Seeds of Possibility:
Cultivating Innovation in ASL Education
Embracing Change and Growth
What if we could redefine the way American Sign Language (ASL) is taught and learned beyond native signing families? At ASL Flurry, we believe in the tremendous potential for change and growth. Explore our Seeds of Possibility pages, brimming with engaging mini-lessons and resources meticulously crafted to foster academic and professional growth.
Pro Tips for Educational Interpreters: Elevate Your Craft
Navigating the intricate world of educational interpreting demands a unique skill set and a deep commitment to facilitating meaningful communication for students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Deaf and hard of hearing students deserve more than minimally qualified entry-level interpreters
Music & Theater:Translations and Insights
Decoding Interpreter Education: Insights from Industry Leaders
Interpreter education is in a state of crisis. At the end of 2018, thirty-seven leaders in the field of interpreting and interpreter education were interviewed and asked questions related to three primary themes:
- Is interpreter education adequate as it stands today? (Note: 35 of 37 stated that it is not; 2 participants mentioned one specific college that had recently won an award for its outstanding interpreting program.)
- If so, what factors are contributing to its success? If not, what factors are getting in the way of preparing ASL-English interpreters to be job-ready at graduation?
- Why does it matter? Why is it important to have not only adequate, but effective interpreter education? What are the stakes?
Interviews were conducted in the interviewee’s primary language. Those conducted in English were later interpreted by a highly experienced Deaf interpreter. Voiceovers were provided for interviews conducted in English.
Empowering Signing Through Technology: A Leap Forward
Embark on a journey through the remarkable progress and challenges within the Deaf community. While technology for signed language communication has seen exponential growth, legislation and education for Deaf and hard of hearing youth lag. Current systems often hinder innovation that can drive real change. Dive into our exploration of how technology can reshape the landscape and advance signed language communication.