WDILL: What Does It Look Like?
This workshop concentrates on building the skills necessary to turn English words/phrases/concepts into conceptually accurate ASL images. Participants will learn about and have the opportunity to practice incorporating this information into their expressive ASL.
Donna Flanders graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in Interpretation for the Deaf in 1991 and immediately moved to Georgia to join the staff of interpreters at Clarkston High School in the metro-Atlanta area. In 1999, Donna left the educational interpreting environment to expand her career working in the community. As an independent contractor, Donna has worked in a variety of settings, both in Georgia, across the States and even abroad. She has taught numerous workshops specifically designed for ASL learners and working interpreters, and has also had the pleasure of teaching here and abroad about making events welcoming for people with disabilities. Currently, Donna works on staff at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf in Clarkston, Georgia, interpreting for the staff and faculty, but also working on special interpreted projects related to the education of Deaf children. A large part of her work in the field of education centers around interpreting standardized tests, as the working interpreter, in teaching others to interpret test questions with fidelity and as a consultant on a national level for test developers. As a seasoned professional working in the field of interpreting and deafness for over 24 years, Donna looks forward to meeting you and supporting you wherever you may be on your journey.