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I realize that there are many resources for interpreters on the web.  this section I plan on including those that are difficult to find or locate or are specialized information


  1. Theology  – this section i plan on linking directly to websites that show in sign language what various churches believe – signed by those who belong to the church they are talking about.  this does NOT mean that I  think they are scriptural but to give access so that interpreters can understand and be aware that using certain signs can mean something vastly different depending on the congregation a Deaf  person grew up in.

 Asl Dictionary of  400 commonly used religious phrases
Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod- signed liturgy
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod – Online religious signs dictionary
Bible portions in ASL and other sign languages
ASLPro     section of religious signs
United Methodist signs and terminology
Catholic policy for working with sign language interpreters in religious settings
Seventh Day Adventist
Jewish videos for the Deaf Community
Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints – Mormon
Who are the Mennonites – ASL version
calvinism versus Arminianism
links to glossed songs  – also includes news articles about Deaf
Church History from time of Christ to present day  -series of videos (in audio but also captioned) that breaks down into bite sized hour long sections.

2. Medical/Science –  Most interpreters do not start out with a medical background – this section will link to videos that either show procedures OR medical signs for various surgeries etc – or simply just give clear medical/mental health info that many people experience medical videos

Children and PTSD
Training for those working with DeafBlind Children
Scottish Sensory Centre ( British Sign Language Glossaries of Curriculum Terms) Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics
DeafHealth      Medical signs -explanations in sign language
science signs for schools
Anatomy of the muscle system   shows pictures but not signs
Asthma -video – uses sign language
Medical terms  youtube video of signs
information about Tourettes Syndrome
video explaining Tourettes Syndrome – no signs
Anatomy of the heart – no signs
video showing the ear functions
video showing blood pressure 
video showing the digestive system
Brain functions -video
Vestibular (ear) disorders  does not show the sign language for it but does give good explanations for issues that Deaf people often experience
Epilepsy -shows videos explaining it but no signs
DVD’s available for counseling those with childhood abuse/trauma (interpreted in sign language)
Lasik Eye Surgery   shows the surgery – no signs
Signs and symptoms of Ehlers -Danlos    exlanation only – no signs
Zika virus info from CDC 
what if feels like to have autism – one persons perspective
Cerebral Palsy Foundation   info of everything to do with CP

Medical information and resources for parents – focuses on rare and unknown
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital

.  Maps  –    a huge part of interpreting is placement of maps and events.  While a world map is easily accessible (and every interpreter should have one )  being able to interpret  world events especially if someone is talking about something that happened in the past is a lot easier if you have the context.  Here I plan on including links to maps that show significant (and sometimes insignificant) events that an interpreter may encounter in a church setting.

Jerusalem maps from the 1400’s to present day
Maps that explain the Roman Empire
Roman world in First Century
maps of the Crusades
Middle East Ottoman Empire
Asia and the Middle East 1891-1900


4. Christian related information-

International Institute of Deaf Services
Christian based Interpreter ministry – articles – conferences -support network

Christmas –  history of carols – when Christmas started – Christmas around the world etc


Interpreter  networks  groups  and training

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

Signs of Development

Welsh Book of Signs – need to order

Links to African Sign Languages 

 DeafBlind Interpreting  National Training and Resource Center

National Association of Interpreters in Education

Code of Professional Conduct – for visual learner

List of Sign Languages and links to them  from wikipedia 

Israeli Sign Language Dictionary

Other stuff

Travel and Life Hacks

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