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by Keith Cagle
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 01)
Review: Fingerspelling is a struggle for many second language learners. Thankfully we have CD’s such as this one that can help us improve what tends to be an interpreter’s greatest weakness. This CD has about 1000 different fingerspelled words. The words are all separated into different categories such as: measurements, holidays, calendar events, geography, and famous people. These are all categories that interpreters will come upon many times in their career. Another feature of this cd is the fact that it includes the fingerspelled word in a sentence. If you missed the fingerspelled word while watching the sentence, there are three options under the sentence to choose from. It can be watched in real time, or slow motion (50% or 25%). This CD provides wonderful practice material for any interpreter interested in improving their fingerspelling fluency.
A NUTS AND BOLTS GUIDE: College success for Deaf and Hard of hearing students
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 06)
Review: This CD basically goes over what the possibilities are for deaf students after graduation. A lot of deaf students would need guidance as to what their options are after they graduate from high school and this CD outlines that for them. Whether it is more schooling or traveling or just going into the workforce this DVD is a helpful tool for recent deaf graduates. This CD is helpful to interpreters because if they have to interpret for a deaf person who is making these decisions it gives the interpreter a lot of extra linguistic knowledge!
ASL, INTERPRETING, AND DEAF CULTURE
ASL Productions (2006)
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 29-33)
Review: This DVD is one of a series of many where interpreters can practice various ASL interpreting skills, as well as gain additional information about deaf culture. This particular interactive DVD focuses on ASL vocabulary, affect, and structure. This is a good resource for all interpreters because you can pick what you want to work on by selecting the specific DVD desired from the series. Additionally, it is easy to stay engaged being that it is an interactive DVD.
ASL POETRY: SELECTED WORKS OF CLAYTON VALLI- DVD
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 165)
Review: Linguistics is the scientific study of natural language and every language has its own way of telling stories, asking questions, expressing poetry, and even levels of politeness. This video helps students and other interpreters to be able to recognize poetry in ASL and appreciate the beauty in it. It also provides interpreters and students new levels of ASL that they can later utilize through their interpretations and work in the Deaf community. By new levels of ASL I mean new classifiers, descriptive signs, etc. which can really only be learned by watching native signers expressing themselves in their natural language. Therefore by watching this video and the variety of signers students and interpreters will increase their exposure to new language models in addition to expanding their minds as to just what makes a poem.
ASLTA CONFERENCE 2007: Learn + Agents Sign - ASL good?
CSD-TV Production. Disc Three, 1 hour 55 minutes.
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 46)
Review: This DVD was filmed at the 2007 ASLTA Conference and includes a variety of signers discussing the two-year associate’s degree in Deaf Studies at Vincennes University in Indiana. Several Deaf presenters discuss the various aspects of the curriculum taught at the university. This particular DVD would be useful to use with practicing receptive skills with a variety of signers with different signing styles, including the use of academic ASL. It could be used as a practice tool for conference interpreting and using a higher register. A good example of how Deaf presenters use visual aids for clarity.
BEYOND SEX SIGNS
Performed by Jack Barr
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 15)
Review: As the title states this DVD is geared towards showing people what some signs in relation to sex may look like and variations of those signs. It can be used for many different reasons; The performer Jack Barr uses a lot of classifiers and roles shifting to describe some of the signs related to sex. Interpreters who may do some medical interpreting can benefit from some of the signs that Jack shows the audience. Many times interpreters may struggle with signs related to sex because they have never had any exposure to the signs. This DVD is a good tool to use so that as an interpreter you can become familiar if you happen to run in to a few of these words.
BUMMY’S BASIC PARLIAMENTARY WORKSHOP
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 162)
Review: This DVD is about Parliamentary Procedure for meetings of all type. It is hosted by Gerald “Bummy” Burstein, a certified Parliamentarian. He discusses the rules of Parliamentary Procedure and how they will make meetings more efficient. The video is produced in ASL with English voice interpretation. This video could be useful is someone was interested in formalizing a meeting of a particular organization. It could also be used by interpreters to practice sign to voice by muting the interpretation, recording your own interpretation using a voice recorder and then comparing the videos voice interpretation with your own.
