Tag: American Sign Language

Why CODAS Should Teach Their Spouse ASL: I’m Pregnant and Can’t Go Into a Room Full Of Radiation

Two summers ago, my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Unfortunately during this time, we were still working on getting an interpreter. (The medical facility had to be educated on ADA laws,…
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Why CODAs Should Teach Their Spouse + Children ASL

I really shouldn't have to write this, but I feel that I need to - this is a touchy subject for some. Why are there so many CODAs with spouses and…
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Other Than RID, What Other Sign Language Interpreting Organizations Are There?

Hey aspiring interpreter... It is important that you know about and are a member of organizations other than RID. For example, most states have their own RID chapter. Currently, I am…
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Beauty For Ashes Hair Salon and Color Bar is Deaf Friendly!

I went to Beauty for Ashes Salon and Color bar and fell in LOVE with the atmosphere. Everyone in the place was friendly and I felt ZERO negativity. I enjoyed my experience there…
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What Laws Mandate The Provision of Sign Language Interpreting?

So you want to become an interpreter, huh? Are you ready? Get your pen and paper, and get familiar with these laws. Your career depends on it. Keep in mind…
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How Did Sign Language Interpreting Come To Be A Profession?

Back in the day, before RID came into existence, there were people who were interpreters for family and friends. Interpreting wasn't their main job. They had a regular 9-5 and some…
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How to Become A Sign Language Interpreter

There are different avenues on how to become a certified Sign Language interpreter. Some states have a licensure board that has a system in place to issue permits to non-certified interpreters. Let's…
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What Exactly Does RID do + What Is It’s Function?

RID has many functions and if you're planning to become an interpreter, be proactive and know what they are. Because of RID, there is a national standard of quality for…
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5 Good-To-Know Facts About RID

If you're aspiring to become a Sign Language Interpreter, then knowing the history of RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) is essential. Here are a few facts... In 1964,  a group of people…
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What Do I Do When My Deaf Client Asks For My Input?

There will be times when your Deaf client will ask you for your opinion during an interpreting assignment. What do you do? Sometimes, all participants during the interpreting assignment can…
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