Web links for Interpreter Training
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Interpreting (General)

Associations

American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA)    A nonprofit association made up of professionals and interested persons promoting and participating in quality human service delivery to Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons

Council of Education of the Deaf (CED) Part of the Deaf Education website. CED provides information on certification process, by laws, standards, and other important information.

National Association of the Deaf   Largest organization representing persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Phone 301-587-1778 (TTY) 301-587-1791.

South Carolina Association of the Deaf   Provides advocacy, resources and services for people who are deaf. Phone 803-794-3175 TTY 803-794-7059.

Career and Employment Information

American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA)    A nonprofit association made up of professionals and interested persons promoting and participating in quality human service delivery to Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons

Careers in Deafness  An article on the opportunities of working with deaf people.

Communication Access Network-CAN Interpreters   Provides comprehensive communications services to its customers through a network of Interpreters, Captioners and Independent Consultants. Phone 843-763-3890 Voice / 843-763-3944 TTY - e-mail daryl@caninterpreters.com.

Deaf Education Provides a place for educators to post resumes and search for jobs as well as allows employers to post jobs and search the resumes.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)  RID is an national organization that serves interpreters, interpreter students and the Deaf community.

Sign Language Associates, Inc  A private company that provides interpreters. It has job opportunities, list of events with interpreters, mentorship program, and a place to request services.

South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (SCRID)   SCRID serves the interpreters, interpreter students and the Deaf Community of South Carolina. 

Connecting to the ITP Community

Deaf Education  Has both bulletin boards and list serves that Interpreters can become members of.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf  Find an interpreter/Member. 

RID-Discussion Bulletin Board The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf has a bulletin board for individuals to discuss matters of interest to the interpreting community.

 

Educational Institutions

Deaf Education  Has links for a search engine,  Deaf Ed. Teacher Preparation, Deaf Ed. Job Bank, Calendar of Events, Bulletin Boards, Scholarship and Grant Information.

Gallaudet University  Provides educational resources for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students including information ASL interpreting.

EKU Interpreter Training Program Eastern Kentucky University offers four year degrees and workshops in Interpreting.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf  World's first and largest technological college for student who are deaf and hard of hearing. They also have programs in educational interpreting and education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Spartanburg Community College SCC offers associate degrees in the Interpreter Training as a distance education program. SCC also offers an ASL Certificate program.

Miscellaneous Resources

How to Become an Interpreter  Explains what interpreting is, what is needed to be considered a professional interpreter, where you can get a degree in sign language interpreting,  how to use an interpreter, and what you should know about deafness.

What is a Qualified Interpreter... This site needs Adobe Acrobat Reader to look at it. It goes through a list of traits that being a good interpreter requires.

 

Periodicals/Magazines

ADARA Publications A listing of periodicals of the nonprofit association ADARA. ADARA is made up of professionals and interested persons promoting and participating in quality human service delivery to Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons

Sign Language (ASL)

American Sign Language Browser  Has a large list of words and tells in words how to do the sign.

American Sign Language Medical Glossary This is a link to MSU Sign language browser, but it has divided the terms in to medical categories like Anatomy, Clothing and Dressing, Daily Living, and Hospital and Sickroom.

Gallaudet University-Assessment & American Sign Language Talks about Gallaudet's programs, as well as provides links to interesting information on ASL.

HandSpeak  One of the largest visual language dictionary online. Has signs by alphabetical listing and by categories. Even has stories in sign.

Vocabulary for Technical Signs  Has in words how to do signs for topics such as accounting, biology, business, criminal justice and legal,  automotive, general science, sports and recreation, school environment, religion,  mathematics, health sciences, psychology, statistics, and others.

Supplies (Materials)

Captioned Media Program   Free-loan media, resources, open-captioned program funded by the U.S. Department of Education available to Deaf and hard of hearing persons, teachers, and parents. 800-237-6213 (VOICE) / 800-237-6819 (TTY). e-mail  info@cvf.org

Dawn Sign Press  DawnSignPress has ASL and Deaf culture titles available. Phone: TTY / Voice (858) 625-0600.

