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Educational Interpreter Survey. How is your overall work environment?

After 25 years as an educational interpreter I have noticed a huge difference in for lack of a better term the work environment.

The attitude toward interpreters.

Politics in the broad sense of the term from multiple areas and levels seem to be impacting the work area more each year.

I got into this line of work quite by accident. I did not wake up one morning and think, “Hey, I want to be an interpreter!”

In the beginning I fell in love with my job. I felt like I was making a positive difference in the world.

This is not a rant. I’m not venting. I am just curious how others in this field in other places feel.

Here is the survey question:

If you had to pick one describing your work environment as an interpreter would it be the video above or the picture below?

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Deafness doesn’t have to be a disability – Abbi

Deafness doesn’t have to be a disability – Abbi

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Abbi was born with a genetic bone disease called osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as ‘OI’ or brittle bones. Following learning BSL, she has set up a YouTube channel where she covers popular music in BSL.

As part of 30 Under 30, she talks about losing her hearing, how she started her YouTube channel and recalls surgery she had to regain her hearing.

Both my mum and I have OI which, aside from making our bones fragile and prone to fracture, has also led us to develop a plethora of related disorders. We both underwent scoliosis fusion surgery as teenagers, we both have arthritis and limited mobility (although my mum walks, I now use a wheelchair), and we both have otosclerosis, a degenerative hearing impairment.

I began wearing hearing aids around the age of eight. Within six years, my hearing had deteriorated to what’s classed as a ‘severe’ loss. I could…

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