Consider what happens when the interpreter’s intentions and the Deaf client’s desires and needs collide. As interpreters, we are always reminded to “Do No Harm.” The problem is: This mantra can be ambiguous. Research proves that we have to step out of our own awareness; otherwise we may find ourselves continuing in unconscious patterns that disrupt rapport with our clients and hinder trust. By pausing to ‘check-in’, we are changed.
Our vision for Think Tank Tuesdays is to provide a space for monthly, proactive dialogue with Deaf professionals about interpreting practices, especially those that foster trust-building with the Deaf Community. The focus is on allowing for inquiry and taking time to reflect on the personal and professional experiences shared by our guests.
As we welcome these honest and unique perspectives, Think Tank Tuesdays open the door to ‘checking in’, allowing for self-reflection that is critical to our professional growth – reflection that can fuel the monthly Discussion on the 4th Tuesday!
What does the world of a Deaf Interpreter look like?
Many ASL interpreters do not know how to work with a C/DI.
Andrew Moore is a Professional you don’t want to miss!
Andrew Moore, Deaf Interpreter
ASL with Andrew LLC
M.A. (expected 2022)
Deaf since birth, Andrew has years of experience being involved in the Deaf and DeafBlind community. Andrew works as a professional Deaf Interpreter, CoNavigator, Educator, ASL Coach, consultant, and advocate. Access, communication, and language are all greatly valued by him.
A proud graduate of California State University Northridge (CSUN), Andrew received dual Bachelor’s degrees in Business Law and Finance with a minor in Marketing. In addition, he studied laws pertaining to the Deaf under the Deaf Studies department. Currently, Andrew is pursuing his Master’s in Sign Language Education at Gallaudet University.
Ongoing training, and other means of being active in the field, consistently play a role in Andrew’s practice to ensure the most current, ethical, and accurate approach for his clients. Andrew loves to travel and he has been to nearly 70 countries. He attests that no matter where we are, Deaf people are capable of communicating with each other!