Deaf Interpreting I

DITP 250

Provides an introduction to the specialized field of Deaf Interpreting.  Deaf Interpreters are cultural and linguistic specialists that work alongside hearing interpreters to optimize communication access for a wide range of deaf consumers. Topics include historical roots of deaf interpreting, required competencies, the role and function of deaf interpreters, interpreting models, power and privilege in interpreting, consumer assessments, working with diverse deaf individuals, communication strategies, and business practices. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

  • Prerequisite(s) : American Sign Language Proficiency, interview score 4 or higher, and permission of the Program Coordinator
  • Credits: 4
  • Cost: $122/billable hour + fees (in county)
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