Title

Demands of VRS: How technology is changing the language of ASL

Date

6-1-2017 4:30 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 5:30 PM

Location

RWEC Lower Lobby

Department

Deaf Studies and Professional Studies

Session Chair

Erin Trine

Session Title

Deaf Studies and Professional Studies posters

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Erin Trine

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This research focuses on one of the many fields of ASL/English interpreting: Video Relay Service (VRS). VRS interpreting is somewhat of a mystery to anyone who is not an active VRS interpreter. What do they really do? How does it work?What is the role of an English/ASL interpreter working in VRS? The following explores the details that explain what exactly VRS is and the interpreter’s role in this specific setting. This paper will focus specifically on the various ways that VRS and other new technology is impacting the language of ASL itself as well as impacting the d/Deaf and hard-of hearing community. It discusses the different ways in which the language is slowly changing and why it is changing.The benefits of this change for ASL and for the community that uses it as well as some of the possible short comings of this transitional period will also be discussed.

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Jun 1st, 4:30 PM Jun 1st, 5:30 PM

Demands of VRS: How technology is changing the language of ASL

RWEC Lower Lobby

This research focuses on one of the many fields of ASL/English interpreting: Video Relay Service (VRS). VRS interpreting is somewhat of a mystery to anyone who is not an active VRS interpreter. What do they really do? How does it work?What is the role of an English/ASL interpreter working in VRS? The following explores the details that explain what exactly VRS is and the interpreter’s role in this specific setting. This paper will focus specifically on the various ways that VRS and other new technology is impacting the language of ASL itself as well as impacting the d/Deaf and hard-of hearing community. It discusses the different ways in which the language is slowly changing and why it is changing.The benefits of this change for ASL and for the community that uses it as well as some of the possible short comings of this transitional period will also be discussed.