Effective advocacy for interpreting services has been a long-time concern of Deaf Community leaders. With RSA funding support from 2005-2010, the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) developed a specialized curriculum devoted to teaching deaf individuals to self-advocate for effective interpreting services. The content of the curriculum includes concepts of self-esteem and self-determination, ethics of working with interpreters, preparing for self-advocacy, and how to effectively tap resources.
The curriculum was first unveiled in 2010. Thirty master trainers were prepared to teach from the curriculum. They, in turn, provided training to more than 600 deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind consumers. The evaluation of these trainings will inform refinement of the curriculum during the 2010-2015 grant cycle. Consumer education activities continue through the Consortium Regional Centers.
The curriculum is described in detail with additional information on the NCIEC website.
On May 23, 2011, Lillian Garcia Peterkin presented a webinar on the DSAT curriculum. You can view this webinar on the National Clearninghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials website.
For more information, please contact Alberto Sifuentes at email@example.com or 857-366-4195 VP/Voice.
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