ITP 220

Interpreter Training Program

Deaf-Blind Interpreting


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"It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.

Helen Keller

Course Description:
This course focuses on the specialist skills needed for Deaf-Blind interpreting. Cultural norms and etiquette, tactile modifications of ASL, commonly used communication modes, interpreting visual information, and environmental consideration for the interpreter are emphasized through interactive instruction, simulations, guided interpreting practice, blindfold experiences, and guest presentations by Deaf-Blind people.

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do. "

 Helen Keller

"The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision."
~George Eliot~