Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'interpreters'

Parliament: Disabled Witnesses

Tom Levitt (High Peak, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to ensure that witness statements from disabled adults who communicate using non-formal methods can be accepted in courts. Maria Eagle (Parliamentary...

Private Eye Cartoon

Private Eye, 12-25 December 2008 (Page 9) carried a cartoon featuring an in-vision interpreter on his cigarette break: Elsewhere: Communications Act 2003 and s.303 Ofcom: Signing on television is changing Ofcom: Statement - Television Channels Required to Provide Television Access...

The Effects of RSI

Part of the reason why there's been no posts on here for a while, I'm cursed with RSI. This makes typing amongst other activities - at times - somewhat painful. It annoys me to say the least, as I've...

Sign Language Interpreters at a High Ergonomic Risk

Science Daily reports of research that sign language interpreting comes with a high risk from RSI (or similar), following research from RIT’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering: The research indicates that interpreting causes more physical stress to the extremities...

Parliament: Access to Work

A question around Access to Work has appeared in parliament: Rosie Cooper (PPS (Rt Hon Lord Rooker, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, West Lancashire, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions...

Ofcom's lack of proactiveness

In the UK digital television is required to meet an eventual 5% target for producing signed output on television (unless granted an exemption). Since the interpreter cannot be turned off, this annoys some viewers, and from time to time we...

Parliament: Regulation of LSPs

Yesterday a question was tabled in the House of Commons around Language Service Professionals. A more accessible page is available on They Work for You. Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Education and...

Interpreters and the whole set up scaring me

Warning, this post is long but it raises some serious questions around the nature of interpreting, specifically in the UK. I don't even want to be typing this, I've got other things I want to do, and I'm completely irritated...

Doing the rounds: How to insult someone using BSL

VideoJug: How To Insult Someone Using British Sign Language Only blogging this, because this video is doing its rounds on mainstream blogs right now. Gadling is carrying it as A Welsh View, and I picked it up somewhere else yesterday....

Voicing over BSL, by a monolinguist

Yesterday I blogged about subtitling the hard of hearing way. Adam Buxton also produced a voice over for a BSL/English Interpreter, as he understood it (not understanding BSL): Deafies won't get the voice over, so a friend has transcribed it...

Petition for Interpreters in Legal Proceedings

A Number 10 petition petition has been set up around the use of accredited and professional interpreters in legal proceedings. This isn't limited to BSL, but other languages too: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to ensure that accredited...

DRC guidance on volunteering: its not enough

The DRC has published a guide 'Recruiting, Retaining and Developing Disabled Volunteers'. Immediately, I went to search for interpreters, as I wanted to know how this guide dealt with this issue. Deaf people and volunteering, costs always gets in the...

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