Are Deaf interpreters part of a global Deaf renaissance?

Autor/a: ADAM , Robert; STONE, Christopher
Año: 2011
Editorial: XVI World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, Durban, South Africa, 23 July 2011
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Traducción e Interpretación


It can be seen, ‘there is a new trend around the world for the Deaf  interpreter service provider to be an integral part of Deaf life’ (Boudreault, 2005).  This hidden history and the expertise of Deaf language brokers is only beginning to be understood, especially as it has, in the main, remained unwitnessed by hearing people.

It is known that sign language using Deaf people have traditionally exchanged skills and abilities amongst themselves supporting each other as a collective community. This skills exchange also included English skills. These Deaf people provide an example of translators from the minority community from which alternative models of translation and interpreting can be explored.