Medical Interpreting: Using Expansion in ASL

Date: Saturday, April 24th, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (CST)


Target Audience:  ASL interpreters; presented in ASL only

Cost: $30 $15 for students FREE for SWITS staff interpreters

Title:  Medical Interpreting: Using Expansion in ASL

Trix BrucePresenter: Trix Bruce

Description: Techniques of ASL expansion allow effective communication within medical settings. Demonstrations of the differences between ASL and English-influenced signing will be provided, as well as exercises in ASL expansion.

Educational Objectives:

  • Participants will practice specific interpreting skills related to medical settings.
  • Participants will analyze challenging medical interpreting situations, and devise strategies for these situations.
  • Participants will practice using updated signs in lieu of obsolete signs, with a focus on signing related to new technological developments.

About Trix Bruce

Trix has been involved in the performing arts since 1980 when she won the role of Helen Keller in her freshman year of high-school. She participated in the summer program hosted by the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) and performed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). As a deaf poet and actress, her performances draw heavily on her life experiences.Trix’s one-woman show has been a long-standing success. Audiences are captivated by Trix’s sign artistry, sheer elegance and irresistible, smile-sparking humor. Trix’s performances and presentations always showcase her skills as an outstanding communicator.Trix’s main area of study has been in ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL Performance. She is an approved sponsor for the Registry Interpreter for the Deaf (RID) Certificate Maintenance Program, and has developed a popular website, Whether writing, creating, improvising or starring in her many productions, Trix’s passion for the dramatic arts always shines through.

Approved for 0.15 PS-Speciality PPO RID CEU’s


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