ERIC Number: ED444332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of an International Symposium on Developments and Innovations in Interpreting for Deafblind People (Leeuwenhorst, Netherlands, June 1999) and Report on a Comparative Study of Roles, Training of and Rights to Interpreters for Deafblind People.
Durham Univ. (England). Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People.
The proceedings of a 1999 international symposium on interpreting for deafblind people presents 15 papers and a report of a survey of 20 countries and 5 organizations concerning the roles, training, and rights of interpreters for deafblind people. The papers are: "European Deafblind Comparative Study--Interim Report" (Lynne Hawcroft, United Kingdom); "Roles and Functions of the Deafblind Interpreter--An Overview" (Leena Hassinen, Finland); "Models of Interpreter Training--An Overview" (Jacques Souriau, France); "Rights to Interpreter Services for Deafblind People--An Overview" (Caroline Ellis, United Kingdom); "Psychic and Social Aspects in the Relationship between the Deafblind Person and the Interpreter" (Paul Andreoli, The Netherlands); "Social Interpreting--What and Why?--A New Project in the Danish Context" (Kirsten Jansbol, Denmark); "Deprivation of Information" (Drena O'Malley, United Kingdom); "Fasten Seat-Belts--A Guided Tour of the Research on Deafblind Communication in Forty-Five Minutes" (Ole Mortensen, Denmark); "Interpreting the Environment" (Monica Hermansson, Sweden); "Interpreting the Physical Environment for Deafblind People" (Tony Kirk, United Kingdom); "Holistic and Interactive Communication Methods" (Riitta Lahtinen, Finland); "Hands-On Signing--From Grassroots to an Accepted System?" (Frouke Schouwstra, The Netherlands); "Interpreting for Older People with Acquired Deafblindness" (Sarah Greaves, United Kingdom); "Communication through Touch Project" (Sarah Reed, United Kingdom); and "Propositions from the Symposium on the Development of Training and Services" (William Green, Italy). The survey report offers recommendations concerning strategy, the network of interpreting services, the range of interpreting skills, and training. Four appendices provide additional detail on the survey study. (DB)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Deaf Blind, Deaf Interpreting, Foreign Countries, Interpreters, Needs Assessment, Research and Development, Surveys
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Durham Univ. (England). Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People.