Participants will break down, analyze and identify potential problems when interpreting from ASL to TASL, English to TASL, and how to incorporate NMM from the face to the hands. Participants will also experience what works as a deaf-blind interpreter and on the opposite perspective of what it feels like to receive the message tactually as a Deaf-Blind individual.
Presenter Bio: Jeff Trader, is certified by RID CI/CT and earned an Associate degree in interpreting at Columbus State Community College. Jeff is a native of Ohio and an avid Buckeye fan, football that is. He may root for the Bucks during football but loves the Blue Devils when basketball rolls around. Jeff is a CODA and a CODBA which he likes to refer to as a Child of a Deaf-Blind Adult. He worked at the Ohio Deaf-Blind Outreach program in 1994 and while working gathered extensive knowledge on deaf blindness. Jeff gained a greater understanding by attending the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) for one week and attending the Institute on Deafness training. He has also worked closely with the American Association of the Deaf-Blind in years past and volunteered nationally, internationally and locally with deaf-blind organizations.