—> DO Scene 1 Exercise 1: Being a good ally – Interpreter making errors

Suppose that you are in a situation like Amy and Carol in the library, where the interpretation is inaccurate, what should you do?  First, consider the following situations and determine whether an intervention is necessary at all.

Select the link below to start the exercise.

Each question has an ASL clip. To start the clip, click on the image. The image will play full screen, then a new screen will appear showing what the interpreter said and a more accurate interpretation. Then click on the “Rate the urgency to correct the error” button.

Should you intervene? To determine the level of urgency to correct the interpreting error, consider:

How much will this error affect the outcome of this event or the way that the Deaf people are perceived?

Recognizing the difference between supporting a close friend, a casual acquaintance and someone whom you have never met, consider the variations in your answers by completing the chart that appears at the end of the clip.

Consider the urgency of intervening (Important, Optional, Unnecessary)

according to your relationship with the signer (Close Friend, Casual Acquaintance, Stranger).

Select the “Submit Choices” button to confirm your choices. A confirmation screen will appear to allow you to change your choices, replay the clip and re-read the texts.

Then select the Next button on the lower right to explain your choices and analyze the differences, if any, among them.

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