Title

eSports Interpreting

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

A need to be filled in the interpreting space is the ability to give competent access to the eSports community. Currently the lack of interpreters or the lack of requirement to have interpreters present completely cuts of Deaf competitive gamers. Some of the best gamers in the world could be next door but we wouldn’t know because the Deaf community currently can’t compete due to lack of access. eSports interpreting requires a long list of slang, lingo and terms that aren’t used in the day to day and it will require someone in the gaming community or someone willing to do the work to learn the jargon. Allowing access to the eSports world gives equal opportunity to new careers, paid jobs, and prize pools over 20million dollars. eSports interpreting looks pretty much like any other performance interpreting setting, you will be on stages, many people looking at you, often on camera and interpreting not only for the Deaf present but the Deaf people watching on twitch.tv, youtube, and other streaming services.

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

eSports Interpreting

RWEC Lower Lobby

A need to be filled in the interpreting space is the ability to give competent access to the eSports community. Currently the lack of interpreters or the lack of requirement to have interpreters present completely cuts of Deaf competitive gamers. Some of the best gamers in the world could be next door but we wouldn’t know because the Deaf community currently can’t compete due to lack of access. eSports interpreting requires a long list of slang, lingo and terms that aren’t used in the day to day and it will require someone in the gaming community or someone willing to do the work to learn the jargon. Allowing access to the eSports world gives equal opportunity to new careers, paid jobs, and prize pools over 20million dollars. eSports interpreting looks pretty much like any other performance interpreting setting, you will be on stages, many people looking at you, often on camera and interpreting not only for the Deaf present but the Deaf people watching on twitch.tv, youtube, and other streaming services.