Revisiting this because I’m seeing this make the rounds again among newly graduated sign language interpreters. Video originally published on Facebook, July 17, 2019. Pardon my appearance as I had just landed several time zones and an ocean away for a conference.

Image description: White bald man with scruffy…

White bald man with purple shirt saying History Should Make you uncomfortable. ASL with English commentary below.

Hi. See this shirt? It says, History Should Make you uncomfortable. Today is Cherish Deaf history day, observed by the World Federation of the Deaf for International Week of Deaf People.

I want…

A response to Yakata Nichols’ video and recent events surrounding RID.

I do not have the mental nor temporal capacity to translate this video into English at this time. I will circle back. In the meantime, a few starter resources for anti-racism work in the sign language interpreting field…

Key terms: abled arrogance, benevolence porn, pet vs. threat, and know your place aggression

Transcript of video: the English follows the ASL.

Hello, I want to talk about KJ’s vlog on the interpreting profession. There are a few things from his video I want to elaborate on and offer…

Composed as a transcript of the video. The English follows the ASL in terms of flow and structure.

Hello, I want to follow up on the recent RID board zoom meeting in response to the recent RID elections. Not all board members were present. Five were: Dr. …

[Image description: bald and bearded white man in a green t-shirt signing against a plain blue background.]

Originated as an ASL vlog so the English transcript follows its flow and structure.

Sign language interpreting is a critical site of deaf people’s human and civil rights. Language is among those…

Screenshot of a tweet reading “Cynthia Bilderback Roy raising the reality of how our training is failing by taking in sign language interpreting students without Sign Language fluency. The elephant in the room is being named and it is time to address the impact of what we are doing. #1nt #1ntSL @WASLI_tweets @RID_Inc The photo shows a powerpoint slide with text and an image of a person (presumably Roy) speaking.

The former president of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI), Dr. Debra Russell, tweeted this out 2 April 2021.

The text reads “Cynthia Bilderback Roy raising the reality of how our training is failing by taking in sign language interpreting students without SL fluency. …

Work as Sign Language Interpreters is a Privilege, not a Right

Dear Sign Language Interpreters, when you accept a large public facing job, you accept the criticism that comes with that job. …

Not An Angry Deaf Person

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