CLASSIFIERS: A CLOSER LOOK
by Patricia Lessard
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 27-34)
Review 1: This CD is a great resource, not only does it improve your interpreting skill but you can also earn CEU’s from RID for an independent study. This CD has many different examples of classifiers and how they are used in ASL. Interpreters can use this resource to improve their use of classifiers. They can develop a larger variety of classifier to incorporate into their interpretation. This CD also can be used for ASL to English interpreting practice. Utilizing resources like these allow interpreters to develop their skills in the comfort of their own home where they can play with their interpretation and use different registers.
Review 2: This CD focuses on the use of classifiers. You have an introduction part which allows you to become familiar with one of the signers you will see again. Then you have ASL texts. Within these texts you have 3 different sections: Whittle South Africa and Classifier handshapes. Included with thewhittle and South Africa section you have lectures and exercises following the lectures. The classifier handshape section provides pictures and descriptions of the handshapes. Then once you have finished the 3 sections you have activities and a quiz section. This is beneficial to interpreters because majority of interpreters struggle with classifiers. This is a good source for practice.
Review 3: This CD focuses on classifier use expressively and receptively. The program will help you build on your ASL skills by learning about classifiers and their functions, as well as providing a strong foundation for further self study and ability to analyze your work. The CD learning objectives include working on classifier form and function, cinematic techniques in narratives, identifying NMM’s, role-shifts, and viewpoint and perspectives. The CD also touches on some theories and linguistic aspects related to ASL and learning the language. This CD can be very helpful for interpreters who need work on classifiers or just extra practice. This CD provides a lot of receptive practice and can be used for voicing as well. The information presented about ASL as a second language and other theories pertaining to ASL and linguistics is also helpful for interpreters. This CD provides a foundation for learning and gives opportunity for self study and practice. This CD program can also count for CEU’s from RID. Examples of how this CD can be used for instruction in the classroom are; using the CD as a teaching aid in the class. Play this DVD when instruction of classifiers is in the syllabus; Use selections of the CD as voicing practice in class or for homework. The sections will provide practice on voicing as well as a refresher on classifier and linguistic information. Very helpful!!
EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETING CLASSROOM PRACTICE DVD: EIPA ELEMENTARY LEVEL
Boys Town Press
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 178)
Review: This DVD contains actual video of a typical elementary classroom lesson being taught to the students and provides a good example of what typically takes place in an elementary classroom. The videos of the actual class are interpreted in ASL or can be watched without the interpretation if you would like practice. This DVD can be very useful to interpreters working in Educational interpreting because as studies show there are not specific trainings on educational interpreting and this can be a good resource to practice with. It is a very good way to pick up some good signs for vocabulary and to get that much needed practice with educational interpreting.
FINGERSPELLING EXPRESSIVE AND RECEPTIVE FLUENCY
Joyce Linden Groode, Dawn Sign Press
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 163)
Review: This DVD is as clear as the title. The goal for this DVD is to improve on all aspects that relate to fingerspelling. This DVD can help you read fingerspelling, and even with production of fingerspelling. Another interesting method this DVD uses is teaching how to distinguish between hand-shapes to speed up your receptive skills. It evens helps you to realize the importance of anticipating the word, based on content, but most importantly that you should look at the word as a whole, and not letter by letter.
FINGERSPELLED NAMES AND INTRODUCTIONS
By Carol J. Patrie Ph.D.
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV160)
Review: This DVD takes 21 deaf people and has them introduce themselves and tell a little bit about themselves. You pick a deaf person and then the screen pops up and shows them introduce themselves at a regular pace. Then it breaks it down into clips and slows it down so you can get the fingerspelling whether it is names or numbers and also shows a English translations to the section. Once that it all done then it shows you the introduction again a regular speed. This is good for interpreters because it has a variety of deaf signers that you can pick through. Also you can try to voice it fist and then how it goes through clip-by-clip you can actually rate yourself on how much information you actually got. Also since fingerspelling and numbers are tough with interpreters this can help you practice on catching that information.
GOATS, TROLLS, AND NUMBSKULLS
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 23)
Review: First the CD walks you through the process of installing the proper software in order to view the CD. It also provides a section that walks you through the process of printing pages. The CD offers a variety of genres. This is beneficial to interpreters because schools offer storytelling time and we need to know how to effectively interpret the stories/folklore in order to serve as a language model. It is also beneficial to interpreters because it focuses on preparing you if you are in the situation as the substitute interpreter. This is a good source to use for practice when you want to improve your role shift, facial expressions, and your space.
