I found this site helpful in understanding nuances between terms used within this medium. 




This is a nice presentation talking about prosody. We use it so often in our work, rarely pulling it apart like this. This video is from GURIEC (Gallaudet University Regional Interpreter Education Center)

Gallaudet University's Webcast Series presents

Transgender Speak Out

A panel of Deafies and their experiences being a minority within a minority.


The above is something I found just for reference. Not too long ago, I was interpreting a conversation unrelated to the class/subject at hand, but relevant to Vocational Rehab and the services they offer.

I thought it would be nice to have this as a reference.


See what you think:

This webpage is a bit tedious to read, but it has some really great information. I really like some of it, other parts (as we always seem to find) not so much...


It's all in fun. But we do understand what she feels like...


This is from the YouTube channel "ASL Tree." I just adore this guy. I don't agree with everything he has to say, but he's got some great discussions on his channel as well as his Facebook group "ASL That!"

I also like his idea for "inflation." I don't know how many economics classes you've interpreted, but that word comes up a lot there. It also frequents several business classes.



Here is a video I found in Street Leverage (A newsletter for our community) where Carol Padden discusses the above topic.

I haven't watched the whole thing. What are your thoughts?


Here is a webcast (It takes SOOOOOOOO LONGGGGGGGG to  load but worth it in the end!) that is pretty neat. I've watched a few of them. I hope the link works.

This is nice because they've displayed a map of the US and where each state is located. I don't know about you, but I get confused about the locations for some of the North Eastern states myself.

Below I have posted a link to one of the videos on the ASL tree channel. Joseph Wheeler simplifies generally challenging English Language concepts interpreters run into daily. He does this in the Deaf Way... asking for input and ideas from others, while stating why he prefers the signs he uses. I hope you enjoy the channel.





Special delivery!

Burley Travoy trailer loaded up with Braille textbooks for a little intercampus delivery by bike.

Picture of a Burley Travoy trailer attached to a bike

Picture of Braille textbooks loaded into the bike trailer

Finnish association Kolibre has released open-source code and instructions to create the Vadelma, a low-cost audiobook reader. The Vadelma uses the DAISY audiobook standard, and can be built for about $70-$140 with the Raspberry Pi minicomputer, a speaker, and a USB numeric keypad. It can use a wired Internet connection to download content from DAISY servers, including Kolibre's KADOS server (also open source and freely available). The reader uses the free eSpeak synthesizer for voice guidance, but can be built with other TTS or human speech engines.

Picture of the Kolibre Vadelma DAISY reader, with numeric keypad, Raspberry Pi, and speaker.

Kolibre was founded in 2012 as an association between software development companies and organizations for people with visual impairments, with the stated goal of "promot[ing] information systems as tools for individuals with print disabilities."

Tactile comic for the blind

Interaction Designer Phillip Meyer has created Life, an experimental tactile comic for the blind as part of his studies. In his essay on the project, Meyer says that he chose to produce a comic because "[...] the comic-medium depends on visual information. I saw it as a challenge and a chance to get in contact with visually impaired people to fathom the possibilities of tactile storytelling."

The comic's cover includes a brief introduction in Braille, and the first four panels are numbered to indicate reading direction. Characters – inspired in part by Conway's game of Life computer simulation – meet and interact on the embossed pages; individuals are distinguished by varying dot height and patterns.

Meyer calls the experiment his most challenging, but rewarding: "I realized that it is possible to tell a story – without ink, text or sound – that comes to life through imagination." He is currently producing copies of the book to be donated to libraries and schools, and for individual purchase.