Course Description for Interpreter-Deaf Community Alliance
Interpreter-Deaf Community Alliance
Description: This course is designed to strengthen the student's ability to acculturate to the rich linguistic and cultural values of the Deaf community through civic engagement. Students will learn how to instill in their own students the personal responsibility of interpreters as Deaf community allies. Students will contribute to empowerment of the Deaf community and participate in structured experiential settings that are identified using an asset mapping approach to community need identification. Students will evaluate publications and curricula that are relevant to infusing interpreting programs with materials that address social justice and intercultural communication with consumers of interpreting services. Issues around the role and boundaries of a professional interpreter are approached from the perspective of Deaf community members.