IN TRANSITION: INTERACTIVE SITUATIONS FOR INTERPRETING: PRACTICE ON TRANSITION TO COLLEGE
RSA Region V Interpreter Education Project with Digiterp Communications
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 15)
Review: This CD is a variety of clips and meetings on the process of transitioning to college for a deaf student. There are three meetings where the deaf students discuss with an advisor at the college. The CD offers two different signing styles, that of the deaf student and the woman acting as her mother. Information regarding the transition, and what questions may be asked by the deaf student or college advisee, provide a distinct look into the setting. The CD may be used for practice on voicing and signing skills. The interpreter is not shown in the video so therefore one using this may practice both voice to sign and sign to voice. Or, this may be done with a partner where each one takes on a task.
For examples on how to incorporate this CD into a class, a teacher may use this during a class in the multimedia room with students partnered up. Also, a student may do this on their own using iMovie and be able to see their own voicing and signing skills. Live interpreting may also be done in 226. I think using this type of interactive material in the classroom setting would be very advantageous to students while in class.
INTERACTIVE POTPOURRI: Six Interactive Situations for Interpreting Practice
College of St. Catherine, SLICES LLC
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 19)
Review: This is a fantastic way to work on your interpreting. Nowadays, in ITPs like the one here at EKU, students use technology to videotape themselves interpreting. Sounds great right? Wrong. While the students are being able to work with top of the line equipment and technology, they are forced to interpret to the emptiness of the cameras on the lab's computers. With this CD, Deaf consumers are provided to interpret “for” and as well as a hearing consumer that really waits to hear you voice for the Deaf consumers! This would also be a great tool for the ITP classes to use because the scenarios could be pulled up in front of the video of the image of themselves so it'd be like interpreting in a real setting and they wouldn't be staring into the “eye of the computer”.
INTERPRETERS: LET’S TALK ABOUT US
Directed by: Ari-Asha Castalia and Dan Veltri, Treehouse Video LLC
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 27)
Review: This DVD can be used as a way to gain RID CEU’s. 0.8 CEU’s can be earned by watching this DVD and filling out the information involved. On the inside of the DVD instructions on how to use the program and how to earn CEU’s along with the four components that are going to be used. These four components are: the video program, discussion questions that can be printed along with viewed, instructions and forms for processing RID CEUs, and suggestions for use by workshop leaders and interpreter educators. Parts of the video are in spoken English with Subtitles and other parts are in sign language that can be viewed with or without subtitles. The video consists of 11 RID certified interpreters that are of diverse backgrounds including: gender, race, hearing and deaf, new and older interpreters, codas and non-codas, freelance community interpreters, educational interpreters and those who work mainly for video relay services. Eight different discussion sessions are presented. The participants are given a scenario to use as a springboard for conversation. This was taped so that their initial reaction could be caught. This resource could be used in a classroom to stimulate discussion about the topics covered in this video, it could be used as a demonstration showing how working professionals discuss ethical concerns, it can be used for interpreting practice or to gain CEUs either in an individual setting or in small groups.
INTERPRETER DISCOURSE: ENGLISH TO ASL EXPANSION / ASL TO ENGLISH COMPRESSION.
by Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology (NTID)
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 09)
Review: This CD-ROM offers great information with regards to ASL to English Compression, and English to ASL Expansion. It goes in-depth discussing the seven techniques of expansion including: Contrasting, Faceting, Reiterating, Describe then do, Role shifting/Incorporation of 3D information, Noun-Listing/Examples, Couching/Nesting. There are articles included within the CD-ROM on all of the techniques as well as expansion and compression. This CD-ROM gives excellent examples of each of the seven techniques. Each of the seven techniques is explained in English and then there are numerous sample sentences both in English and ASL. By watching/listening to the examples given, people can better understand how to incorporate these techniques into their work. This is a good CD-ROM to use for working on both your signing and voicing skills.
INTERPRETER PRACTICE MATERIALS: One-to-One Interactions
by Signed Media Inc.
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 169-175)
Review: This DVD puts students in positions where they must interpret from ASL to English and from English to ASL within the same interaction. These interactions include negotiating an auto loan, meting with a funeral director, and interviewing a perspective tenant. This DVD would be helpful for an interpreter because it would give ITP students a real life look at what’s going on and how exactly interpreting would happen in these specific situations. It’s not everyday when you would get the opportunity to have practice videos that will show how negotiating a loan with a bank would be done. I think this video would be a big help to interpreting students everywhere.
