Title

Effects of Repetitive Motion Injury on the American Sign Language Interpreting Career

Date

5-29-2014 10:15 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 10:40 AM

Location

Education (ED) 220

Department

American Sign Language/English Interpreting

Session Chair

Elisa Maroney

Session Chair

Mike Olivier

Session Title

Topics in American Sign Language and Interpreting (conducted in ASL – no interpretation)

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Elisa Maroney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to investigate the incidence of Repetitive Motion Injury (RMI) amongst American Sign Language interpreters and its related effect both professionally and economically. This study examines the duration of an interpreter’s career; hours spent interpreting weekly, areas of specialty or focus, levels of stress, and usage of consecutive versus simultaneous interpretation. Additionally, if RMI is experienced, this research seeks to gather data regarding wages lost due to injury, necessary treatments, surgical or otherwise, loss of employment, and assistance of personal insurance companies regarding financial burdens experienced due to injuries sustained while interpreting.

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May 29th, 10:15 AM May 29th, 10:40 AM

Effects of Repetitive Motion Injury on the American Sign Language Interpreting Career

Education (ED) 220

The purpose of this research is to investigate the incidence of Repetitive Motion Injury (RMI) amongst American Sign Language interpreters and its related effect both professionally and economically. This study examines the duration of an interpreter’s career; hours spent interpreting weekly, areas of specialty or focus, levels of stress, and usage of consecutive versus simultaneous interpretation. Additionally, if RMI is experienced, this research seeks to gather data regarding wages lost due to injury, necessary treatments, surgical or otherwise, loss of employment, and assistance of personal insurance companies regarding financial burdens experienced due to injuries sustained while interpreting.