This workshop is intended to introduce ASL interpreters to the world of deaf scientists, engineers, and chemists. Participants will gain an understanding of the contributions these individuals have made to their fields, as well as the unique challenges they have faced as deaf professionals.
The workshop will begin with an overview of deafness and how it affects communication, followed by a brief history of the deaf community's contributions to science and technology.
The workshop will also examine the specific challenges faced by deaf scientists, engineers, and chemists, such as accessing information, communicating with hearing colleagues, and navigating a hearing-dominated workplace. Participants will learn about various accommodations and technologies that can support deaf professionals in their work.
Throughout the workshop, there will be opportunities for participants to practice interpreting in ASL, with a focus on scientific and technical terminology. Participants will also have the chance to engage in small group discussions and case studies that explore the intersection of deafness and professional life.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained an appreciation for the contributions of deaf scientists, engineers, and chemists, as well as an understanding of the unique challenges they face. They will also have developed skills in interpreting technical language related to these fields in ASL, and strategies for effectively communicating with deaf professionals.
Come join us and expand your knowledge of deaf scientists, engineers, and chemists!