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SURVEY | ASL Interpreters for the Deaf – Do You Use Professional Liability Insurance?

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SURVEY | ASL Interpreters for the Deaf – Do You Use Professional Liability Insurance?

Let me start by saying this blog post is not to promote any provider or to sell anything. It is an open forum to discuss the subject of Sign Language Interpreter Liability Insurance for interpreters everywhere.

The subject comes up in many workshops but is normally not discussed in much depth. What are your thoughts and experiences on this subject?

I know of two providers that offer liability insurance for sign language interpreters.

http://dhhinsurance.com/

AND

http://www.proliability.com/professional-liability-insurance/interpreters-for-the-deaf

Do you know of other providers you would recommend?

Share your thoughts and experiences on this subject pro and con to provide valuable information for interpreters everywhere who have questions and aren’t sure where to get honest feedback.

“English, Please” Professional Opinions from Deaf Professional Angela Lee Foreman, Ph.D.

“English, Please” Professional Opinions from Deaf Professional Angela Lee Foreman, Ph.D.

Professional Opinions

“English at this table, please,” was a comment that I recalled while attending this early morning meeting consisting of executives and major stockholders.

During this meeting, I had an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter sitting, facing directly me on the other side of the center of the conference table. Before the meeting started, I was having a brief conversation with the ASL interpreter using ASL, with no voice.

With both my hearing aid and cochlear implant turned on, I could sense that overlapping verbal conversations around the table had quickly ceased, while my peripheral vision inputs suggested some of the heads have turned to watch me.

Quickly scanning the table to my right and left confirmed that all eyes were on me. I knew instantly that everyone was starting to use their imagination in figuring out what was conveyed between the interpreter and me.

For example, the guy sitting across…

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DeafMD.org announces partnership with EngageByEview.com to provide health updates via mobile media platform. @EngageByEview @DeafMD

DeafMD.org announces partnership with EngageByEview.com to provide health updates via mobile media platform.

More Sign Language Online Webinar CEUs | Assorted Topics Including Ethics

Webcasts are great way to earn required CEUs from the comfort of your own home.

Two New Webcasts Scheduled:

Bible Sign How?

Voicing with Flair

(View Here)

All of these listed webcasts are archived for later viewing and you still receive CEUs.

The Code of Professional Conduct: You’ve Got to be Kidding Me! (part1)

The Code of Professional Conduct: You’ve Got to be Kidding Me! (part 2)

AIDS…The Untold Story (part 1)

AIDS…The Untold Story (part2)

Cochlear Implants: They’ve Got Some Nerve…

Angina…what? How Do I Sign That? Basic Interpreting in the Medical Field

Preacher’s Words That Make You Go “HUH?”

(View Here)

Medical Interpreting

Do you have helpful insight to medical “ASL” interpreting? Share it here.

Online courses and resources you are aware of are welcome to be shared here also.

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