ASL Version of Description
“Body Language: Interpreting about the Cardiovascular System for Deaf Interpreters” process provides resources to practice and translation about the following topics: blood pressure, heart attack, aneurysms, angiograms/angioplasty, atrial fibrillation, and the cardiovascular system as a whole. For each topic, participants work on the following skills: doing a prediction activity to prepare to think about the topic, sight translation from written English and graphic information on the topic; interpreting from a feed by a certified hearing interpreter (CHI); copy signing from a certified Deaf interpreter, re-interpreting from a feed by a CHI.
This online course is separated into five modules focused on the following topics related to the cardiovascular system: blood pressure, heart attack, aneurysms, angiograms/angioplasty, atrial fibrillation, and the cardiovascular system as a whole. Each module uses a four-step process to ask the interpreter to (1) create a sight translation of a topic from information on the topic in written English and visual diagrams, (2) interpret similar information from a feed by a certified hearing interpreter, (3) copy sign information on the topic from a certified Deaf interpreter, and (4) re-create another ASL explanation incorporating lessons learned from seeing other examples. The CATIE Center offered this as an learning module for 1.0 CEUs with an estimated time to complete between 10-15 hours.
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