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Interpreting in American Sign Language

Interpreting in ASL
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kevin Pérez and Brian Tipton
Translation Series

Join us for a conversation with ASL interpreters Brian Tipton and Kevin Pérez, who will offer a primer on what sign-language interpretation is, what it means for community members who are deaf or hard of hearing, and the challenges and rewards they experience as interpreters. Mr. Tipton and Mr. Pérez are committed to advocating for access and to educating the larger public on the vital role that interpreters play in so many environments, such as legal, educational, medical, and mental health contexts. They will share what their path to becoming an ASL interpreter was, address some of the most common myths around sign-language interpretation, and talk about how the profession is evolving during the pandemic and with the rise of new technologies.

Zoom registration required. Closed captioning in English will be provided.

This presentation is organized by Joan Munné and Melissa Simmermeyer, Senior Lecturers in Romance Studies, as a complement to their advanced language course, Translating Spanish-English and English-Spanish. The event is made possible by the support of the David L. Paletz Innovative Teaching Fund, Duke Service-Learning, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.