's web site:

Interpreting Strategies for Deaf-Blind Students : An Interactive Training Tool for Educational Interpreters [DVD & Manual]This curriculum is designed to train interpreters to work with students who are deaf-blind. It consists of a 60-minute DVD and a print manual. There are 8 modules covering legal issues related to interpreting and deaf-blind education, interpreting methods (sign language, voicing using an FM system, typing, braille), environmental and sign language modifications, and strategies to help interpreters work effectively with teachers and students to make sure that deaf-blind students have access to educational content and the classroom environment. It describes how various types of visual impairments (low vision, blurred vision, central field loss, reduced peripheral vision, fluctuating vision) affect the interpreting process and describes sign language modifications such as tracking, tactile sign language (one-handed and two-handed), and print on palm. Each module is followed by a self-check quiz. The narrated DVD provides numerous examples of the content covered by the manual and additional opportunities for self-testing. There is no date listed on either the DVD or the manual, but the curriculum was released in 2005. Copies may be ordered from the Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE) 4795 Evanswood Drive, Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43229 Phone: 614-785-1163 E-mail: or downloaded

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