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Open House at 360 Translations to Welcome Interpreters

by Daniel B. Swartz, Ph.D., CI, CT, SC:L, ED:K-12, EIPA Later in January, 360 will be hosting an open house to welcome all of our current interpreters.  The open house will run the entire business day, making it easier for interpreters to stop by before, after, or between interpreting assignments. We will have lots of […]

Access Means A Lot of Things

By Dr. Daniel B. Swartz, CI, CT, SC:L, ED:K-12 Access?  What’s that?!?  It means different things to different people. Merriam-Webster defines it: Full Definition of access 1   a : onset      b : a fit of intense feeling : outburst 2. a : permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or pass to […]

Don’t Leave the Deaf Person out of the Conversation

By Daniel B. Swartz, Ph.D, CI, CT, SC:L, ED:K-12, AZ Class-A Recently, I was asked my opinion by a deaf client on the protocol and etiquette regarding a very specific situation. For the sake of anonymity, let’s call this client Joe.  Joe was attending a regular staff meeting, all participants were hearing except for him, […]

Deaf Inmates: Void of Accessible Communication

By Dr. Daniel Swartz, CI, CT, SC:L, ED:K-12 I have been interpreting for 31 years, with nearly the last 10 at 360 Translations. I specialize in legal interpreting, which can range from police interrogations to murder trials, and everything in between. And that includes interpreting at jails and prisons for incarcerated deaf offenders.  Every time […]

Bullies Dump Nebraska Deaf Student’s Backpack in Toilet

Story courtesy of Tanveer Mann Deaf student takes picture of his bag and belongings shoved down toilet by bullies. Deaf student takes picture of his bag and belongings bullies shoved down toilet.  Alexis Hernandez, who is deaf, was left devastated after bullies dumped his backpack down the toilet with work he spent hours doing inside. […]