That having been said, I still contend that ASL On = Voice Off, especially if we're looking to, not get away from English necessarily, but to communicate in ASL more clearly. "ASL On = Voice Off" is not based on the notion that English and ASL are mutually exclusive; rather, it's based on the notion that, as hearing people, we need to remove the "noise" from our visual/spatial (ASL) communication in order to clear it up. (pun intended)
I would like to mention that I thought having the DI interpret on stage for HI's who were standing right next to them signing ASL—including Betty Colonomos, who as she said herself is a native signer—at RID 2014 was ridiculous and inflexible. It is face-threatening to have someone signing right next to you, as if you can't sign ASL yourself. But, again, as I type the word "threatening," I wonder if there is room for growth. Hm…
- Paradise Valley Community CollegeAdjunct Faculty, 2013 - presentTeaching American Sign Language (ASL) classes
- Phoenix CollegeInterpreter, 2005 - presentInterpreting for classes, events, and faculty meetings.
- Purple CommunicationsVideo Interpreter, 2007 - 2011Interpreted VRS & VRI, trained new hires, and retrained employees.
- Sorenson CommunicationsVideo Interpreter, 2004 - 2007Interpreted VRS, selected and mentored provisional Video Interpreters in the VI-P program.
- Western Oregon UniversityInterpreting Studies with an emphasis in Teaching Interpreting, 2011 - 2013
- National UniversityEnglish with a concentration in Communications & Media Study, 2001 - 2003
- San Diego Mesa CollegeASL / Interpreting, 1989 - 2003
- University of California, Los AngelesTheater Arts, 1985 - 1987
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