Interpreters and CC

ASL Interpreters
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American Sign Language9th Grade

This lesson contains 26 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 5 videos.

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ASL Interpreters

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Unit 2 Objectives: Getting Started
  • Ask for  help and clarification in ASL
  • Engage in basic conversation on a variety of topics
  • Understand the cultural views of Deafness
  • Improve familiarity with ASL grammar and structure
  • Apply learned WH-signs and facial expressions
  • Understand iconic and non-iconic signs
  • Understand the history of ASL
  • Understand the importance of interpreters

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  • Define interpreters 
  • Connect your experiences with seeing interpreters 
  • Understand why they are important in the Deaf community
  • Understand why closed captioning is not always the best for the Deaf community

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1. Why do you think interpreters are essential?
2. How did the interpreter show different characters?
3. Did you recognize any signs or learn a new one?
4. Did the facial expressions match the characters they were signing?

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Think while you watch
  • What do interpreters do?
  • Why are they important?
  • Are interpreters hearing only?
  • What are some job settings for interpreters?
  • What is closed captioning, is it reliable?
  • Are they reliable, why do we need interpreters if we have this? 

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Slide 6 - Video

Have you ever seen an ASL interpreter? (on tv, at an event, etc)

Slide 7 - Poll

Where have you seen an interpreter?

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What are ASL Interpreters?
  • ASL interpreters bridge the gap between the hearing world and the Deaf world.
  • They provide crucial information and communication for a Deaf person in different situations (doctor appointments, work meetings, in schools, legal, news briefings).
  • ASL interpreters are not always hearing, many of them are Deaf. 

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Slide 10 - Video

Interpreting jobs
  • Education
  • Law
  • Medical
  • TV stations
  • Video Phone (Purple, Sorenson)
  • Freelancer:  occasional jobs (weddings, business meetings)

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Slide 12 - Video

Video Phone

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Video Call

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Closed Captioning
The pros and cons

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Do you know what Closed Captioning is? Think of when I show a video.

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Do you think Closed Captioning is reliable?

Slide 17 - Poll

Closed Captioning

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Why can't Deaf people rely on CC's?

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Slide 20 - Video

CC and Social Media

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Do you follow people that use Closed Captioning?
They use it sometimes

Slide 22 - Poll

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How are ASL Interpreters Different?
  • ADA Americans with Disabilities Act- this was important for the Deaf and hard of hearing because it protects them from possible discrimination ( getting a job). 
  • It also requires access to an interpreter legally 

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Reflection: Reflect back on this lesson, would you prefer Closed Caption only, an interpreter, or both? Explain

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Disney Movie with Interpreter
The Incredibles

Slide 26 - Poll