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Identifying Whether an Interpreter is Needed and Tips for Working with an Interpreter

This tip sheet presents information on how to determine if a client needs an interpreter and provides tips on working with interpreters to communicate effectively with clients. It also provides guidelines on assessing the interpreter's knowledge of the Code of Professional Responsibility and on assessing the interpreter's skill to interpret the information accurately.
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ASL: A Paradigm Shift

This website explores cultural aspects and the history of ASL from a personal experience and perspective.
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Seeing at the Speed of Sound

Author(s): Rachel Kolb
Rachel Kolb, the first deaf Rhodes Scholar, describes the frustrations and humor embodied in the process of lipreading.
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Bill of Rights for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Bills of Rights for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children have been proposed and enacted in a number of states. This resource provides principles, language, and guidance for developing such a document. State-specific legislation is included.
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Finding A Common Language: A Quiz of Essential Vocabulary for Working with the LGBT Community

This quiz includes definitions to match to sexual orientation and gender identity terms. Answer key included.
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Latinas and Sexual Violence

This fact sheet addresses cultural and linguistic considerations for improving outreach into Latin@ communities with a special focus on Latinas. It promotes greater awareness of the barriers to services that Latina victims face and tools for removing those barriers.
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What Is Audism: Introduction

This webpage provides a list of various definitions of audism and several references that provide in-depth discussion of the concept.
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Transgender Basics

This short film provides interviews with individuals self-identified as Transgender or Genderqueer. It also presents an overview of the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation.
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Language Assistance Planning and Self-Assessment Tool

This document provides a framework to help organizations develop a Language Assistance Plan.
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NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct

Embodied in this Code of Professional Conduct (formerly known as the Code of Ethics) are seven tenets setting forth guiding principles, followed by illustrative behaviors.
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Quick Tips for Using an Interpreter

Author(s): Marie De Santis
This resource offers guidance on communicating via an interpreter. Available in both English and Spanish.
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Deaf Persons and Experts Speak Out Against Inclusion

This resource compiles writings from Deaf person and professionals who oppose the Inclusion movement.