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Mental health interpreting – considering some of the challenges

By Yvonne Waddell

Work in mental health settings is often unique from other settings the community interpreter works in. When we consider that language is the principal investigative and therapeutic tool in psychiatry… 1,538 more words


A Letter to A Hearing Partner

This letter is a little more personally tailored for my current relationship and my experiences in it, however I feel that a lot of it can be applied to others as well and have tried to keep as much of it as vague as possible to be applicable to more people overall. 1,037 more words


What is Deaf Life For the Hearing Mind?

Deaf Life for the Hearing Mind (DLHM) is a blog platform that was designed and created with the intention of educating both Hearing and Deaf masses of various issues within the Deaf community as well as integrating various ways in which the world needs to start becoming more accessible for the greater Deaf community. 95 more words


Terminology: What you Need to Know

Before we even start going into all the nitty gritties of the Deaf community and the accessibility surrounding it we need to cover a topic that is widely misunderstood: terminology. 362 more words


Deaf Discrimination

Hearing privilege is a real thing. Most people are at least marginally aware of the Deaf community, and the proliferation of ASL in high schools and colleges has helped shed light on the traditions and history of American Deaf culture. 168 more words

Social Justice

An alliance between d/Deaf and autistic people?

There are amazing parallels to be drawn between the autistic community and the d/Deaf community:

  • Both groups have been pathologicalized and are viewed by mainstream society to have a negative/debilitating medical condition that should at least be compensated for somehow or even “cured”
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ICED and Interpreters

By Jean F. Andrews

Surrounded by the Acropolis and other stunning Greek monuments, the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf held their 22nd annual conference, titled Educating Diverse Learners; Many Ways, One Goal, on July 6 to July 9, 2015. 432 more words

Deaf In Prison