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Basic Interpreting Services Information

  1. 1. Basic interpreting services information Jesse Thomas Outreach & Technology Specialist Deaf Hearing Communication Centre
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>What are interpreters? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we need interpreters? </li></ul><ul><li>Who uses interpreters? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember... </li></ul><ul><li>Chat & Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are interpreters? <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language to Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASL to English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English to ASL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certified Interpreters (CI) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDI) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional (Code of Professional Conduct - CPC) </li></ul><ul><li>Human or Ghost? </li></ul><ul><li>RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why do we need interpreters? <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who uses interpreters? <ul><li>Everyone uses interpreters! </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreters are good for everybody! </li></ul>“ I need an interpreter.” “ I need interpreters” “ WE need an interpreter.” “ WE need interpreters”
  6. 6. Where do we use interpreters? <ul><li>Doctor’s offices </li></ul><ul><li>Court rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitals (& Health) </li></ul><ul><li>Work places </li></ul><ul><li>Many other places </li></ul>
  7. 7. Need an interpreter? <ul><li>Plan ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Tell the hearing person to call DHCC as soon as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Know an interpreter you like? Give the person the name </li></ul><ul><li>DHCC will explain the cost </li></ul>
  8. 8. How do we use interpreters? <ul><li>Pre-Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>What the interpreter can do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Side conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signing styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who do we look at? </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf/Hearing interpreting teams </li></ul><ul><li>Post meeting </li></ul><ul><li>How many interpreters? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some situations… <ul><li>Any personal experiences? </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreter doesn’t show up? </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t understand the interpreter? </li></ul><ul><li>Other situations… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Self-Advocacy <ul><li>Know your rights </li></ul><ul><li>Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Know where to get information and support - DHCC </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Remember... <ul><li>Code of Professional Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreter must interpret everything the hearing person says AND everything you say, good or bad </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone knows how to use interpreters </li></ul><ul><li>Communication access </li></ul>
  12. 12. Chat & Questions <ul><li>What did we learn? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we get an interpreter? </li></ul><ul><li>What should we do while working with an interpreter? </li></ul><ul><li>Who uses interpreters? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should you get an interpreter? </li></ul><ul><li>If you need support and information, where can you go? </li></ul><ul><li>LET’S CHAT! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank you for your time!

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