INTERPRETER PRACTICE MATERIALS: Giving a Medical Case History
by Sign Media, Inc.
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 175)
Review: This DVD would be great for anyone who could possibly find themselves in a medical interpreting situation. Honestly, that could be any one of us. This DVD gives a wonderful example of the typical questions that are asked in getting a patient’s medical history. First you are introduced to the situation and the participants, and then it takes you through the interview. It gives you the option to interpret the scenario yourself with out a model interpreter or you can select to watch the model interpreter it provides. It shows a professional example of how you can interpret typical medical questions and also how to mediate between deaf and hearing culture when asking and answering a few of those questions.
INTERPRETER PRACTICE MATERIALS: One-to-One Interactions: Interviewing a Real Estate Agent.
Sign Media, Inc.
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 171)
Review: This DVD is a presentation of a Deaf woman going to a real estate agent, a hearing man, about buying a house. Before the interaction begins, some background information is provided about the situation and who each of the participants are. The video starts with the interaction between the two with no interpretation which is a good opportunity to video yourself interpreting the interaction (both voice and sign). Following the video with no interpretation, a model is provided with both the ASL and English interpretation. This can be used for comparison with your video. At the end of the video, the interpreter sits down with an interpreter trainer to discuss the work. This could provide ideas of what to look for in your own work, see what challenges that particular interpreter faced, how to effectively analyze your work, etc. Good way to learn specific terminology related to the field of real estate both in English and ASL.
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: An ASL Tutorial
Qin, J, M Marshall, J Mozrall, and M Marschark. "Effects of pace and stress on upper extremity kinematic responses in sign language interpreters." Ergonomics. 51.3 (2008): 274-89.
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 17A-C)
Review: This DVD though it is old has many beneficial components. It is aimed to help Deaf students just entering college and taking their first introductory psychology class. This DVD begins with an introduction as to how to use it, the purpose of it, and how it is set up. The DVD then brings up a heading or topic and explains that topic in ASL. This is good for any student who maybe taking this class, an interpreter who would be interpreting for a class like this or a similar topic or class, as well as counseling appointments. By being able to have a concept of the meaning of these terms as well as sign choice, interpreters would be better prepared for any of these situations.
LITERACY LESSONS: Storytelling in ASL and Cued Speech
Digiterp Communications. CD-ROM. Minnesota: Minnesota Region III Low Incidence Project, 2002.
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 17)
Review: This CD shows three different stories told in both ASL and cued speech. There is about 20 minutes of interpreting for each of the two sections. It’s a great way to see two very different types of interpreting and how each is done on the same story. It comes with helpful tips that you can use before you go on an assignment. These tips include how to use space in storytelling and what you should practice before the assignment. It’s a great CD for voice interpreting storytelling and also to see a good example of cued speech.
MARVIN TEACHES FINGERSPELLING
Wheaton: Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, 2007. CD-ROM.
Review: This is a wonderful resource for improving your receptive fingerspelling skills. This CD-ROM allows you to see close to 4,000 words as well as add your own vocabulary. There are various speeds available to choose for fingerspelling. It can be set to automatically increase the speed of fingerspelling, or the user can manually select a speed. There are also tests and quizzes to monitor improvement for the user. The CD-ROM allows users to input other words to work on fingerspelling, which is good practice for technical words that may come up for the specific user of the CD-ROM. Even using this CD-ROM ten minutes a day will improve skills. This CD-ROM will undoubtedly help anyone who uses it to improve their receptive fingerspelling skills.
Dir. National Center on Deafness.WROCC: Film.
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 13)
Review: This DVD would be extremely useful. It starts with an introduction explaining what it contains. Then on the menu, there are different options. The main option is the math signs. When choosing this option it brings up different subjects or topics in math. When choosing one of the options you see the term fingerspelled and in text and then the different options for the term are signed. This is good for interpreters who are going to be in an educational setting. Math has so many specific terms it is impossible to fingerspell them all and this DVD would help to choose a sign for the fingerspelled word. It is an interesting DVD that is good to learn more vocabulary in this subject and can help an interpreter be more successful.
MENTOR TO MENTOR: Tips and Techniques for Deaf Mentors Working with Interpreters
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 18)
Review: This DVD is a good tool for both mentors and mentees to watch. It provides numerous tips for the mentor to work with interpreters. It also teaches Deaf mentors how to form a bond of trust between themselves and their mentor. It would be beneficial for students and other interpreters to watch this DVD see what is expected out of a mentoring relationship.
