Interpreting with Deaf-Blind People - The Deaf-Blind Perspective

by DB-LINK on May 1, 2010
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The following articles are written by deaf-blind people.


DEAF-BLIND INTERPRETING, McNamara, Jamie. 1997, 2. 

The growth of the number of Deaf-Blind people and the thriving Deaf-Blind community feeds the demand for interpreters who are skilled with a variety of communication preferences, sensitive to cultural issues, and open to adapt to diverse needs. Interpreters are encouraged to get involved with the local/state Deaf-Blind organization to gain valuable skills and knowledge. Specific information about volunteering at the national convention of American Association of the Deaf-Blind is given. VIEWS, vol.14, #11, December 1997, p.10


A DEAF-BLIND PERSPECTIVE, McGann, Richard. 2005, 2. 

This article about interpreting for consumers who are deaf-blind is written by an adult who is deaf-blind. Briefly touches on the difference between interpreting for deaf and deaf-blind consumers, and the difference between tracking and tactile interpreting. VIEWS, Vol. 22, #11, December 2005, pp. 1, 54


INTERPRETING FOR THE DEAF-BLIND, Smithdas, Robert J. 1979, 4. 

This editorial describes the many variables that affect direct, person-to-person communication with deaf-blind individuals and a movement by interpreters to define their rights while interpreting for deaf or deaf-blind people during meetings and conferences. Since interpreting involves sending and receiving information, it is logical that deaf-blind people should have rights relative to interpreting. He provides a list of suggestions for a definitive code of rights relative to interpreting. NAT-CENT NEWS, October 1979, pp. 1-4 

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