This action research project is about how Dyslexia influences the physical and cognitive aspects of the interpreting process. Dyslexia is a spectrum and does not influence everyone to the same degree. Therefore, this study will be limited to testing several strategies provided by a variety of interpreters on only one participant, myself, who has Dyslexia. I applied a variety of coping strategies for different cognitive and physical aspects of Dyslexia to my interpreting work. Next, I found a common theme between interpreters that have Dyslexia. Once I figured out a common theme, I picked a few strategies to test and compared the accuracy from the original interpretation to the accuracy once the strategy was implemented.

Exit Requirement

Action Research

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies


Deaf Studies/Professional Studies

Committee Chair

Elisa Maroney

Committee Member

Amanda Smith


Dyslexia, Strategies, Coping, Cognition, Interpreting, American Sign Language ASL



Subject Categories

Accessibility | American Sign Language | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Disability and Equity in Education | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Language Interpretation and Translation | Modern Languages | Translation Studies