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Past Workshops

Medical Interpreting: Questions & Answers

May 15, 2020: Friday @ 1pm – 5pm

Interpreting topics can be challenging to expand with ASL to show meaning more visually. This workshop will provide hands- on practice with expressive ASL visualization in medical interpreting situations. In addition, video clips will offer practice for voice-interpreting visualized signing. Interpreters will have opportunities to improve medical-setting English-to-visualized- ASL and visualized-ASL-to-English. (0.4 RID CEUs available)

About Trix

BIO: Patricia (Trix) Bruce, from Seattle, Washington, is known nationwide as both a workshop presenter and an American Sign Language performer. Trix’s work has been warmly received everywhere, from local community centers, to state, regional and national conferences, Deaf Way II, interpreter conventions and more.

Wildly popular as a teacher of ASL storytelling and ASL interpretation, Trix impresses audiences at all levels of ASL skill, from novices to fluent experts. Trix has been profoundly deaf since she was 6 months old. She went through oral, mainstreaming, deaf classes, and online educational programs. Trix has been involved in the performing arts since 1980. After completing her college program, she became involved with interpreter training. Trix’s main area of study has been ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL Performance. She has developed a popular website: ww.trixbruce.com.

Whether writing, creating, improvising or starring in her many productions, Trix’s passion for the dramatic arts shines through.

Medical Interpreting: How can I interpret that?

May 16, 2020 Saturday 8 am – 5 pm

Through many mentor sessions working with interpreters, I have kept notes to share. It’s amazing to see how interpreters creatively face challenges as they translate from English to ASL. I treasure opportunities to help interpreters improve their visual thinking, which Deaf audiences appreciate. My workshop offers a myriad of ways to make interpreting more visual.

We will demonstrate how classifiers may be used most effectively to communicate specific information in medical interpreting situations. Broaden your understanding of visual interpreting techniques regarding anatomical and medical interpreting. Learn more about Deaf Culture. Visual clips, visual aids, analysis, current medical terminology, and outlines will be available.

This workshop will focus on surgery procedures, medical tools, birth, and causes of injury, illness and conditions. (0.8 RID CEUs available)

About Trix

BIO: Patricia (Trix) Bruce, from Seattle, Washington, is known nationwide as both a workshop presenter and an American Sign Language performer. Trix’s work has been warmly received everywhere, from local community centers, to state, regional and national conferences, Deaf Way II, interpreter conventions and more.

Wildly popular as a teacher of ASL storytelling and ASL interpretation, Trix impresses audiences at all levels of ASL skill, from novices to fluent experts. Trix has been profoundly deaf since she was 6 months old. She went through oral, mainstreaming, deaf classes, and online educational programs. Trix has been involved in the performing arts since 1980. After completing her college program, she became involved with interpreter training. Trix’s main area of study has been ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL Performance. She has developed a popular website: ww.trixbruce.com.

Whether writing, creating, improvising or starring in her many productions, Trix’s passion for the dramatic arts shines through.