DeafBlind Interpreting: toward effective practice

Autor/a: DeafBlind Interpreting National Training and Resource Center
Año: 2018
Editorial: Western Oregon University
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda » Personas sordociegas, Traducción e Interpretación


A cultural shift in the DeafBlind community and in DeafBlind interpreter education is emerging— a shift away from the pathological and medical view of DeafBlind-“ness” and an adoption of the cultural perspective, centered on touch as the vehicle for information, access, power, and autonomy. The DeafBlind Interpreting National Training & Resource Center shares these values and recognizes that while not all individuals who have a combination of vision and hearing loss utilize touch as their primary means of communication, there is little in the way of current interpreter education on how to prepare interpreters working with this cultural and tactile mindset that affirms DeafBlind individuals’ autonomy.