MJ is recorded telling her stories from childhood all the way into her adult life discussing a wide range of topics. She begins talking about her education as a young girl and using signs that both challenge and educate all levels of interpreters. This DVD is a great way to practice receptive skills and in-turn helps with voicing assignments.
NAVIGATING DISCOURSE GENRES: ASL AND ENGLISH TEXTS
with Eric Larson, Jenny Stenner, and Anthony Vereja
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 25)
Review: This CD provides video clips in both ASL and English and covers a variety of topics such as Canoeing, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), and issues of Deafness and hearing loss. Having videos that are both in ASL and English, this could serve as a good resource for practice. Another plus of this CD is the voice over interpretation of the ASL clips. With this an interpreter could use that interpretation as a model to learn from.
NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF CHRISTIAN GREEK SCRIPTURES (MATTHEW 1-11): The Good News According to Matthew
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 22A)
Review: This DVD was made by Jehovah’s Witnesses for use by their Deaf Congregation. However it is basically just an ASL interpretation of the Book of Matthew Chapters 1-11 from the Christian Bible. It can be a great resource for religious interpreters who would like to see a true ASL interpretation of the Bible in order to apply that to their work.
NIC INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE PRACTICE DVD
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 18)
Review: This DVD is crucial for those interpreters who are preparing for their certification test. It gives practice scenarios so that when the time comes to take the actual test, interpreters are prepared. It follows the exact process of the interview and helps highlight areas that the test taker may need to focus on.
OUTRAGEOUS SEX STORIES
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 16.1)
Review:This DVD tells different sex stories. One man tells a bunch of different stories that will have you laughing. I highly suggest you being 18 years or older to watch this though. These stories will have you laughing. You can’t find sex education in ITP programs so this is a good way to watch and practice so that when you are faced with this situation you are ready to interpret it. For interpreters you could use this DVD to practice voicing. However I would wait to watch this till you understand sign because its not a teaching DVD more of just telling stories, and he goes at a fast pace. Also interpreters could use this to help describe classifiers as well has practice getting more comfortable with those sticky situations. With have VRS now you never know what your going to have to interpret so this will help you become more comfortable.
PURSUIT OF ASL: INTERESTING FACTS USING CLASSIFIERS
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 158)
Review: This DVD is perfect for many different purposes. It’s an interesting piece to use for voicing. Also, so other uses are shadowing, or retelling. Angela is deaf of deaf, and how she describes things is unreal. If you want to work on classifiers, this is the DVD for you.
SEE WHAT I MEAN: Differences between Deaf and Hearing Cultures
by Thomas K. Holcomb and Anna Mindness
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 155)
Review: This DVD explains the differences between Deaf and Hearing Cultures. As a deaf individual, I struggled a lot of things relate to my culture and hearing culture. As I watched this DVD, I can see a lot of incidents happening in my personal life. I was very much left out at dinner table with my family. This is a great tool for people who are a second language learner. They can see the differences in both cultures. It allows them to ponder and understand deaf people’s needs and how to respect them. The main point of this story is to respect both cultures. It can be frustrating for some people who watch this DVD but eventually they will pick up on their own by socializing with hearing and deaf people.
SHE SAID, HE SAID: MONOLOGUES AND DIALOGUES IN ASL
Digiterp Communications. CD-ROM. Minnesota: Minnesota Region III Low Incidence Project, 2003.
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 24)
Review: This CD is an extremely useful tool as it shows monologues and dialogues in casual ASL. The CD has two signers on it, and each gives an introduction about themselves, as well as several stories each. There is also interactive dialogue between the two signers, and the viewer can choose to watch the narratives in real time or at a slower pace if needed. There are quick and easy instructions that come on the CD, and there’s even a section that has suggestions for different ways to analyze the videos. This is a great video both for early signers and for practice with voicing.
STILL TALKING...EXPOSITORY INTERACTIVE (2006)
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 36)
Review: This is also an interactive DVD which includes numerous signers where they tell a story about a variety of topics which may or may not relate to deafness. The goal of this DVD is to watch the stories and to interpret them as accurately as possible. The DVD takes the watcher through the interpreting process and then provides some hints/tips and suggested interpretations. This is a useful resource for all interpreters because it can present some different ways of interpreting and offer some ideas which we may not generally think about.
