Wait! I Didn't See That: How to See ASL.
There’s a lot going on in the interpreting process, the hands are moving, the body is shifting, the eyebrows are going up and down, the mouth, the eyes… Where do we begin? This workshop will explore what happens beyond the hands and how we can learn to not only look at ASL, but see it in a way that we can process the meaning of the message, not just the words we attach to Signs.
Dale is a tenured Associate Professor of Deaf Studies at Utah Valley University and attorney advocating for persons who are Deaf. Dale presents nationally on both interpreter education and legal advocacy and is the author of many papers on interpreting and the rights of people who are Deaf including: The Physics of Processing Time; Cohesion and Orphans in Interpretation; Legal Rights of Individuals with Disabilities: Law, Deafness and Personhood; Vote: The Power is in Your Hands; Making the ADA Effective for the Deaf Community; and Serving the Client Who is Deaf.
Dale also works with arts organizations including the National Theatre of the Deaf, The Utah Opera Company, The Sundance Institute, The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, The Fulton Opera House and many other companies.
Dale grew up in Taylorsville, Utah, but has lived in Indianapolis, New York, Chicago and Boston. Dale is nationally certified as an ASL interpreter and is licensed to practice law in both Utah and Massachusetts. Dale was on the board of the 2007 Deaflympic Games and the organizing board for Deaf Studies, Today!, He is heavily involved with Deaf technology projects including Deaftv.com and the Deaf World Library.