07apr5:00 pm8:00 pmOvercoming Hearing Brain: An ASL Interpreter's Guide to Addressing Discrimination0.3 PS 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT Virtual Workshop - Zoom Provided/Sponsored By: This program is provided by ASLIS and is supported by grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT
Virtual Workshop - Zoom
English with ASL Interpretation
$30 for Minnesota Metro and Out of State Interpreters
FREE for Interpreters who reside in Greater Minnesota Regions
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All workshop registrations are final. No refunds.
0.3 Professional Studies
ASLIS is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for a total of 0.3 PS CEUs at Some Content Knowledge Level.
As ASL interpreters we frequently find ourselves facing people who have had no experience
As ASL interpreters we frequently find ourselves facing people who have had no experience with interpreters or Deaf people. Unfortunately, these encounters are often unpleasantly adversarial, and we are forced to explain why they need our services, inform them of legislation that assigns responsibilities to them, and justify our service rates.
How can we successfully advocate for communication access while developing a good rapport with our Hearing clients? The answer to this question has always been that we need to provide Hearing people with education about the linguistic and cultural differences between Deaf and Hearing people; however, after decades of presenting cultural awareness trainings to Hearing people we are not seeing much improvement in the field.
After a return to Square One and a closer look at why the resistance to ensuring communication access presents itself in strikingly similar form despite differences in geography, setting, and the people involved, it seemed clear that it had to be coming from a common source. Like an invisible disability that is dormant within the afflicted most of the time, discovering the root of the problem is made more difficult by the unexpected and intermittent appearance of symptoms.
In this training, we will look at a possible explanation for the cause of the all-to-common resistance presented by Hearing people who do not see the need to hire ASL interpreters for their interactions with Deaf people. We will also review some field-tested strategies for overcoming this resistance in a manner that creates a comfortable baseline for future interactions.
• Identify a potential cause and debilitating effects of living with the disability known as “Hearing Brain”
• Recognize the symptoms of a Hearing Brain flare up
• Discuss strategies for assisting people with Hearing Brain who are in the midst of a symptom flare up
• Understand how your application of the treatment for Hearing Brain impacts the outcome for the disabled person, Deaf people, and ASL interpreters.
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Betsy Tucker, CI and CT, has been a freelance ASL interpreter in her home state of Delaware, since 1994. In that time, she has worked in VRS for 10 years, legal settings for 13 years, and has been the contracted Communication Accommodations Coordinator for the Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Delaware Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing for over 22 years. In her role as Communication Accommodations Coordinator, she has earned a reputation for being persistent and effective when it comes to providing education and assistance to businesses, agencies, and organizations about their responsibility to provide accessibility accommodations. More importantly, Betsy is honored to be the mother of an amazing son, who works as a martial arts instructor and as her “person with hearing brain” when she is working on strategies to overcome barriers to access. When she isn’t busy “arguing” with Ben, or helping to wrangle his newly adopted kittens, Betsy enjoys learning, volunteering at a local horse farm, wandering through “junk” shops, reading, and working on her “projects” in the back yard.
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This program is provided by ASLIS and is supported by grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.