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Interpreting in ASL

Date

Feb 16 2021

Time

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Virtual Only

Interpreting in American Sign Language

Interpreting in American Sign Language

A Conversation with Kevin Pérez and Brian Tipton

Join us on Zoom at 3:30 pm EST on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, for a conversation on ASL interpreting. ASL interpreters Brian Tipton and Kevin Pérez will offer a primer on what sign-language interpretation is, what it means for community members who are deaf or hard of hearing, and the challenges and rewards they experience as interpreters. Mr. Tipton and Mr. Pérez are committed to advocating for access and to educating the larger public on the vital role that interpreters play in so many environments, such as legal, educational, medical, and mental health contexts. They will share what their path to becoming an ASL interpreter was, address some of the most common myths around sign-language interpretation, and talk about how the profession is evolving during the pandemic and with the rise of new technologies.

Free and open to the public. Zoom registration required. Closed captioning in English will be provided. This presentation is organized by Joan Munné and Melissa Simmermeyer, Senior Lecturers in Romance Studies, as a complement to their advanced language course, Translating Spanish-English and English-Spanish. The event is made possible by the support of the David L. Paletz Innovative Teaching Fund, Duke Service-Learning, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Speakers

Kevin Pérez

Kevin Pérez is a nationally certified American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and also lived in the Dominican Republic for a time. As a young boy growing up in NYC, unbeknownst to him, he was being groomed to be an interpreter. From a…...

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Brian Tipton

Brian Tipton has been an American Sign Language interpreter for the last 18 years. He achieved his National Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in 2008 and interprets in a variety of environments on a regular basis, including education, medical, mental health, court, and government contexts. He…...

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