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Achieving Immersive Gameplay: Interpreters And Video Game Accessibility, Rebekah Cheeley Jun 2018

Achieving Immersive Gameplay: Interpreters And Video Game Accessibility, Rebekah Cheeley

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

ASL/English interpreters (ASLEI) are exploring their influence and how they impact the communities they work with. Sensitive to oppression and marginalization of the needs of the d/Deaf community, interpreters and interpreting students are looking at how they can best support greater accessibility for people with who identify as d/Deaf or hard of hearing. Video games are one such area where accessibility is lacking. Problems include reliance on sound cues for crucial survival information...


Collaboration With Interpreters In K-12 Education, Karen E. Brimm May 2018

Collaboration With Interpreters In K-12 Education, Karen E. Brimm

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity Thesis or Action Research Project

Educational interpreting for students who are Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH), like other interpreting specializations, involves much more than linguistic competence, message management skills, and cultural competence. An educational interpreter uses those skills and competencies within the K-12 environment populated by other educational professionals (e.g., related services personnel and teachers). Best practices in educational interpreting suggest that collaboration between the interpreter and the rest of the IEP team is fundamental. However, strategies for such collaboration are not outlined in the literature. This two-phase study examined collaboration in the K-12 school setting between educational interpreters and other educational professionals ...


Understanding Deaf Culture, Meghan Flanagan May 2018

Understanding Deaf Culture, Meghan Flanagan

Senior Honors Projects

Culture defines people and gives them a sense of identity. It provides a community for individuals with similar beliefs and values to communicate with one another using a shared language. Deaf Culture encompasses these principles, but it is unique in that it has it’s own fully developed language known as American Sign Language (ASL). ASL is a verbal language that incorporates all of the linguistic components of a spoken language such as syntax, idioms, and dialect variation. It allows the deaf community to have a distinct sense of humor along with their own traditions, literature, and theater. All of ...