Event Date: March 16th, 2023
Often, deaf people struggle to remain engaged in interpreted sessions. This is on top of the challenge of obtaining, processing, and retaining information in real time when delivered by interpreters. Solutions are needed to increase the engagement of deaf participants in interpreted sessions.
Many students experience barriers when it comes to participating in interpreted sessions, with one student citing that, “It’s tough to process lectures sometimes, my eyes go from my paper, the interpreter, and the board, and I don’t always get to ask for clarification.”
Dr. Thomas Holcomb and colleagues are proposing a deaf-centered interpreting model that emerged from an ongoing effort to improve access and participation for deaf participants in interpreted sessions. This presentation will focus on the changing view of the delivery model from merely providing access to increasing the quality of interpreting work by removing barriers that have made it difficult for deaf participants to engage fully in interpreted sessions.
In partnership with Ohlone College, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Deaf Studies Division, this webinar invites guest presenters Thomas Holcomb, PhD, and Aundrea Love, NIC, who aim to answer the question, “How can interpreting become more deaf-centered?” This session will include examples of deaf-centered interpreting in practice, strategies for interpreters to facilitate greater engagement for deaf students, and strategies for disability services professionals to center deaf students when coordinating or planning for interpreting services.
Join Dr. Thomas Holcomb and Aundrea Love on March 16th, 2023 from 1-2pm CT as they walk us through the concept of “deaf-centered” interpreting in practice, using examples from the classroom.
- Thomas Holcomb, PhD – Professor, Deaf Preparatory Program at Ohlone College
- Aundrea Love, NIC – Staff Interpreter, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ohlone College Celebrates 50 Years of Deaf Pride
This year, the Ohlone College Deaf Studies Division celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding and the inception of its educational programs that center the deaf community and deaf students. As part of their celebration, Ohlone College is hosting a deaf-centered webinar series with free, live Zoom sessions on February 15th, March 16th, and April 19th, 2023.
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