STILL TALKING...INFORMATION INTERACTIVE
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 37)
Review: This DVD is excellent for students and working interpreters. It shows different situations and also has example interpreters to show how they handled the situation. Specific terms such as jargon and field specific vocabulary as shown to provide ideas of possibilities for your own interpretations.
STOMACH THIS: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IN ASL AND ENGLISH
Featuring: Paul Buttenhoff and Cara Barnett
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 20)
Review: In this CD you are exposed to information and facts about the digestive system. Paul Buttenhoff will supply the information in spoken English, while Cara Barnett gives the information in ASL. The CD also, has written transcriptions of both these versions. There are also diagrams of the digestive system that are on here. Another nice quality of this CD is that they provide you with other possible resources for finding information. One thing that you need to make sure of is, if you decide to play the CD on your computer/laptop, you will need the appropriate software to be able to watch it (but the CD will walk you through to make sure you have it).
TAKING TURNS: ASL Texts for Consecutive Interpreting Practice
With Debbie Peterson and Tracy Bell Koster
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 14)
Review: This CD offers information so that interpreters can practice consecutive interpreting. It provides scripts so that voicing and signing can be done by the interpreter. Turn taking is a great skill to have for all interpreters. Practicing voicing and signing consecutively gives interpreters the ability to formulate a better interpretation so that when in consultative situations arise you will know how to voice and sign during an assignment and give each person the floor when appropriate. This is a great resource for any interpreter.
THE HEARING WORLD AROUND ME: WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A DEAF PERSON AMONG THE HEARING? Presented and acted by Trix Bruce in American Sign Language
Voiced and acted by Kenan Pekoz
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (DV 10)
Review: This is the spoiler on the back of the DVD that describes a lot about the DVD:“Let me tell you what it is like to be a deaf person among the hearing. I will share with you my most embarrassing moments, learning experiences, greatest challenges, and growing sense of pride. Through these stories, you will see how Deaf culture has colored my life, and maybe discover that we have more in common than we think. Welcome to my world." “Trix Bruce’s stories are those of culture clash and connection, contact and confusion, and the many ways which language and identity can twist our perceptions of each other. You will enjoy her energetic style, witty delivery, poetic grace, and open-hearted honesty while you gain a realistic perspective of life as a deaf person among the hearing. This is a captivating evening of theater, humor, experience, and wisdom for all audiences.” Trix shares many stories about college, growing up, family life, work, misunderstandings, lip reading and other parts of life that have to do with growing up deaf in a hearing world. It is very entertaining for not only deaf people but also for hearing people. She and her interpreter explain a lot of cultural information that needs to be explained in ways that people who are clueless about deafness would be able to be understood. She signs and interacts with Kenan in ASL and he voices for her along with sometimes playing characters in ASL with her as well. There are also pictures and written English on the screen occasionally that tells a short story. This video is a good resource for people who are interested in learning about a life of a deaf person. It can be watched in ASL for deaf people or others who want to improve their receptive skills or in English for those who don’t understand ASL. It is not only informative but also interesting and entertaining.
TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
College of St. Catherine and SLICES LLC.
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 16)
Review: This CD focuses on how cardiovascular system work. They have some videos of a person speaking English versus a person signing in ASL explaining how the heart works. It will benefit the interpreters because some of them interpret in a medical settings, it is very difficult for them to interpret when the patient is seeing their specialist. The specialist focus on specific part so that means the interpreter will need to be familiar with terminologies that they use. Once they know basic how heart works, the patient will understand better and feel like they are on same page with the doctor. That is the main important for the patient or person that they interpret for. For my personal experience, I think this tool is a great way to start learning about how the system in your body works. I take Dyson to his cardiologist annually and they provide interpreting services for the parents. For me, it is very important for us to understand everything and I expect the interpreter to explain and interpret everything. I know that is the hardest part for them because they would need to use classifiers and provide picture of how everything works.
WHAT’S GOING ON: CURRENT AND NOT-SO CURRENT EVENTS
With Mike Cashman
EKU ASLIE Outreach Library (CD 22)
Review: In this CD Mike Cashman tells stories and teaches about various topics. This CD is a good resource for Sign to Voice practice not only because of the topics and issues discussed but also for the challenge of interpreting with physical demands such as lighting and position of the camera. The clips are filmed both indoor and outdoor with a variety of lighting and background.