Thursday, September 13, 2007

BUSY ASL BRAINS



Excuse me!!! I did said SOME (not all) of us have ASL BRAINS! Sorry NO arguments! We do have every RIGHTS to express our concerns!

To let you know that I had some experiences with only one qualified certified ASL interpreter did got worn out from interpreting for more than 2 hours meetings and workshops. That one qualified ASL interpreter got worn out from signing ASL for 20 or 30 minutes then started to sign English because the brain got so tired from translating to express ASL for more than 20 to 30 minutes. It's important for us to find out how long the meetings or workshops will take, it will be best for us to ask for 2 qualified certified ASL interpreters are required to come to the meetings or worshops to save their alternative ASL breaths.

Thanks, Shawn

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree. Some ASL interpreters require to know beforehand how long a meeting will take, how many people, etc so they can better prepare to provide the best service to both parties. I suggest everybody to have all the info prepared for those wonderful hardworking interpreters. :)

Paul said...

Hey Shawn!

Excellent presentation! You are right!

I am proud of you!

hugs,

Paul =)

lisa marie said...

I grew up with SEE. I had a hard time to keep alert...I only can continue for 15 minutes and my brain became empty. My eyes just had to work hard to glue to the SEE interepreter until the end of the class. My eyes got worn out by watching every word they signed...every word in the order. I had no idea what they were talking about. I only take about 20 or 30 percent of what I have learned from the classes but read the text books and library helped me...I did on my own. I think ASL and PSE is fine...but not SEE...SEE is killing me.