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Interpreters Appreciation Day - May 2, 2018

   Thank You to all our wonderful interpreters for all that they do!

On behalf of the board and staff on Deaf Access Services, we would like to thank and recognize all Interpreters today, on National Interpreter Appreciation Day.

We know that American Sign Language Interpreting is a unique profession because every day brings something new and different, and often unpredictable. Interpreters, by nature, have a deep passion for communication. While it does come with challenges, there are also amazing moments that cause you to see and learn from a new perspective about yourself, the community, and the world.

Every assignment is more than a job - it is an opportunity to share in personal experiences of our clients, through life’s ups and downs. These personal experiences range from job interviews and doctor’s visits, school plays and Zumba classes, the joyous birth of a new child, a wedding ceremony to celebrate love of couples new and old, and emotional funerals celebrating loved ones who have passed away. We do not view Interpreters as just facilitators of communication, but valuable supporters of the community.

We recognize that being a Sign Language Interpreter isn’t a career built from a short post-secondary education. It is built on constantly attending professional development conferences, CEUs, learning from other Interpreters, accepting sometimes tough critique, and constantly preparing and improving your skills.

You are much more than “just an Interpreter”. You are a friend, a confidant, a bridge through a cultural gap, and are valued by the Deaf and hearing communities and valued by Deaf Access Services.

Deaf Access Services appreciates all your work and recognizes that it is not an easy task, being asked to use your skills to create a barrier-free access; you are helping to make the world more accessible. Through your work every day, individuals are able to connect across language and cultural divides. That is not a small feat!

Thank you for all you do every day for Deaf Access Services, our board, our staff, and the greater community.

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