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Time: 17:29

Discussion Partners: Swanhilda and Sean

Video Description

Swanhilda and Sean discuss the educational system and working for equitable educational outcomes.

Reviewer Notes

  • Two people discuss special education law and the need for change in today’s educational system. Easy conversational pace with some advanced vocabulary.
  • A great video to play with your language skills in an interpretation. The signer uses personal anecdotes, indexing, use of space, ASL prosody. I recommend interpreting this video multiple times, focusing on different English interpretations for the ASL. If your style tends to lean more towards Signed English or Contact Sign, push yourself to match the signer’s style of ASL.
  • This video touches on aspects of the Special Education process. This video would be a good resource for an interpreter who works in education or interprets educational meetings.

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About this Video

The interactive videos in this series were created in partnership during the Graduation to Certification program through a collaboration between the CATIE Center and the Duluth Branch of the NAACP. These unscripted conversations were interpreted by novice interpreters in the GTC program and the video was edited to the best of our ability to remove the interpretation to create practice material. There may be some legacies of the original interpretation such as repetition due to the original interpreter asking for clarification or sometimes all of the interpretation may not be edited out due to overlapping communication.