Just a Pair of Hands: The Stories of Lillian Beard

Welcome to the online version of this best-selling program.*

Lillian Beard, over 100 years old at the time of the release of this program in 2010, tells the stories of the early days of interpreting in the United States.  Divided into seventeen chapters, the program totals approximately two hours and forty-five minutes in length.

The videos are presented in ASL and English.  All videos are open-captioned.

Select the contents from the table below, or by using the green navigator  to the right.
INSTRUCTORS: This program is ideal for use with students of interpreting and Deaf culture.  Select the “Instructor Guide” below to view and download a detailed guide for using the program with students developed by Lynnette Taylor.
CERTIFIED/LICENSED INTERPRETERS: You may earn 1.0 Professional Studies CEUs by viewing this program and completing a set of study questions.  Please select the “Interpreters” button below to download the file with the Discussion Questions and instructions.

Please note: There is an additional $15.00 fee for CEU processing.  Do not pay this fee until AFTER you have completed and submitted the Discussion Questions. Select the CEU Processing Payment button below to make the payment and complete the evaluation form.

*The program is also available in DVD format.  Click here for more information.