ravelling abroad as a sign language interpreter is an opportunity many practitioners actively seek out. Successfully navigating cultural norms, differences in professional standards, and linguistic challenges are the keys to creating an enriching experience. Some 15 years ago, I was interpreting at a historic site in Europe for a Deaf friend. At the end of…

Interpreters live with a constant internal struggle between intent and impact, perception and reality, Jekyll and Hyde. Aaron Brace confronts some of these pitfalls and realizations while taking stock of interpreters’ relationships to whom we serve. Before I can even consider being an ally to Deaf people in the face of societal audism, as a…

Do Sign Language Interpreter Accents Compromise Comprehension? Carol Padden has established that there are indeed accents in sign language and therefore interpreters need to consider “voice coaches” if they want to deliver clear interpretations on the public stage.  Through Observation It’s nice to be here. I’ve been meeting lots of people, and I find this…

Self-Care & Sign Language Interpreters: 8 Ways to Ease Trauma The work of a sign language interpreter requires patience, compassion, flexibility, and a heart of service. Breana Cross Hall provides some tips for self-care to help keep the work more sustainable. You know what it’s like: you show up to an assignment or accept a…