Harris Communications  This site has assistive products designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Including books, videos, equipment and novelties. Phone (800) 825-9187 TTY - (800) 825-6758 Voice

 

Interpreting (Specific Settings)

Artistic

Interpreting in Drama & Musical Settings Has several links to organizations that are involved with providing interpretation for cultural events.

Sign Language Associates, Inc  A private company that provides interpreters. It has job opportunities, list of events with interpreters, mentorship program, and a place to request services.

Sign Language Interpreting Theatre Discusses using interpreters (compensation, legal issues, audience development)  in the theatre and includes a discussion list.

Educational

Educational Interpreters Resources Descriptions  All list of books  and videos that are useful to interpreters in educational settings.

Educational Interpreting Explains the Interpreter/Teacher Assistant role, the ethics of interpreting in education setting, rules for helping with assignments, situational considerations, continuing education opportunities for educational interpreters, and other guidelines.

Interpreting Info & Resources (The Listen-Up Web!) A list of resources for educational interpreting.

RID's Interpreting in Educational Settings This site requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Discusses the role of the educational interpreter, interpreter's responsibilities, supervision of interpreters, qualifications, compensation, and more.

Legal

Interpreting in Legal Settings Has numerous links for Interpreters in legal setting including to Legal Rights: Interpreter Competence (NAD), National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, ASL Interpreters Court Interpreting Resource Information.

Sign Language Associates, Inc  A private company that provides interpreters. It has job opportunities, list of events with interpreters, mentorship program, and a place to request services.

Medical

American Sign Language Medical Glossary This is a link to MSU Sign language browser, but it has divided the terms in to medical categories like Anatomy, Clothing and Dressing, Daily Living, and Hospital and Sickroom.

Real Issue of Health Care Interpreting: Informed Consent This link discusses the role of the interpreter in a health care situation.

RID's Interpreting in Medical Settings This site requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Discusses the role of the interpreter in medical setting, interpreter's responsibilities, supervision of interpreters, qualifications, compensation, and more.

Sign Language Associates, Inc  A private company that provides interpreters. It has job opportunities, list of events with interpreters, mentorship program, and a place to request services.

Mental Health

RID's Interpreting in Mental Health Settings This site requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. It discusses the role of the interpreter in a mental health setting, interpreter's responsibilities, supervision of interpreters, qualifications, compensation, and more

Other

Communication Strategies for Culturally Diverse Settings  This looks at interpreting for different communities of people with different religious, cultural, and social beliefs.

The Interpreter's Friend This site provides information on signing in sport settings,  dealing with technical/specialized topics (physics, elements, elementary particles, Greek alphabet, signs for technical/specialized vocabulary), the different Jewish services,  and sign for religious/spiritual vocabulary. It also has sections on Multiculturalism, Professional development, and list of workshops.

Sign Language Interpreting This looks at sign interpreting in general as well interpreting in different settings.

Political

Vocabulary List For History, Political Science, and Warfare This lists many different signs that could be useful to someone interpreting in a political setting including the words:  bi-partisan, boycott, policy, impeach, elect, rule, tax, and many more.

Religious

D.E.A.F Deaf Evangelical Agencies in the Fellowship for Christ. Has D.E.A.F resource lists and other religious related information.

Deaf Missions  Has an animated ASL dictionary for religious words and many other materials for the deaf or interpreters in a religious setting.

The Interpreter's Friend This site provides information on signing  for the different Jewish services, books of the Christian and Jewish Bible,  religious/spiritual vocabulary, and vocabulary by denomination or religion. It also has sections on multiculturalism, professional development, and list of workshops.

Interpreting in Religious Settings Has resources for interpreting in religious/spiritual setting. There are links for both Christian services and Jewish  celebrations, deaf ministries, signed or interpreted services, and missionaries.

Lighthouse Song & Sign Ministry  Has information on churches, ministries, and courses for the deaf.  Has links to other related organization and also has option to send a ASL e-card.

 

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