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Title: Preparing interpreting students to be allies in the Deaf community
Authors: Shaw, Sherry
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Sherry Shaw, "Preparing interpreting students to be allies in the Deaf community", in: The Interpreters' Newsletter, 19 (2014), pp. 1-11.
Series/Report no.: The Interpreters' Newsletter
19 (2014)
Abstract: The profession of interpreting is directly linked to consumers who rely upon the linguistic skill, cultural competence, ethical conduct, and professional dispositions of qualified interpreters to provide them with equal access to information. The norms for a signed language interpreter’s behavior that align with a standard of quality are of particular interest when contemplating how interpreters could be involved within the Deaf community. This paper addresses the ongoing discussion in the U.S. about (1) preparing signed language interpreters to share common goals and form alliances with the community, and (2) ethical perceptions of collaboration outside the interpreted event that do not violate the organizational code of conduct. Realizing that issues such as trust, clear role definition, ethical norms, and “maintaining professional relationships” (Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators, 2012) have similarities across nations and their various codes of ethics, a perceived gap in the U.S. between professional interpreters and consumers is the catalyst for evaluating options that will close this gap.
ISSN: 1591-4127
DOI: 10.13137/1591-4127/10646
Appears in Collections:The Interpreters' Newsletter n. 19 - 2014

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