Why Being a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) is Important to Me and Our Community

  • 29 Sep 2016
  • 7:00 PM
  • UVA Charlottesville, VA


ASL & Deaf Lecture Series Event Presents:

"Why Being a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) is Important to Me and Our Community"

  Presented by Terry Malcolm, CDI

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SPOKEN ENGLISH INTERPRETATION PROVIDED FOR HEARING NONSIGNERS


Thursday, September 29, 2016 

7:00 PM @ Maury 209


Terry Malcolm will share how she became a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI). She will discuss her early years as an Independent Living Specialist with different Deaf and hard of hearing people from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of languages. She will describe how she began as a communication facilitator for these clients and how the work of a CDI is important for the community. She will describe what it takes to become a CDI and how a CDI works with various members of the community.

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Presenter Biography: Terry Malcolm, CDI 

Terry Malcolm, staff Deaf interpreter for the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, has been interpreting for over 20 years in various settings, including medical, mental health, community, DeafBlind, platform, and trainings. As Coordinator for the Massachusetts Mentorship Program at DEAF, Inc., she recruited Deaf mentors to work with and help hearing interpreters expand their ASL skills and Deaf cultural knowledge. Terry has mentored both Deaf and hearing students working to become interpreters.


Sponsored by the UVA American Sign Language Program and the UVA Students w/Disabilities Access Center

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