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Deaf/Hearing Team Interpreting; Building a Strong Foundation (.6 CEUs)

  • A/B Tech Community College 340 Victoria Road Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)

The goal of this workshop is to explore the variety of ways in which a Deaf & hearing interpreter team can work together to provide a top notch interpretation. When a more or most accurate interpretation is required, one must produce the interpretation speaking in the language of their birth. Therefore, we hearing interpreters must include Deaf interpreters in our practice as much as possible. This workshop will explore the myriad of ways that a Deaf interpreter successfully contributes to an interpreting encounter. Join us for discussion on team interpreting approaches, how to advocate for a Deaf interpreter as well as role play scenarios using a Deaf/hearing team.

Presenters: Karen Gabriel, CDI received her CDI in 1999 after attending University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Interpreter Training Program. She worked at Gallaudet Interpreting Services & for several agencies in Maryland and D.C. from 1999-2009. Karen also worked as a dental hygienist for two deaf dentists in Maryland during that time. In 2010, Karen and her family moved to Florida and there she worked as a CDI in VR, medical, legal settings and frequently with the DeafBlind. She also taught many interpreting related workshops.

Crystal Bradley, MA, NIC received her Masters degree from Gallaudet University’s Interpreter Training Program in 2003. Crystal has interpreted in many different settings in NYC as well as in NC after returning home to the mountains of Asheville. Crystal has served as the NCRID Vice President since 2014 as well as volunteering extensively in the Deaf-Blind community.