Presented at the 2022 Summit

Description Techniques for Three-Dimensional Objects

0.3 CEUs, PS

This workshop will discuss many subjects common to K-12 settings, however the principles can be applied to any interpreting situations. When we interpret from a spoken language into a signed language, we are not only changing one language for another, we are actually changing dimensions. No other talent or ability compares except for the way artists express their creativity through different mediums. Our medium is our body (not just our hands). How does a film producer bring a two dimensional manuscript to life through film? How can you bring words to life through visual expression? Let us explore the depth of the third dimension that sign language interpreters must comprehend as they convert the spoken to the visual.

Workshop Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome

    • Workshop Handout

  2. 2
    • Workshop

    • Quiz

Reviews from The Summit

Average Rating

4.9/5.0The activity provided opportunities to develop skill and/or awareness.

4.7/5.0The learning materials used were effective and complimented the goals of the activity.

4.9/5.0This activity will contribute to my professional growth.

4.9/5.0The instructor interacted with the participants in a professional manner.

  • Summit Attendee

    So many ways to sign the same concepts...not just my "go to" signs!! Thank you for inspiring me to think differently!

  • Summit Attendee

    Great workshop with awesome perspective. I have been signing "in the box" too long. I have my work cut out for me, incorporating this concept into my daily performance.

  • Summit Attendee

    Wow, what a wonderful class. It helped me to see how to look at the message from the audience perspective. How to make my information live and exciting through my signing, acting, facial expressions. Thank you!!

Meet Your Presenter

Deaf Instructor

Anirban Dasgupta

I was born profoundly deaf. My world is completely visual. I have spent a lot of time in the US. My brother, who is also deaf, lives there and my wife is American. I have been asked to deliver speeches and lectures in the ASL community as often as I have visited the US. This has granted me the privilege of having a rich experience in Deaf Language. You could say ASL is the language of my heart since it is my means of communication with all my closest loved ones.
FRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEU's at the ‘Some’ Content Knowledge Level. TerpAcademy promotes an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class.