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Sign Language Interpreters

Discussion in 'Special Needs' started by susanm, Apr 10, 2013.

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    As a sign language interpreter myself (British not American) I've always been a little jealous of the ones that get to work doing the shows in Disney.
    Maybe I should take a sabbatical and move to Florida for six months.

    Don't think Deafjeff would be impressed if I left without him though.

    In terms of a website for anyone wishing to learn British Sign Language my friend recently set up www.signworldlearn.com

    Certainly a lot better than Mr tumble who regularly confuses the sign for "happy" with a four letter word that starts with "f" .... No wonder he's smiling all the time!


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    Ha ha ha that's brilliant - I wonder if he makes other mistakes :D

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    I have thought about taking a class at the community college but I don't know where I would find the time right now. I work. A lot. And I'm also working 1 class per quarter towards my doctorate. You know why they call it a terminal degree? Cause I will probably be dead before I finish it lol
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    HA! That's exactly what I'm afraid of happening. I get in enough trouble with my actual mouth lol goodness knows what I might say with my hands
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    I learned to sign at a School for the Deaf from a Deaf Instructor who was born deaf. She was wonderful and an excellent instruction. She refused to allow voice in her class.

    One day I was in a huddle (there's a bit of trivia, who invented the football huddle?) with some other students and she came over and asked me if I was using my voice. With more than a pink face, I told her no. She asked what the huddle was about then, and I told her I was sharing "dirty sign" that I'd learned from a deaf friend. She said, "Oh. OK," and left! :lol: When I say "said" in reference to her, I mean signed. She did not use her voice and one of the many things I learned from her is that some deaf folks can use their voices better than others, just like some people draw better than others.

    I no longer have as many people to sign with, nor do I have the opportunity to sign on a daily basis, so I've lost my speed, but I am still fluent. I have one deaf staff member left, and she really enjoys having a director with whom she can talk and get complete explanations for things in her own language.

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