Becoming a Deaf doctor isn’t easy. This is of course not due to any lack of intelligence in the Deaf population, but rather the obvious lack of medical schools where learning is conducted in ASL. Deaf individuals seeking to gain a medical degree must face the odds stacked against them and submit to a learning…

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(Image courtesy of SigningSavvy.com) Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDIs) are a wonderful, but often neglected component of successful interpreted interactions in today’s interpreting world. They are most commonly used in situations where the consumer has communication demands which may not be able to be met by the standard hearing interpreter. These demands may stem from mental,…

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ASL Day is recognized every year on April 15th, because this is when the first Deaf School in America was opened. In honor of ASL day, we’re sharing five fun facts about American Sign Language! 1. Though ASL has been used since the early 1800s, it was finally recognized as an independent language in the…

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Will Revision of the Code of Professional Conduct be ADA Friendly or is the CPC Irrelevant in the Interpreter’s Pursuit of Social Justice?   The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf’s Code of Professional Conduct has been revised several times since its conception. The most recent revision occurred in 2005. Each revision has reflected the…

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Today marks 27 years since Gallaudet University, the only Deaf liberal arts college in the world, appointed its first Deaf president: I. King Jordan.   After the initial appointment of a hearing president (Of particular interest is that the board of trustees picked the sole hearing candidate for president. Yes, the only hearing candidate.) and…

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